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June 20, 2012 1:03 PM
I am super excited, as I just purchased a juicer! I usually go to the organic market and get a green juice and spend like 7 dollars. I figured I would try doing it myself. It's ridiclously messy and you have to use a ton of stuff to get a small juice, but anyways.... My question is , how do you log it ? For example today I used two apples (next time I will use one) , 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. I thought I would just log that, but the pulp container was FULL. So obviously Im not actually consuming the whole 2 apples, 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. Also, how am I benifitting from the juice without the fiber (pulp) . Any info would be appreciated!
Edited by Jflowwers On June 20, 2012 1:04 PM
June 20, 2012 1:10 PM
I personally would log the whole thing. Unless you want to weigh the pulp and subtract off the calories at the rate of carbohydrates, which fiber is, at 4 calories per gram.

I know people adore their juicing but I prefer a smoothie because it has all that beneficial fiber to slow digestion, aid in fullness and it's just good for you. I've had it drilled into my brain that juice is the concentrated calories of the food and it's best to eat the whole item. Though I'm sure if you're having juices that are terrific foods like lemon, ginger, etc. that you wouldn't be eating 'whole' necessarily, that's probably really good for you.
June 20, 2012 1:13 PM
Thanks. I was thinking about juicing and then adding some of the pulp into a blender with the juice. I think if I just tried to do the whole thing as a smoothie, I would be grossed out . Haha.
June 20, 2012 1:18 PM
QUOTE:

Thanks. I was thinking about juicing and then adding some of the pulp into a blender with the juice. I think if I just tried to do the whole thing as a smoothie, I would be grossed out . Haha.


Just throw it all into a blender with a cup of spinach or kale and call it a green monster. ;-)
  1897001
June 20, 2012 1:45 PM
Ill try it.
June 20, 2012 1:53 PM
One thing you may try is to add lemon to the juice. My wife and I found the kale hard to stomach. We upped the spinnach and we put one entire lemon in the juice. For us at least, it made all of the difference in the world.

I don't just juice though, I drink it to supplement my vitamins, etc.
  24041846
June 20, 2012 2:00 PM
Here's the basic recipe that I use, just tossing it into a blender, in order:

1 cp raw kale or raw spinach
1 - 1.5 cps of various fruits (berries, apples, red grapes, cherries, and/or half a banana)
1 cp almond milk (or rice milk or low-fat milk)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
1/2 cp ice

Sometimes I'll swap out 1/2 cp of fruit for 1 tbsp of peanutbutter or gnutella.

Usually it runs 250-350 calories depending on the exact ingredients.
Edited by jasonheyd On June 20, 2012 2:01 PM
  1897001
June 20, 2012 2:02 PM
Bump - Interested in this as well.
  12405216
June 20, 2012 2:19 PM
QUOTE:

Here's the basic recipe that I use, just tossing it into a blender, in order:

1 cp raw kale or raw spinach
1 - 1.5 cps of various fruits (berries, apples, red grapes, cherries, and/or half a banana)
1 cp almond milk (or rice milk or low-fat milk)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
1/2 cp ice

Sometimes I'll swap out 1/2 cp of fruit for 1 tbsp of peanutbutter or gnutella.

Usually it runs 250-350 calories depending on the exact ingredients.

do you have a vitamix?? I dont think my blender could take that all on.
June 20, 2012 2:21 PM
Nope, just a Waring Pro blender: http://www.amazon.com/Waring-MBB518-Professional-Beverage-Stainless/dp/B00004S8F8/
  1897001
June 20, 2012 3:25 PM
There are recipes for things to do with the pulp, too. I don't know where or what but I bet you could google something up.
June 20, 2012 4:54 PM
Jae Steele has a recipe for juicer pulp muffins. I like to juice but I consume all of it too. Just the juice doesn't leave me satisfied. I do coconut water, some vega protein, kale or spinach and frozen berries a lot of the time. Soooo good! You can totally omit the protein, I just like it.

Oh, and beets with apple, lemon and ginger through a juicer is sooooo good!
  12756119
June 20, 2012 5:00 PM
bump
  21340926
June 20, 2012 5:00 PM
QUOTE:

I am super excited, as I just purchased a juicer! I usually go to the organic market and get a green juice and spend like 7 dollars. I figured I would try doing it myself. It's ridiclously messy and you have to use a ton of stuff to get a small juice, but anyways.... My question is , how do you log it ? For example today I used two apples (next time I will use one) , 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. I thought I would just log that, but the pulp container was FULL. So obviously Im not actually consuming the whole 2 apples, 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. Also, how am I benifitting from the juice without the fiber (pulp) . Any info would be appreciated!


