It’s no secret one of the best ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle is by having a healthy approach to food and drink! A lot of people find that juicing is a fun way to help them meet their health goals. It’s also a health trend that is popular around the world.

If you’re new to juicing, you might be wondering what kinds of drinks you could make each day. Before we discuss some inspirational recipes, it’s worth knowing a little about juicers.

Aren’t all juicers the same?

In a word, no! Here’s a brief rundown of some of the main types available on the market today:

Slow juicer – they rotate at low RPMs (revolutions per minute). The Omega VERT, for example, runs at just 43 RPM. Because of their slow speeds, they tend to preserve more of the nutritional value of fruits;

Vertical slow juicer – they are the same as conventional slow juicers. As you may have gathered, the difference is they are vertical rather than horizontal! Products like the Juiceproducer KT2200 take up less counter space;

Twin gear juicer – models like the Angel 5500 use intermeshed stainless steel twin gears. They seldom run any faster than 200 RPM and are good for producing higher yields;

Wheatgrass juicer – some products won’t work well with wheatgrass. To solve that problem, you can opt for a juicer like the Omega 8004;

Manual juicer – do you want to lead a greener lifestyle? If so, why not use a juicer that doesn’t need electricity to operate? Juicers like the OrangeX Jupiter Lever Press are brilliant citrus juicers.

Which juicer do I need?

Now that you know what are the different types available, how do you know which one is best for you? It all depends on what you wish to juice, of course!

Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the best one:

Slow juicers – best for soft fruits;

Single auger juicers – good for leafy greens and wheatgrass;

Twin gear juicers – ideal for high-yield vegetables.

Check out http://www.juiceproducer.com to see how each model stacks up against each other.

Top 5 recommended juice recipes for beginners

By now, you are no doubt itching to create your first healthy juice drink! Here are a few examples that we love to make:

1. Spicy Orange Juice

You will need a medium orange, a couple of large carrots, a lemon and some chopped ginger.

To make a spicy orange juice drink, you’ll need to peel each orange and then feed the segments through the juicer. Next, add the carrots, lemon and chopped ginger. It’s quick and easy to make, and you can enjoy it straight away or leave it in the fridge to chill; the choice is yours! Add ice for an instant refreshing mix.

2. Pear Cucumber Juice

Just one pear and a small piece of cucumber are all that’s needed for this recipe! Some people also add a handful of chopped celery stalks and sliced fresh ginger, but with this one simple is best.

All you need to do is wash each item and then feed it into your juicer. Stick the juice in the fridge for ten minutes before drinking it!

3. Green Apple Juice

To make this delicious drink, you’ll need an apple, a lemon and some kale. Wash and slice the apple, and peel the lemon. Feed each segment of apple and lemon into the juicer, followed by the kale for a deeper green look. Tastes great as it is or chilled in the freezer for a couple of minutes!

4. Carrot Romaine Ginger Juice

A simple yet tasty juice drink that even the kids will love! To make it, you’ll need five carrots, 2 clementines, lemon, ginger and some romaine lettuce. Wash and chop each item before feeding them into your juicer. You can make larger batches and keep them in the fridge for later. This one is a nutritional powerhouse – perfect for a detox.

5. Tropical Green Juice

Once you’re used to juicing, try making this sweet-tasting drink. You will need one cup of cubed pineapple, some kale and a cucumber, and we like to throw in a pear. Wash your ingredients and feed them into your juicer in segments.

Enjoy!

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I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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