Orange juice is delicious… but from concentrate? Those juices from concentrate you find in the store can sometimes be appalling and disgusting, not to mention tasteless. This article provides many tips and tricks to creating your own delicious juices with real fruit straight from your garden or local grocery store!
When it comes to juicing, one thing that you want to keep in mind is to be sure to listen to your body as far as how it reacts to certain types of juices. This is important to consider both in the case of positive and negative effects that your juice can give you, ranging from allergic reactions to clarity of mind.
To keep the pulp out of your juice, put a coffee filter over the container you’re juicing into to catch it all. Then a fun suggestion that is also nutritious is to save the pulp and put it into ice cube trays. Then on those hot summer days, those ice cubes are perfect nutritious little popsicle treats!
If you’ve stored juice that you’ve made previously and are planning to drink it, put it out on the counter for at least 30 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature. Your body has a much easier time digesting foods which are not cold, so give your tummy a break!
When you get really serious about juicing you may wish to purchase a smaller second fridge just for your produce. This will leave you room in your main fridge for solid foods and condiments. If you get really serious, you may be able to move your solid foods to the smaller fridge! That’s probably a healthier way to live.
When you’re deciding what to put into your juice, keep vegetables and fruits separate because they are not digested the same. If you feel you absolutely need to sweeten vegetable juice, use carrots or beets. There is one exception to keeping your fruits and vegetables separate. You can sweeten juice made from bitter greens by using a small amount of apple.
By juicing fruits and vegetables you are basically pre-digesting it so that your stomach will have a far easier time passing the nutrients directly from the juice itself to your cells. This will provide an almost immediate boost to your energy levels, your health, and your overall sense of well being.
I’d highly recommend buying a juicer with a brand name over one that you don’t recognize the name of. Brand name juicers are more likely to last a long time, and will usually have a warranty or guarantee to back their claims up. Smaller companies can be fly-by-night, and you tend to get what you pay for.
Now that you have gained valuable information on how to properly make different varieties of fresh squeezed juice, go make some creations! Whether you are utilizing vegetables, exotic fruits, or just making plain old orange juice, it is bound to taste fresher and much better than those concentrated juices you are used to.