5 Must-Read Juice Tips & Recipes for Beginners

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5 Must-Read Juice Tips & Recipes for Beginners

In the world of supplements, workout routines, and Instagram diets, we’re all trying to live a healthier life.

Paying close attention to what you’re putting into your body is one of the foundational elements of health. That’s why juicing is perfect for those who are looking to make a positive change in their lifestyle.

When making your own juice, you have full control over what you’re putting into your body. Not only is juicing a great way to mix up your diet, but it’s also a fun and creative way to meet your nutrition goals. 

If you’re relatively new to juicing, the following 5 tips and juicing recipes are a great place to start on your journey!

Why Should You Juice? 

At Goodnature, we love creating fresh fruit and vegetable juice because it gives us the ability to expand our creativity, try new recipes, and share the beauty of juicing with the world. There’s something special about trying your very own juice creation.

Juicing fruits and veggies has the ability to provide the body with a healthy source of vitamins and minerals that could otherwise be missing from your diet! Not only is fresh juice packed with great nutrients, but it can also help you jumpstart weight-loss, increase your energy, help detox your body, decrease inflammation, assist your immune system, and protect against disease.

For more information on the health benefits of juicing, read this article! 

Juicing Beginner Tips 

ChooSE the Right Equipment 

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We understand that it may be overwhelming when it comes to selecting the best juicer for your home – we’re here to help. When shopping around for juicers, you may see these three common words: Centrifugal, Masticating, and Cold-Press. These are a few of the most common types of juicers we see on the market today – here’s a quick overview of the differences: 

Centrifugal: This juicer is typically used in households and is good for those who plan to consume their juices immediately. Using this machine, the produce is forced against a spinning blade which extracts the juice at a very high speed. 

Masticating: These are typically known as slow, gear, or auger juicers. In this process, the produce is crushed at a much slower speed than centrifugal juicers – meaning there are more nutrients extracted from the produce. This option is great for those who are trying to make a good quality juice in their homes. 

Cold-Press: This type of juicer is also commonly known as a hydraulic or pneumatic juicer. These are typically the most expensive (and best) juicers on the market and are ideal for those who are trying get the most nutritional value from their juices, and for a longer period of time. Juice made on a Goodnature juicer can be stored in the refrigerator for days without significant loss of nutritional value. See lab studies here.

Remember that not all juicers are created equal, choose a juicer that fits your lifestyle. To learn more about the different types of juicers on the market, read this article! 

Read the Manual 

Once you’ve found the right juicer for your home, we recommend getting familiar with the manual. This may be obvious, but making sure that you understand all of the functions of your new machine is critical in the juicing process. 

START WITH Beginner Recipes

Now comes the fun part – trying new juicing recipes! When beginning your juice journey, we recommend trying a few simple veggie and fruit juice recipes to start. This will ensure that you understand your machine and that you have the basic processes down to a science.

When trying new recipes, the beauty of juicing is experimentation! Do you have some fresh ginger on hand? Toss it in! Leftover leafy greens or kale leaves? Awesome! What about cayenne? Sure! Creating your own custom recipe is the beauty of juicing!

Note: Want to learn how to create your own amazing juice recipes with a chef’s guidance? Get your copy of The Juicing Companion to find flavor pairings, nutritional information, and recipe ideas for any ingredient!

Pro-Tip: Try your best to drink juice on an empty stomach for rapid nutrient absorption!

Know the Fruits You Can’t Juice 

You read that right. There are raw fruits that you can’t juice some of which include bananas, avocados, blueberries, kiwis, mangos, and more.

For a longer list of non-juiceable fruits as well as the best alternative method for each, read this article

Prepare Your Ingredients

Before juicing your ingredients, always wash them with an antimicrobial or vegetable wash. When making your own raw juice you want to make sure that the produce is as clean as possible.

If you’re questioning whether to remove seeds, stems, or skins, head over to our blog here for more tips on how to properly prepare your produce for juicing! 

Read our blog, 11 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp for great recipes and tips when it comes to your leftover juice pulp! 

Healthy Recipes for Beginners: 

Simple Ginger Juice Recipe 

Yield: 24 oz – the yield will vary depending on the produce.

31.4 oz Red Apple
6.88 oz Lemon
0.32 oz Ginger 

Citrus Sunshine Juice Recipe 

Yield: 24 oz – the yield will vary depending on the produce.

20.4 oz Pineapple
11.9 oz Oranges
2.36 oz Lime
1.02 oz Ginger 

Hydrating Goddess Green Juice Recipe 

Yield: 24 oz – the yield will vary depending on the produce.

20 oz Cucumber
15.4 oz Green Apple
6 oz Kale
2.4 oz Lemon 

We hope these beginner tips and recipes will help you with your homemade juice journey!

For more helpful articles packed full of healthy recipes, juicing tips, and more, head over to our juicing blog here.

What tips would you like to share with someone who is interested in juicing? Let us know in the comments or in the Goodnature Community Forums.

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