This article is based on a very nice and educative study made by Dr. Robert Sandor, which tells you what amount of water, sugar, and how many calories are in your juices.
I love natural fruit juices! They’re perfect for breakfast because they give you an energy boost almost instantly and also they’re full of vitamins and antioxidants which will give you a skin glow that lasts all day! If we’re talking about juices made of 100% fruit, it’s safe to say that they’re an excellent source of Vitamin C and potassium as well. Unfortunately, they don’t have as much fiber as the whole fruit, but they’re still a very good way of starting your day.
Okay, but what about fruit and vegetables? Can you combine them in the same juice? Well, of course – and that’s even recommended in order to boost the nutrient intake of your breakfast drink. Some very good combos include orange and carrots, celery and apple, banana and spinach. And the list doesn’t end here! If you want to learn how fruit and vegetables could work in one drink, I recommend you read the Organifi green juice review by Vegan Liftz.
About calories… I don’t count them! 😉 I just eat what I consider healthy and that’s enough for me, but for those of you who count them this infographic below can be very useful.
If you care about your calorie intake and you usually count those on a daily basis, you should note that fruit juice is a big source of extra sugar and calories. This means that consuming some fruit and vegetable juice for breakfast is a good idea, but make sure you don’t overdo it and maybe don’t base your entire diet and all your meals on fruit juices exclusively. After all, the human body needs more than vitamins! Just think about proteins, healthy fats, and more.
Another good thing about fruit juices is that they’re very easy to make. If you have a powerful juice maker at home, all you need is a big batch of fresh fruit, a little bit of patience, some empty bottles and that’s about it.
You can make a bigger quantity of fruit juice and store it in bottles in the fridge. I think that’s a very good idea and it can even work as a meal prep! I usually do this over the weekends, so I know that I’ll have fresh fruit and veggie juice for the following week. Make sure you don’t store it for too long, though, as 100% natural fruit juice doesn’t have any preservatives and it can turn bad pretty quickly.
And if you need some inspiration for your next natural fruit juice, here are some of my favorite combinations in the world:
- Mango, pineapple, and lemon;
- Banana, oat milk, and raspberries;
- Celery, cucumber, and lemon;
- Carrot, orange, and lemon;
- Pear, kale, and avocado;
- Carrot, lemon, and ginger;
- Apple, beets, and lime.
I hope I’ve given you some well-deserved inspiration to start juicing more today! Regardless if you’re going to serve your natural homemade juices as breakfast or as immunity shots during the day, I’m sure you’re going to love everything about them! And remember: balance is everything! 🙂