Hey everyone, and welcome back to 30 days of Juice & Smoothies. Today is day 15, and I am here with a few tips when in the kitchen. We are also going to be going over some common juice mistakes and making hydration juice for children.
COMMON JUICING MISTAKES:
Not Drinking Juice On An Empty Stomach: Fresh juice should only be consumed on an empty stomach. The whole point of drinking juice is diminished if you don’t and can give you digestive issues like my friend experienced. Drinking juice on an empty stomach allows the juice’s vitamins and minerals to go straight to your bloodstream.
Leaving Your Juicer Dirty: Wash or at least rinse your juicer right after juicing. Trust me; it’ll save you a ton of time and scrubbing.
Let the juice sit around: Juice should never be left sitting around. Once you juice it, either drink it right away or freeze it. All pressed juice is beneficial in the fridge for five days and the freezer 4 to 6 months.
Using dry items: Avoid trying to juice things with low water content. For example, stay away from coconut, sugar cane, and grains. These ingredients have massive amounts of fiber but barely any liquid.
Pushing produce using something other than the plunger: Many juicers come with their plastic plunger tools. They’re designed for use with a particular model and are carefully sized to match. They’re to help you push items down the food chute without getting caught in the juicer mechanism. If you try this with any other implement, especially a metal object, you could destroy the machine and injure yourself in the process.
A few tips to remember are:
Prep your produce, meaning WASH AND SOAK THEM. Yes, even the organic ones. Kiwis, beets, and fruits or vegetables with hair on them should be scrubbed and soaked as well. Remember 1 cup of vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and a sink full of water is the easiest method.
Line your pulp basket with a plastic bag; trust me, when cleaning up after a long day of juicing, the last thing you want is to deal with the wet pulp.
Make your juice ahead of time. I drink 2-3 16oz juices a day. So if you know you want to do a cleanse, help yourself out. Of course, if you are on Oahu, you can always book a cleanse here.
Now for the Hydratation juice for children. Growing up, I had a lot of friends who didn’t like regular water. I find it to be more common nowadays. This juice is a yummy easy juice to make that will wow your children. This homemade electrolyte drink will rehydrate you and keep your electrolyte level up without the dyes and yucky stuff.
Day 15: 10/8: Hydration Juice
- 4 cups of coconut water or spring water
- 1 cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice (opt.)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 6-8 tbsp of sweetener ( honey or agave)
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt ( not table salt)
- 1 cup of apple juice
Coconut water is high in potassium (and antioxidants), as is citrus juice. You can easily half, double, or even triple this recipe to fit your needs. Mix everything in a blender and enjoy it!
Children under one should not consume honey.