If there’s one thing that I dislike buying at the grocery store it is juice. I know this isn’t new information, but I’m here to announce it once again: store-bought juice has so much added sugar! Yes, it tastes great, but trust me, it’s not good for you. Have you seen some of these labels on these juice boxes? Real fruits! Even if there’s fresh fruit, there’s no denying that there’s still added sugar. Even if it takes a little extra effort, I’ve decided this: if I’m going to give my family juice, it’s going to be fresh juice from actual real fruits and vegetables.
Some people take juicing to an extreme where they use it as a meal replacement. I am not a nutritionist but I don’t believe in juice fasts or cleanses. I believe in everything with a balance. I believe in consistently nourishing your body to rid itself of toxins rather than doing a cleanse to it. You need to have a diet rich in whole foods. Drinking juice should only be a supplement to your diet not be the plan. And for some folks out there, if you’re worried about the fiber being wasted, not to worry! We also drink lots of smoothies. (Link smoothie recipes)
Here are 5 Benefits to Juicing
- Glowing skin
- Great gut
- Build a strong immune system
- Good bowel movement
Let’s talk about what you need. Pretty self-explanatory, but…a great juicer! I’ve been using my Kuvings juicer for over 6 years now. I love it, but of course, there are pros and cons. The con is that it’s a little bit on the pricier side. The pro is that it’s quiet and strong. It really presses the fruits and vegetables so that it fully maximizes the fruits and vegetables. The pulp is so dry when it comes out of the juicer! And lastly, it stood the test of time. It’s been 6 years and it’s still going! Even though the juicer is a little pricey, trust me when I say that it’s completely worth it. The initial one-time cost will save you $ on juice boxes and surprise sugar highs from juice boxes. Here are a few of my recipes (link to juice recipes) to get you started! Happy juicing!