If you are looking to switch to a healthier lifestyle, juicing is the best place to start as any. Not only will you be able to eat healthily, but it is also very easy to do. As a start, you would need to buy a juice extractor. Since eating and living healthy are fast becoming the norm in Malaysia, it won’t be hard to find a juice extractor in local department stores. You can even find some online!
Once you have a juicer of your own, beginning your juicing adventure won’t be hard. Here are three juicing recipes to help you start:
- Cucumber-Pear-Celery Mix
These three ingredients are very easy to find which makes this recipe super easy. For this mix, use a whole pear (cut into squares), half a cucumber (also cut into squares) and three stalks of celery.
- Banana-Pineapple-Kale Mix
If you want that tropical bliss, try this mix. Get a quarter of fresh pineapple and cut it into squares (with the core removed), one whole peeled banana, and three to five pieces of Kale leaves. When juicing the banana, switch to the coarse strainer in your juicer, so you won’t end up just squashing the banana.
- Orange-Ginger-Lemon Zest
An easy favorite, this combination is packed with vitamins and minerals that help boost your immunity. For two whole oranges, use a quarter of a lemon and half an inch of ginger. Make sure the oranges and lemon are properly peeled to prevent having a bitter juice.
To add more flavor to these drinks, you can always add a whole apple. Once you have gotten used to these three basic mixes, you can start adding or changing ingredients in the mix. Other vegetables and fruits that are perfect for juicing are carrots, strawberry, blueberry, mango, and beets. These ingredients can easily be found in local markets in Malaysia.
You must remember that drinking fruit and vegetable juice is not a replacement for eating food, but rather a supplement. You still need to eat your meals to get your daily dose of protein, fat, and fiber. Just think of it as consuming more vegetables and fruits than you normally do, which in turn improves your overall health and appearance!