Got questions about juicing? We can answer them!
Q. I can’t find Kale in my local supermarket. What can I substitute with?
A. Firstly, make a request with your local supermarket to start stocking Kale, they’re usually open to requests if they know the demand is there. Also, search for your local farmers market- they’ll have a range of unusual greens that might not be a popular choice for supermarkets. While Kale is very high in Vitamin A, C & K you can substitute with a range of greens. Try; Chinese Spinach (Amaranth), Swiss Chard, Rainbow Chard, Collard Greens, Young Bok Choi, Mustard Greens or Pea Shoots.
Q. Am I meant to remove the skin from ginger before juicing?
A. As I usually buy organic, it’s my preference to keep the skin intact when juicing. If you are using non-organic ginger you can remove the skin easily with a metal spoon. Scrape gently at the skin & it should come away easily. Give the ginger a brief rinse before juicing
Q. Can I use a blender instead of a juicer?
A. We love blending AND juicing and each gives you different benefits. As a general rule, we like to blend our fruits and juice our veggies. That way your fruit remains sweet and fibrous and your vegetable juice provides you with many more minerals and vitamins that would be otherwise inaccessible if cooked. That being said we also loved Blended Juices (coming soon).
Q. Can I drink beet juice by itself?
A. Many people find beets too potent to drink alone- the root vegetable can give you a strong ‘dirt flavor’. Try peeling the beet if the flavor is too strong for you. We love juicing fresh OJ and adding in a beet or two. That way you can enjoy the vibrant color, refreshing citrus with a touch of earthy sweetness.
Q. Can I juice garlic?
A. Yes! Start small with this one, as we all know garlic has a strong flavor. Add in a single clove (not the whole bulb!) while juicing 6-8 Granny Smith Apples. Add half a lemon to further disguise the taste.
Q. What juice can I have in the morning?
A. In the morning your goal is to energise for the day ahead of you! We love the delicious recipe below to awaken and enliven our mornings with energy and hopefully some smiles!
THE Smiley, serves 2
1/2 mini watermelon
1 fuji apple
1 sprig mint (or basil/cilantro)
Juice, enjoy & share!
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