I love juicing in the morning. I start out every day with 8 – 10 ounces of plain celery juice followed by a second juice. My second juice is either melon based or carrot based. I’ve been juicing like this every day for the past three years – and January 26th will be my juice anniversary.
Here is how I put together my juice for the day along with some basic tips to help you create a juice routine that works for you!
Every morning I check the fruits and vegetables that are ready to be used in my kitchen. Once I decide on a melon or carrot base, I build from there.
For melon based juices, I use either straight watermelon, straight cantaloupe, or honeydew with a few additions. If I have grapes or pomegranates that need to be used up, I add those to my honeydew recipe.
For my carrot juices, I use carrots, cilantro, ginger, and turmeric for the base. I’ll add 3 – 5 medium carrots, one bunch of cilantro, and 1 inch each of ginger root and turmeric root. You can substitute loose leaf parsley for cilantro if desired. Fruits and vegetables I add with this basic carrot base include the following:
How much I use of each ingredient depends on what is ripe and ready to use.
Here are some tips to help you explore recipes and build a juice routine that works for you.
- Start with ingredients you know you like
- Make simple 1 – 3 ingredient juices and build from there
- Take the time to explore juicing recipes and videos online (check out my juicing videos on YouTube at Unprofessionally Plant Based)
- Have fun and enjoy the process
- Share your recipes with others
**Just a quick note, mangoes and papayas produce very thick juice. It works best to juice a slice or two of these fruits followed by a more watery fruit or vegetable like apples, zuchinni, or summer squash. This will give you the best yield for your fruit while preventing your juicer from clogging up**
Check out the following two juicing videos I made from my Facebook Live Events this Veganuary to help you get started:
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