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  • The Power of Juicing | Pros, Cons + a Recipe

    by Eleni McMullin on March 19, 2014

    juicing3One of the quickest and easiest ways to get added vitamins, minerals and enzymes is through juicing.  Every morning I like to start my day off will one full mason jar of this deliciousness. I always make sure I am eating whole sources of these foods in addition to juicing. Even though juicing can be really healthy, you are missing out on some added nutrients you get in the pulp from the insoluble fibre. For example, I will have a piece of peanut butter and banana toast or a piece of fruit with my juice.

    There are a lot of debates now-a-days on whether or not juicing is really in fact that healthy for you so I have made a list of pros and cons I have read along the way and some suggestions on how to make sure you are in fact getting enough of the nutrient rich parts of your fruits and vegetables.

    juicingJuicing Pros:

    • Quick & Easy
    • Healthy
    • Fills you up
    • Easily absorbed nutrients
    • If fruits & veggies are not your favourite thing its an easy way to sneak them in
    • Great sweet treat
    • It is vegan!

    Juicing Cons:

    • A lot of the healthy parts are in the pulp
    • It can be messy
    • Expensive
    • Can be high in Calories

    juicing2juicing4juicing1In order to make my juicing worthwhile I make sure to use every part of the juicing experience.  I will use the pulp from my juicer and add it to either muffins or soups, making sure to remove seeds and some peels.

    I always make sure to eat whole foods in addition to juicing.  A lot of people may do a juice cleanse for a short period of time which can be healthy but I personally like to ensure I am getting enough fibre from whole fruits and vegetables.

    In order to keep the calorie content down I always use three servings of veggies to one serving of fruit.  Surprisingly, you do not need a lot of fruit for the juice to taste good.  One of my favourites is pineapple because of its strong flavour.  The smallest amount can make for the tastiest treat.

    Make sure you only make as much juice as you are ingesting because it can develop bacteria quickly so it is best to drink it as soon as you make it.

    This mornings Juice Recipe (2 servings):

    • 2 stalks of kale
    • 2 stalks of celery
    • half of a cucumber
    • 5 slices of pineapple
    • 3 cups of spinach
    • 2 kiwis
    • 4 carrot sticks
    • 1 small orange

    Enjoy! And happy healthy eating!

    Eleni from Convey The Moment xx

    About Eleni McMullin

    I'm Eleni author of Convey The Moment {dot} com. I'm a vegan stay-at-home wife who has a serious passion for food, travel, fashion and health. I found a great interest for health while completing my Bachelor of Nursing Degree and have only become more invested as time has gone on. I have been a vegetarian for many years and became a vegan almost 2 years ago. I love educating others on the power of living kinder and how living cruelty free tastes and looks just as good! I like to call it my kinder lifestyle.

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  • { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Tori G March 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Just started juicing and so far so good! Thanks for the recipe!


    The Vegan Cookie Fairy March 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Gorgeous recipe! Thanks for sharing xoxo


    Emma March 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

    For my lunch at work I go to a shopping center where they have those juice with different recipes and they are so delicious. Will have to buy myself a juicer…thanks for the link.


    Stephanie August 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Hello! I’ve been thinking about juicing, and was wondering what is the best kind of juicer to get? I’ve been reading different things and was wondering your opinion?


    Kortney Campbell September 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

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