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Join the Hype – Juicing for Beginners!

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Without the use of supplements and artificial flavoring, Juicing is one of the healthiest ways to consume purifying foods. It is loosely described as the blending of fruits and vegetables, serving as meal replacements and energy inducing mini drinks. Made all the rage by avid gym-goers and fitness results seekers, Juicing has bombarded the world of social media. As you watch your followers gulp down green concoctions, ranting and raving about the taste, you wonder: What could be fueling their excitement? Well, they’re excited about the results. Clear skin, high energy, and cleansed organs are just a few examples of how the consumption of blended fruits and veggies can transform your body.
As the concept of indulging in blended leafy greens and colorful fruits is popularized, many are still intimidated by the juice movement. The variety of ingredients can be a bit overwhelming; especially when you’re wandering through your local grocery story debating what solid foods would taste good in liquid form. But for those up for the challenge (and we really hope you are!), 4CHairChick.com has combined a list of 10 Juicing recipes for beginners. Using a high speed blender or top shelf juicer, you can indulge in each of these quick and easy feel good recipes at your leisure. Happy Juicing!
1. When you want something sweet, try this!
2 Apples
4 Celery Stalks
2 Carrots
2 Kales Leaves
½ Cucumber
Apples serve as a great natural sweetener for those wanting a sugary taste without the artificial flavoring. Celery aids digestion and serves as a stress reliever (www.care2.com), while cucumbers are great for hydration and skin enhancement. Kale is a detox powerhouse, filled with powerful antioxidants. Kale can also help protect against various cancers, blood clotting, and improve normal bone health (MindBodyGreen.com).
2. When you want something spicy, take this one on:
4 Large Celery Stalks
½ Cucumber
2 Green Apples
2 Large Carrots
1 Small Piece of Ginger Root
Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body (www.foodmatters.tv).
3. Raspberry Beet Carrot Juice
1 Cup of Fresh Raspberries
1 Beet Root
1 Handful of Parsley
5 Carrots
1 Tablespoon of Blue Green Algae
In need of stamina? The beet root is your answer. By incorporating the reddish veggie into your diet you can increase your endurance up to 16%. Grab a hold of this food before a work out and feel the difference! Beets are also known for their naturally sweet flavor and ability to fight inflammation (mercola.com). Blue green algae is a form of bacteria that is not here to harm. The blue green algae spirulina is a go-to source for protein. With about 6 grams in each 100-gram serving, its protein content includes essential amino acids and important nutrients. (healthyeating.com)
4. Green Orange Apricot Juice
1 Handful of Dandelion Greens
1 Handful of Spinach Leaves
6 Pitted Apricots
½ Cup of Hand Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Tea Spoon of Chlorella
Dandelion greens are high in calcium, rich in iron, and loaded with antioxidants. These greens serve as the ultimate detox vegetable. Dandelion greens are filled with lots of minerals and vitamins, and is 14% protein. (www.incrediblesmoothies.com) Apricots are a great source of antioxidants, high in fiber, and healthy for your heart. Full of potassium, apricots enhance the skin and combat the effects of asthma. (www.wiki-fitness.com)  Chlorella is profound for detoxification.
5. Lemon Carrot Juice
½ Chopped Purple Cabbage
2 Large Carrots
1 Apple
1 Lemon with Peel
1 Small Piece of Fresh Turmeric Root
One Cucumber
6. Basic Green Juice
2 celery stalks
½ cucumber
3-5 Big Pieces of Dino Kale
1 Handful of Parsley
1 Fennel Bulb or Stalk
1 Handful of Spinach Leaves
The fennel bulb or stalk is sweet in taste and full of vitamins.
7. Cellulite Melter
2 Cups of Orange Juice
1 Lemon
1 Mandarin Orange
1/2 Pineapple
1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Ginger
8. Carrot Apple Juice
2 Apples
2 Pounds of Organic Carrots
9. Kale Celery Apple Juice
2 Kale Leaves
2 Apples
3 Tall Stalks of Celery
10. The Liver Cleanse
1 Lemon with Skin
1 Pear
3 Beats
3 Carrots
1 Diced Cucumber
1 Handful of Watercress
Each of these recipes holds powerful anti-oxidants and promotes weight loss. Other gains these juices promote are healthy teeth, a healthy digestive system, and healthy skin. Incorporate a fresh juice once a day, or a few times a week!
Does juicing seem like the weight loss remedy for you? How often would you juice per week? Does pricing and location make it hard for you to commit to juicing? If already a juicer, what positive and/or negative results have you experienced? Tell me your story here!
This story is also published on 4CHairChick.com.
The images used in context to this post are derived from myeesentia.com and www.theglobalgirl.com.

Annsleigh Denise is a graduate of Spelman College, earning a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Minor in Multi-Media and Professional Writing. She is a multifaceted creative, focused on the inner-workings of print, publication, and Broadcast Journalism. Possessing notable editorial skills, Annsleigh aspires to utilize her professional experience to impact the world of media.

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