Even before I became a certified Holistic Health Counselor, I was spreading the gospel of green juice, bringing it with me to meetings and to yoga class, if you entered my home you were going to try my green masterpiece. Some people loved it at first, others slowly learned to like it and still others have not gotten on the green juice wagon quite yet. But, one day I'd love to figure out how many of my loved ones turned into green juice drinking happy people because of me.
REAL JUICE FOR REAL LIFE
Hopefully I have convinced you that juicing is something you want to do for yourself, so the obvious question is how to start juicing. I've already mentioned Blue Print Cleanse and Catch A Healthy Habit. Juice bars seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days, so no matter where you live you should be able to find a place that sells green juice. Even if you find a local place to buy green juice, I still recommend you buy a juicer. There are a lot of juicers on the market today but I recommend either the Breville Juicers (http://www.brevilleusa.com/beverages/juicers.html) or the Omega Vert (http://www.bestjuicers.com/omegavert.html). These are two different types of juicers. If you are new to juicing I highly recommend going with the Breville. You can actually buy one at Bed, Bath and Beyond for under $200. The Breville is easy to use, easy to clean, and very fast. The downside to this kind of juicer is that the juice needs to be drank immediately as the enzymes and nutrients begin to break down because of how the juice is produced. The Omega Vert is theoretically a better juicer because it extracts more juice and lasts longer in the refrigerator. If you are busy and don't have much free time, Breville is the way to go. I have both the Breville and the Omega Vert and to be completely honest I reach for my Breville more often.
So now you are ready to start juicing! Please make sure you are juicing organic veggies and fruit. We don't want pesticides and herbicides in your juice along with all those nutrients. Feel free to experiment with what you juice. My favorite combination is Kale, Romaine, Celery, Green Apple, Ginger, and Lemon. There are fabulous books out there about Juicing with many wonderful recipes. One of my favorite raw food / juicing books is "The Raw Food Detox Diet" by Natalia Rose. Don't wait another day, start juicing now! Trust me, your body will thank you.