Juicing Resources

Each Friday for the month of March I have been posting on some aspect of juicing. If you are just joining us welcome! You can read about the benefits of juicing and the essential products you need to get started. I also shared two of my family’s favorite recipes: our go to green juice and carrot, apple, and ginger juice. This week I will be covering your questions and other helpful juicing tips.

We have two favorite websites that we frequent for juicing tips and recipes. With these two websites bookmarked you will have an endless supply of recipes and information at your finger tips.

  1. If you have seen the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead you are already familiar with Joe Cross and his amazing health transformation after embarking on a journey to only drink vegetable juice for 60 days. It is a pretty inspiring film, if you have not seen it you can watch it for free on hulu. You can visit Joes website Reboot with Joe for juicing recipes and more. He founded this website to educate and inspire people to achieve weight loss and health through juicing and plant-based eating
  2. The second website that we like to visit is FitLife.Tv. Lots of juicing, fitness, nutrition, healthy living tips, and a weekly chance to win a FREE juicer. FitLife.Tv’s Drew Canole gives away a $400 juicer each Saturday! Josh and I have learned so much by watching Drew’s videos and reading his blog.

What can you juice? We try to juice the rainbow and select a multitude of colors to drink. This is not a complete list. Just what we have juiced in our home.

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  • Red: tomato, watermelon, red pepper, beets, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate, apple, red onion
  • Orange & Yellow: orange, grapefruit, sweet potato, mango, squash, carrots, orange peppers, tangerine/clementine, nectarine, peach, apricot, asian pear
  • Dark Green: spinach, kale, swish chard, collard greens, asparagus, artichoke, bok choy, green cabbage, broccoli, green pepper, kiwi, apples, cilantro, basil, parsley, mint, dandelion leaf
  • Blue & Purple: blueberries, eggplant, grapes, purple cabbage, blackberries, plums
  • White: garlic, cauliflower, onions, ginger, radishes, mushrooms, jicama

How much did it cost for Josh’s 3 day juice cleanse? Josh did the 3 Day Quick Start Reboot Cleanse. He juiced 5 times a day for 3 days and lost 9 pounds. All of the fruits/veggies for his cleanse were purchased at Whole Foods and Sprouts. Total cost came in around $200 because we bought extra produce so I could enjoy a few of the juices too. As soon as I finish nursing Caden I will be doing a 3 day cleanse but to help keep costs down I will not be juicing as many of the berries and grapes.

What do we do with the pulp? Most people tell us they feel juicing is wasteful because they throw away the majority of the fiber from the produce. I have a solution for you! You can make some pretty yummy treats with that pulp. I add the pulp into my homemade bread, baked goods, and other main dishes (spaghetti sauce, meatloaf, and omelets to name a few). If you garden you can also use the pulp for composting to enrich the nutrient content in the soil.

Thanks so much for reading! I hope this juicing series was helpful to you :). Have a great day and a GOOD Friday.

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  1. Great post! Spa love!

  2. Hi Tamara —

    I love your site! I am a juicing fanatic (also got hooked by watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead). I’m in the early stages of developing my own website and blog about juicers and juicing and just happened to stumble onto your site in the process of my research. Keep up the great work! You’re inspiring me.

    Robin 🙂
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