Great Juicing Recipes For Energy, Health, and Beauty!
Why Is Drinking Freshly Made Juice Important?
Juicing may seem like a lot of work and too much hassle to bother for most busy people. There are plenty of things to do during the day that are more pressing and seem more important - at least at that time.
However, if we are honest with ourselves, what can be more important than taking care of our bodies by providing them with optimal nutrition? Shouldn't our health be a priority for everyone? After all, if we get seriously ill, we will not be able to perform all these tasks - that seem so urgent at the moment. It's unfortunate, but most of us start seriously think about health AFTER we get sick.
However, there is no reason to wait till it's too late. Learn some wonderful recipes and start juicing today and experience some wonderful benefits of juicing!
9 Juicing Tips For Beginners
1 - Buy organically grown produce, whenever available (especially apples, carrots, celery, kale, and grapes)
2 - Wash thoroughly, even if it's organic. Another option is to peel non-organic produce to reduce pesticide exposure.
3 - Always have some carrots, celery and apples available. Beets, cabbage and other hard vegetables are great too, as they last a long time and don't spoil easily.
4 - Wrap greens around carrots, celery or cucumber to feed it through.
5 - Drink while juice is still fresh, to receive the most enzymes and nutrients.
6 - Refrigerate the leftovers and consume as soon as possible. You can also freeze your juice, if you want to store it for a longer time, and/or make it into popsicles.
7 - Use the pulp in cooking, baking or composting to reduce wasting produce and saving money. Especially when buying organic produce - which may be a bit more expensive - use pulp in muffins, vegan burgers, sauces, soups and salads.
8 - Be bold and experiment with various ingredients and colors.
9 - Be patient. What use to take 1 hour will be cut in 1/2! You can do it too!
Vegetable Juices: Made from leafy greens, vegetables and fruits
2 Beet Juice Recipes
Beets are fantastic ingredient for making fresh juice. Beetroot juice is very potent, and it's recommended that when you drink the raw juice mix it with other milder juices such as apple, carrot, cucumber, or celery.
Drinking the fresh juice of a beet or two each day is a great preventative health measure, and it may help reverse many problems. Beets are hard vegetables, and will juice easily in all types of juicers.
Juice the roots and leafy tops for maximum health benefits! (Or use the tops for another recipe - don't throw them away!)
1-2 beetroot (the small ones are sweeter!)
2 large carrots
1 stalk of celery
1 small piece of ginger (optional)
1 beet root
1 large cucumber
Juice all ingredients. Serve in a tall glass cup to enjoy the gorgeous purple color!
Kale Juice Recipe: Green Kale Lemonade
Green Kale Lemonade
Green lemonade contains a big bunch of kale in it along with apples, celery, ginger, and an organic lemon. It tastes amazing.
1 bunch of kale
2 stalks of celery
1 inch piece of ginger
1 lemon with the ends cut off.
Wash all your goodies thoroughly and pass through the juicer. Ginger adds heat to this tart kale limeade
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Refreshing Watermelon Juice Recipe
Don't throw away that watermelon rind!
This juice is delicious for a hot summer day, and very refreshing!
* 1/2 small watermelon, coarsely chopped (including rind)
* 1/2 lb. red grapes
Process through your juicer (I love Breville juicers), chill or add a few ice cubes, and enjoy!
You may also blend in a blender the juice you just made with watermelon pulp (if using seedless watermelon) and ice to create delicious slush.
Apple-Cranberry Juice: Bladder Defense
2 organic apples, cut into wedges
1 1/4 cups of cranberries
This juice has great healing properties. Filled with quinine which changes to Hippuric acid in the liver. It is able to assist as a toxic build-up remover, removal of purines, uric acid, urea in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder. Protects against yeast infections for women.
Parsley Pear Juice Recipe
Parsley Pear Juice with Fennel
You may not have thought of juicing fennel before, but it adds some interesting taste variation to your juice. Plus it has many health benefits!
- 1 bunch fresh parsley (Italian, curly or any other variety)
- 1 large bulb fresh fennel
- 1 bunch collard greens, spinach, or kale
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 lemons
- 2 pears
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger