Autumn is the perfect time of year to get your juicer out, thanks to the many luxurious fruits and vegetables that happen to be in season. Juicing in autumn offers up the opportunity to create noteworthy holiday concoctions, healthy meal replacements in preparation for celebratory feasts, and refreshing reminders of the wonderfully earthy flavors fall-inspired fruits and veggies encompass. All that’s needed to make stellar juice at home to celebrate the autumn months is a combination of your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a small piece of ginger, a little cinnamon, or some fresh herbs to the mix. Here are a few of our favorite juicing fruits and veggies here at Modernize that you can expect to find in your local stores this autumn:
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Packed full of antioxidants, apples have been shown to minimize the development of chronic disease when enjoyed on a regular basis. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples to choose from, but if you pick just one, consider the Fuji. Fuji apples offer the highest concentration of polyphenols for health protection.
Fresh cranberries tend to taste best in November and December, but just five percent of them make it to store shelves in their natural state. Because of this, you may have a hard time scoring enough of these babies for juice, but luckily you can use frozen cranberries in the place of fresh ones without having to worry about a significant amount of nutrient loss. Just let the cranberries thaw before running them through your juicer.
Cabbage has a very mild flavor, so it won’t overwhelm the fruit in your juice recipe, and autumn is the time of year that you’ll find it at its freshest in the store. Adding cabbage to your fruit juice will increase its mineral content and provide an impressive dose of both vitamins A and C.
Persimmons have a rich yet sweet flavor that tastes like a natural pumpkin pie with slight undertones of cinnamon and a texture similar to peaches. It’s important to let them fully ripen before juicing them; they’ll be soft and squishy to the touch without giving way to pressure when they are ready to enjoy. Taking their skins off before juicing them will result in a smoother and silkier juice texture.
As a member of the squash family, pumpkins are packed with beta carotene, which promotes healthy eyes and a strong immune system. In addition to juicing the flesh of a pumpkin, throw a handful of seeds in as well to get a healthy dose of omega fatty acids for heart protection without affecting the flavor of your juice. This is just a small sampling of the many options available to you, so don’t be afraid to experiment! If you’re trying something new for the first time, consider combining it with a familiar fruit or veggie during the juicing process to acclimate your taste buds.
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