Orange Apple Ginger & Carrot Juice

We use a mixture of juices & smoothies at home to make sure we get the full benefits from both methods:

Juicing:

  • Juicing removes the fibre and digests quicker allowing nutrients to be more readily absorbed by the body
  • Be careful with juicing lots of fruits, as it can be pure fructose straight into the system (not always the best idea)
  • If you are juicing lots, ensure you have more green veggies, and 1-2 fruits max (use apples, pears, lemons & limes)
  • Pros to juicing – gives your body a quick hit of nutrients, it’s an amazing way to get your veggies in for the day
  • Cons to juicing – can be expensive as you tend to use more ingredients, plus most machines take a little more effort to clean, removes the fibre (fibre is great to push things through your system)

Blending/Smoothies:

  • Blending keeps the fibre content which is great for digestion
  • Keeps you feeling fuller for longer
  • Pros to blending – uses less ingredients, allows you to use more fruits, it is quick to make, and easier to clean, less expensive, allows you to add things like, nuts & seeds, nut butters, milk alternatives (almond, coconut, soy etc), a great way to get your veggies in
  • Cons to blending – it is easier to overload on the calorie content, as well as the sugar content, is often used a meal replacement (we need to eat real foods, juicing & blending can be added as part of your diet, using them as your ONLY source of food consumption can be risky)

Ingredients:

  • 3 whole apples
  • 3 oranges with peel removed (use a chef’s knife to remove the skin)
  • 3-4 medium sized carrots, peeled
  • Big knob of ginger (you can leave the skin on for this)

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Method:

  • Add the carrots & ginger, then place 1 apple on top
  • Set the juicer to it’s highest speed (we only have two options on ours)
  • Start to juice, and then feed the rest of the ingredients through whilst the machine is on
  • Use a large jug, or go straight into a glass (if it’s big enough)
  • Let the machine run on for a bit so that you get all of the juice
  • Give it a good stir, and then serve over ice (optional)
  • This makes enough for the two of us, and we love it (mine is the bigger glass)

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Like most things, we go through phases when it comes to juicing. I would say we juice around 1-2 times per week, and mainly at the weekend.

If you don’t already own a juicer, I would highly recommend that one finds a loving home in your kitchen. The one we have is around 3-5 years old at least. It is pretty simple, but does the job, beautifully.


Keep training hard, keep moving well, and let’s stay fit & healthy for a very long time to come

JD

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