Juicing can be a life-changing move. Or, it can simply be a way to get more nutrients into your diet. You don’t have to do a juice fast or become a vegan before making your first juice. The steps are quite simple and can be done in 20 minutes.
You need two things to get started: A recipe and a juicer. If you want to just try it out, visit a friend who owns a juicer and try out one of their favorite recipes. This is a sure-fire way of getting your feet wet without having to invest in a new juicer. Here are some extra tips for beginners.
If you instead want to get your own juicer, you have many choices. However, you need to ask yourself one question before you invest in a juicer. Are you already certain that you will continue juicing? If you are skeptical and may drop juicing altogether, you might want to keep your juicer purchase as economical as possible. If this is the case, I recommend the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer from Walmart. It’s less than $50 and works wonders. I’ve had mine for over a year and have never had any problems with it. It yields a lot of juice.
A Beginner Juice Recipe
If you’re starting out, you want to try juices that have a mix of some fruit and are not 100% green. Do not juice a bunch of kale and drink it straight because it will taste way too strong and you probably won’t like it. You might even get a stomachache since your body isn’t used to it.
Recipe #1: Kale Apple Love
- 4 Apples
- 1 handful of Kale
- 1/4 Lemon (remove peel)
The apples in this recipe will make the juice sweet and the lemon will give it a little zest.
Recipe #2: Spring Cooler
- 1 Apple
- 1 Cucumber
- 3 Mint Leaves
- 1/2 inch Ginger
This is a simple juice. The cucumber is very refreshing and the apple will give it a sweet taste. This juice will make it feel like you just brushed your teeth. 🙂
Recipe #3: Apple Carrot Ginger Juice
- 2 Apple
- 2 Carrots
- 1/2 inch Ginger
#3 is my go-to juice. When I don’t know what to make and I want to keep it simple I always have apples and carrots on hand. This juice is very pleasing to the palette and super inexpensive to make.
Here are some additional recipes for beginners if you’d like to give them a try.