If you are new to the world of juicing, I want to give you some simple, tasty recipes to get started. I remember when I first began juicing, I was overwhelmed. I felt like there was so much to learn and I had seen a lot of people around me get started and quickly give up. From what I could gather, many of them gave up because they couldn’t stand how badly they craved things such as sugar. Many of them, however, quit because they just could not handle the taste of the juices they were creating. When I began my juicing journey I went on a search for both a good juicer and some good recipes. The few green juices I had tried at local health stores and my aunt’s house had left me nearly gagging; I didn’t want to give up a day and half into my first juice fast.
Fast-forward a few years and now I am drinking at least one green juice or smoothie per day. To top it off, I actually like the flavor. It took a long time for me to begin to like the flavor, though. I had to start off drinking juices I enjoyed the taste of, gradually increasing the amount of “bad tasting” foods in them until eventually I was able to drink juices made up of only those foods which once tasted bad to me.
My plan in this article is to bring you my favorite five recipes. Well, to be more honest, these were my favorite five recipes when I was just getting started. Now, I find myself enjoying some more exotic flavors on a regular basis. These recipes have been designed to mask some of the flavors I wasn’t prepared for at the beginning of my juicing journey. I figure that they will be helpful to people who, like me, are afraid they will give up on juicing if the flavors just aren’t right.
I have chosen these juices based on a balance of flavor and health benefits. Juicing doesn’t have to be gross; it doesn’t have to mean cutting out some of your favorite flavors and making yourself choke down horrible flavors that leave you gagging over your cup. Although I have some much more healthy juices up my sleeve, they do not always taste the best. To ease you into this process, I have selected healthy juices which pack a huge punch in terms of delicious flavor.