How to Start Juicing: A Beginner's Guide
New to juicing? We’ve got you covered.
Juicing is a great way to squeeze more out of your wellness regimen (clearly, we’re all big fans) because it can be customized for a variety of nutrition goals. Whether you’re supplementing a nutritious diet of whole foods or jump starting your health goals with a juice fast, juicing is a nearly instant way to give your body more nutrients.
But if it’s your first time staring down a tall glass of green juice, juicing can definitely be intimidating. We’re sharing the ultimate beginner’s guide -- our tried-and-true tips to get into juicing.
Trust the process.
Just as you would take a gradual approach to introducing any new food or regimen to your diet, it’s best to ease your way into juicing.
If you progressively increase the amount of dark, leafy greens (which tend to have stronger flavors) each time you juice, you’ll work your way up to a more intense taste and higher amount of nutritional benefits. Eventually, you’ll even start craving the strong flavors!
Timing is everything.
We recommend juicing on an empty stomach, either first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
Start with a balance of taste & nutrition.
Naturally sweet and more mild flavors like red or pink apples, pineapple, cucumber, or carrots are some of our go-to ingredients for making any recipe taste better. Spinach and romaine are also great additions for incorporating more leafy greens that will amp up the nutritional value of your juice without overpowering the taste.
Advance to stronger, more intense flavors.
Progressively adding more intense, darker veggies like kale, chard, dandelion greens, and green apples as well as stronger flavors like beets, ginger and celery will help gradually build your green-juice repertoire over time.
It’s all about balance.
When shopping Pressed juices, use the flavor descriptions as a guide to gauge where different blends fall on the spectrum of strong and earthy flavors versus sweeter and easy to sip. Pro-tip: anything with apple, lemon, or pineapple tends to be a more approachable, refreshing taste that’s beginner-friendly.