Juicing

Story by Janice Shay

Photography by China Fagan

 

Most of us, admit it, don’t get enough fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Why not throw a few collard greens, some celery, parsley, green apple and a squeeze of lime into a juicer and drink your vitamins today? In the past couple of years, celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Silverstone have helped raise awareness of juicing as part of a healthy diet and a great way to cleanse your system of toxins while losing weight. Peak juicing season begins on January 1, when we’re all faced with those last-minute resolutions to eat better, lose weight, and change old habits.

Most friends who are seasoned juicers swear by a regime of daily fasting: juices for breakfast or lunch followed by a regular evening meal for one week to one month. It sounds like a pretty harsh diet, right? But—here’s the thing—if the juice drink tastes pretty great, it’s not so hard to do.