How Do I Start Juicing?

The single most common question people ask when they start juicing is, “How do I start juicing.” As kids on the Internet say, “Short answer is short,” and so my answer is: Juice however you like. When I first started juicing, I used a lot of apples and pears and much less kale, collards, spinach,… Continue reading How Do I Start Juicing?

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Is Juicing Better than Blending? Are Green Smoothies Better than Juice?

To juice or to blend, that is the question. In my experience you should juice, blend, and eat vegetables and fruit. Juicing and blending, however, each have some pros and cons. Why Juicing is Better Than Blending. Digestion is hard work: By the time you are 50 years old, you will have eaten an amazingly… Continue reading Is Juicing Better than Blending? Are Green Smoothies Better than Juice?

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Green Smoothies and Green Shake Recipes

My latest trip to Costco was especially fruitful (hah). Fresh berries are extremely expensive. Organic blueberries can cost as much as $8 a pound. This blend Costco currently sells is loaded with antioxidant rich blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and pomegranate arils. (Pomegranate is nature’s Viagra.) The price is highly affordable as the three-pound bag was… Continue reading Green Smoothies and Green Shake Recipes

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Vitamix or BlendTec? Which is the Best Blender?

Vitamix or BlendTech…BlendTec or Vitamix? Once you become serious about juicing and making green smoothies, you’re bound to ask that question. There are dozens of pages of Internet debates about that very subject. Which one is right for you? (Pictured below: Making smoothies with a Vitamix 5200.) As someone who lives a frugal lifestyle, the… Continue reading Vitamix or BlendTec? Which is the Best Blender?

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When Juicing is Better Than Blending: Make Super Berry Smoothies

As explained in the post, “Juicing or Blending: Which is Better,” sometimes blending is better than juicing. Blending is superior to juicing when using berries. BlendTec Cherries, grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are loaded with free radical fighting antioxidants. Their skins are loaded with anthocyanins, which are flavonoids that help prevent: cancer aging joint inflammation… Continue reading When Juicing is Better Than Blending: Make Super Berry Smoothies

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Rocky Juice/Raw Omelette

If there were a “juicing fraternity,” everyone would have to drink one of these to join: Rocky Juice/Raw Omelet 6 carrots 1/4 onion 2 oranges 2 raw eggs Directions: Juice carrots, onion, and oranges. Whip in 2 raw eggs. Enjoy! It’s actually not nearly as bad as it seems. Here are some tastier juicing recipes.

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Berries and the Brain: Blueberry Smoothies

The single best reason to blend smoothies in addition to juicing is because of the neuroprotective properties of berries. Scientists have researched berries for years. Berries have the ability to increase IQ and also to protect against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cognitive decline. In, “Berry fruit supplementation and the aging brain,” researchers explain: In this regard, consumption of diets rich… Continue reading Berries and the Brain: Blueberry Smoothies

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