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Raw food juicing is increasing in popularity, and is an excellent way to get more greens into your diet. However, for diabetics it can be challenging since many juice recipes include a lot of fruit. I get a lot of questions about how I make my juice - so I made a video.

If you decide to try this - make sure that none of the ingredients will interfere with medications or complications you may be experiencing. Ask your doctor before making changes to your diet.

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Comment by Chaya on January 21, 2015 at 12:52pm

Thanks for the video, I don't have a juicer, but I DO have a great blender so this is a wonderful reminder to drink juices! I love apple, lemon and ginger, especially without any other fruit. I find it hard to drink all veggies, but the zing makes it yummy!

Comment by KimKat on March 4, 2010 at 8:43pm
oh, for carbs this is a good site:

I think they are even lower if you are leaving out the bulk but I am not sure. They are still pretty low.
Comment by KimKat on March 4, 2010 at 8:41pm
I couldn't see the video but I doing green juice/smoothies right now too. Celery or Cucumber is the best base for the juice for diabetes (according to Gabriel Cousesn) than you can add your greens and something to make it a bit sweeter like an apple Try to use as little apple as you can - just enough to make it not to "green" so you can drink it. There are other things to add to to sweeten it up a bit instead of apple like parsnip, sweet potatoe, carrot or beet - use sparling of course. Gabriel cousens book "There is a cure for diabetes" talks all about green juicing for diabetes. lots of tips in it!
Comment by Karla J Sherer on April 16, 2009 at 10:22am
Bjay, thanks for all the good information here and on your blog. I am a member here but you caught my attention when I took a look at the Raw group. I looked mainly because my daughter has become a raw foodist and has lost a LOT of weight, feels better than she ever has and she is 37 and has 7 children from 1 yr. to 16 yr. She also home schools them. She needs a lot of energy and says she now has it. She loaned me a book by Carol Alt as the first thing I read and I keep reading others. Where I live, I do not have acess to many of the things I need to do the raw foods but I am thinking I may be able to get them online and some of the stuff here. Another thing for me is I live on disability so the cost has to be considered. My daughter is in Houston and she is in a lot of food coops. She gets all her organic produce that way plus raw milk, cheese, and even gets poultry from someone who raises the free range birds, etc. So, that is a hint for you as I saw your blog and grocery trip. I live in a TX town that has 2000 people so we only have one grocery store. However, if I never do anything else, just reading your info on insulin and why it makes me so fat, gave me a clearer understanding. I knew some of that info but you explain it in a much simple way for my tiny mind to wrap around. Thanks so very much for taking the time to do that. Best of luck in your diet and exercise program.
Comment by josef on February 27, 2009 at 4:35pm
Bjay,you are amazing...thank you very much for all that effort and the information.
Comment by Bjay on February 24, 2009 at 11:35pm
It's hard to figure - I don't know how to figure it yet. I put the recipe into a calculator and it says it has 52 g of carbs, 11 g of fiber, and 19 g of sugar. That is for the whole food. It said about 25 g from the apple, 7 g from the celery, 4 g from the cucumber, 0 from the ginger, 22 g from the kale (wow), 4 g from the lemon juice.

It doesn't spike my levels, and other people I've talked to say they don't see any difference in their levels either. Most of them are type 2's. We are all different, so it may cause some people to spike. I also know that when I did the diabetes exchange diet, most of the veggies were "freebies" and I was told not to bother to count them. The only thing I would worry about in my juice is the apple.

I think if someone has to be vigilant about counting carbs, maybe make half or quarter of the recipe, add water, and drink it like a smoothie.

If anyone knows how to figure carbs in juice, I would really like to know!
Comment by sherry on February 24, 2009 at 6:56am
How do you know how to count the carbs in juicing since you are throwing most of the bulk away?
Comment by Bjay on February 23, 2009 at 10:17am
Have you seen a lot of benefits from juicing? I'll have to try the way you do it sometime!
Comment by Don on February 23, 2009 at 9:05am
Thanks, you put a lot of care into producing the video. I use almost same recipe: 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, a big handful of spinach leaves, 2 apples. I add water to within 1" from the top, chop mode, then blend mode, then pour half into another container to use the next day. I add water again to nearly the top, blend, and drink. I don't strain the mixture. I keep blending the juice before drinking another cup as it separates quickly.



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