Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Benefits Of Juicing Beets

juicing beetsWell, you know that juicing helps people experiment and try vegetables that they normally wouldn’t eat right? It certainly did that for me. I never use to eat ginger on anything, but now I use it quite often in my juice recipes. It took a little getting use to though. The same goes for beetroot.


Beetroot was another one I didn’t care for until juicing came into my life. I love beets now, but I didn’t start liking them until I started juicing.  We had beets occasionally with dinner when I was growing up. It was one of those vegetables that I just didn’t like as a kid. Kind of like broccoli. I would rather sit and stare at them for 20 minutes before taking one bite. I usually got away with it too.


After I started juicing I tried a beet in a juice recipe and loved it. They’re sweet, red and delicious. They turn any green juice red and just about anything else they touch too.  So if beets aren’t your thing, try them in a juice. You might just be surprised at how good they really do taste raw. Beets are a tremendous source of instant energy too.


Juicing Beets


Not only are beets a great boost to your physical well-being and a wonderful source of iron, studies have shown beets to be an immunity booster and guard against cancer, especially colon cancer. When you are juicing beets they contain ZERO trans fat and ZERO saturated fat. They are also low-calorie! Juicing beets gives you a boost in energy because of their carbohydrates, but unlike processed foods which are high in carbohydrates, beets will energize your body. Juicing beets can be regarded as body fuel.


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Beets are famous for their ability to cleanse the blood and strengthen the gall bladder and liver. Beet juice is very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Beet juice is sweet and delicious. Do you get a boost in energy drinking beet juice?


Here’s a good recipe for you to try:


Beetastic Punch


1 small Granny Smith apple (4–6 ounces), cored and cut into chunks


1/2 large cucumber


1/2 medium beet


2 medium carrots


1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger


Process all ingredients in your juicer.


Makes one 16-ounce glass.


Note to self: Beets turn everything inside your body pink. Don’t be freaked out when everything comes out pink. It just means the beets are working!


What’s your favorite recipe with beets?


Resources:


Yahoo Voices: 15 Health Benefits Of Beets


Macrobiotics – Health Benefits Of Juicing


Simply Health | Juicing 101: The Basic Cleanse


Here are some more resources I use:

Friday, January 23, 2015

FREE Juice Recipe Software

Okay here’s a treat for you, Juice Suggestion Software v1.0. This is free juice recipe software! I used this little juice recipe software application when I got started juicing. It’ll let you search for juicing recipes for a specific item or two. Say you have some apples, carrots, kale, ginger, celery and cucumber. Enter a one or a couple of those items in and my top 3 reasons to juiceit’ll find a recipe for you. You can choose the recipe that suits your taste buds at the moment. See the download link below. Did I mention it’s FREE? Not shareware that expires or free with tons of ads, just free :-) Don’t you like free stuff? Please leave a quick comment below.


Free Juice Recipe Software


Here’s the software description right off of the download site: “Makes juicing fun quick and easy. Juice recipe software suggests the perfect juice just punch in your ingredients. Over 100 delicious healthy recipes to choose from. Perfect for dieters, detox programs, juice fasting and as a compliment to your exercise or diet routine. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.”


 


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FREE Juice Recipe Software

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Juicing Myth: Juicing Is Bad

Here’s a juicing myth for you: “Juicing is bad because you lose the fiber when you juice fruits and vegetables.” – You get fiber through many other foods. You can also add back in some of the pulp to your juice. I’m not saying just Juicing Fruits and Vegetablesjuice. I’m saying juice in moderation to supplement your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs from fresh fruits and vegetables. Your meals should also include lightly cooked vegetables, raw fruit and legumes.



High Fiber Foods


  1. Split Peas

  2. Lentils

  3. Black Beans

  4. Lima Beans

  5. Broccoli

  6. Brussels Sprouts

  7. Raspberries

  8. Blackberries

  9. Avacado

  10. Pears


Squash that juicing myth!


According to the Department of Agriculture, 90 percent of the antioxidant action in fruit is in the juice, not the fiber. In my experience juicing is one of the healthiest, quickest and most delicious ways to help get the body back on track and maintain optimum health. Juicing concentrates the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, extracting them from fiber—a job usually undertaken by your digestive system. You would have to eat gobs of fruits and vegetables to get the same level of concentrated vitamins and nutrients in one glass of juice.


