We know how it is! You’re wanting to get healthier, and you really, really, really want to keep drinking green juice as much as possible. The problem is you’re so busy that you can barely even stop to take the time to read this article much less make an entire green juice!
Sure, maybe you can make one here and there but, seriously, every day?!?!?!? No way! Unless……. you could find a way to not only make one super fast but also store some of it for later too.
We can help! We’ve been juicing for quite some time now and, all the while, we’ve been busy bees ourselves.
Ok, no more yapping, let’s get right to this!
Forget Including 100’s of Ingredients!
I know, I know. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve read an article about the health benefits of this vegetable, and another article about why you should most definitely include this fruit in your juices, and another article about how this vegetable will most definitely help with this issue, and so on and so on until the cows come home!
It sure would be nice to get every single one of those vegetables and fruits into your juices. But guess what?
If you’re busy, you should stop trying to get them all in at once!
If you keep over-thinking your juices and trying to fit everything in them, you’ll never getting around to making more than one! Then the next day you’ll just give up because “it takes too long” to juice.
You know this is you, isn’t it? It was me to once. 🙂
Here’s what I did and still do to this day when I’m way too busy.
Go Big or Go Home!
You’ve probably heard this saying before, yea? It applies big time here!
Forget adding loads of different ingredients all at once. You simply don’t have the time! It’s not just the adding them in, it’s the cleaning them, cleaning up after them, etc. That’s great for another day when you do have the time, but it’s not what you’re needing RIGHT NOW!
You’re going to make some quick colossal sized green juices that will keep you in business for days to come!
Step By Step Guide Right Here
Ok, first you’re going to need to read this article about how to store your juices properly so that they retain their freshness and nutritional value. You can store your juices for up to 3 days using the methods talked about there!
Don’t have time to read that article right now? That’s ok, just get yourself some mason jars and get ready to juice! Mason jars are one of the ways I talk about in that article to store your juice. 🙂
This is getting too wordy again, I’m going to make a list here for you!
#1. Get yourself some mason jars.
#2. Get yourself a large bowl or another container that you can fit a lot of juice in all at once!
#3. Clean a space for your juicing, or have it all cleaned and ready to go before-hand. This step is pretty important!
#4. Have some paper towels or rags on-hand. Juicing can get messy, and you don’t want to be scrambling all over the place for these when you need them!
#5. Get yourself a funnel (you can skip this step if your aim is good!) 🙂
#6. Have a cutting board and knife ready to go!
#7. Last, but not least, you’ll want your juicing ingredients! Let’s get to those now.
Remember the go big or go home thing? This is where it applies!
Over the course of weeks or months you can easily get a lot of those healthy vegetables and fruits you’ve been wanting to drink into your juices. Just not all at once!
#A. Get an entire head or “bunch” of a leafy green of your choosing.
If you’re newer to juicing and especially green juicing, I’d suggest you start out with romaine lettuce or spinach. Both of these have a milder flavor for a leafy green and produce a decent amount of juice. If you’re ready to step it up a notch, then you can choose a bunch of kale, chard, collard greens, turnip greens, beet greens, or any other leafy green you like.
#B. Get 1-3 apples.
The newer you are to juicing, the more apples I’d suggest using!
#C. Choose a 3rd ingredient to bulk it up even more.
I’d suggest as a third ingredient one of the three C’s.
Carrots, cucumbers, and celery will all make a great 3rd ingredient. It doesn’t have to be one of the these, you can choose your own, but remember you’re looking for ingredients that will provide volume for your 3rd ingredient! You can even add another leafy green if you like.
Let’s Get To Juicing!
Alright, get your ingredients all nice and rinsed off, or you can clean them a bit more if you want to be sure to get rid of more of the pesticides, insect residues, and other unnecessary chemicals that can sometimes be found on them off!
You can also clean them ahead of time and have them waiting in the fridge for you!
That’s a good idea you might be thinking.
