Today, I opened up the doors of my fridge and was in shock over how much produce I let get to the expiration date. We are all guilty of this at one point or another in our lives. Did you know that nearly 40% of all american produce ends up in the trash? That is a lot of unnecessary waste.
Luckily, I turned my produce breakdown into a breakthrough! I pulled out my juicer and made the most of my ALMOST rotten fruits and veggies. Weather you have a cold press, or a centrifugal - don't be afraid to throw it all in! Drinking fresh juice allows for key nutrients to be easily absorbed into the system as well as acting as a natural “flush” for your intestines.
Here are some key tips to remember-
Add plenty of lemon juice - it acts as a natural preservative.
Seal finished juice in an airtight container to avoid oxidation.
Never juice anything rotten!
Most ingredients go together - be creative with what you’ve got!
- Drink within 3 days since this at home juice will not be pasteurized.
And remember- when it is all said and done, COMPOST! This includes rotten produce, the leftovers and the pulp from the juicer.
This simple solution is a great way to help the environment while getting all of our micro-nutrients in with just one glass of juice. Who knew mushy apples could taste so good?