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Juice Recipes for Health

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3/1/2013 12:00 PM   :  19 comments   :  26,322 Views

Are you caught up on the latest juicing craze? Regardless making homemade juices are a great choice for those wanting to take control of their health. Homemade juices are healthier than store bought as you can control what ingredients are being used and nothing unnecessary is added. It’s a great way to use those fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to use. I’ve come up with some of the best combinations by throwing in everything on the container that needs to be eaten today into the juicer. It also a great way to eat fruits and vegetables you may not enjoy on their own. All of these recipes require a blender or juicer. Stay hydrated and filled up on nutrition with these delicious juice recipes. 
 
 

Cucumber Mint Cooler


Cool off with cucumbers, lime, celery and mint.
 
CALORIES: 69.5  |  FAT: 0.6g  |  PROTEIN: 3g  |  CARBS: 17.7g 

Whole Fruit Juice


CALORIES: 159.8  |  FAT: 0.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.2g  |  CARBS: 41.3g
 


Watermelon and Lime Juice


CALORIES: 105.1  |  FAT: 1.4g  |  PROTEIN: 2.1g  |  CARBS: 24.6g
 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juice


CALORIES: 125.1  |  FAT: 0.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.7g  |  CARBS: 31.4g
 
Beet Juice

A healthy juice to cleanse and nourish you.
 
CALORIES: 158.1  |  FAT: 0.9g  |  PROTEIN: 2.3g  |  CARBS: 38.8g
 
Apple Carrot Cucumber Ginger Juice

Buy a big bag of carrots and apples and you’ll have juice for the week.

CALORIES: 76.1  |  FAT: 0.3g  |  PROTEIN: 0.4g  |  CARBS: 18.6g


Live Green Juice

Get your green vegetables with this blend of Swiss chard, celery, spinach and cucumbers.

CALORIES: 47.2  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 3.4g  |  CARBS: 11.6g



Blueberry Cantaloupe Juice

CALORIES: 142.2  |  FAT: 0.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.3g  |  CARBS: 36g 
 

Veggie Delight Juice


CALORIES: 103.8  |  FAT: 1g  |  PROTEIN: 5.1g  |  CARBS: 22.2g
 

Tomato and Vegetable Juice


Better than your store bought vegetable juice.

CALORIES: 121.9  |  FAT: 1.5g  |  PROTEIN: 6.7g  |  CARBS: 26.2g

Romaine Cilantro Avocado Watermelon Nectarine Strawberry Chia Lime Juice

Get lots of potassium, vitamins A and C, and folate with this juice.

CALORIES: 66.5  |  FAT: 3.8g  |  PROTEIN: 1.6g  |  CARBS: 8.5g 

Drinking the juice of fruits and vegetables means consuming their water and much of their vitamin and mineral content; however, the pulp, or fiber, which also has many health benefits, is removed. For this reason the nutritional information may be different based on the juicer.  Read "The Truth about Juicing and Your Health" for more information. 

Do you juice? What is your favorite combination?


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Comments

  • DALEW45
    19
    Ok, I have never juice before, so I need help with this thing. I would like some feedback on juicing. I don't know where to start. Can anyone help! Please!!!!! :-) - 6/24/2013   1:21:33 AM
  • WEESTROMMOM
    18
    I use a Vitamix to make juice - nothing wasted. - 4/21/2013   7:43:38 AM
  • ANGELWYNGS
    17
    I love juicing! I own a juicer and a nutribullet. Sometimes I would prefer to have the fiber so I use my nutribullet. The nutribullet is a great option for those that don't like the waste from the juicer. My favorite juice is Pineapple, Orange, Mango. - 4/17/2013   1:14:39 PM
  • PIXIDOG
    16
    I recently bought aHuron juicer.It's great, especially when I'm not hungry I can drink my lunch salad or dinner & with the fibre I make into small quiches for later & the kids snacks. - 4/8/2013   3:02:21 AM
  • 15
    For those talking about the pulp, there are several good recipes for using the pulp. The key is to keep the fruit pulp separate from the veggie pulp and then its easier to use them. Veggies in soups or stews are wonderful! Fruit pulp in muffins is delicious! So you don't lose all the fiber this way and get in foods that you might not otherwise eat - like Kale for me is yuck but in juice its yum! - 3/7/2013   3:05:56 PM
  • 14
    I'm not a juicing fan, namely because you lose the fiber when you juice things and I don't feel as full drinking juice as I would actually eating the fruit or vegetable. But I realize it's a personal thing and I'm sure juices are better for you than many other drinks!! - 3/3/2013   11:29:46 AM
  • PRUSSIANETTE
    13
    When I juice (usually my go-to is a combination of carrots, celery, and apple with a bit of yogurt/kefir added) my skin just glows. This helped me immensely when I was having gastro-intestinal problems years ago after I was newly diagosed as having celiac's disease. My intestinal track was having problems absorbing nutrients due to the damage to the disease, and juicing allowed the immediate absorption of the nutrients as my intestines couldn't deal with all the fiber at that point (it would have immediately "spit out" the fiber along with the nutrients). Just a thought in case you are having similar problems. - 3/3/2013   10:27:44 AM
  • 12
    Zucchini is a wonderful juice addition. Lots of water and very mild. - 3/3/2013   6:57:12 AM
  • 11
    I'm not a big juice fan...also thinking about the wastefulness and the empty calories. On the other hand, some these look really good. Maybe it's time to give it a try? - 3/2/2013   4:49:26 PM
  • 10
    I really don't understand why squeeze part of the nutritional value out of something and throw the rest away. $$$ down the drain. Not my thing; glad some like it, though. - 3/2/2013   3:24:39 PM
  • 9
    Is there a particular juicer that the Sparkers like? I have no idea which one to buy. - 3/2/2013   10:26:08 AM
  • 8
    fiber is SO IMPORTANT to good health and digestion, that I'd much rather eat the food than drink the juice. Just as with sodas having empty calories, juices can be high in calories and low in satiety - 3/2/2013   9:45:34 AM
  • IAMTOLOSE
    7
    I've tried juicing but there seems to be so much waste with the pulp that is left over. Someone suggested making soup with the pulp but that was a disaster. Maybe using the bullet-type blender will be a better option for me. I'll try it. - 3/2/2013   8:18:00 AM
  • 6
    These do sound good! - 3/2/2013   1:15:25 AM
  • RUBYROOTS4YOU
    5
    I love to make juice with cucumbers!! I feel so refreshed and have so much energy afterwards, and they yield a lot of juice!!! Also love carrot juice. And blueberry juice. MMM MMM MMMMM! - 3/1/2013   7:34:04 PM
  • MAWANDA2
    4
    i began juicing, and found a concoction that works for me. i'm still experiment, and playing with the more fruity flavors. i hope to share with you later recipes, and results. - 3/1/2013   5:48:30 PM
  • 3
    A Great Variety! I Need To Try Juicing! Thanks For Sharing This Blog! - 3/1/2013   4:51:34 PM
  • 2
    I recently purchased a nutri-bullett and have been enjoying their recipe called Immune Booster: 2 cups of spring leaf greens, 1/2 banana, 1 slice of fresh pineapple, 1 peeled orange and 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. It has a really nice taste! - 3/1/2013   1:16:48 PM
  • 1
    Great ideas..thanks - 3/1/2013   1:07:28 PM

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