Juicing vegetables is a really healthy, more affordable and fun way to make sure you get to eat your vegetables. I learned this from my awesome friend, Jaime who started this shift to a better, healthier lifestyle.
Veggie juice sounds awful to some but the secret is to add fruits to balance that “green taste” with natural sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add some nice honey.
Here are some of combos that I’ve tried and absolutely loved –
Lime, Celery, Cucumber and Mint.
This combo takes a little getting used to because it’s green, and we’re not really used to drinking green things but once you get over how it looks, it tastes like a refreshing, non-alcoholic mojito.
Carrots, Apples, Celery and Honey
I don’t exactly like carrot juice, but by adding apples it just made it sweeter and nicer for me. If you don’t have a juicer and just use a blender, it’s best to use a sifter to get the carrot juice. Apples keep you from binging and feeling hungry, too.
Apples, Lemon, Ginger
Ginger is know to aid in good digestion, and hekp in the relief of colds. We do love that ginger tea. Take this combo cold and it becomes a new, more refreshing take on ginger tea with a kick of lemon. My mother particularly loves this one.
Slice those extra lemons in water and you get an instant, organic vitamin water! Don’t forget to remove the pungent, thick skin, though.
Other combos I’ve tried –
- Apples, cucumber, cranberry, grapes
- Apples, bananas, celery
By adding vegetables to your fruit juices, you’re making sure you regularly take in the benefits that vegetables can only give. This helps in weight loss, gives you more energy, and promotes better digestion. It’s an easier, more fun way to eat your vegetables!