Hey well not really a music post but thought it was quite useful information for anyone looking to get into juicing or trying to be a bit healthier.
Now from the get go, I do not think I am overweight in the slightest so I am not doing this to slim down! If people want to lose weight then exercise is going to be the thing to do and combined with a decent diet you obviously cannot fail. I however thought my diet was lacking vegetables and sometimes eating massive portions of food doesn’t fill me with joy either.
I bought a Nutribullet a few weeks ago and have been basically having 3 x juices a day along with my normal dinner which is usually something quite lazy, I know I should try to cook more but alas one thing at a time! Now currently I really have the same 3 juices because I find it a lot easier with shopping and I think my tastebuds will get use to the flavours…. because despite what they say the “leafy” green smoothies don’t taste amazing.
Now I wanted to basically show you what I have been having and give you some honest opinions about what they taste like and how quick they are to prepare. I’m not trying to sell you a Nutribullet so this will be a totally honest account of doing the juices and what they taste like.
- Number #1 – Orange and Carrot
This smoothie/juice takes about 5 mins to prepare, you literally take the peel off 2 oranges and slice up 2 carrots. You can also add in about a 1/2 inch of ginger to make it a bit zingy and ginger is really good for you! Now with the Nutribullet you do get piff/bits in the drink… however I don’t mind orange juice with bits and carrot isn’t too bad. I would give it about 7/10 for flavour its pretty good and the Vitamin C you get from this is incredible. Preparation time is about 5mins
- Number #2 – Green Smoothie
This juice is exactly as it sounds… green Now I love vegetables but the problem with some of these smoothies is that that raw vegetables can taste very bitter! This smoothie seems to be the middle for me because it isn’t terrible but I’m not going to lie and say it tastes like beer, because it really doesn’t!
This juice is made up from 1/2 Avacado, 1 Apple, 2 handsfuls of Spinach, 1 handful of Walnuts and a little bit of Cinamon to round out the flavour. Now from my perspective the flavour is like 5/10 because although it doesn’t taste incredible, I have drunk far worse things. I am going to try and continue to find green smoothies that taste more of fruit than vegetables! Preparation time is again 5mins
- Number #3 – Fruit Smoothie
Right now this is my favourite smoothie out of the lot because it actually tastes really good! Now this smoothie is basically a combination of all the fruits I like whizzed up with some Yoghurt and a little bit of water. The one in the picture is a combination of Frozen Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1 Apple and some Yoghurt (100% Fat Free). This smoothie can be changed a lot as I have now started putting in Raspberries, Blueberries and Red Berries… basically put in what you like Now the flavour is 10/10 for me I really could drink these all the time, but sugar in fruit can be bad but at least it is natural sugar! The prep for this is about 3mins and it helps me really round off my diet
All of the smoothies/juices I have listed are created with mostly water, the amount of water you need will depend on what device you are using the blend them up. My advice is to use plenty of water because it makes a smoother drink which I prefer than having loads of bits in it.
From the above smoothies my daily intake of vegetables stands at 1/2 an avacado, 2 handsfuls of spinach, 2 oranges, 2 carrots, 1 banana, 2 apples, 1 portion of strawberries, 1 portion of raspberries and probably about 2-3 pints of water. This really does mean my intake of fruit and vegetables has gone through the roof and the best bit is that it isn’t an expensive diet to have. I’m not sure how long I will keep up having the juices, maybe till I get really sick of them but for the moment I really think my body is saying thanks for giving me the good stuff!