If you are considering juicing as a way to lose weight and are hesitant to do so because you think it might be too much work, it doesn’t have to be that way. You really don’t have to make it a bigger chore than it really is. Juicing really does not have to be so complicated. This article, we hope will show you that it can be made a lot easier than you think.
In this article we hope that we will help you see that juicing to lose weight can actually be pretty simple, enjoyable, and fast. If you follow the tips that you’ll find in this article you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about when it comes to juicing and it helping you to lose weight.
Keeping It Simple
Sure adding six or more ingredients when juicing can be a good thing health wise but if you don’t want to spend the time it takes for that many ingredients or it’s too much for your budget, that’s perfectly fine because you can still make a great juice with only three or for ingredients. Just because some people might say the only way juicing can be a good thing and the best way to lose weight if you add a ton of ingredients, doesn’t mean that you have to listen to that advice. Truth be known, some of the best juices are actually made with just a few ingredients. The less ingredients you use, the less overwhelming juicing is going to seem and this means you’ll stick with it and this means you’ll be more successful, especially when you want to lose weight.
Two Simple Juices
Here are two very simple juices that you can make that are simple and easy to make as well great tasting.
Apple, Beet & Carrot Juice
• 1 apple
• 2 beets
• 3 large carrots
• 2 inch piece of fresh ginger
• 4 cups of spinach or kale
• Wash all the ingredients
• Cut up apple, beets, and carrots
• Put all the ingredients in your juicer and blend together
• Pour over some ice and enjoy
Carrot Apple Ginger Juice
• 6 carrots
• 4 apples
• 2 inch piece of ginger
• Wash all the produce
• Cut the carrots and apples
• Put all the ingredients in juicer and juice
• Pour over ice and enjoy
Try Spicing Things Up
A lot of people often believe that all you can put in a juice is fruit and veggies. But it doesn’t have to be just those two types of ingredients. If you want to spice up your juices and make them ore fun and interesting to drink, why not consider adding some dried herbs and spices? These can be a wonderful way to spice up your recipes and keep them from getting boring. Don’t be afraid to add a little cayenne pepper if you’re looking for a kick, or add some fresh mint if you want a nice fresh taste. Experiment with herbs and spices and see what you prefer when it comes to spicing things up a bit when juicing.
Water Juices Down With Electrolytes
Instead of just using regular water to water down your juices try using something like coconut water or even maple water? When you add these nutrient rich waters to juices you are adding much needed electrolytes to your diet. These are especially important if you are also working out to help lose weight when juicing.
If you add about 50% produce to 50% coconut or maple water will not only be adding electrolytes but an interesting flavor and sweetening ingredient as well.
Plan Your Juices Ahead of Time
Just like any kind of healthy eating, if you wait to the very last minute to prepare the food you’ll find that it could be taking too much time to make your juice, especially in the mornings when you might be in a rush to get to work. This then can discourage you from sticking with your juicing. The best thing you can do is to prepare items ahead of time. It’s always best that you clean and cut up your produce the night before and then put them in airtight containers and store overnight in your fridge. Another thing you can do is make double batches then put the left over juice in a glass jar with a tight lid in your fridge. You can store fresh juice in the fridge up to 72 hours. You can also store them frozen up to 10 days in your freezer. This means that you can store more than one serving at a time if you freeze your juices.
Take It Slow
For a lot of beginners to juicing, just the thought of combining veggies and fruits together can be a little overwhelming and just simply doesn’t sound like these juices could actually taste good. This alone can often the thing that deters someone from even trying juicing. This is why it’s really important to take it slow when you first start off. Many people don’t want to get involved in a juicing fast that is often recommended for 10 days for losing weight and cleaning out your system. It’s easier if you start replacing a couple of snacks a day with two juices instead. Then you can eventually replace a meal with a juice with breakfast being the easiest one to start with. This is a way to make this whole process a lot more comfortable and less overwhelming.