Holiday season has finally arrived and it is now time to start looking for gifts. Finding gifts for people we truly care about can sometimes be the hardest task. We always want our present to be the perfect one. We want it to be a gift that our loved ones will enjoy, something that they really need, a gift that will have a positive impact on their life.
Making your loved once life healthier may be just the goal you want to achieve in your present. Juicing is one of the best ways to introduce vitamins and minerals to an everyday diet. Regardless if the person you are gifting is already into juicing or not, there is a healthy gift that can perfectly suit him or her. Here are the 11 great healthy gift ideas we prepared for the upcoming holidays.
Juicers can be divided into 3 major categories: masticating juicers, centrifugal juicers and citrus juicers. Masticating juicers are considered to deliver the highest quality juice preserving most of the nutrients in the juiced fruits and vegetables. Those juicers are usually more expensive than the other two categories. If it is in your budget, a masticating juicer would be a great present to people you love. This present is an awesome start for beginners and an even greater gem for juicing pros. Because of its price many people tend to compromise on juice quality and purchase lower standard juicing machines.
Citrus juicers are great for people who focus on citrus fruits. Although standard masticating and centrifugal juicers can handle citrus fruits as well, citrus fruits must be peeled before they can be processed by those juicers. An electrical citrus juicer on the other hand is sometimes the easiest solution for making citrus juice. You only need to cut the fruit into 2 halves and it is ready for juicing. If your friend has a citrus tree in his back yard then this juicer will really make a perfect gift. Citrus Juicers are usually much more affordable than their masticating and centrifugal alternatives.
In case Breville citrus juicer is too expensive for the gift you are planning, consider the next citrus juicer. It is a good investment for a much lower price.
Blenders are another great way of bringing fresh juices and smoothies into someone’s life. There are lots of discussions about juicing vs. blending. The truth is that having both blender and juicer in your kitchen is the best solution. Juicers offer you the fastest way to get vitamins into your system without any pressure on your digestive system. Blender on the other hand preserves the fiber in the drink. Drinking a blended smoothie is closer to having a real meal.
There are two front runners in the blending market: Vitamix and Blendtec. Both of those brands offer high quality powerful products with 7 years guarantee. Slightly lower price combined with extra features that Blendtec blender offers made me choose it as the preferred option.
Sorbet maker is another great choice for a fun and healthy gift that will make any kitchen a better one. Sorbet is made of fruit juices that are being frozen. It is a low fat product. Although no processed fruits can replace the health benefits of a fresh juices, this product can create fun and healthy frozen treats. Assuming that the juices will be produced with fresh fruits, it is far better alternative than any commercial ice-cream.
If the Delonghi machine is too much for your budget, yet you would still like to give a good quality sorbet maker as a gift, my second choice would be :
Ice Pop Maker
In case that getting an electrical machine is not a present you had in mind, there are less complex alternatives to make someone’s life healthier and more fun. Ice pop maker is one of those cool accessories. By pouring in fresh juice in those ice pop tools you will get great healthy frozen snacks just after few hours in the freezers. Kids really love those ice pops. It is a great way to spear them the artificial ingredients fund in popsicles you buy in the store!
If the person you are giving a gift to is already into juicing, then gifting him with juicing bottle sets to carry during the day could be a good idea. There are many juicing plans that inspire the participants to drink fresh juice on certain meals during the day. Juicing machine is not always available to us during the day, carrying premade fresh juice in bottles becomes the next best alternative.
Weight Loss Accessories
For many people juicing is not only a healthy life style but also a method for loosing extra weight. Those people will probably appreciate any gift that will help them loose weight or keep up with their weight losing progress. Be careful to only give this gift to people that are open about their weight loss battles.