Juice Ideas

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    Mar 03, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    I've been cutting up/skinning fruits, throwing them in the blender, adding some water, blending it and drinking it in the morning.

    Is there some specific way I should be doing this to maximize healthiness?

    I recently tried apples, peaches, strawberries and cranberries and it was oh so yummy. I don't add sugar...or should I, it tastes fine without it and seems healthier.

    Any ideas/combos that will help improve skin and hair? Been taking biotin and using shea butter, but I'd think fruits might help as well
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    Mar 03, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDon't add sugar, just eat it the way they are.

    Your skin will start to look better after a few weeks.

    Adding some dark green leafy vegetables does very well for your skin also.

    Try adding some turnip greens, some kale leaves, some cilantro leaves.

    Experiment, just add a few and then increase to your tolerance level.

    This is what I typically do in a blender:

    1 cup of frozen dark mixed berries (from Costco)
    1 apple, chopped into chunks
    small bunch of cilantro
    small to medium size chunk of fresh chopped ginger
    half cup of unflavored yogurt (for the probiotics)
    about three small radishes
    one to two kale leaves
    small bunch of alfalfa or broccoli sprouts

    Mix until smooth.

    Sometimes I add Stevia sweetener which is a natural sweetener. The dark green leafy veggies will make fruit smoothies a bit bitter. But the addition of Stevia helps to make it sweet again.

    If possible, don't peel fruits, leave the skins on. There is typically a lot of nutrition in the skin to be had by eating it.

    The darker the fruit the less sugar it will tend to have and the more nutrition it tends to have. So this is what I try to strive for.


    WOW! This was extremely helpful, I have most of these and will try to pick up the rest in the coming weeks.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDon't add sugar, just eat it the way they are.

    Your skin will start to look better after a few weeks.

    Adding some dark green leafy vegetables does very well for your skin also.

    Try adding some turnip greens, some kale leaves, some cilantro leaves.

    Experiment, just add a few and then increase to your tolerance level.

    This is what I typically do in a blender:

    1 cup of frozen dark mixed berries (from Costco)
    1 apple, chopped into chunks
    small bunch of cilantro
    small to medium size chunk of fresh chopped ginger
    half cup of unflavored yogurt (for the probiotics)
    about three small radishes
    one to two kale leaves
    small bunch of alfalfa or broccoli sprouts

    Mix until smooth.

    Sometimes I add Stevia sweetener which is a natural sweetener. The dark green leafy veggies will make fruit smoothies a bit bitter. But the addition of Stevia helps to make it sweet again.

    If possible, don't peel fruits, leave the skins on. There is typically a lot of nutrition in the skin to be had by eating it.

    The darker the fruit the less sugar it will tend to have and the more nutrition it tends to have. So this is what I try to strive for.


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    May 03, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    You really can't go wrong. Add apples to everything, it sweetens the drink even if you're having really powerful veggies in a drink like beets or carrots.

    Don't add sugar. Avoid frozen fruit as they are easier, but have lost a large amount of nutrients, and avoid fruits and veggies that are out of season/aren't locally grown.
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    May 03, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    Actually frozen fruits tend to be just as nutritious as fresh fruits, and they have much longer shelf life and you can get out of season fruits all year long.

    Adding kale is a fantastic choice and it adds texture and lots of nutritional value.

    You should also consider flax seed oil or a little bit of olive oil as some vitamins from veggies and fruits are fat soluble, not water soluble.

    I usually blend:
    - 1 cup of a blend of strawberries, blackberries, red raspberries, dark cherries, wild blueberries (probably similar to the blend that MMTM uses), organic when I can
    - 1/4 cup pineapples
    - 2 leaves organic kale and/ or baby spinach
    - scoop of Green Superfood from Whole Foods
    - 1/4 or 1/2 cup of carrot juice


    Another tip for frozen fruit: they make an excellent substitute when you have a sweet tooth. If I get a craving for sweet fruity candy, i.e., Twizzler, Starburst, Skittles, or something, I just take a couple of frozen cherries, blueberries or strawberries, and pop them in my mouth. Seriously, very good and takes care of my sweet tooth with minimal, but natural sugars, and more nutritional value.
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    Mar 29, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDon't add sugar, just eat it the way they are.

    Your skin will start to look better after a few weeks.

    Adding some dark green leafy vegetables does very well for your skin also.

    Try adding some turnip greens, some kale leaves, some cilantro leaves.

    Experiment, just add a few and then increase to your tolerance level.

    This is what I typically do in a blender:

    1 cup of frozen dark mixed berries (from Costco)
    1 apple, chopped into chunks
    small bunch of cilantro
    small to medium size chunk of fresh chopped ginger
    half cup of unflavored yogurt (for the probiotics)
    about three small radishes
    one to two kale leaves
    small bunch of alfalfa or broccoli sprouts

    Mix until smooth.

    Sometimes I add Stevia sweetener which is a natural sweetener. The dark green leafy veggies will make fruit smoothies a bit bitter. But the addition of Stevia helps to make it sweet again.

    If possible, don't peel fruits, leave the skins on. There is typically a lot of nutrition in the skin to be had by eating it.

    The darker the fruit the less sugar it will tend to have and the more nutrition it tends to have. So this is what I try to strive for.


    Do you have any more combinations that you like to use?