Sunday, February 8, 2015

Why Juice?

Sometimes people ask me, "Why do you juice?" What's the point? Aren't you just losing all the fiber? Wouldn't it be better to put in a smoothie?"

Here are some of my answers: On most days, my husband, 2 year old son and I drink a juice that consists of Kale, Chard, Bok Choy, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger, Cilantro, Apple and Pear. (That is just one example of a juice we drank this week). 

It is so delicious that my son immediately chugs 10-12 ounces of it. There is no way I could get him to eat a whole leaf of raw kale a day. His little mouth couldn't chew it, and if you put all this in a smoothie it would be so thick and filling that you wouldn't be able to drink it all down with out a fight and possibly some major bloating....

People ask me why not just put it in a salad or a smoothie; the answer is that I just wouldn't. I wouldn't consume that many vegetables or even that much fruit in one day, let alone a sitting. 

The benefits are that I am arming myself and my family with all of the nutrients from these veggies and fruits in a way that our bodies can absorb them right away, and they can heal us and keep us healthy and strong. Our diet is so full of fiber that we are doing just fine on that account. We do drink smoothies often (and they usually have veggies too), but we can't drink as much in a smoothie. And it's winter time, and I'm too cold to want many frozen drinks!! Brrrr. Juice is just what I need.

Learn more about juicing here:

Stay tuned! I am working on a post all about Wheatgrass Juice! How to grow it, and juice it :)

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