I’m a strong advocate of getting enough fiber each day, but I wouldn’t discount juicing because it extracts the fiber much in the same way I wouldn’t discount aerobic exercise because it’s hard on  joints and cartilage. Moderation is key! The benefits for juicing far outweigh any negative aspects. Juicing is very good for your body so JUICE ON!


References:


WeightWatchers: Juicing: Raise A Glass to Your Health


Greatist: The 16 Most Surprising High Fiber Foods



Juicing Myth: Juicing Is Bad

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Juicing Bible Review

Juicing Bible Juicing Bible


This is a must book for anyone who takes up juicing. Loaded with information and recipes.  Many of the recipes on my website come from The Juicing Bible. Don’t pass this one up! You can order it from a direct link here —>  The Juicing Bible and FREE shipping is available for Prime Members.


Product Description


A reissue of the bestseller that features 16 new, additional photographs.


The first edition of The Juicing Bible won the 2000 International Cookbook Revue Award and has over 300,00 copies in print. It continues to be one of the bestselling juicing books in the marketplace. In response to consumer demand, we’ve decided to reissue this successful seller with an additional 16 color photographs, which takes the total photo count up to 32. All the outstanding elements in this essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the wide-ranging nutritional and health benefits of juicing are still here:


  • An astonishing 350 recipes — delicious fruit and vegetable juices, tonics, cleansers, digestives, teas, roughies, smoothies, milk and coffee substitutes and frozen treats.

  • Information on the seven body systems, including their importance to good health along with diet and lifestyle changes that will keep each system working as well as it can.

  • Details on 80 common health concerns, with recommendations on how to use natural foods to combat each condition.

  • 128 illustrations of fruits, vegetables and herbs, plus information on their uses and healing properties, and advice on purchasing and storage.

297 of 298 people found the following review helpful.
5This book has EVERYTHING!

By EMA

This is a great book. It is much more in-depth than your average juicing book. It’s separated into quite a few sections, ranging from simple juices to recipes for using the leftover pulp.


It starts off with a mini-encyclopedia listing herbs, fruits and veggies which can be used in your juicing. Offered is a quick summary of each item, how to use it in juicing, and health benefits of each (good for digestion, cooling, antispasmodic, etc.). Then, there’s a section on common health illnesses which lists juices (and other juice-type items, all of which have recipes in the book) that may help the ailments, as well as dietary tips, foods and herbs that may help the disorder, and some lifestyle changes to try.


The rest of the book has the following sections:

1. Fruit Juices

2. Vegetable Juices

3. Cocktails — these are juices with a little something extra, like yogurt, milks, spices, etc.

4. Frozen treats — most of these recipes utilize leftover pulp from juices

5. Roughies — these are actual food recipes, using the juicing pulp from other recipes

6. Smoothies — uses juices and frozen fruit

7. Digestive Aids and Cleansers — the title section speaks for itself

8. Milk substitutes — recipes for nut milks, apricot milk, fig milk, etc.

9. Coffee substitutes

10. Teas and Tonics — these recipes are mostly for medicinal teas which are geared towards alleviating body ailments and/or aiding and encouraging natural bodily functions and processes.


For those of you looking for a straight forward book that just offers simple, basic juicing recipes, this is not for you; all of the extras will definitely turn you off. But for those of you looking for something that goes beyond your standard carrot-apple combination, this is sure to please. This book really goes above and beyond your typical juicing guide, with options for those that want to add a little more to their juices and really utilize every part of produce used.


