The Benefits of Juicing Carrots

As a mom who does not always cook for their kids like I should I get concerned my kids get enough of the vitamins that they need. They say “eating a carrot every day is like signing a life insurance policy” and that is because they are so healthy for you. When you drink carrot juice every day it is not only like taking a huge preventative measure to prevent any illness from happening in the future it can also cure some diseased conditions you have, or at least alleviate their symptoms. Drinking carrot juice has also been able reverse chronic conditions (like night blindness) and is known for making people look more youthful in general.

The high nutritional content of carrot expediently rushing into your bloodstream to feed your cells can give you an immediate burst of energy. n. It is a natural “upper” that encourages you to be bright, vital and active.

Carrot juice is tasty and combines nicely with a number of other nutritious fruits and vegetables such as juices such as apples, celery, spinach, tomatoes, basil, pineapples, mango, papaya and many others. It is the ultimate “foundation juice” to which other juices can be added.

All carrots are beneficial for your health however there can be some subtle differences in nutrition between varieties. For instance a dark purple heirloom carrot can contain the same powerful antioxidants as blueberries. A white carrot may have much less beta-carotene in it then an orange one but it may have more potassium.

It is also to your benefit to buy organic carrots as they will contain fewer pesticides than other types. Be sure to choose fruits that are firm and not too pitted or limp. Dehydrated, old looking vegetables might still have some nutrition in them but they will not really yield much juice.

Before you juice a carrot be sure to clean it well…You can buy special fruit and vegetable soap that helps get this residue off your fruit as well. Just remember to scrub them well before you cut them up and juice them.

Choose a quality brand of juicer that does not jump across the counter when fed carrot chunks. The best way to juice them is to cut them into finger length chunks and then use the hopper to push them through the hopper.

If you find tepid carrot juice unappetizing you can always serve it over ice. Another tip is to put it in the juice freezer or even blend the resulting juice with some ice. If you want the fresh carrot juice to taste a little bit spicier you can add a touch of curry powder, pepper and sea salt.

Eating Breakfast for Dinner

If you are bored of the same old eating routine why not switch it up a bit. There is absolutely no reason why you can't eat breakfast for dinner every now and then. Plus eating breakfast for dinner might be give your budget a little break as having bacon and eggs instead of steak and potatoes is generally a little easier on the pocket book.
For an exotic treat from the Far East you might try making omelets from dill, eggs, scallions and fish sauce. This makes the omelets extra spicy and a bit more exotic so that it suits supper time.

If you adore omelet's but want something a bit more interesting you can take the concept one step further and make an omeletter soufflé. In this case you take some eggs, sharp cheese, butter and sea salt and the beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. You then pour it in a skillet and let the broiler do the work of allowing it to raise.

Another glamorous dish is yeasty waffles. These are waffles made with yeast instead of baking soda which makes them heavier, richer and sweeter. They are best served with a big dollop of fresh butter or yogurt.

Think about going Mexican by combining scrambled eggs, bacon cheese, spinach, tomatoes, red pepper, avocado, hot sauce and sour cream into a burrito wrap. This is also a very healthy recipe full of fiber and vitamins. Another great Mexican recipe is Huevos Rancheros which is red and green peppers served on a tomato salsa and a corn tortilla.

Yet another good recipe is eggs baked in roasted tomato sauce. Sometimes sausage, ribs or meatballs are combined with the eggs to make a delicious meal.

A very glamorous dish is a sandwich called a torta which consists of fried eggs, spinach, pulled pork and roasted jalapeno. Any breakfast sandwich can be concocted form an array of breads or fillings. A nice combination is biscuits filled with very sharp old cheddar, strawberry jam, an egg and Italian sausage. Yet another nice combination is an egg, pastrami and havarti cheese sandwich.

The classic egg dinner is quiche. You can make quiche in many different types of combinations but usually it is just eggs, cheese and vegetables cooked up in a pie crust. Julia Child used to make a very famous dish called Bacon and Leek Quiche but combinations like mushrooms and cheddar cheese and basil, red pepper and gruyere cheese are also good