5 Healthiest Juice Recipes for Home Juicing
Your search for the healthiest juice recipes can end here!
Anyone can find health and vitality through fruit and vegetable juicing...in your own home, using your own equipment...it's easier than you think!
I first started juicing about 4 years ago and it has since become one of my healthiest habits! My passion for juicing started after I watched an inspiring documentary called Fat Sick & Nearly Dead (see below), directed by a man named Joe Cross who started the film with a chronic illness and a lot of extra weight. He set out on a journey to health, dedicating himself to a 60-day liquid fast. For 2 full months, Joe drank all of his fresh fruits and vegetables and ate nothing else...and his results were absolutely phenomenal!
Read on to discover reasons and tips and 5 of the best healthy juicer recipes that taste good too! If you feel inclined, please share your favorite juices in the comment section at the bottom of the page...sometimes I need new inspiration, too!
Most recent update: 12/16/15
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This movie will open your eyes and inspire you to begin a healthier lifestyle! It has been the catalyst that has changed many lives for the better...including mine!
Health Benefits of Juicing
How To Start Juicing for Weight Loss and Health
There is no better or more efficient way to get concentrated nutrients into your body than by drinking your fruits and veggies. When the liquid is extracted from produce, all of the fillers are left behind and you get more concentrated vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants!
In no time, you will feel lighter, you will have more energy and you will be thinking more clearly, too...the health benefits are amazing!
If you've never tried it before, get started with these super healthy juice recipes today. Keep reading to learn about how to start juicing for weight loss, clarity and better overall health...your body will thank you!
I Love Juicing!
What Are The Possible Benefits of Juicing Vegetables and Fruits?
Eating a clean, healthy diet, including fresh juices, may have the following positive effects to your health. Start reaping the health benefits of juicing vegetables and fruits right away!
Please do not take this as medical advice or as a cure for any specific ailments. See disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
10 Reasons to Start Juicing Today!
- Juicing can aid in weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Juicing for weight loss may not be your #1 priority, but so many other health benefits come from drinking it fresh!
- Juicing can give you clear, smooth and hydrated skin.
- Juicing can give you increased energy and vitality.
- Juicing can strengthen your immune system.
- Juicing can give you a more efficient digestive system.
- Juicing can regulate your blood sugar levels.
- Juicing can regulate your blood pressure.
- Juicing can aid in clearer thinking and reduce that "foggy" feeling...be prepared to feel a difference in this area!
- One theory that is gaining ground is that phytochemicals in fresh fruits and vegetables could possibly prevent cancer and even fight existing cancer cells!
- Juicing feeds every cell in your body with water, vitamins, minerals and essential enzymes, making you a healthier person in every way!
What Juicer Does Joe Cross Use? - Breville JE98XL
If you've watched the documentary, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, you may be wondering, "What juicer does Joe Cross use?" I get asked this question a lot! Although he never mentions the model that he used at the time of the taping, we know it's a Breville and it looks like it is most likely the Breville JE98XL.
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5 Healthiest Juice Recipes...Delicious Too!
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5 Juicer Recipes for Weight Loss and Health
The following fresh, healthy recipes could be the basis for your new healthy juicing regimen! I try to drink each of these juices at least twice a week to infuse my cells with all the essential nutrients they need to thrive. At least once a week, I do a 1-day fast where I don't eat any solid food. It helps to keep my body cleansed and working more efficiently. Plus, I've lost a few pounds in the process...can't beat that!
I hope you enjoy these fast and easy nutrient-dense juicer recipes!
3 Simple Fruit Juice Recipes
1. Tropical Fruit Juice
Fresh tropical fruit is so refreshing first thing in the morning and will give you tons of energy to begin your day! This is a great one to help you get started if you are new to the practice. It is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to give you a mighty punch that goes right along with your new health kick!
If you're not convinced about juicing after trying a glass of this fresh tropical fruit juice, you just might need to try another glass!
This recipe makes more than one glass, depending on how large of a glass you use. I like a big glass of juice, especially first thing in the morning, and I still get 2 servings out of this. You might even be able to make it into 3 small glasses...so share it or save the rest for later!
- Prep time: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 2
- 1 Kiwi - Peeled
- 6 Strawberries - Medium
- 1 Orange or 2 Clementines - Peeled
- 1/2 Mango - Peeled and Sliced
- 1 cup Pineapple Chunks - Fresh
- 1/4 cup Coconut Water - Fresh or Canned
- Prepare fruit and process in your extractor. Stir in the coconut water. Drink and enjoy!
- So easy and super delicious!
2. Very Berry Elixir - This one's for your sweet tooth!
This is my favorite juicer recipe to have for a sweet treat. I love to make it in the afternoon when I get a bit of a sugar craving. !
This recipe makes at least 2 large glasses of juice...Share and enjoy!
- Prep time: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 2
- 1 cup Strawberries - hulled
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1/2 cup Blackberries
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1 Cucumber - whole
- Process the fruits and the cucumber in your extractor. Pour into a glass and serve fresh. Drink up!
3. Citrus Surprise with Ginger
This one is like liquid gold and is full of Vitamin C...a wonderful way to boost your immune syste and perfect for flu and cold season! The addition of ginger not only adds a wonderful surprise flavor, but it can help ease nausea, reduce pain and inflammation, and even relieve migraines. Ginger also aids in strengthening the immune system...working right along with the vitamin C from the citrus!
