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Broccoli, carrot, apple Juice

Broccoli, carrot, apple Juice

As someone who is very health concious, I have been somewhat late in getting into the juicing craze (well juicing at home anyway).

Two reasons for this:

  1. I always thought it was better to eat the whole fruit (hence including the pulp) and didn’t want such an overload of fruit sugar without the pulp.
  2. I always assumed that it would be messy and extremely tedious to wash the juicer etc.

Well I was recently given a gift and yes you can guess it was a juicer!

I was extremely surprised at the ease of using it and how quickly it could be cleaned.

Also the ability to consume more fruit and vegetables in such a quick way was quite appealing (though the lack of fruit pulp/fibre was slightly a concerning factor for me – I resolved this by adding either flaxseeds or a little of the actual pulp back into the juice).

The model I received was the Phillips Whole Fruit Juicer.

It also came with the Jason Vale DVD (aka “The Juice master”) which was great as it showed different juice recipes being actually made!

After juicing, I add some of the pulp that collects in the container so that the juice has some fibre (I usually add the carrot pulp as this is more palatable).

I’ve tried a couple of different recipes, but the best so far has been the following mix:

  • 2 ‘red delicious’ apples
  • 3-5 broccoli florets (Vitamin C & sulphur compounds which help detoxing, I love cruciferous veggies!)
  • 3 large carrots (over 400 different caretenoids – i.e. Vitamin A)

The above recipe was from The Juicing Book website, all the recipes are free!

I especially like how the author of The Juicing Book talks about gradually increasing juices in your diet over time and not rushing into as well as discussing the negative consequences of overdoing it!

Do you juice?

If so, share your experiences + recipes in the comments please.

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11 Responses to Juicing
  1. anggoro
    August 18, 2010 | 4:05 am

    nice share friend,visit my blog also

  2. Monica Juicer
    November 19, 2010 | 11:58 am

    omitting the fibers of the fruits is a dilemma, true. good that you resolved it!

  3. Dr Batra's
    December 10, 2010 | 9:28 am

    Yes same I always think while eating fruit to eat whole with pulp. But I never tried to to make juice, here nice to get simple recipe of juicing. Now excited to try once :)

  4. alex
    February 6, 2011 | 9:18 am

    drinking juice as much as possible can give us a lot of benefit to keep healthy on your body. good article and i also have article about health news, hope people can get benefit too.thx

  5. Julianna
    May 2, 2011 | 6:21 am

    How easy is that juicer to clean? Can you put it in the dishwasher or do you have to wash it by hand?

    • the health blogger
      September 26, 2011 | 12:07 pm

      Julianna, you can do both, I usually wash it by hand but my wife usually uses the dishwasher, both ways it comes out clean and ready to use.

  6. naturesecret
    June 21, 2011 | 11:03 pm

    thanks mate

  7. Construction Safety Training
    June 24, 2011 | 5:43 am

    Thnx for sharinf i was searching dis such a far back.. its really effective blog enjoy ^_^

  8. the health blogger
    July 7, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Here my recipes:

    Half a lime
    2 oranges
    2 apples
    3 cm of french Ginger

    Enjoy!

  9. Josh Laughlas
    September 4, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    I recently got into juicing myself after seeing “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” The movie was amazing. It explained how well you body is able to use the micro nutrition you get from juicing. After that I was sold on it. Another plus is it may improve your love life as well!
    http://www.holisticwisdomcenter.com/magazine/read/juicing-to-improve-sex-life_141.html

  10. linda
    September 26, 2011 | 9:40 am

    its a pretty sure recepy to Health…i guess doing it for a ill while would make me Healthy

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