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  • #16
    I juice all the time but nearly always only green veggies, brocoli, celery, kale, sprouts, spinach and so on (green papaya is a fav for the enzyme papain)

    if it is too horrible to drink I add ginger and or a pear which really masks the taste

    I find the live enzymes really help with digestion, I get a real burst of energy and a massive dose of vitamins and minerals straight to the pipeline without having to digest stuff. I generally blend the juice with a half dozen ice cubes and drink it it chilled in a nice glass with a straw

    I eat loads of veggies too so I don't miss the fibre and I get all the phytonutrients from a head of celery, a bag of spinach, a couple of decent heads of brocoli all in one go

    I sometimes do unripe pineapples if I can find them as they are low in sugar and provide a good dose of the highly anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain

    be interested to hear what people think of this approach

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    • #17
      I only juice maybe once or twice per week. I'm not typically a fan of drinking calories, but I'm not a big vegetable eater so the juicing does help get the nutrients that I'm not always willing to eat.
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      • #18
        I drink green juice every morning and have for about a month.
        (My mom bought me a Breville at Williams-Sonoma.)
        Quite a huge difference in high energy level and very happy moods:
        Handful of spinach and parsley
        1/2 pear, 1/2 orange
        Cucumber & ginger
        I vary the greens with kale, collards and/ or romaine.
        Everything organic, of course

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MonkeyGuy View Post
          Nice...but I still question why we are even bothering to refer to the USRDA for anything anymore. Remember, they still recommend eating a ton of calories from breads, pastas, and startches! The paleo/primal movement will eventually make them irrelevant.
          Ding ding ding! Correct! Why care about RDA's that were reverse engineered from a presupposition that you need 9-11 servings of grains a day? Its just silly.

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          • #20
            Thanks for this thread! I haven't juiced for a while and will get my juicer out and running ASAP! I agree with the comments about getting rid of fibre - many veg give me grief and presently I seem to be eating only root veg and squashes. Juice, on the other hand, will give me a much wider range of nutrients without all that fibre.

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            • #21
              Some greens + berries + filtered water = my go to smoothie. If I have some yogurt or bananas around, I might add them.

              My old juicer was a pain to clean, so I gave up juicing for smoothies, but I'd juice in a heartbeat if I had one that was easy to clean. (First on the "small indulgent appliances" want list are a meat grinder and a sausage stuffer, so it will be a while.)

              I didn't realize how truly seasonal wanting fruits and veggies are for me until the other day. I made my first green drink in many months and while it was blending I realized it was also the first day the temp has been in the mid 80s for a long time also.
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              • #22
                I am eating loads of veggies and green so I don't need green juice but cucumber is good for the skin. I have been juicing up 1/2 cuke, a couple berries and half of a mango. I either drink it straight or added to sparkling water. Keeps water from being so boring.

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                • #23
                  I wanted green veggie juice to be palatable without adding fruit. Discovered Tabasco sauce makes veggie juice DELICIOUS, it seems like a Ceasar to me now, (no vodka tho!)
                  I do:

                  half a lemon
                  piece of ginger
                  bunch of kale
                  half a cucumber
                  half a bunch of parsley and cilantro
                  3 stalks celery
                  about 10 drops tabasco

                  yum

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                  • #24
                    When I used to juice I over=indulged. When I make a smoothie I have to think to much to control portion size.
                    Mastication of veggies really takes a little work, and the natural satiety impulses that take over when chewing help me with my urge to over eat.

                    taste of a single veggie juiced was always pleasing to me, but mixing them was not

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