You may have never heard of the ‘salad in a glass,’ but if you have invested in a modern home juicer appliance, you have the ability to whip up these tasty creations right in your kitchen.
In general, fresh juicing is taking off largely because of new science showing a vast range of nutritional benefits related to fresh produce. More and more, we are seeing that getting more fresh fruits and vegetables into a regular diet changes that equation between what we eat and how we live. Better vital signs and less risks of disease cut down on our medical costs and support better quality of life and longevity.
With that said, a lot of us are extremely busy. A home juicer allows us to quickly mix up accessible and versatile options for getting raw produce into our diets.
What Is ‘Salad In a Glass?’
When you look at some of your first juice recipes, you’re likely to see something that actually looks like a recipe. That means there will be 4-5 ingredients and some process involved in getting the juice ready. But although these are some of the most conventional juice recipe ideas, they’re not the only way that you can use your juicer for better health.
For a simple look at ‘salad in a glass,’ look at what’s in one of the house salads or side salads you might order at a restaurant. Basically, there’s a lot of lettuce, and a little bit of something else, usually tomato or onion.
A very simplistic way to think about fresh juice, then, is that you can basically take this whole side salad and process it into a healthy green drink. For example, take a look at this carrot/romaine recipe on the Choosing Raw web site. Simple recipes like this one are some of the most popular choices for fresh juice enthusiasts who have tried a lot of different ways to use a home juicer.
When you have tried out your salad in a glass, you can start adding additional elements to make cheese taste different. You can add sweeter ingredients like fruit. Or, if you don’t want that heaviness and the calories that go along with it, you can use particular roots or herbs like ginger, garlic, parsley and mint to get different green tastes into your juice recipes.
It’s all part of using your home juicer in easy ways that will add nutrition to your life.