Most of us have a hard time getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Juicing helps you to get those vegetables and fruits by turning whole fruits into an easy-to-drink juice. A recipe that includes two apples, two carrots and a sliver of ginger is a crowd-pleaser that is sweet with a punch of spiciness. The recipe makes about one cup of juice, which contains two servings of fruit and two servings of vegetables. Juicing is the easy way to get your recommended quantities of fruits and vegetables every day.
Things You'll Need
Rinse two apples and two carrots under cool water. Set the apples and carrots on a cutting board.
Cut the apples into four to six segments with a sharp knife. Cut both ends of the carrots off and discard. Cut the carrot into two to four sections. Cut a sliver of fresh ginger.
Make sure you have all juicer components in their proper placement. Place a glass or the juicer’s cup below the juicer’s spout so it will catch the juice. Turn on your juicer by plugging it into an electrical outlet and turning it on.
Feed your juicer a few segments of apples and the sliver of ginger by placing the apple slices and ginger sliver into the juicer’s chute by pushing the fruit down with the juicer’s feeder. Repeat with the carrot sections and the rest of the apple slices.
Turn off the juicer and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Disassemble and clean the juicer following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Add another serving of vegetables. Juice a handful of washed spinach, other leafy greens, half of a cucumber, a tomato or another carrot with the apples and carrots to add more vitamins.
Add another serving of fruit by adding a handful of grapes, a pear, a pitted plum or add another sliced apple.
Adjust your fruit and vegetable servings by adding or subtracting.
Experiment with different fruit and veggie combinations.
References and ResourcesFruit & Vegetable Juice Extractor; Black & Decker; 2010
www.healingdaily.com; Juicing For Health