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GREEN JUICE: Just Say Yes.

It’s the newest craze…GREEN JUICE! More people do it than you know.  They juice at home.  They juice on the go.  They let their kids juice.  Juicing is clever, and sneaky, and a smart way to give your body the nutrients it needs.  Looking good while working out is our motto, however, it’s important to feel good too. That’s why people are juicing. So, why is it great,  and why aren’t you doing it?

Most people who haven’t tried a “green juice” usually will turn their noses up or make a face when they see you drinking it…but just what is in that drink that is making it so popular? The answer is simple: whatever you want to put in there.

I started juicing recently, and it hit me like a mac truck!  I was putting all this great stuff into my juice, and you couldn’t taste the things that maybe weren’t always so great tasting.

Some people will actually use a “Juicer”…this is a machine that actually extracts only the juice from the fruit or vegetable. We prefer the more blender types like Nutribullet or Vitamix. These are more a high-powered blenders that actually blend the pulp and skin into juice. (Much healthier, lower calories and carbs!)

So what do you need to know about juicing?

The biggest thing to know is that you really can’t mess it up. The worst thing that could happen is being out the cost of the fruit & veggies you used, and that you don’t like the juice.  Things like apples will give your juice a brownish look as it sits, so if looks matter…you may want to skip the apples if you aren’t going to be drinking right away, or add some green veggies to conceal the brownish color.

A common juice to sneak in your veggies is one with a great fruit base.  Pineapples, strawberries, kiwis and bananas are all a great way to cover the addition of kale, spinach and carrots!  Adding things like a pinch of fresh ginger, protein powder and flax seeds are also great ways to incorporate more antioxidants.

And for you, a morning juice is a great time to start with your daily vegetables, because it will help keep you going until lunch!  If you are juicing to diet or cleanse, many juicing diets are simply a base of things like lemon, watermelon, oranges, and pineapple (think light fruits!).  But if you’re juicing just to add nutrients, heavier fruits and veggies will give you a filling feeling that will help keep your sugar levels even through the day!

We can help you look good by wearing strut-this, however, you have eat right and take care of the inside as well. Try Juicing.