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More Simple Juicing Recipes

Updated on September 16, 2012

As a follow-up to three previously published hubs, Simple Juicing Recipes, Juicing my Way Back to Healthy, and Juicing my Way Back to Healthy Part 2, I have decided to add even more nutritious and tasty juice recipes.

Juicing is a great way to cleanse the body, boost the immune system, lose weight, and power-pack the body with nutrients.

I juice often, and feel the benefits of doing so almost immediately. I feel more alert and energized. With ailments that may never go away, juicing fruits and vegetables helps fuel my body so that I am able to carry-on a normal life, free (for the most part) of pain and illness.

Between January of 2010 and January of 2011, I had three surgeries, was rushed to the hospital twice, and was unable to work for months (combined). I was prescribed numerous medications, was unable to exercise normally, and was told that I needed to have major surgery. I have not taken any prescribed medications (rarely, I take ibuprofen, as needed) since March of 2011, and avoided having to have that major surgery and regular pain shots. I take vitamins daily, exercise as much as possible, have changed my attitude about life and living, and am more conscience of what I put into my body. I normally am sick (as in, out of work and in bed for a week plus) 3-4 times a year. I have been sick once this year, and it only lasted a couple of days.

Below are a few recipes that I have formulated myself. I tend to juice what sounds good at the time or what my body needs most at the time, and throw together whatever I feel may be tasty. I hope that you find them just as delectable, and that this may inspire you to try juicing.

I work in the healthcare industry, but am not a doctor. I suggest that if you are pregnant, or have a disease or disorder that is being monitored by a doctor, that you consult your physician prior to juicing, especially if doing so for a lengthy period of time.

Fresh mint
Fresh mint
Pomegranate
Pomegranate | Source

The Recipes

I rarely measure my ingredients prior to juicing. Therefore, a few of the recipes will be general estimates for the amounts used.

When juicing, it can be unpredictable how much juice is yielded from certain fruits and vegetables. Therefore, I sometimes find the need to add more of some things, after I have juiced what I had orginally planned.

The following recipes are for 2 - 12 oz. servings. Your result may vary.

PomBerry

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 cups seedless grapes
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup fresh kale

Green Goodness

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fresh kale
  • 2 stalks celery

Pear Mojito

  • 3 Pears
  • 1+ cup fresh mint
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh romaine lettuce

Carrot Stalk

  • 5 large carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 honeycrisp apples (remove the seeds)

Orange Kale

  • 4 oranges (remove the skin)
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 3 large carrots

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 

      4 years ago

      Now we have a use for that fresh mint growing in the garden.

    • timothybs profile image

      timothybs 

      6 years ago from London

      These are gr8 easy and simple recipes! I'm definitely going to give them ago. Thanks

    • Mama Kim 8 profile image

      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      Oh yes, I add it to my husband's juice because he has allergies and minor asthma... honey is suppose to be really helpful with those things ^_^

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Sounds delicious! I will have to try honey in my juices sometime! :)

    • Mama Kim 8 profile image

      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      My method is simple... I make two and a half glasses worth (my husband and I plus the 3 year old) With my juicer if I fill the catcher cup twice its the perfect amount. So.. I fill it once with whatever fruit I have around plus an inch of ginger. Then I fill it up again with whatever veggies. Add a tablespoon of honey to the boys juice and done. ^_^

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you! I really enjoy trying new concoctions, and just "going with the flow" when juicing. I'd love to see some of your juicing recipes! ;) Thanks for your comment & vote!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile image

      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      I love juicing and these look like great recipes to try! I'll have to give them a go! Voting up!

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Pomegranates can be tricky because of the seemingly endless amount of seeds they house, and how messy they can be.

      - Gently cut the crown (off) and slice the pomegranate along the pith (white) lines that are revealed after removing the crown. You may see a few, or 6-8. Slice and cut whatever seems to be easiest to you (to manage). Continuing to be gentle, pull apart the pomegranate. *The juice may stain. So, be careful not to allow seeds to pop out!* Grab a bowl of cold water, and submerge the pieces. The majority of the seeds should come out. Then, use a colander/strainer. Pour the contents of the bowl into the colander or through the strainer and into another bowl. You should be ready to juice the remaining pieces! (You can remove the large pieces of the pom prior to doing this, to avoid making a mess.)

