For about three months now, my husband has been living on juice. He started off with two weeks of a juice fast, eating nothing else, and since then has been juicing for 1-2 meals a day and eating mostly whole foods (with an occasional meal out) for supper. He’s lost about 30 pounds and his health and energy are much improved.
Juicing can be a real experiment. Yes, there are sites with recipes, but many of those are for hard-core juicers. When you’re first starting out, you need something a little, um, sweet? My husband can drink almost anything now, but when he started, it wasn’t unusual for his juices to be mostly apples.
So, we’ve used a few recipes we found online, but we’re also coming up with some of our own. This one is full of orange goodness, which means high in beta carotene and vitamin A: great for healthy eyes!
1 Orange Pepper, stem and seeds removed
1 Sweet Potato, peeled
1½ C. of Watermelon
2 Plums, pitted
2 Stems of Celery
Juice and drink right away. (Pour over ice to chill if you like your juices cold.) Just remember that freshly made juice oxidizes and loses a lot of it’s benefits within 12 hours, so you want to drink it while it’s fresh!