Juicing and Ketosis: Tips and Tricks
You've likely heard of the by now, with its continuous chart-topping recipes in today’s diet scene. If you are at all interested in the keto diet, it will be helpful to know what to eat and what to avoid. Additionally, you should know what you need to do to stay on track and maintain the metabolic state known as ketosis. Why do you want your body to be in ketosis? It's because of the health and weight benefits. When our bodies are in ketosis, we start to burn fat for energy instead of glucose, which leads to weight-loss and is the main goal of the keto diet.
While following the keto diet, it is important to understand the way that it works. If you are not already aware, the keto diet is all about increasing your fat intake while cutting out a big portion of your carbohydrates. There are many foods that should take the key role in your diet, and foods you should avoid to maximize the benefits.
One common question many keto dieters ask is if you can juice and remain in ketosis. Unfortunately, because most juices contain high amounts of sugar from fruit, juicing is not recommended unless you focus mainly on vegetables. If you are insistent on juicing, you do have some options. Try some of these recipes to get your juice fix on and stay in ketosis with no stress.
Keto Juice Recipes
This recipe makes for something truly delicious and unique and is both comforting and good for you. It is especially enjoyable on cooler days. The juice features both herbs and vegetables.
1 medium bunch of celery
1 C spinach
1 C kale
1 piece of ginger
1 fuji apple
Collect your fresh fruits and vegetables. This recipe is best when the vegetables are chilled
Trim and wash the celery bunch
Cut, core, and slice your apple into wedges
Rinse your spinach and kale thoroughly. Chop into small pieces.
Remove the skin of your ginger and dice into small pieces.
Place your ingredients in your juicer
Process your ingredients
The celery and apple should help to push down your leafy lettuce just in case you are having issues getting things mixed... believe me, it happens
You can either peel the lime and toss it in with your other ingredients inside the juicer or simply juice your lime by hand into the mix
Finish your drink with a couple of ice cubes and enjoy!
Collagen-Boosted Green Juice
This intensely nourishing keto-friendly green juice is made from both herbs and vegetables. The reason this juice is so keto-friendly is that it does not have fruit, thus, no sugar either. This juice makes for not only an excellent refresher but also is effective for kidney detoxification.
Half a bunch of celery, chopped roughly
1 C chopped mint leaves
1 scoop of collagen powder
2 cucumbers, medium, roughly chopped
1 C roughly chopped parsley
2-3 limes or lemons, peeled and chopped
Gather your ingredients for preparation
Start by adding your chopped parsley, cucumber, mint, celery, lemons/limes and place them all together in the juicer
Next, take your juice product and add it to a blender with your scoop of collagen. Blend together for 30 – 45 seconds.
Lastly, pour your juice into 2 cups and serve cold
Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Pear Juice
This juice selection is the one for you if you wish to strengthen your immune system. The ingredients in this mix will additionally assist you when you have inflammation and related pain. Many of the herbs in this juice promote healthy skin, reduce nausea, and promote healthy energy.
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
6 leaves of romaine lettuce
Wash your herbs and fresh produce thoroughly
Place your rosemary into your juicer and run it, stems and al
Combine the remainder of the ingredients into the juicer
Love Your Greens Juice
This healthy, keto-friendly juice is an excellent option for detox and for your overall health and diet. With a combination of greens and different herbs, this makes for a very flavorful juice.
4 C baby spinach
Juice from ½ lemon
½ bunch fresh cilantro
1 English cucumber
½ head collard greens
½ bunch fresh parsley
Place all of the ingredients into your juicer except for the lemon, and run it on the lowest setting possible. Once it is completely blended and smooth, pour the mixture into a glass, add your lemon juice, and enjoy!
Choosing to Juice While in Ketosis
Although many keto-dieters avoid juicing, these recipes are just a few recommendations. With recipes like these, you can enjoy the benefits of juicing and maintain in ketosis with no stress. If you do find yourself bored with the keto diet and are looking to try something new – juicing might be your new favorite method of getting your daily . Just remember to limit the amount of fruit going into your juice, and choose water-dense vegetables!