• Have you thought about juicing but haven’t taken the juicing plunge because you don’t know where to start or because you don’t have a juicer? Maybe my post will inspire you to add juicing to your daily routine. And if you do, you will impress yourself when you create fancy juice bar type juice concoctions at home (I sound like an infomercial, don’t I?). And then, of course, there are the nutritional advantages! This morning, this is what my juicing efforts included:

    half of a large bunch of parsley

    one fuji apple, seeded and cored
    one peeled red beet
    five carrots

    five stalks of celery
    five collard leaves
    knob of peeled ginger
    Here’s what it looked like after I had juiced a few of the veggies. Can you guess which ones, based on the color? Pretty, isn’t ?:



    And here’s what it looked like when I finished juicing the whole bunch of veggies. This was some sweet stuff – I slugged down two cups worth and wished I’d made more.

    There are times when I want the fiber from the veggies. In that case, I use my Vitamix blender and throw everything in, hook, line, and sinker. But there are other times when I just want no-pulp juice, plain and simple. And then’s when my Jack LaLanne Power Juicer comes into play. Do you juice? If so, what veggies do you like to juice? If you haven’t begun juicing, tell us what’s holding you back? Let’s try and support each other in developing a healthy juice habit!
    • Gluten? No. Free? Yes!

      That's a hard question! I love both.
      I really like carrot or beet w/ ginger, but my favorite juice is celery, parsley, lemon, and sea salt. It's a 'must have' electrolyte balancer here in the low desert.
      Smoothies, I use more as a meal and I love adding raw almond or cashews to them :)

    • Krista

      I'm a big fan of juicing and green smoothies. I drink green smoothies as a meal replacement and snacks. For juicing, I like carrot, beet and ginger or kale with cucumber or celery, one lemon and an apple. Also collard green, apple and kiwi is good. The kiwi gives a fuzzy mouth feel. My son love apple and lemon juiced together.

    • Tasty Eats At Home

      I don't juice (no juicer) but I am honestly drooling at the choice of veggies you have here! I do love a good smoothie though…might have to make one!

    • http://limegreenlove.blogspot.com/ LimeGreenLove

      Wow this looks amazing! I have a Jack La Lanne juicer and it is fabulous! I love juicing and would recommend it to anyone. The only trouble I have been having is when trying to juice any leafy greens, ( parsley, kale, spinach,) barely a drop of juice comes out. Does anyone know why this is?

    • Gluten Free Diva

      Yeah – my Jack La Lanne juicer won't juice the leafy greens either. I tend to use my Vitamix for green smoothies – it really does a fantastic job of "chewing" up the greens and the fruit does a great job of disguising their taste:).

    • http://www.embroiderybysue.com Sue

      Yes, I juice daily. And on the weekend I have a smoothie on the sweet side for a treat. I juice Breakfast & lunch. I use a Champion juicer and have no problems with the leafy greens. It also works great to do a frozen banana ice cream that is yummy. My favorite mix for juicing is apple, carrot, celery spinach and a knuckle of ginger.

      • Ellen

        HI Sue – I love your favorite juice combo as well. The sweetness of the apple and carrot mixed with the more neutral celery and the rather blandness of the spinach and the spicy kick of the ginger is a perfect blend!

    • http://Airless-paintsprayer.com/wagner-airless-paint-sprayer-some-tips/ Levi

      An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been doing a little homework on this.
      And he in fact bought me dinner because I stumbled upon it for him…
      lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
      But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your web site.

      • Ellen

        You are most welcome!

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