We could all do with eating more fruit and vegetables, and juicing is one of the easiest ways to increase that intake. It’s quick and easy, and by adding just 10 minutes to your morning routine, you’ll reap some serious benefits!
When we eat fruit and vegetables, their nutrient rich fibre is expelled from the body; however, when we juice them, the nutrients are released from the fibre, and can then be consumed. In other words, drinking juice allows vitamins and minerals to enter the bloodstream directly, giving the body an immediate shot of energy and goodness.
Here we focus on three types of juicing personalities – easy, everyday and serious. All you have to do is decide which one describes you best, and find the juicer that will suit your juicing style, and some recipes to get you started.
What type of juicer are you?
THE EASY JUCIER
So you know that juicing is good for you and you want to juice more often, but you want your juice without the fuss. Allowing you to get all the nutrients you need from a variety of fruit and vegetables while creating new and exciting juice recipes, the Kenwood True Juicer is probably your best bet.
This quick and easy machine is especially good at creating delicious juice from citrus fruits, and has been designed for easy cleaning and use at home.
How about a blood boost?
Simply juice 2 apples, 1 beetroot, 2 carrots, 1 parsnip and ¼ lime. This can be adapted to include pears for a variation.
THE EVERYDAY JUICER
If you can’t start your day without a fresh juice for breakfast, you try to squeeze in as many as you can in a day, and you can always be found sipping juice at your desk – you classify as an everyday juicer.
Perfect for the everyday juicer (and a family), the Breville Cold Fountain has an extra wide feed chute meaning you can quickly add large quantities of fruit and vegetables to make up to two litres of juice at a time! This machine comes with a Seal and Store that can be stored directly in your fridge door, for fresh juice everyday.
How about a tropical vitamin top-up?
1 apple, 1 pear, ½ mango, 1 granadilla, 3 celery stalks, ¼ cucumber, 1 handful kale.
Serve it in a pretty green or blue tumbler, and you’ll feel ready for summer in no time.
Don’t really like celery? You won’t even taste it in a juice. Would never eat kale? Once it’s balanced by sweet pineapple you won’t know it’s there. Struggle to get your kids eating carrots? They’ll love a bright and sweet juice that just happens to contain it – just juice two carrots, two apples, and a small chunk of ginger!
THE SERIOUS JUICER
Are you a juicing fanatic that knows the difference between cold pressed and just cold, and can be overheard talking about your latest juice combination in detail? Then the
king of juicers – the DNA Cold Press Whole Juicer is the one for you.
With an 85% juice extraction level, this machine is full of power and serious about juicing! Perfect for those committed to juicing on a regular basis
Why not make this superfood green juice?
2 apples, 3cm of broccoli stalk, 1 celery stick, ¼ cucumber, 1 handful spinach, ¼ lemon and 1cm fresh root ginger.
P.S. Apple pips contain cyanide, so halve your fruit and remove them before juicing. All of the others simply need a quick wash and can then be juiced whole!
Don’t forget that juice recipes are really flexible. Once you have some favourite combinations, you can play with swapping ingredients for whatever you fancy, or, more likely, whatever is in your fridge! Get your hands on the juicer that suits you best, as well as some gorgeous fresh fruit and vegetables and we’re confident you’ll never look back.