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How to make a juice

Since I’m very much into juicing, many people are approaching me and asking me to share my favorite juice recipes. I’m always happy to give one or two great recipes!

People usually write it down, or check my blog for a recipes. But when it comes to make the juice at home using different ingredients, people get lost and the juice doesn’t come out very appealing to the taste buds, or becomes a total disaster!

So they get discouraged and stop juicing all at once.

But, wait a minute! Before you put away your brand new juicer and forget about it for good, I want to share with you my secret: how to make a juice!

There are few rules. Follow them and you will fall in love with your juicer and your juice! Haha! Figuratively speaking (hope you didn’t brake your tongue reading this sentence!)

  1. Base of the juice. Pick one of the following fruits or veggies: large cucumber; couple of oranges; pineapple; green apples; watermelon; grapefruit. As you can see those fruits contain lots of fluid, which will give you a base or a volume to a juice.
  2. Leafy greens or Fresh Herbs. Pick one of the following: kale; spinach; cilantro; dill; mint; parsley; dandelion; celery. Those will provide you with the minerals that your body is craving for. And they will give a gorgeous green color to a juice (Just like an “Organice Your Life” green apple logo;) )
  3. Extra flavor. This is the last but very important tip! This ‘extra’ something  will give a twist to your creation. Pick one of your favorite: ginger; lemon; lime; fennel; tangerine; carrot; beetroot.

Those are the basic rules to make a great tasting and healthy juice.

Good luck!

LOVE, VAL

5 Responses to How to make a juice

  1. Aaron J. June 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    How long do these juices last in the fridge? Do you make like a big batch(gallon or so) and then will it be good for a few days in the fridge? Or do you have to make it everyday? Just thinking folks like me might want to make alot at once like I do with soup while I have all of the ingredients out and stuff ready. Is the juicer difficult to clean? because, like my Geoge Foreman grill, I have the original without the removable grill-plates, it’s super easy grilling the meat or veggies, but it’s kinda hard to clean because it can’t be put in the sink.

    • Valentina June 20, 2012 at 12:03 am #

      Hi, Aaron! freshly made juices are the best way to consume it! because all the vitamins and minerals are still “in-full force”. besides, it tastes much better then a-day or two old juices :) JUicers are not difficult to clean at all. it takes longer to clean up after you make an omelet for breakfast . xx

  2. ellajohanny June 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Thanks Valentina ! A friend introduced me to this website and especially to your posts, and I have been following them ever since !!
    That same friend gave me another good tip for an incredible juice : colour combining ! By this, I mean to try to use veggies or fruits of the same colour in order to give it a nice colour, which makes it more appealing to the eyes..!

    • Valentina June 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

      HI!
      Thank you for pointing out! great idea! I myself try not to mix orange colored veggies and fruits with greens, or I will ended up with a brown-colored drink .
      xx

  3. Marjet Jonker June 28, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Hello! I really want to make my own juice. With carrots and beets also. But what juicer do i need?

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