Ginger is a very strong-tasting root and you really don't need a lot to get the healthy benefits and the punch of flavor!
- Prep time: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 1
- 1 Orange or 2 Clementines
- 3 Strawberries
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Large Carrots
- 1/2 inch Fresh Ginger
- Run all ingredients through the juicer. Done!
Best Homemade V8 Juice Recipe
4. Make Your Own V8...Easy!
Are you a fan of V-8? You can make your own at home! This is the best homemade V8 juice recipe I have tried. Here are simple instructions for getting the nutrients from 8 key sources for an all-around healthy choice!
Not being a huge fan of vegetables, this one took a few times for me to start enjoying...but now I really look forward to it! It makes me feel like I have infused my body with good stuff...that is a great feeling!
If you don't enjoy this at first, give it a few tries. Just think about not having to eat your veggies - you can drink them instead!
I get a different amount of juice every time I make this one...it basically just depends on the size of the tomatoes and cucumber. You should get 1 to 2 glasses from this recipe.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 1-2
- 2 Tomatoes - Medium (I like Roma tomatoes best!)
- 1 Stalk of Celery
- 1 Carrot - Large
- 1 Cup Broccoli
- 1 Cucumber
- 1/2 Lemon - Peeled
- 1 Garlic Clove
- Simple - Run it all through the juicer and drink! Isn't this fun and easy?
Mean Green Juice Recipe
5. Leafy Green Power Juice
I love to drink my greens because I definitely don't eat enough salads to get the incredible health benefits of the leafy greens. Plus, there is no fruit to peel or slice in this recipe...everything is thrown into the appliance whole! Super fast and easy!
If a pure vegetable juice is a little too hardcore for you, the apples in this recipe sweeten up the greens and make it more palatable.
- Collard Greens
- ...even wild Dandelion greens!
- 1 Apple
- I do not use the same ingredients every time I make this Mean Green Juice Recipe. Instead, I throw in a combination of whatever lettuces I have in the fridge and an apple. The ingredients above are just suggestions for healthy dark greens to use for your green juice.
- If you prefer to drink a sweeter juice, use 2 apples to create a sweet, fruity base and then add greens until you have enough juice for a whole glass. Carrots can also be used to sweeten up greens...and add even more incredibly healthy nutrients!
- Watch the YouTube video below to see how Joe Cross from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead makes his Mean Green Juice.
How To Choose the Best Juicer
Would You Help Other Readers Decide Which Juicer to Buy?
Now that you've found some healthy juicing recipes, please tell us about your favorite juicer!
I used a "hand-me-down" extractor that was on it's last leg for about 6 months while I saved up to buy a new one...and I wanted to get the best value for my money. At first, I didn't want to spend more than $200, but I wanted it to be the highest quality I could get in my price range.
A lot of juicers were recommended to me when I was searching, but I actually ended up splurging on the Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer because I wanted the slow, masticating action that squeezes the most juice out of your produce...fruits and veggies are getting expensive, after all!
No matter what your price range is, you can find one that will work for you. Check out a couple of options below.
And if you are experienced, please let us know which one is your favorite!
Reader Reviews - Which One is Your Favorite and Why? 472 comments
The Cost of Choosing the Wrong Juicer
Money Down the Drain!
I started with a hand-me-down machine that did a great job getting the juice out of the produce, but unfortunately it broke down. I wanted to replace it with another high-quality machine, but in the meantime, I've been using a cheap $50 appliance that I bought to "hold me over". Here is what I have learned:
My cheap, low-quality machine gives me juice...it serves its purpose. However, produce is expensive! And after I process my fruits and vegetables, the "pulp" that is left behind is soaking wet, still full of liquid! That should be in my glass, not left in the waste receptacle!
If you watch Joe Cross's videos on the page, you'll see that he reaches in and pulls out some of the leftover pulp and it's DRY. This is how a good juicer should work. It should efficiently remove every last drop of moisture from your produce so that it goes into your body instead of the compost.
Buy the highest quality machine you can afford on your budget! Don't settle for the cheapest one you can get at your local big box store. I made this mistake and I feel like I wasted $50...that money could have gone toward a better appliance...and toward the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables that would go much further in a better machine.
...to use your leftover pulp...or compost it!
(Check out the pulp recipes below!)
Bonus: Juicing Pulp Recipes - How will you use yor leftover pulp?
- Pulp Muffins | Juicer Pulp Recipes
Juicer pulp muffins are a great way to use leftover pulp
- Carrot Pulp Cake, Part I - Test Recipes - Cooking For Engineers
Cooking for Engineers tests out a recipe for Carrot Pulp Cake, Part I complete with photos and reader discussion
My #1 Juicing Tip:
You won't keep it up if you get tired of the process! Buy an extractor that is easy to disassemble and clean. Make sure you take care of it as soon as you're finished!
Tip: When I first start, I fill my sink with an inch or two of sudsy water. Before I sit down to enjoy, I quickly take the juicer apart and wash up the parts while they are still "wet". If the fibers dry onto the equipment, it can be MUCH more difficult and time-consuming...meaning you will be less likely to keep juicing!
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