Welcome to Day 1 of the 30 Days To Green Juicing Challenge!
You’re going to start off day 1 picking up some beginners juicing tips and enjoying one of the easiest to make, familiar, and tastiest juices in existence. Apple juice!
After you read the tips to follow that will help you throughout this entire challenge, you will find the very simple recipe for today’s juice near the bottom of the page.
A Bit About Store Bottled Juice vs. Homemade Juice
We imagine many of you grew up drinking apple juice, or still do. Unfortunately, the juice you probably grew up drinking and maybe still do now is the kind of juice that comes bottled, and from the store.
If you read our juicing for beginners article then you know that most bottled juices go through pasteurization and other processes, which destroy many of the nutrients inside of them. The nutrients listed on the side of the bottle are usually added back into the “juice” afterwards. What remains after these processes is a sugary beverage with some vitamins thrown back in. Hardly the same thing as fresh juice, straight from the source itself. You simply won’t get the same amount, or kinds of nutrients that you get in fresh homemade juice.
This is part of why we are so passionate about making our own fresh homemade juice! We also support juice bars that make it right in front of you, and serve it up for convenience! However, it’s cheaper if you make it yourself!
On day 1, of our 30 day to green juicing challenge we wanted to share with you a few more tips to get you started on your juicing journey that will make your life a bit easier.
3 More Juicy Tips To Keep In Mind!
The first tip we wanted to share with you is the importance of keeping a clean space set aside for your juicing. Keeping a clean space in your kitchen, or wherever you make your juice goes a long way towards motivating you to continue juicing!
We also put together a page for how to prepare your produce for our juice cleanse recipes. This covers most of the specific vegetables and fruit that are in our juice recipes and whether you should peel them, which parts to use, how to get them ready to be juiced in your specific type of juicer, and more!
If you’re using mainly conventionally grown vegetables and fruit you might want to consider washing them a bit better than just a quick rinse. This article here explains a little bit about why, and offers you ways to get your produce cleaner before putting it in your juicer. You can still learn a thing or 2 from the article even if you only use organic produce for your juicing.
Alright, now let’s get to your simple juice recipe for today!
Your Juice Recipe For Day 1
We can tell you from the start that not every apple will taste the same! If you don’t like the apple juice that your apple produced, then try a different variety of apple! Our favorite apple for apple juice is a Fuji apple! They just make a great tasting juice! (We love eating them too!)
You should get anywhere between 18 ounces, to 21 ounces of apple juice depending on your juicer and the apples you’re using.
A Few Health Benefits Of This Beginners Apple Juice
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but never really thought much about it? There’s good reason this saying has stood the test of time! Apples often get glossed over when it comes to their health benefits, but the truth is they’re loaded with them!
- Apples contain goodies called phytonutrients, and some of the specific ones in apples are good for brain health. On top of other brain benefits, these have been found to protect our brain from diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Apples have also been shown to improve the health of our lungs, and improve health conditions such as asthma.
- Other nutrients in apples help to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
- Apple juice is not as acidic as many other types of fruit juice, which makes it a good choice as a sweetener for many juice recipes.
These are just some of the health benefits that come with drinking apple juice!
Congratulations, you’ve finished day 1! We’ll see you tomorrow for day 2, where you get to drink some delicious orange juice!
Click here to go straight to day 2 of your juicing challenge!