      If a few seeds linger, it should be okay, so long as your juicer is powerful enough and can handle the job! You can juice the seeds in a blender, and the rind in the juicer (or blender).

      If you use a handheld/citrus juicer, its much easier to juice pomegranates. All that you need to do is to remove both the crown and bottom of the pom, slice the pom (as described above), and juice it as normal. =]

      I hope that this helps! I suggest keeping a towel handy, just in case! =]

      Thank you for stopping by!

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      Michelle Orelup 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      I'm curious about using the pomegranate. How do you prep it for the juicer? Thanks.

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you, Alocsin! =D I hope that you like them!

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What interesting combinations. I'll try some of them. Voting this Up and Interesting.

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Very good point, LadyLyell! I agree and think that it has to do with our busy lifestyles, and want for instant satisfaction. We want everything to be easy, and for labels to tell us what we need and what is and isn't healthy, especially here in the US.

      I applaud you for wanting to be healthier and to considering juicing! Just as with any change, it takes discipline. It can be fun and very rewarding, though!! =]

      Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you the best of luck now, in the new year, and thereafter! =] Feel free to stop back by and let me know how you're doing, and if you decide to juice, what you think of it!

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      LadyLyell 

      6 years ago from George, South Africa

      Starting in the new year I am definitely going to become more health conscious taking a good look at my diet and of utmost importance is a review of my liquids. I do drink rooibos tea but otherwise I must juice as you recommend. Why is it that great tasting ideas in drinks and also healthy are the ones we avoid? Maybe it is the effort!

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Kris Heeter-

      It's nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment.

      What kind of juicer did you buy?

      I have started juicing 3-4 glasses/recipes at one time, in the morning. That way, I am more inclined to drink juice throughout the day, and have it for work and when I am on the go. Also, I, then, only have to clean once. I hand rinse and spot clean the parts of the juicer, and then wash them in the dishwasher. Most of the parts of my Jack LaLanne are dishwasher safe. It saves time and energy to do it all at once.

      Another trick/tip that I may include in a future hub, is that I use produce bags in the "pulp collector". That way, I can easily remove the bag, toss it or use it, rinse the container, and I'm done!

      Please share any recipes that you've found that you like! I am continually searching for new ones to try! =]

      -Veronica

    • VeronicaFarkas profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Miss Olive,

      Isn't it fantastic that you can stop and restart juicing at any time, without having to regain momentum? (Like with exercise!)

      Yes, carrots are yummy freshly juiced. I, too, was surprised by how sweet they were! My favorite to juice is honeycrisp apples. I use the juice in glazes and syrups for cooking!

      Please feel free to share any of your recipes. With your creative mind, I'd love to hear what you enjoy! =]

      -Veronica

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      Veronica Roberts 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Sannel,

      I believe that this is the first time that someone has shared one of my hubs on HP. Thank you! That was nice to see when I first logged in this morning! =]

      Thank you for your kind words, as always. You always know just how to make me smile! =D

      I am glad that you enjoyed this hub! I continually look for new recipes. Please feel free to share any of yours!

      Merry Christmas to you as well! I hope that it is a beautiful and wonderful time for you and your family!

      -Veronica

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      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for sharing these recipes. I bought a juicer this fall and have started to juice - I'll add these to my list to try! Cleaning the juicer is a bit of a pain but I'm getting used to it and the fresh juice is worth it.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I used to be an avid juicer and this hub entices me to give it another round after the holidays. I'm always surprised by how tasty and sweet juiced carrots are. I'll have to give the Orange Kale a try.

      To your health, Marisa (MissOlive)

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      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      My dear Veronica, I'm so sorry about your battle with illness. It must have been so difficult for you. However, I'm so glad that your health has turned to the better after you changed your attitude about life and living.

      I make my juice too and these juicing recipes sounds wonderful. I will definitely try them out.

      I wish you and yours a wonderful and healthy Christmas!

      Sannel

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