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How to make homemade fruit and vegetable juices:


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How to make homemade fruit and vegetable juices:


You'll need an inexpensive juice machine.


All fruits and vegetables should be juiced raw.


Small seeded fruit, such as watermelon and pears, may be juiced with their seeds, with the exception of papaya and apple seeds. Orange and grapefruit seeds might impart a bitter taste to your juice. Remove the large pits from fruits like peaches and nectarines, etc.


Peel all fruits and vegetables that are not organically grown because the peel is where most of the chemical residues can be found. While most skins of organically grown fruits and vegetables may be left on, with the exception of waxed produce, the skins of pineapples, kiwis, oranges, grapefruits and papaya should be removed.


Choose fresh ripe produce. Rubbery vegetables, bruised fruit, wilted greens and over or under-ripe fruits will produce juices that are neither tasty nor healthful.


Cut the fruits or vegetables into pieces that will fit into the mouth of your juice machine. Turn the juice machine on and push the pieces through the mouth of the juicer. As you juice, pulp will collect in a large receptacle. If you don't clean the pulp out right away, it will develop a sour odor and tiny gnats and fruit flies may appear after 8 to 10 hours.


It is best to drink freshly made juices within one day.



How to make perfect homemade smoothies and shakes:

Put the fruit in the blender first. Make sure that the items are smaller than a golf ball so they will blend completely. Add the liquid ingredients next.


Fasten the lid and press the start button. Use high speed for about 20-30 seconds.


Stop the blender and check to see if the ingredients are well blended. Sometimes the frozen fruit will jam under the blade. If there is jammed fruit, use a spatula to unjam the fruit, and blend again.


Once the mixture is evenly blended, slowly add two ice cubes through the opening of the blender lid. Keep adding one or two ice cubes at a time until the blender sounds smooth. If your blender is not strong enough to blend ice cubes, omit the ice and substitute just enough ice cold water or fruit juice so that the shake will have a milkshake consistency.


If the shake/smoothie is too thin, add more fruit or ice. If it’s too thick, add more liquid.

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i perfer to blend rather than juice fruits because i need the fiber!

plus it's the fiber that makes sure to time release sugar slowly into our blood stream

it's really hard to eat 4-5 oranges whole because nature is perfect and packages fiber and sugar together

when we juice, it strips away the fiber so we can drink the sugar and juice of 4-5 oranges

this is too much sugar for our bodies at one time

sugar high and crash...ouch

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