Juicing For Better Living

by Carrie Raab on October 25, 2016

Juicing for Better Living

Juicing For Better Living

Why Juice?

Fresh juice provides us with many essentials: minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, proteins and much more. All of these factors are vital to maintaining good health. You will find that when you make fresh juice a daily part of your diet, you will have increased energy, a glowing complexion, strengthened immune system, stronger bones and a reduced risk of disease. Isn’t that amazing!  It is recommended that you drink at least 16 ounces of freshly squeezed juice each day.  I wonder how many people actually do this.  Did you realize the benefits of juicing?

Although eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state does provide us with a substantial amount of vitamins and minerals, we only obtain the maximum benefits from them when they are juiced. Much of their goodness is locked in the fiber which is expelled from the body. When we juice the fruits and vegetables, their goodness is released from the fiber and we are able to drink their highly concentrated nutrients.  Juicing enables the nutrients to enter our bloodstream very quickly.  

Benefits of Juicing

  • Juices can flush toxins from your body, are good for your weight, heart, circulation and overall well being
  • Digesting the juice is rapid as compared to your stomach having to break down the foods
  • Juicing fruits and vegetables causes you to consume more than you would if you had to actually eat them
  • vegetables are alkaline and fruits are acidic– our bodies need to be more alkaline to prevent illness and disease

How do I get started?  What do I juice?

Juicing Recipes: (all fruits/vegetables organic, preferably)

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1.  Citrus Ginger Splash

3 medium oranges, cut in half, skin peeled

1 medium grapefruit, cut in half, skin peeled

1 lemon, cut in half

1 lime, cut in half

When ready to serve, add 2 drops each of Young Living  ginger, grapefruit, lemon and orange essential oils

2 Carrot Apple Juice 

4 medium carrots, washed and scrubbed (no peeling neccessary)

1 apple cut in half (seeds removed)

When ready to serve, add 2 drops of YL lemon essential oil 

3Garden Fresh Juice

4 medium carrots

1/2 cucumber 

1/4 beet peeled

1 cup baby spinach

2 celery stalks

1 medium apple cut in half (seeds removed)

When ready to serve add 2 drops each of YL lemon, grapefruit and citrus fresh essential oils.

4. Go Green

1 cup kale

1 cup baby spinach

1/2 cucumber

1 green apple

1 clove garlic

2 celery stalks

1 lemon

When ready to serve add 1 drop YL lemon essential oil and 1 drop ginger essential oil

5. Go Green #2

handful spinach
3 stalks of kale
2 golden delicious apples
small handful parsley
1 lemon
1 cucumber

6. Tastes Like Candy

1 beet

1 lemon

6 green apples

 

Do you juice?  Please comment below and send us your favorite juice combination!  We would love the creativity and variety.  Share this with others and the importance of daily juicing!

*While it can be ‘expensive’ to juice,and use Young Living Essential Oils, yet how ‘expensive’ is your health? The trade off is that you spend your money on good things such as fruit & vegetables and essential oils instead of pre-packaged, frozen, dehydrated, processed food like substances and pharmaceutical drugs!

Click here to order Young Living Essential Oils (singles/blends)

click here to become a wholesale member of Young Living Essential Oils

**Please not that you need to hand wash and scrub your fruits and vegetables prior to juicing.  Some fruits and vegetables need to be skinned/peeled, some seeds need to be removed, and organic is always better!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Cara@homespunkitchen April 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

What kind of juicer do you use? I am heading towards the juicing arena, but with deciding to be a SAHM come June, I can’t spend a ton:)

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Carrie Raab April 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Hey Cara! I have the Jack Lalanne Juicer. I like it and it works well, however, I did not want to spend much either and that I do regret. I am unable to juice some of the leafy greens that I want, like kale, spinach and wheatgrass. I do try, but most all of the veggie just spits out and I only get a few drops. I bought mine at Costco several years ago, but I think they sell them now at Target. I would love to know what you end up purchasing! :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, Cara!

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Danielle January 7, 2012 at 5:31 am

We juice and absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

http://www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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Carrie Raab January 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Glad to have another juicing friend! Would love some of your favorite juicing recipes! I tend to juice the same thing and would love to know what you enjoy! Thanks for commenting! To your health! :)

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Good Girl Gone Green October 7, 2011 at 2:24 am

I love juicing; I juice everyday! Buti have never tried essential oils you mentioned!

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Carrie Raab October 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hey Good Girl Gone Green!
What a blessing to hear you juice daily! Your body loves you!!! Yes, adding essential oils increases the frequency, brings you many healing therapeutic values and are so much more potent than juicing a lemon, or ginger for example. They just add the nicest punch to your juice! Give ’em a try! Thanks for your comment!

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Good Girl Gone Green December 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Ok! When I buy the essential oils is there a difference between edible ones and non-edible ones. Like I have essential oil of lemon that I put in a spray bottle with water for a room spray. Can I use that in my juices? :)

T October 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

We do juice…fresh from the garden… Beets, kale, apple, ginger….
From picked to drinking is about 20 minutes…can’t beat that right?
Well..okay that ginger isn’t grown here… But i guess I could,lol.
Thanks for the recipes.
T

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Carrie Raab October 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm

T,
Thanks for your comment on juicing. Great tips on adding ginger and kale to juice!

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Carrie Raab December 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Most essential oils on the market are ‘perfume/cosmetic’ fragrant grade essential oils. They smell great, but they are not “therapeutic-grade”. BIG difference. If you are wanting to use essential oils for therapeutic purposes (natural healing, detox, regenerating, etc) then I would highly recommend you invest and buy Young Living Oils. If you have a bottle of lemon oil, you should be able to take it internally. If not, then you know it is not pure, despite the label saying 100% pure. It is sad, I know! The FDA only requires 2-3 % of the oil to be PURE to have the bottle be labeled as pure! So, the rest of the bottle is filled with synthetics, fillers, etc. Many people are using essential oils and they are actually harming themselves more so than doing good. Sorry I had to possibly be the bearer of bad news,… but it is for YOUR health and safety that you know. If you want to add lemon, peppermint, or orange oil to your juice, I would ONLY suggest YL. Best oils in the world, seriously! Thanks for your question!!! Blessings to you and happy oiling! :)

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