Juicing is a great way to get a lot more vegetables into your diet and to be more alkaline. I learned that there is no short cut here that you have to make it fresh for the best nutrition. I try to use organic as much as possible. The recipe I found to be the most palatable is:
2 celery stalks
1 small beet
hand full of spinach or kale
Juice than squeeze in a whole lemon. (love those Meyer’s lemons!)
I used to use a green apple but found that my body over-reacted to it and became allergic to them as well. I then eliminated the apple (and the added sugar) and used the lemon. It tastes fine even to my son. Starting at 1 yr – he is now 15 months old – he would drink from my glass and keep coming back for more. This is from a boy who has never had sugary juice, only water to drink so to him this tastes pretty good!
I remembering dreading making the juice as I thought it was such a chore. I guess it is the cleaning of the whole juicer and the scrubbing of the filter as well as digging all of the veggies out of the refrigerator. I have found it less of a chore now as I try to remember how good I feel after I drink it. I also will do it in steps. I will take out all of the veggies and put them on a plate and clean them so they are ready to go. It also serves to remind me that I am due to juice. I try to do it every other day. I recently have been adding some Bloody Mary mud into it to make it more interesting. It makes it spicy and different.