The thing is, I don't love fruit. I love berries, I enjoy grapefruit. But, the rest is kind of a chore. When I eat a banana or orange, I look around, waiting for someone to give me a reward. Sadly, no one ever does. So, I decided to give juicing a try and drink my fruits, along with some vegetables. I haven't seen the juicing movie, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead (I just Googled juicing movie everyone!). And I haven't read up on all the benefits. But, I assume there're plenty. I DID however do research on decent juicers under $100 that are not ginormous, purchased one on Zappos, received it the next day, and have been enjoying some interesting juices for the last several weeks.
I knew I'd never stick to recipes, so I haven't bothered with any. I've seen enough juice combinations on the internets and at restaurants, and have managed to trust my instincts. I quickly learned a few helpful things:
-When in doubt, add ginger or lemon.
- Red cabbage juice is delicious.
- I find beets too sweet, so I need to balance them with something like grapefruit.
- Carrots are a nice starting point.
- Warm juice is disgusting, I like to chill or drink over ice.
- I'm way to lazy to juice in the mornings before work. I prepare my juices the night before and store them in mason jars.
- I don't want to drink juice for dinner, but I enjoy it for breakfast and lunch.
- Don't waste your juice pulp, you can compost it or find friends with chickens. Apparently, chickens love juice pulp!