Juicing doesn’t have to be complex to be nutritional or effective. I often wonder if those who are intimidated of juicing, or completely turned off by it, are because of all the recipes that make it look like you have to own half the produce isle to make one healthy drink. That’s definitely not true. While juicing does indeed make it easier to consume a variety of fruits and/or vegetables in one serving, there is still a lot of nutritional value to be had in even the simplest 2 ingredient recipes.
Two easy to find ingredients that go well together is pear and grape.
Pear is great for SO MANY reasons. It has good amounts of Vitamin C, pectin (helps to control blood cholesterol levels), iron, folate, potassium, and cullulose (an insoluble fiber which promotes good bowel function).
A lot of the Vitamin C in pears is held in the skin, so if you juice this fruit first and find a lot of the skin in your juicing junk bin, you can scoop it out and add it to your muffins to give them an added boost.
Grapes, full of bioflavonoids, are one of the oldest and most abundant of fruit crops throughout the world. Very sweet, high in pectin, and containing a fair source of iron, potassium, and Vitamin C, grapes pack a healthy punch without a healthy dose of calories.
Both grapes and pears are naturally sweet and make a delicious juice. However, this combo is also a great one to add leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, if you’re just starting out and not fond of the taste of the greens.
What I love about this, and other simple 2 ingredient juices, is that you can often find the same flavor combos in your grocery store, allowing you to taste first hand how much better juicing and drinking fresh tastes in comparison to OTC juices.
Ready to make your own?
2-3 medium sized pears (in my last batch I used Bartlett)
1-2 large bunches of grapes (be sure to pull the grapes off the vine/stems)
Juice, Mix, ENJOY!!