This is the perfect green juice for beginners if you are just starting out with juicing greens and want to ease your tastebuds into it.
There’s nothing more nutritious and refreshing than cold-pressed juice on a warm day to either kick start your morning or as an afternoon pick me up.
We should all be juicing more often. There’s really no reason not to, and there are SO many health benefits to it. We’ve had a cold-pressed juicer for around eight years now.
It was a gift from my mum, a prolific juicer herself. She has a cold-pressed vegetable (mainly) juice at least once a day using organic produce. If you’re skeptical, this vegan green juice recipe will make you fall in love!
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Not only is it an easy recipe to start with when you’re new to the land of home juicing, but it uses super approachable simple produce.
What kind of juicer is best
There are some important things to note when juicing at home or when buying a juice out. Unfortunately, most of the places where you buy juice out will have a fairly standard commercial juicer that makes a really loud noise and throws the pulp from the produce in all sorts of directions when being pressed through the juicer. This is not a cold-pressed juicer.
There’s a difference between normal juicers and cold-pressed juicers. I learned this a while ago and to this day will only ever use a cold-pressed juicer for one reason. All the vitamins and minerals in the produce you juice stay intact.
Unlike other juicers that have a system that uses heat. When heat is used in the process of juicing, it begins to kill some of the vitamins that you would get in a raw vegetable for instance.
I would say, however, that juicing is more beneficial no matter what juicer you use, instead of not juicing at all.
In saying that, if you have been thinking of investing in a juicer, make sure you get the cold-pressed variety.
Some other tips when juicing
Try and use organic produce where possible. No one needs a concentrated concoction of all the chemicals that are sprayed on conventional produce.
Especially the ones on the dirty dozen list – I buy organic all the time, and if it’s not in season, I do without!
Juice is best and has the highest amount of nutrients when consumed as soon as it’s made.
One other thing to keep in mind is to always wash your juicer as soon as you use it. It may seem like a process and these aren’t “rules”, but if you can help to get the most out of it, then why not?
If you want to make it ahead of time, go for it. Again as I said before making a juice is better than no juice at all.
One last thing I would suggest is doing at least 50% of vegetables in your juice. That way, you don’t overload on natural sugars and instead add more antioxidants and alkalising properties to your juice.
If you want a better breakdown of foods that help to alkalise your body, rather than add acidity, here’s a great guide.
Hope you enjoy this green juice that has been designed for beginners with mint and lime.
I love the balance of the watery vegetables with the sweetness of the apple, the hit of ginger, and the freshness of the lime and mint.
I think it’s balanced well. Feel free to add some ice to it if you find it a little strong or just drink the juice straight.
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