I just log it as eating the fruits/veggies. When it comes to greens I prefer smoothies. Kale blueberry water, Spinach mango water, etc etc. I feel I get more from the greens when I smoothie them, but I do keep Kale/Chard stalks to juice for later. When juicing, I go the ginger, carrot, apple, sweet potato, celery, cucumber, beets, radishes type route (not all at once... well maybe sometimes)
June 20, 2012 5:03 PM
I do smoothies too, 1 cup kale, 1 grapefruit, 1 banana, 0.5 tbs flaxseed, 1 cup water,
  24231572
June 20, 2012 5:52 PM
juicing is great! cucumbers mask anything you might not like the taste of.
June 20, 2012 7:18 PM
QUOTE:

I do smoothies too, 1 cup kale, 1 grapefruit, 1 banana, 0.5 tbs flaxseed, 1 cup water,



Stupid question, but how do you measure out kale. On A scale? Itsa more caloric then I realized! Does the chunkiness of the kale bother you?
Edited by Jflowwers On June 20, 2012 7:18 PM
June 20, 2012 7:20 PM
QUOTE:

Here's the basic recipe that I use, just tossing it into a blender, in order:

1 cp raw kale or raw spinach
1 - 1.5 cps of various fruits (berries, apples, red grapes, cherries, and/or half a banana)
1 cp almond milk (or rice milk or low-fat milk)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
1/2 cp ice

Sometimes I'll swap out 1/2 cp of fruit for 1 tbsp of peanutbutter or gnutella.

Usually it runs 250-350 calories depending on the exact ingredients.

yum!
June 20, 2012 7:21 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I am super excited, as I just purchased a juicer! I usually go to the organic market and get a green juice and spend like 7 dollars. I figured I would try doing it myself. It's ridiclously messy and you have to use a ton of stuff to get a small juice, but anyways.... My question is , how do you log it ? For example today I used two apples (next time I will use one) , 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. I thought I would just log that, but the pulp container was FULL. So obviously Im not actually consuming the whole 2 apples, 3 cups of kale and 2 cups of spinach. Also, how am I benifitting from the juice without the fiber (pulp) . Any info would be appreciated!


I just log it as eating the fruits/veggies. When it comes to greens I prefer smoothies. Kale blueberry water, Spinach mango water, etc etc. I feel I get more from the greens when I smoothie them, but I do keep Kale/Chard stalks to juice for later. When juicing, I go the ginger, carrot, apple, sweet potato, celery, cucumber, beets, radishes type route (not all at once... well maybe sometimes)


You can juice sweet potato?? :)
June 20, 2012 8:19 PM
I so thought this thread was going to be about steroids...
June 20, 2012 8:22 PM
I recommend a book entitled "The Complete Book of Juicing" by Michael T. Murray, N.D., which contains over 150 fruit and vegetable juice recipes and the approximate nutrient content including calories for each recipe. I find that the suggested recipes inspire me to try various healthy and delicious combinations, and to modify them and experiment with my own creations. For every fruit and vegetable, there is detailed information including key benefits and nutritional analysis. And there is a section on juice recommendations for common health conditions. It also includes a good explanation of the health benefits of juicing.
  23755606
June 20, 2012 8:26 PM
I love our juicer!
I just go to the market and grab anything and everything fresh, then come home a juice away.
I like to juice green, nasty veggies and mix them with apples and carrots.
We make bread with some of the pulp - LOVE IT!
June 20, 2012 8:28 PM
You can log it as raw juice for apples, and with some other fruits and such it's in the database.
  8725987
June 20, 2012 8:30 PM
i juiced for about 3 months straight and LOVED it. Things i learned -

1)add lemon juice if you are juicing spinach or kale
2)add benefiber or fiber supplement to juices since you are extracting all of the fiber when you juice
3)don't try to go crazy all at once - i ended up cranky with a massive headache - i started out replacing 2 meals and a snack w/juice and then i ate a sensible dinner w/my family - this works, trust me.
4)the cost is cheaper than already made juices but it will take you longer to purchase, wash, slice, juice and clean up than to just purchase a juice like NAKED or BOLTHOUSE FARMS which are both tasty and affordable in my opinion
5)be proud of yourself for making a health conscious decision. it takes a lot to stick w/a juicing program and you deserve to brag about it when the weight comes off, your skin looks better and you feel better physically.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU! by the way, i still juice about 3 times a week, once per day...
Edited by dsckrc On June 20, 2012 8:31 PM
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June 20, 2012 8:33 PM
Would love to hear what every one starts to say!

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