Health & Nutrition
Health & Nutrition
Juicing will be our topic on this blog site until we get our webpage tab that is dedicated to Juicing affixed.
For any of you that came to the Juice Guy’s station at the Farmer’s Market, you will remember Andy’s Juice Bar. Andrew Cope has been an avid Juicer and has studied Nutrition, and will be our Juice Blogger.
I will be posting his picture and recipes at a later date, But for now, I will post his Introduction to Juicing:
Hello again my fellow Jazbacians. Who’s ready to start juicing?!!! This is an intro to juicing. I will hit the basics, list a standard highly restorative juice blend as well as specific blends for specific health problems at the end.
The first thing you are going to need is a juicer.(There are two kinds of juicers, one is an extractor and press but I will go into those details later) I got my first juicer for sixty bucks at a major store that begins with a W. If you clean your juicer after every use which takes about five min. the juicer will last a long time. Next you will need to decide how often you want to juice. If you want to juice one glass every once and a while by all means just make a glass at a time; however, for those of you who wish to start a short or long juice fast may want to juice in equal parts a huge quantity straight to a large pitcher. Once you have acquired your juicing veggies you will need to wash thoroughly with water right before juicing.
Now to go over a few specific veggie preps. For the apples you will want to core and remove seeds, for lemons you will find a lot of the flavor is in the peel or the zest this is why it is good to quarter a lemon and juice it peel and all about two to three quarters at a time. If your juicing with ginger its fine to leave the peel on as well.
A good thing to remember if your wanting to experiment with your own juice blends is that leafy greens do not produce near as much juice as carrots or celery so I like to use cucumber as a base before going down the list.
Also, please, please don’t throw away your left over pulp. The left over pulp is great for compost or sprinkling on a salad or soup. Its also very high in fiber. The fiber/pulp is removed through the juicing process so we can bombard our system with micronutrients without it being burned up in the digestion process. This is why we juice instead of simply eating the veggies.
I have listed below a standard high nutrition blend with specific blends for specific health problems. Please let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached through the Jazbac site. Happy Juicing!!!