Create Juice Combinations That Won’t Make You Gag
Juicing can be a fun and delicious way to get your daily fill of vitamins and antioxidants. A few simple tips can help you choose juice combinations of fruit and veggies that not only taste good together, but provide your body with essential nutrients.
One of the most challenging parts of juicing, especially for someone who is new to juicing, is creating juice combinations that actually taste good and won’t make you gag.
I’ve been juicing for quite a while now and when I first got started there were some juice combinations I made that I could barely choke down. Through trial and error I came up with these quick times on making juice combinations that won’t make you gag. Be sure to scroll down the page and check out the quick reference guide.
Never add more than one new vegetable to your juice mix at a time. If you do not like the taste of the juice, or your digestive system does not react well to your new juice blend, you will not know what vegetable to reduce or avoid if you add a bunch of new veggies in the same batch.
Thicker less juicy fruit such as bananas and papayas do not seem to do well in a juicer. You can still use them with juice, but it is best to stick them in a blender. They are very thick, and tend to work better when making fruit smoothies or any type of frozen dessert that you make.
Be aware that citrus fruits do not always work well in all juicers. Because of the consistency of the pulp in the fruit the juicer can get clogged with the pulp or rind. If using a standard juicer, peel the fruit and cut into small pieces; otherwise get a citrus juicer that you will use for these types of fruit specifically.
Drink the Rainbow. You’ve probably heard the phrase “Eat the Rainbow” when it comes to getting the proper fruit and vegetables right? The same is true in juicing. Keep in mind, each vegetable or fruit juice color, from orange to red to purple, supplies the body with different vitamins and nutrients. Employ a diverse array of colors for a complete culinary experience.
Gradually ween into stronger flavors. For instance, wheat-grass has many health benefits such as cleansing the lymphatic system, and removing toxic metals from your cells but it also has a very strong taste. You can only ingest wheat-grass through juice, so juicing can be extremely beneficial. But wheat-grass does have a very strong taste. Because it has such a strong flavor, it’s best to start out a little at a time. Each time you juice, just gradually add a little more. The same is true for other strong flavors such as Ginger Root and Tumeric which both have incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
Juicing your vegetables is a great way to get the vitamins and minerals that are in them without having to actually take the time to prepare them. Many people simply do not have the time to prepare a gourmet meal each and every night. Juicing vegetables allows you to quickly and easily get the most nutrients out of them that you possibly can without spending a ton of time on them.
Once people start to get interested in juicing, they many times find it difficult to slow down. There are so many winning fruit and vegetable concoctions that can be thrown together in a juicer, that it can boggle the mind. It’s nice to not have to sacrifice flavor for nutritional goodness.
Check out this quick cheat sheet Guide to Juicing Combinations below.