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The Juicing Bible Review

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Review

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain


My opinion is that this is one of the best juicers available on the market today. I’ve read  a lot about juicers and I’ve read a lot of reviews, and this is an exceptional juicer. It’s not overpriced and it’s highly recommended by purchasers.  You can usually pick up a used one or remanufactured one at a good discount too. The Breville 800 JEXL juicer is one of the highest rated with 1,580 customer reviews and a solid 4.5 star rating. You can view this juicer and more in my Amazon Associate Store or go directly to Amazon —> Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor


Product Description


The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite with 1000 watts is super efficient. This model has an Italian made electronic motor that increases power under yield to maintain filter revolutions. It has two speeds for soft and hard fruits and a three inch feed tube which minimizes preparation and feeding time. Beautifully designed stainless die cast steel housing and motor body makes it a work of art on the countertop. While juicing, you may notice juice escaping between the plastic juicer cover and the stainless steel filter bowl surround. Try pushing the Food Pusher down more slowly and using the low speed. When large quantities of fruits and vegetables, especially those with high water content such tomatoes and watermelon, are fed into the Feed Chute at a rapid rate, the stainless steel filter basket coverts these into juice so quickly that the force may cause leaking.


If you have this juicer, what are your thoughts on it?


What Others Say: Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Review


420 of 423 people found the following review helpful.
5This juicer is perfect if you’re like me………………

By Toast

We want to juice quickly and get on with our day.


I’m not a vegan, i’m not a juicing purist, or is interested in the centrifugal vs masticating debate. I just want to increase my health by drinking one big glass of fresh juice and get on with my life.


I’ve owned other juicers, but this one is a monster. At high speed, it’s loud no doubt, but it’s power is without equal. I make a monster glass of juice (close to a quart) with 7 fruits and vegetables. It rips through all of them as if it were a joke. All the vegetables take about a minute, then i’m done.


Now cleaning does take much longer than juicing, but the machine is made so well, that it’s incredibly easy. It also works out perfect for me, because while i’m slowly consuming my juice, I wash out the parts by hand. You may think this machine is a lot of money, but if you want to have a juicer with real speed and a strong motor, this is the way to go. Not only that, but it’s very attractive to look at as well. This is money well spent in my opinion, and i’m glad I took the advice of other customers on this website.


 


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Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Review

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro Review $139!

Jack Lalanne PJP Power Juicer Pro Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro



  • Stainless-steel electric juicer produces fresh juice quickly and easily

  • Extra-large round chute; stainless-steel blade and mesh filter

  • Whisper-quiet 3,600 RPM motor; patented extraction technology

  • Large-capacity pulp collector; non-drip spout; dishwasher-safe parts

  • Measures approximately 18 by 12 by 17 inches; limited lifetime motor warranty

  • $139 Today!

Power Juicer Pro Review


Okay, I grew up watching Jack Lalanne on TV. I remember seeing him when I was a kid and thinking, “man, that guy is strong.” Little did I know that someday he’d be selling juicers on TV. I think he was a very special individual who really cared about people. That’s just my opinion. I never met him, but I’m sure lots of people think the same thing about him. He just came across to me that way. I don’t own one of these juicers yet, but I hope to someday (my juicer was a gift from my son and I won’t give it up just yet). I have this juicer in my Amazon Associate Store for three or four reasons. 1. I like Jack Lalanne. 2. It has good reviews (solid 3.5 out of 5 stars) and solid sales statistics. 3. Shipping is FREE. I believe in this product and if you’re not happy with it, you can return it. Check out the returns and refund page. Oh, and maybe best of all, you can get this fantastic juicer for only $139. See one review below and click on the picture above to view the product page and more reviews.


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Jack Lalanne PJP Power Juicer Pro Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer


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379 of 386 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 starsBest Juicer There Is!,June 13, 2009

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This review is from: Jack Lalanne PJP Power Juicer Pro Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer (Kitchen)

I have been juicing for years with a few different cheap brand names. They were ok but very difficult to clean and very loud. I like to make my juice early in the morning before I go to the gym and it would sometimes wake up my neighbors if I did it too early. Many times I had to juice after the gym because it was so loud. The first thing that I noticed with the Power Juicer Pro is that it is super quite. Secondly it is pretty easy to clean. Thirdly, the machine is just beautiful. And lastly, the juice is much finer and cleaner than juice made from much cheaper machines. If you are serious into juicing and you do it everyday this is the machine to get. If you juice once in awhile you might want to get the cheaper Jack Lalanne plastic models. But beware that the plastic juicers are harder to clean and often get stained by the carrots. I hope that this review will be helpful to some. Happy juicing!!!


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Jack Lalanne PJP Power Juicer Pro Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer




Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro Review $139!