08/05/2012 at 8:40 AM #27720
Not really sure what to say. Would be curious to see what ingredients you’ve been using.
Tips: be sure they are clean before juicing, peel fruits with rinds as I’ve found rinds to be bitter. If it tastes good chewing, it will likely be good juicing. Foods I like to use for adjusting taste are apple, lemon, lime, ginger, jalapeno, garlic, onion, any herb.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:49 AM #27724
That would make it hard! I’m just 12 days in, but here are some tips that help me (may or may not help you):
If I don’t like the food (beets, celery) I don’t juice it or add very small amounts.
If the juice is a beautiful color, put it in a clear glass. If it looks like pickle juice or a mud puddle, put it in a colored bottle with a small drinking hole.
If it smells great, drink from the glass. If it smells bad, use a long straw in a bottle with small drinking hole.
Texture is key to my gag reflex. If it has any bits o’stuff, strain it, then strain it again. Other than peach juice – I love, love, love the thickness!
Twice I have taken juice to work that was not edible for me. I didn’t drink them. I got store bought juice to hold me over until I got home, then went back to the drawing board.
Hope you can find some help on the boards!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 11:44 AM #27786
Does the mean green juice taste to spicy? Maybe I just added too much ginger? Has anyone else had this experience? Thanks!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:05 PM #27910
I have a real hard time with the mean green juice after taste, its ok going down but the after bite kills me. Any suggestions? I found I can’t use too much ginger for it but it still tastes bad. Any help would be appreciated.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:13 PM #27912
I add about a 1/4 amount of lemon and water to my glass of ice before I add the juice-especially the green ones! I also like to add flavored waters or sparkling waters. This helps a lot!! I managed to find a natural line of sparkling waters but go with what you have available. And straining is a must! I have poured a few down the drain as well. (25 days juicing/eating)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:14 PM #27913
My husband and I just started this today. I’m having trouble with the vegetable based juices, so I’m starting with more fruity ones and planning to add more and more veggies as I go along. I know it’s not ideal, but his mean green juice I tasted made me gag!
2 apples, 2 oranges, 2 large broccoli stalks (I had this for breakfast and lunch)
2 apples, 1 peach, 1 handful of pitted cherries, half a large sweet potato – I probably could have used the whole sweet potato and only one appleYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:32 PM #27919
Try cucumber, fennel, ginger and mint in your juicesOne Day at a TimeYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:45 PM #27923
I cheat and double the lemon, and it makes it way more palatable for me.- We have enough youth. How about a fountain of Smart?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/10/2012 at 6:04 PM #29787
I found the Mean Green was palatable when I left the skin on the lemon.. it has become my favorite juiceYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/10/2012 at 8:25 PM #29821
I added cabbage to my juice yesterday…it was awful, but I pushed thru, got past the taste and focused on the benefits. Not everything you intake will be tasty…but the benefits will outweigh the bad taste. lost 8 lbs in 5 daysBe blessed on your journey. Enjoy the route you take. Be true to yourself. Do you the way you do you. Your palate and metabolism are uniquely yours. Juice/Blend/strain your fruits and veggies to improved health.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 6:58 AM #29914
My wife and I started reboot only yesterday but we’ve been juicing once a day for 4 month now. I created our own recipe because most of the recipes we found on internet or books didn’t taste very good, or we couldn’t find ingredients for them. What we found works for us is, balance between ingredients that do provide nice flavor with those that don’t.
If you want more sweeter taste, add more apples or pineapple. If you want
more citrus, add more lemon (we don’t peel lemon, but do peel oranges).
We found, that by manipulating quantities of apples and lemons we can make pretty tasty juice where you don’t feel veggies at all, even my niece 6 years old liked it
I hope it helps.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 1:39 PM #29992
I was shocked at how much I enjoy the flavor of celery in my juices… I started adding it to most of veg based ones now. I think it adds a little sweet and saltiness to the juice. Also, I’m not so crazy about the taste of kale but love juiced spinach. But since kale is cheaper I’ve been doing half kale and half spinach when a recipe calls for kale. Finally I’ll leave the lemon peel on when juicing, but never the lime… far too bitter for me!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 4:16 PM #30035
I just started my juice fast today and agree it tasted yucky The Mean Green is really tough for me to get down. So in order to figure out why it was so bitter I juiced each of the ingredients separately to see if I could find the culprit. For me it was the celery – much to bitter in juice form although I love eating it raw and cooked. Currently looking for what I can replace the celery with. Any suggestions?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 5:01 PM #30041
We took out celery and added carrots and tomatoes to the mean green. My husband and I both got the shivers.. With the celery in it, it was worse than taking a shot of vodka! lolYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 5:43 PM #30049
I on on day 5 and at first the mean green with ginger just made me gad, and I thought I liked giner, now that I leave that out , its not so bad, and I changed from green granny smith apples to Golden Delicious , for a sweeter taste, and I add 2 carrots. really has made it tolerable for me..You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 9:52 PM #30103
I agree. Don’t juice things to start that you wouldn’t eat and find items that are more palatable to you – cucumber, spinach, and kale seem to be “easier” greens and there are some great fruit juices you can add them to. Take your time to find the ones that make sense to you, don’t give up, just modify so you still make good decisions.Margaret In a personal search for serenity http://personalserenity.blogspot.com/You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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