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Juicing: Sometimes You Just Have To Take The Easy Route


I’m not going to lie – I don’t have time to juice every day like I wish I could. I don’t drink a ton of juice in general because of the sugar content, and the glycemic index. Most fruits have a high glycemic index (GI) and some vegetables do too. When juicing, my go-to mix is usually carrots, a couple apples, lemon, and ginger. The reason being is that though carrots are sweet, the have a low GI, and are tasty. From New Health Guide the benefits of carrot juice include:

1. High in Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2 and Potassium. 2. Macronutrients – low fat content, 1.3g of protein per serving, 18g of carbs per serving. 3. Stimulates appetite if consumed 20 minutes before eating. Carrot juice helps to stimulate your body’s secretion of digestive juices. 4. The soluble fiber in carrots promotes digestion.

Sound good yet?


So back to juicing. I often don’t have time for juicing. I will take the easy route. I’m not saying everyone should – but life gets busy and time is of the essence. Often times I’ll use Boathouse Carrot Juice as a supplement along with some squeezed lemon juice and a touch of the Silk Almond/Coconut blend to add a milky, smoothie texture and look to it. Try it out!