I do it as soon as I wake up and it has made a dramatic impact in how I begin my day. It makes me feel light, energetic and clear.
Over the last month or so, I have been buying my juice instead of making it at home. While that is definitely good and has real benefits, it is just not the same.
When I do it myself, there are several advantages:
1) It is much less expensive. I buy $10 of organic produce and get the equivalent of roughly $40 of organic juice, if I were to buy a similar amount of juice at one of my regular places here in NYC.
I estimate that I am drinking 45-50 ounces of organic juice each morning. Today’s juice (see below) was celery, carrots and yellow peppers.
2) It has a powerful energetic effect since it is coming from my hands instead of someone else’s.
3) I know that what I am drinking is clean. I spray and soak all of my produce with a vegetable wash from Vermont Soap Organics, the best vegetable wash on the market.
I don’t know of any juice bar that uses this product or any other vegetable wash. Most of the time, it is just water. And water just is not sufficient.
Watch my interview with Larry Plesent, founder of Vermont Soap Organics, and learn why water alone does not do the job.
The juicer I use and love is the Green Star. While it is not as fast as centrifugal juicers (the ones with the blades that spin around), it delivers a superior, more nutritious, and amazing tasting juice. The twin gears in the Green Star and lack of heat are what make it so much better – from a nutrient extraction standpoint.
If you have been curious about juicing or have been thinking about doing it, get started today!! You will notice an immediate difference.