Monday, April 2, 2012

Adventures in Juicing Part 2!


This week (err, this weekend.) I made some more of the Grape Cucumber Pear juice recipe that I found on Shutterbean.  It's just what the title says, some grapes, a bit of cucumber and a pear.  Plus a little bit of ginger.  I'm not sure if I didn't add enough ginger, but I couldn't reallllllllllly taste it... but at least it wasn't over powering, right? I really like this juice, though.  And even Keith drank a glass!  Haha.  Just before you drink it you can really smell the cucumber, but it doesn't taste too much like cucumber.  Give it a try!   It's nice, cool & refreshing.  
Here are some benefits of juicing cucumber (via juicing-for-health):
Acidity: The alkalinity of the minerals in cucumber juice effectively helps in regulating the body's blood pH, neutralizing acidity.
Fever:  The temperature regulating properties in cucumber juice makes it a suitable drink when you have a fever. 
Hair growth:  The silicon and sulfur content in cucumber juice makes it especially helpful in promoting hair growth.  Drink it mixed with carrot, lettuce or spinach juice.
Inflammation:  Cucumber can help counter uric acids that are causing inflammation in joints.  When cucumber is taken it does its cleaning work at the joints, thus stirring up pain as it eliminates the uric acid.  This means it also help other inflamed conditions like arthritis, asthma, and gout.
Water retentionIt supplies the necessary electrolytes and restores hydration of the body cells, thus reducing water retention.
Oh also a lot of you were asking if I have a juicer or if I'm using a blender.  I have a blender but for all of the juices that I'm making I'll be using a juicer.  I know that most people want to buy a juicer but worry that it won't be used much after the first week or even month.  Since I got this juicer, I've juiced at least once every single day... and I'm loving it.  It's fairly easy to wash and I don't even really mind the washing part (maybe it's because I have a dishwasher for everything else, ha!).  Plus you can find some fairly inexpensive juicers that will get the job done! 

9 comments:

  1. i'm loving these juicing posts so much, holly! :)

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  2. Oh my, that looks good! I might crack out my juice maker :)

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    1. You definitely should! Let me know what you make! Do you have any favourite recipes?

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  3. way to go holly! Very informative and delicious! Keep getting those veggies into my brother! Come visit me this week and ill finally get you some other recipes to try out too, as well as some low sugar veggie juices for your daddyo xoxo

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    1. Love you De!! I just made a juice with apples, carrots, celery & lots of kelp! Let's hang out asaaaaaaap!

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  4. I'm going to try this one! I always forget about grapes.

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  5. I just made a pineapple, pear and spinach smoothie. Dying. So good.

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  6. Makes me really want to make this smoothie when I see the health benefits from it!

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