I’ve made juice on and off for years to boost my fruit and veggie intake, generally I’m pretty rubbish at eating veggies.
Personally I find homemade juice is always much better when chilled, for me straight out of the juicer is a little like drinking pond scum.
While I’ve been juicing for a while, I’ll admit it did take me a while to jump on the Green Juice band wagon… I just assumed anything that green must taste truly awfully but now it’s by far my favourite.
I add all the normal things to my Green Juice:
- Green Apples
- Lemon or Lime
I also add a generous dash of Tastemaker Vinegar Honegar, a naturally fermented vinegar created from apples with added raw honey, I find it helps makes the juice last longer in the fridge and rumour has it Apple Cider Vinegar is good for you.
Apparently if you suffer from diarrhoea caused by a bacterial infection, apple cider vinegar may help due toit’s antibiotic properties and it’s also known to calm intestinal spasms. Next time I’m “suffering” I’m going to try the recommendation I found online of mixing one or two tablespoons into water and drink. Watch this space… I’ll let you know if it works.
In the past when juicing I’ve got carried away and also chucked in Flaxseed Oil, but I’ve found that’s just a little too much all at once for my body to handle… and I’m just left “suffering” afterwards.
- Carrots (1-2)
- Lemon or Lime
Again including Apple Cider Vinegar or Honegar, personally I prefer the honey taste of the Honegar as it just softens the blow of the juice.
For me juicing isn’t a diet, I don’t live on juice and it’s not my only means of getting fruit and veggies into my diet. I find it’s a nice blast of goodness when I’m feeling less than 100% and remember just because you’ve juiced the fruit and veggies doesn’t mean they don’t leave a footprint in terms of you calorie intake.
I’m always after a good juice recipe, so if you have any… DEFINITELY share them.