A Healthy Life : Start making your own juice!

February 12, 2013

I’m a big juice lover, everyone knows that. Every time I’m in Mall of the Emirates I HAVE to stop by Pulp (the awesome juice bar) to get a big size of my very well loved “Strawberry Heaven”. But my mum always says that there is a lot of sugar in these drinks and no one knows what they put in them.

Don’t worry mum, everything is under control! I got a juicer!

Well, to be honest, it was my mum’s idea to get a juicer, haha. I got myself a blender to do a good “Strawberry Heaven” every morning.

Here are a few good reasons why you should get a juicer:

  1. You know what you’re putting in your juice
  2. You can mix a few ingredients and have your own “secret” juice recipes 
  3. It’s healthier – duh
  4. It’s fun 

When I say “it’s fun”, I really mean it. I’ve spent two days with the juicer and believe me I’m having a blast! The process is super easy but the cleaning part is a bit of a pain in the derriΓ¨re.

The taste is a bit different from the juice you normally drink (the one in a box). But that’s fine, it’s only because of the fruit you used- obviously. For example, the apple you used can be sweeter than the other in your fridge. Perfectly normal.

To be honest, my first attempt wasn’t that yummy… I mixed a mango and two slices of pineapple. It was drinkable, but it would be better with an orange.

I was super excited about the juicer that I started searching for healthy recipes. Yes, healthy recipes included: lettuce, beetroot, spinach, cucumber, parsley, etc. What is this? A salad? Then I thought I would stick to “fruit” juices before I find onion and garlic juice.
But apparently the “salad” juices are really good for you. I’ll have to give it a try.

Anyway, I’ve been playing with my blender too. I’ll post a few recipes when I can πŸ™‚

What are your healthy choices? 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Josie February 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love the idea of juicing, and went so far as to by a machine, but never actually get round to it! This post has inspired me πŸ™‚ x


    • Reply Zein February 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

      I’m so glad it did! πŸ˜€


  • Reply Kimberley February 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I love juice I don’t know why I’ve never tried making my own before!

    You have a great blog, I’m a new follower

    Kimberley x


    • Reply Zein February 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Thank you for your sweet comment and the follow! πŸ™‚


  • Reply Fatmasbeautycorner February 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Juicing is actually not healthy! yes, im was just as surprised as you are right now, but it makes sense. See, all the nutrients and all the good stuff are in the fruits skin, a juicer gets rid of all the good stuff and you end up with sugar only! doctors recommend eating the fruit over juicing it but blenders are good because it blends the skin with it too! I actually have green smoothies, I’m quite picky but they arent as bad as you think you are and spinach is a great protein source! Try it. A green smoothie should consist of 60% fruit and 40% greens but start with more fruit, spinach doesnt have much taste to it:)

    • Reply Zein February 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Of course all the good stuff are in the skin! I totally agree with you! My doctor told me the same thing πŸ˜‰
      But if you had to choose between juice from supermarket or homemade juice just to get a good cold drink, I would go for the homemade juice πŸ˜‰

      Thank you for sharing your tips! I’ll try to do green smoothies soon πŸ™‚


  • Reply Celine March 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    i have also been obsessed with juicing lately!


    • Reply Zein March 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Share some recipes if you have any good ones πŸ™‚

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