Here is a collection of fresh vegetable juice recipes. Start enjoying the benefits of juicing with these juice recipes and really get your creative juices going!
This collection of fresh juice recipes has had such good response that it has grown to a four-part series of a great collection of fresh vegetable juices; most of the juice recipes contain fruits as well.
Mixing fruits and vegetables gives you the goodness of both and makes straight vegetable juice more palatable. If you don't have a juicer you will want one after reading some of these recipes.
The difference with putting vegetables and fruit in your blender is the end result is a smoothie. I make smoothies daily, but I believe there is a place for fresh juices too.
Just a note when juicing, try to find ways to use the pulp that is extracted as that is where the fiber of the fruits and vegetables is. Here are some ideas for using the pulp:
Juicing wheatgrass is also a power-packed way to obtain nutrition and super energy!
And without further ado, here is the first of a four-part series on fresh vegetable juice recipes (with a few fruit recipes thrown in just for good measure). Deborah says, "I run an internet site for B&B's and we have a tremendous amount of writing deadlines, so I am always running out of the house fast in the morning. My favorite recipes are made with coconut water.”
Deborah's Favorite Coconut Water Recipe
1 handful of triple washed and chilled arugula (sometimes called "rocket")
1 cup of coconut water (chilled)
1 slice of apple (optional)
“Both have to be well chilled. Blend in a blender (leaving the juicer for the afternoon), pour and either guzzle or sip, depending on time. Remarkably, I have noticed a drop in blood pressure to normal on most of the days I do this. The coconut water is 70 calories and all the chlorophyll makes me smell good."
Shari Portnoy, MPH, RD a registered dietition, says, “I love to make fresh vegetable juice recipes at home because they cost so much out! This juice recipe is delicious, easy to make and has so many vitamins and minerals!”
Shari's Favorite Fresh Vegetable Juice
½ pound of carrots
2 ounces of spinach
½ teaspoon of fresh ginger
2½ ounces of Romaine lettuce
¼ pound of celery
half of an apple
Place ingredients in a juicer and juice all of these together.
From Mary Barbour, MA, RD
Mary's Favorite Green Juice
1 bunch of kale
4 stalks of celery
For sweetening you can add 2 Granny Smith apples. Take the ingredients and juice them together.
Jinjee Talifero, creator of The Garden Diet says:“This is the yummiest green juice recipe I know and contains several powerful True Super Foods, including celery, kale, cucumber, lemon and apples. In fact, those are all the ingredients and each one is an incredible superfood in its own right. Celery, 'the great balancer', is able to liquify unwanted stones and deposits that may be causing stiffness, repair nerve cells, create a perfect pH balance, and balance out sodium levels helping your body assimilate and function at its best. Kale, the most nutrient dense food in the world with untold number of vitamins, high in minerals, full of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Cucumber, one of the most hydrating foods, rich in electrolytes, a known beautifier. Lemon, one of the most powerful cleansers known to man. And apples, the perfect food. Here is the recipe:”
Jinjee's Yummiest Green Juice
1 bunch of celery stalks
1 bunch of kale
3 cucumbers, quartered
1 lemon, quartered
4 apples, quartered
Juice up in your vegetable juicer and enjoy right away. Makes 2 to 4 servings.
Cecilia Wong, of Cecilia Wong's Skincare contributes
Cecilia's Favorite Green Juice
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of blackberries
1 slice of ginger
A handful of spinach
1 cup of kale
honey (if needed to sweeten)
water or raw cranberry juice (to desired consistency)
Juice all of these ingredients together.
Ashley shares one of her favorite recipes. She says, “One of my favorite fresh vegetable juice recipes is for what I like to call "Triple C" (Crazy Carrot Concoction). It's made as follows:”
Ashley's Triple C (Crazy Carrot Concoction)
1 little piece of fresh ginger
2 sticks of celery
10 regular carrots
1 small jicama
¼ cup of water (if using blender)
Chop all the ingredients up into small pieces and leave cores, skins, and greens intact. Juice or blend all of the ingredients until liquified and smoothed. If using a blender, strain with cheesecloth if preferred. Drink immediately or chill in the refrigerator.“This drink is refreshing and delicious! I included instructions for a blender or juicer because I'm a Vitamix user and it serves as my juicer."
Ling Wong, MS, CHHC, AADP, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach,says "The recipe below works particularly well for those who have trouble with constipation.
Cleansing and Detox Juice
Approximately 12 carrots (aids colon detox)
1 to 2 beets (aids lymphatic detox)
1 to 2 apples (aids colon detox)
1 inch piece ginger (anti-inflammatory)
1 to 2 lemons (aids liver detox)
Juice all of these together. Like Fresh Vegetable Juice Recipes?
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