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Six To Mix
Fruits and vegetables fall into 6 basic groups.
Generally, the fruits and vegetables in these categories mix well when juicing.
But once you get the hang of juicing, you may want to try some more daring cross-category mixes.
But, it’s up to you.
Juicing is fun!
Try things out and then share with us what you like.
1. Acidic Fruits
Oranges, grapefruits, pineapples, lemons, and limes.
These fruit juices are high in water and sugar, as well as vitamin C.
They’ll flush your system, but won’t keep your energy high.
2. Vegetable Fruits
Tomatoes and cucumbers.
Tomatoes also have high acidity, but paired with cucumbers they have a cooling effect.
Vegetable fruits don’t have the energy punch of leafy or root vegetables, but they’re great for a medium-energy burn to nourish your mind and body.
3. Leafy Greens
Lettuce, cabbage, spinach, parsley, and watercress.
Leafy greens are densely packed with vitamins and minerals.
They release energy more slowly and keep you nourished for a longer period of time.
4. Root Veggies
Beets, carrots, onions, and radishes.
Root veggies are the jewel of slow-burn energy.
Some people like to add ginger to this category, which is fine if you like a little fire in your juice.
They sustain physical energy while providing mental energy.
There’s no quick boost here, but you have a time-release nutrient blast that will last you for hours.
5. Sweet Fruits
Prunes and grapes.
These fall into the same category with acidic fruits.
They flush your system and give you a natural fructose burst.
Don’t count on them for hours of energy.
Acidic fruit and sweet fruit juices should be followed up with one of the slower burn categories.
Try a leafy-green or root-veggie juice as a follow-up to a day started with acidic fruits.
6. Sub-Acidic Fruits
Apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, lemons and limes, as well as berries.
These tasty fruits have the high impact boost of acidic and sweet fruits paired with a slower energy-release.
They’re great for the middle of the day when you’re feeling some lag.
Different people enjoy different tastes.
Some like it hot, and some don’t.
If you find your juice is a little bitter, try adding lemon and lime.
A dash of apple cider vinegar will cool down vegetables that are too spicy, and a bit of ground ginger root will perk up a juice mix that’s too bland.
If this is your first juice fast, you might want to focus on the most easily digestible leafy greens and vegetables, and approach the acids and root vegetables more sparingly.
As you become more comfortable with occasional juice fasts, you’ll be mixing like a pro and coming up with your own juices.
Throwing some seasonal herbs into the mix is another great way to make your juice fast more delicious.
Again, you know what you like, so if you’re not a fan of bitter, you might want to avoid cilantro, and if you have problems with acid reflux, keep away from high acidic mixes.
Come join us on our natural weight loss journey! We’d love to have you along!
Have an awesome day!
(Based on Drew Canole’s “Train Your Taste to Trim Your Waist”)
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