Well thank you, it took me quite a bit of time to figure that one out! Now you can save all of the headache of having to learn that and just do it! 😉
If you have a masticating juicer, you’ll want to chop up and prepare some of your ingredients ahead of time so that once you’re juicing all you have to do is grab ingredients and put them in! You might even have to chop larger apples or other ingredients a bit to fit them into your centrifugal juicer.
Now you’ll juice everything all in a row and just get it into your large bowl or container! Basically, every time one of your smaller containers that catch the juice coming out of your juicer fills up, take that and pour it into your large container! Yes, you’re literally making one giant vat of juice! That sound you’re hearing is me rubbing my hands together like an evil genius! 🙂
Store Your Green Juice
Once all of your ingredients are done being juiced, give that container a nice stir. Now you’re going to need your mason jars (or other storage container that we talked about in the how to store your juices properly article). Again, if you don’t have time to read that article, mason jars work just fine. They’re what we use most of the time!
Now simply start pouring juice into your containers until they’re full up to the top. You want to fill them up as much as possible, because air is one of the things that lowers the nutritional content of juice. The other two things are light and heat, so when you’re done, get them into the fridge or a dark cool place. If you can’t fill them all right to the top, that’s ok.
You can either just let it go or fill the rest up with some water. Hey water is good for you too!
Oh, if you end up pouring juice all over the place, while you’re trying to get it in your mason jars, don’t forget to get your funnel! You did get a funnel right? That’s why we mentioned it in step #5. above! Get that funnel in your mason jar and pour the juice straight in! 🙂
Depending on the amount of ingredients you have, you should come away with at least one mason jar of juice. Hopefully you’ll have more. If you don’t and you want more, simply double or triple up your ingredients. Instead of 1 head of romaine lettuce, make it 2 or 3! Add more apple juice or cucumbers!
Now you can enjoy the fruits (ok, the vegetable and fruit juices) of your labor for up to 3 days to come.
If you need a juice one day when you’re too busy to make one. Boom, you’ve already made it! It’s like you went back in time and left yourself some juice for this very moment!
There’s one final step I almost forgot to mention…
Enjoy your juice and be damn proud of yourself for taking the time to take care of YOU!
Quick Wrap Up & Green Juicing Recipes For The Busy
This was a kind of a longer read than I was hoping for, but I like to be thorough. I’d say I’m working on being less thorough, but why would I do that? 🙂
Hopefully once you’ve read this, you’ll know what to do for years to come!
If you eventually have a little more time on your hands and want to delve deeper into the world of green juicing, we have an even more extensive guide that really gets into the details of making your own green juice at home! It covers multi-ingredient juices and so on.
Ok, here’s some juicing recipes for when you don’t have time to make juicing recipes! 😉
Juice Recipes For The Way Too Busy Be Right Here!
#1. I wanted to start you out with one of my all-time favorites. The Half n Half Juice Recipe!
#2. This next one includes kale and grapes! Did I forget to mention grapes? The truth is you can use any fruit alongside your leafy green. It’s just that apple juice usually mixes well with many different kinds of greens. Plus, I didn’t want to get too complicated in an article that’s all about juicing when you’re busy! 🙂
#3. I wanted to show you how easy it is to do this with carrots instead of apples. This recipe below is a smaller version of one that you could easily triple the amount of ingredients for. It’s called the Mini Collard Carrot and you’ll find it right here.
#4. The Rainbow Celery Juice Recipe uses a leafy green (chard), an apple, and celery for a simple yet tasty combination! You could easily double or triple the ingredients to make a whole lot of juice to store properly for later use.
Hope this will be helpful for you. Gotta go now! 🙂
Latest posts by Sean Carey (see all)
- Grape Juice Could Be The Fountain Of Youth! - July 3, 2016
- Juicing For Allergies: Powerful Anti-Allergy Juice Recipes Included! - June 27, 2016
- 15 Vegetable and Fruit Juices That Are High In Vitamin C - June 26, 2016