Juicing has become so popular over the last year or so that you can almost find it at every grocery store that you go to. That being said, I would typically buy them when I was out and about. Not only are they not as fresh as making my your own but they also are not cheap. Because of that, I had asked my parents for a juicer last year and my mom ended up getting me this one off of Amazon. That was last February and I just now finally got around to using it. Crazy, I know. But honestly, now that we are all basically stuck at home, I couldn’t think of a better time to test it out. Am I right?
My cousin has been juicing for a while now and last summer, she had made me a apple, ginger and carrot juice and it actually was really good so I called her up and she gave me the ingredients. I made that juice first and it was SO SO good as expected. As for the ingredients, I am sure you can guess them. All you need is two apples, three carrots and a tiny piece of ginger. I typically will use the honeycrisp apples since they are sweeter compared to others. After I juice everything, I will let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour or so prior to drinking it. It taste a lot better when it is really cold so I suggest doing that too. Although, if you’re kind of in a rush, you can let it sit in the freezer for a few minutes. That will make it a little bit cold compared to drinking it warm in which I don’t recommend.
The second fresh pressed juice that I made was a celery juice. I was actually shocked on how it tasted. I thought it was going to be disgusting but it actually wasn’t that bad. I used one apple and four celery stalks. Next time, I will use two apples because it had a salty taste so another apple would definitely balance that out more.
Benefits of Juicing
APPLES |Some benefits of juicing apples include that the fiber in the apple pulp can help clear the intestines and averting diseases of the digestive system. Apple peels contain a third or more of the fruit’s compounds that can be useful in fighting a variety of cancers. Apples are also good for asthmatics.
GINGER | Some benefits of juicing ginger is that it can improve digestion, relieve congestion, help with relieving pain, help control high blood pressure, help removing bad breath, help with acne/breakouts and can help with hair growth.
CARROTS | Some benefits of juicing carrots include it can increase your metabolism, help with your vision, help with skin disorders, help boost your immune system, help reduce your risk of cancer, help with healthier pregnancies and strengthen brain function.
CELERY | Some benefits of celery juice include receiving vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. As well as fiber, magnesium, folate and potassium. Celery juice is also great for your digestive system by stimulating stomach acid, it helps your body get rid of waste and bloat. It is said to also help relive heartburn and ingestion. By containing vitamins A, K and C, it can help subside eczema, acne and rosacea. Because it is high in antioxidants, it can help make your complexion more clear/glowing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and blemishes.
This information was found through numerous health and wellness websites. Please do your own research or talk to your doctor.
Here are some items on my amazon wishlist for juicing that you may be interested in: