GUEST BLOG TIME!
I invited Junia, whose blog struck me with the photos of healthy foods and recipes right away. Junia and I crossed paths via Foodbuzz and have been connected ever since! I am delighted to share one of her recipes here which I think you’ll all enjoy.
MY THOUGHTS ON JUICING:
(I personally luv it and should dust off my juicer)
- You all know I want you to eat a vegetable or two or three and juicing can squeeze (pun intended) a bunch into one glass.
- I don’t recommend it necessarily for anything specific, but the health benefits are pretty fantastic-I mean it’s fruit and veggies!
- It’s great for those of you who can’t stand to chew vegetables (sigh) but some of you just can’t or won’t take the time to cook, chomp, or chew carrots, peppers or brussels.
- Digestion: Yes, some have a difficult time with digestion for many reasons IBS might be one of them and roughage from raw vegetables might not settle to well. Fresh juices tend to be digested easily, the only thing you miss out on is all the fiber from the skins, but hopefully you’re getting that elsewhere.
Hi everyone! My name is Junia from Mis Pensamientos! and I am so excited to guest post for Jennifer’s blog! We are so similar in terms of our love for healthy weird foods and our passion for clean nutritious eating. We even adore mini-coopers, and are fellow Foodbuzz publishers.
Crazy how we can find such similar people in this world! :)
Today I am thrilled to share about my daily passion of veggie juicing. I had been dealing with some chronic digestive issues for a couple of years and one of my friends suggested buying a juicer. Just last year after receiving a giftcard to a local store, I bought my first juicer (nearly free!) and I made my first ever veggie juice. I started to see immediate, dramatic effects in my body and my skin. Within a day, I noticed that my digestion had normalized! I had more energy to be active and even my skin began to glow. I still get comments about this “glow” and I can honestly say that it is because of the nourishing benefits of juicing. Ever since, it has been my daily habit to drink at least one a day. :)
Vegetable juicing works wonders because it infuses your entire body with essential vitamins and minerals without having to go through the laborious digestive process of breaking down your food. Depending on what your body needs, you can mix and match various types of vegetables! I always have a handful of leafy greens such as romaine, green leaf lettuce, or kale. I also like to add in an extra root vegetable like ginger, carrots, or beets since they are quite nutrient dense. To make it more palatable, I usually add in a fruit for sweetness like a grapefruit or an apple. If I’m feeling under the weather, I love to freshly press Valencia oranges and my symptoms dissipate within a day or so.
It is my go-to medicine for everything. It seriously works wonders. :)
Tips/Purchasing a Juicer:
I use the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, which has been great in terms of getting the most juice out of my veggies! The only real difference you will see is how much juice is pressed between the various models. So if you are thinking about juicing every day, the more expensive one is definitely worth it. I hope you all explore the art of veggie juicing soon!
Jen’s input here: There are a few different types of juicers including Centrifuging, Masticating, Twin Gear, and Main Electric. No idea what I’m talkin about? Here’s a very helpful link that will tell it all. I use the Omega 1000 original juicer.
You can check out all of Junia’s healthy inspirations and delicious recipes on her blog at! http://juniakk.blogspot.com/
PEAR KALE GREEN JUICE
- 1 red anjou pear
- handful of green kale
- handful of parsley
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 lemon with peel
Juice it all! Don’t peel anything, perhaps chop thing up so that they fit into the tube.
One of my spontaneous green juice recipes. Hope you enjoy!