Juicing Tips for Beginners

Are you ready to try juicing? It’s not hard and it doesn’t take a lot of time, especially if you have some help.

Juicing is a great way to get you daily servings of fruits and vegetables if you’re a person on the go. Use the healing properties of food and improve your health today with juicing!

Let’s get started.

Juicing Tips for Beginners #1

Juicing Tips for Beginners #1

Selecting your juicer. Are you going to be juicing leafy greens like spinach, kale and lettuce? I recommend you do, because those ingredients are very nutritious. The best type of juicer for leafy greens is a masticating juicer like the Omega J8004. It juices fruit great too. The other type of juicer is a centrifugal juicer. That’s the type I started out with. In the beginning I juiced a lot of carrots, apples, oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit. Lets not forget watermelon! My centrifugal worked great but I outgrew it after about a year. It just didn’t do a very good job on leafy greens, so I felt I was wasting too much. Along came my Omega J8004 and I haven’t stopped juicing since.

Recommendations for juicers:

Masticating – Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer (Best overall in my opinion)

Masticating Vertical –Omega VRT330S 80RPM Masticating Juicer (Choose the VRT350 for a heavy duty screen, but at a higher cost)

Centrifugal – Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor (Good all around juicer, lowest price, but not good for leafy greens)

Juicing Tips for Beginners #2

Juicing Tips for Beginners #2

Once you have a juicer, find delicious recipes. Keep them simple at first and make one’s that you know you’ll like. You can experiment with powerful ingredients like garlic and cilantro later. There are so many websites with so many recipes it’s hard to know which to choose from. That’s why I recommend getting a book on juicing and juicing recipes. When I started, I started simple. I had some free software that gave me some excellent suggestions. You can find it here.

Once I had exhausted the software I started buying books. I also found a few good simple recipes on websites, but I was cautious. Many are so complicated that I knew I didn’t want to make them and many have ingredients that are way too hard or impossible to find. Below are a few good books that will help you get started.

Before going to the grocery store, use your list of recipes and make a grocery list of what you’ll need. This will simplify things. Buy organic when possible and buy the freshest produce. If you’re able to, grow your own. That’s the best way!

Recommendations for books:

The Juicing Bible

Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets

The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long (Excellent for beginners)

Juicing Tips for Beginners #3

Juicing Tips for Beginners #3

Let’s get juicing! Prepare and area for juicing and preparing your produce. My juicer sits close to my sink and garbage disposal. I also sometimes use a colendar for rinsing.

To wash your produce all you need is fine-grain sea salt and water! First, wash the fruit or vegetable with water. Prepare the solution in a large bowl (or sink) by mixing one teaspoon of sea salt to each cup of water and stir it to dissolve the salt. Soak your produce for two minutes. (Scrub with a vegetable brush) Rinse the produce under fresh water, pat dry.

Cut up your produce for your juicer. Mine needs to be cut up fairly small since I have a narrow chute (Omega J8004).

When juicing, alternate between hard and soft produce. This will help keep it from clogging.

If you have leftovers, like I almost always do, store it in airtight mason jars, then refrigerate. You can keep them up to 24 hours and it’ll still be fresh. I’ve found that the juice I make in my Omega J8004 stores longer, and tastes better longer than what I make in my Breville JE98XL.

That it for juicing tips for beginners. Simple enough huh? Have fun juicing!

More Reading:

Omega J8004 Review

Breville JE98XL Review

The Juicing Bible Review

Juicing Recipes

On a side note, I’ve also been guest blogging on another site. See my article, “Why You Should Avoid Processed Foods”

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Rich Donahue

I am a natural health enthusiast and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Health from the Sandy Hill Institute for Natural Sciences. My website PRIME Juicers is dedicated to people who enjoy juicing and want to improve their health and lose weight by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. I also write about blending, nutrition and natural health. Please join me and have fun juicing! (I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items from my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link.)

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23 Responses

  1. Jonathan says:

    The juice is my favorite. I am always looking for some new recipes. This is a great article and thanks for sharing this post. Your recipes software post is excellent for me. I have benefited from here. Keep posting such a post!!!!

  2. WOW This is really amazing post. It’s a very informative and helpful tip for beginners. I like your information. Thank you for share a such helpful tip.

  3. This is great information. It’s really helpful tip. Thank you for shear a great information.

  4. Eddie says:

    Great information. I would like to know, when making a green power juice, how much percentage is vegetables compare to fruits and I guess nuts. I tend to add more fruits, not sure is it correct.

  5. Wow, great juicing tips. I love this very much. This is too amazing. Thanks for the shearing.

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    Wow, great recipes. great juice tips. I love this very much. This is too amazing. Thanks for the shearing.

  7. Helen says:

    Hi Richard, thanks for sharing this.
    I think it is a shame for me that I only found your blog yesterday. It is a great blog!

  8. wow really nice site and really informative i use my breville active blender all the time for juices it really good check out the breville active blender review at topreviewcomapre.com they make great juice

  9. Ryan says:

    Thank you for the informative article, I’ve purchased a masticating juicer based on you recommendation, and it’s great so far!
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  10. John says:

    I m also a beginner . it will help me to make juice easily . i like the article very much .

  11. C Ullmer says:

    I am huge supporter of consuming lots of raw fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. I am just now getting into juicing. Your article was very helpful! Thank You!

  12. John says:

    You are right,there are lot of website about juice but all are so complicated.But today I found lot of new tips from you about juice and use of different spices.
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  13. Which would you recommend for easy cleaning? My family loves juicing but my kids fight over who will clean the juicer. Thanks for advice in advance!

  14. Sarah says:

    Thanks for this amazing tips for beginners. I\’m sure your article will be of great value to juicing beginners like me. Happy juicing!
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  15. Evy Febria says:

    hi rich, I’m a beginner too,it is very helpful.thank you for the great article 🙂
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  16. Totally agree with you on the Omega Juicer! I completely am in LOVE with mine, and use it almost every single day. The juice tastes better and you get so much more out of the juice when you juice it SLOW! Plus you get a lot more nutrition out of the “leafy” greens because they process slowly through the juicer, giving the juicer time to get the delicate nutrient rich juice out! Can’t say enough about the Slow juicer! Love Mine!
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