Dwight and I started juicing a year ago. We juice 5 out of the 7 days each week. Its easy to do: cut, push through juicer, drink. I prefer to use a straw while Dwight just chugs his. This is what we put in one cup of juice: 1 big apple, 2 celery, 2 carrots, a hand full of kale, half of a cucumber, and half a lemon (peeled). All of that, for breakfast.
I knew before we started to juice that it would be good for us, but here are a few ways it surprised me:
– When I don’t juice for breakfast, I am hungry before lunch (meaning, I need a snack halfway through the morning). However, when I juice I am not hungry at all before lunch! Win!
– After having Malachi, I became allergic to almost all raw vegetables and fruits. Yup, that’s right and it is the worst. BUT, I discovered that I can drink the juice and I have no problems with my mouth and lips swelling. Love that I have a way to get the goods into my body.
– Earlier this summer, I had to stop drinking coffee, due to stomach pains. In the past when I have had to stop drinking coffee I get headaches, feel tired, and the mornings are so long. However, thanks to juicing, when I stopped coffee this summer, I had no headaches and didn’t feel at all tired.
The juicer we use is the Omega Juicer. Our friends told us about it and we were sold: easy to use, fast clean up, good quality. It is pretty expensive, but it was on sale and we had some points on amazon saved up, so I think we ended up spending only $5o.
A number of people have told me of their interest in juicing, and to those I say: DO IT!!! It might taste weird at first, but you will end up craving the taste after just a week (0r less) of juicing. A few last tips for you: wash the veggies, you only need to peel the lemon, cut the veggies as small as the opening of the juicer is, cut the veggies right before juicing them, and you have to drink it in less than 15 minutes to get all the benefits of the juice.
I would love to answer any question you might have about juicing! Feel free to ask!
Juice it up!