I have been making my own fresh juices for some time now. I remember who inspired, it is a funny story so I wanted to share it with you.
Years ago, I went to a party, and by chatting to completely random people I began talking to a man called Hubba. Now this is his nickname and it was years ago and we never stayed in touch, but I credit this man to inspiring a very healthy and life long habit in me.
I may or may not have gone home with him that night… but then… in the morning…he made a fresh juice. He was an interesting character, we really are all very strange creatures. He had recently got out of jail, awesome. Being a non-judgemental person, I then pressed him for questions about his experience on ‘the inside’. Because unless you sleep with ex-criminals, (I can sadly say I have two to tick on that list) you very rarely get to hear all the intriguing tales of life in prison.
I am intrigued by humanity and love to hear gory stories. Tales of death, destruction also get me, I know weird right? I digress… back to JUICING!!
Juicing is awesome because:
a) Most to all combinations taste amazing.
b) It is a really healthy way to get all your nutrients in a glass.
c) I love to use up heaps of fruit and veggies, and turn them into a tasty drink.
d) You feel so healthy consuming all that fresh tasty goodness.
e) It gives you lots of energy.
f) It doesn’t even cost that much. If you add up the total of all your purchases of fruit and veg and divide it by the number of drinks you can make, it is cheaper than buying them.
g) Contrary to f; buying juices is still good, and easier than making them sometimes if you are feeling lazy.
Overall juicing has been a regular routine of mine since I met the notorious Hubba Bubba back in my early twenties. Sigh, good memories of this man in more ways than one… he was a beast of a man, all that time in jail, all he did was work out and eat quality protein. He had a good deal with the head chefs in jail. It doesn’t sound so bad in there right? Lol. I am forever grateful for his shared wisdom on juicing. And that awesome night many moons ago…
HOT TIP: (No it’s not meet ex-crim’s)
Place a plastic bag on the inside of your juicing bucket, the one that collects all the leftovers. Then it is easy to put in the bin and clean or if you have chickens they love it. I need chickens, immediately.
Here are my favourite combinations:
- Beetroot, carrot, apple, orange.
- Beetroot, carrot, apple, orange, mint, ginger.
- Carrot, apple, orange.
- Orange and apples for some sweet goodness.
- Beetroot, carrot, apple orange, mint, lemon, ginger, aniseed.
Can you see a pattern here? There are so many good fruits and veggies to juice, it comes down to basic personal taste and choice and perhaps availability.
The important thing is to get onto, get into and start doing it! Juice machines are around $150 to $200, and can shoot up to super flash ones for $1000. Mine is a “Breville Juice Fountain” and I paid about $200 for it over 6 years ago, so it is going well. I pummel it with hard veggies too so I think the little machine in there is pretty powerful and resilient. Two great abilities in life, being powerful and resilient. Lol.
Juicing has become a lifetime habit for me. I loved the story of the man that drove across America and juiced his way along. He lost heaps of weight and felt amazing. They made a film about it called “Fat sick and nearly dead”.That story was a few years ago now but here it is in case you missed it, you can find more out about it here. I love the theory of this movie, and so true, the benefits of juicing fresh food are amazing.
I hope I have inspired you to give juicing a go! Head out and go buy yourself a juicer. And keep using it!!
Lots of love, in healthy juicing goodness,
This quote on health kind of cracked me up… I hope you find it amusing too!
“I never touch sugar, cheese, bread…
I only like what I’m allowed to like. I’m beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it’s as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn’t even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I’m like the animals in the forest. They don’t touch what they cannot eat.”
― Karl Lagerfeld