It’s easy to create your own juicing recipes for weight loss. You just need to know the basics. Since the only thing that goes into a juice are vegetables and fruits, you just need to know which are the lowest calorie choices. Knowing the calories of fruits and vegetables is the basis for creating a healthy juicing recipe for weight loss. After that you just have to learn the right combination of these vegetables and fruits that make good tasting juicing recipes. Because, you aren’t going to drink it if it tastes like you just juiced your a handful of your lawn.
All Juicing Recipes are Healthy but
Not all are Great for Weight Loss
Sure juicing recipes that are comprised of mostly apples and carrots will be sweet and yummy, but pretty high in calories too. In order for a juice to give you good benefits healthy wise as well as help you lose weight, you need to watch the calories of the juice. The biggest culprits for high calories are most fruits, and starchy root vegetables. I would avoid putting a lot of fruits into your juicing recipes if you are trying to keep the juice lower in calories. Adding one or two fruits will make it nice and sweet but not pack in the calories.
The Lowest Calorie Juicing Recipes are About 75% Vegetables
Making your juicing recipes out of mostly vegetables will give your juice the quantitiy you desire without the calories you don’t need. If you are trying to lose weight, you don’t want a lot of unnecessary calories. I’m a big believer of eating your fruits and juicing your vegetables. That way you get the fiber with the calories giving you a feeling of fullness and giving you the necessary fiber for proper digestion. Making a juicing recipe with say 3 veggies and one fruit for sweetness will give you the best combination. Certain fruits have more sweetening power. I prefer apples, pineapple and peaches.
Shake Over Ice and Add Lemon to all your Juicing Recipes
Two of the most interesting things I’ve learned in this last year of juicing is to add lemon to every recipe and to shake it in a shaker over ice before serving. The lemon I actually shied away from originally. I figured it would make the recipe taste weird and that it wouldn’t “go” with the vegetables. Boy, was I wrong! One day I tried adding lemon (including the peel) to a recipe and the taste completely changed. Gone were the bitter undertones and in its place was freshness I hadn’t tasted before. I usually add about 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon to EVERY recipe now.
I also shake the juice in a martini shaker over ice before serving. Doing this makes the juice nice and cold, but doesn’t water it down. For 11 months now I had been drinking my juice straight out of the juicer. Sometimes it took a while to get it down (especially if it was loaded with veggies but no fruit.) After now chilling my juice, it tastes delicious. Especially with the lemon flavor too.
Learn to Create Your own Low Calorie Juicing Recipes
I usually make my juicing recipes out of whatever I’ve got in the fridge or on the counter. I usually keep my fruits to a minimum and use lots of very green veggies. Spinach and kale are two terrific superfoods that have very few calories in them. I also love cabbage because it is a great juice maker and it has a lot of good nutrition as well. I don’t have a wheatgrass juicer yet (hope to soon) so I get little frozen pods from DynamicGreens.com. Wheatgrass is an amazing superfood and should be added to your diet as much as possible.
So, just buy a bunch of veggies and fruits (organic if you can) and get started. Just let your creativity take over. If it tastes bad, just down it anyway and don’t make it again. Its really a lot of fun creating your own juicing recipes!If you want to know healthy juice information then visit: wave soda