I just made my second juice for today and I think I am ready to call it a day. I changed it from yesterday’s green juice – this one includes celery and green grapes. If I have to choose between the 2, I would choose the one from yesterday because there is just something I like so much about the taste of lime. It’s different from lemon and quite noticeable. I missed that in todays juice – because I ran out of limes! I’d probably try this version with a lime in the future for sure.
- 3 small red apples
- A big handful of green grapes
- ¼ lemon
- 4-5 pieces of lettuce
- A handful of spinach
- 2 stalks celery
- Big handful of cilantro
- Big handful of parsley
In terms of creating my green juices or any juices at all – but lets focus on green in this post, I just mix and match the ingredients that I have at home. I overall know the ingredients and things that taste good together and don’t cause me any reactions so I stick with that. I made a juice last time that was SO wrong that I ended up lying on the floor holding my tummy – trying to deal with the pain. It was terrible – but I learnt from my mistake and I use better judgement now. I also already have enough to work with in my fridge to not feel the need to try something new. However, If I wanted to try a combination that I haven’t heard of or which I wouldn’t be sure would mix well together I would definitely do a quick google search to see if others have made it and then go from there. I think I might have done that last time but it still didn’t work out for me.
In terms of green juices, I like to mix and match from:
- all and any of the greens that I have at home (mostly lettuce, spinach, and kale)
- herbs (parsley, cilantro and also mint but I didn’t buy that this time so I skipped it in this cleanse but it’s always a nice addition)
- apples (I prefer granny smith but this time I happened to have red apples fresh from one of my backyards so I am making use of them)
- a carrot can also be added to a green juice without any reactions, as all root vegetables mix well with all greens, however i avoid mixing beets in my green juices so the colour of my juice stays green)
- you can also add an orange instead of apple, or add both if you want
- another fruit that goes well with the green juice combination is pineapple
Basically, what I am trying to say is juicing is more about having fun and just using what you have at home rather than following a recipe exactly. It’s about what kind of juice you feel like making in the moment. You can come up with many many variations. I like to keep my ingredient list to about 7-8 items, rather than having a little bit of every single thing possible to put in the juice, but that’s just my personal preference. You can basically make your green juice any way you like, especially with the combination of all the ingredients above. I can guarantee, unless you have any allergies, that if you even make a juice with all the ingredients listed above, you won’t end up lying on the floor having to deal with a badly combined juice. So I hope this helps anyone wanting to know more about juicing and how to get started.
I am mostly blogging for myself right now. I haven’t shared it much with anyone but I have made it available in case it could help someone but I am mostly trying to help myself and if that can be useful to others, then why not! So If anyone is reading this and has any questions about juicing or the 3-day juice cleanse, feel free to comment below!
I haven’t decided yet if I should or if i want to go back to eating tomorrow. I’m really enjoying the juices and the coconut water. I will come back later and provide an update and a final reflection on my juice diet. Thanks for reading (if you are)!