08 Sep JUICE LIKE A MAN
There’s a pretty good chance you’re not getting enough fruits and vegetables as you’re supposed to each day. Maybe that’s because pizza tastes way better than broccoli.
Juicing, however, allows you to load up on all the minerals and vitamins your body needs. The quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables you can fit into just one cup of juice is actually pretty amazing.
I’m not talking about a three-day cleanse which leaves you stressed, hungry and deranged. You’d be surprised how easy it is to replace your usual snack with a delicious juice. Consider this an addition to a healthy lifestyle. That way you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself of anything.
2. Juice v. Smoothie
The juice v. smoothie debate is about as intense as the feud between Yankees and Red Sox fans. A mechanical juicer separates the pulp from the liquid goodness of the fruits and vegetables. You lose almost all the fiber in this process, but the nutrients in the juice pass through your bloodstream faster. With smoothies, you blend the whole fruit or vegetable with a blender, keeping in that pulp which fills you up so you’re not starving in 30 minutes. While both are great, I prefer juice to detox and smoothies as a meal replacement.
3. Juice at home
There are a lot of fancy juice brands out there who make a big show about their products, but you can easily make your own tasty and nutritious juice at home. All you need is a juicer, blender or Magic Bullet – which run as cheap as 25 bucks – and of course, you’ll need some produce. Purchase the fruits and vegetables that work best for your lifestyle: whether organic, locally sourced, home grown, from the grocery store or even frozen – it’s all good.
4. Be adventurous
Experiment with your juices and keep an eye out for new ingredients. In our digital age, it’s easy to find any nutritious juice recipe your heart desires. To get you started, below are the ingredients for the perfect gateway juice. Simple, great tasting and packed with nutrients, this Green Juice is essential. Blend together until smooth and enjoy!
- Water (to taste)