Healthy Juice Recipes For Beginners

How to Make Delicious, Nutritious Juice

When you start making your own fresh juices, it’s sometimes hard to put together flavor profiles that are both healthy and great tasting. Remember that vegetable juice is an acquired taste and your first few experiments may result in something akin to the Mr. Yuk face. Don’t worry – even though it’s going to be a trial-and-error deal, there are a few tips that you can follow to salvage even the strangest flavor profiles.

Let’s begin by talking about some spices that you can add to your juice that will enhance not only the flavor, but also the nutritional value.

Ginger

Long used as an herbal treatment for migraines, arthritis, nausea, PMS, high blood pressure, colds and many other illnesses, fresh ginger has a unique, spicy flavor that adds some zing to your juice.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is another ancient spice that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In addition to tasting great, cinnamon is often used to treat high cholesterol, yeast infections, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. It’s a great natural preservative that fights the E. coli virus in juices and inhibits bacterial growth. Rich in manganese, calcium and iron, adding ¼ or ½ tsp of cinnamon to your juice will give it a spicy, exotic flavor as well as a nutritional boost!

Cayenne

The capsaisin in peppers is useful for heart health, pain relief, cancer treatment and prevention, and healing digestive issues such as ulcers. Cayenne adds an incredible flavor boost to vegetable juices and is recommended by many pro juicers in as large a dose as you can tolerate, so go ahead – dash away! Cayenne juice is, of course, better than powder.

Let’s Get Down to Juicing!

Now that you have a few spice options, let’s talk about the juice! Starting out, you may want to use familiar, pleasant-tasting juices as a base for your cleanse. Carrot juice is by far the best choice and apples or sweet potatoes are recommended if you’re looking to sweeten it up.

Cucumbers, fresh mint, cherries, zested lemons, garlic (which has its own set of amazing health and anti-aging benefits) and parsley all add a nice, light, refreshing flavor to your juice as well. If you’ve ended up with one of the “yuk” juices discussed above, try throwing one or more of these flavors into it – chances are good that you’ll find it much more palatable!

Healthy Green Juice Recipes

Recipe 1

  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 2 large kale leaves
  • 1 kiwi
  • 2 stalks celery

Recipe 2

  • ½ bunch spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 4 oz tub alfalfa sprouts

Recipe 3

  • 3 carrots
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch broccoli
  • ½ sweet potato
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)

Recipe 4

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 beet
  • ¼ head of cabbage
  • ¼ bunch parsley
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)

Recipe 5

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 pepper
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)

Breakfast Juices

Recipe 1

  • 1 inch slice of ginger
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 apple (seeds removed)
  • 1 lemon

Recipe 2 (similar to V8)

  • 7 tomatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 green pepper
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ bunch parsley

Recipe 3

  • 1 apple
  • 2 carrots
  • wedge of ginger
  • 1 lemon

Recipe 4

Because it’s high in sugar, this one’s best to use as a treat or for breakfast. It’s extremely high in antioxidants!

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup black cherries
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Recipe 5

  • 1 apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 2 carrots (optional but delicious!)

These 10 recipes are just a starting point. Your options are limited only by your imagination and what your tastes buds tell you is right. Remember – wash your produce thoroughly, peel it if it’s not organic, choose fresh, ripe produce with deep, rich colors, and experiment til your heart’s content and your body is healthy!

Now you know why juicing is great for you, and you have some fabulous recipes, so let’s talk about which juicer may be right for you. There are a jaw-dropping array and choosing the right one for your needs requires a bit more information that what you may already have.

For more healthy, delicious recipes, check out these books: The Big Book of Juices, The Everything Juicing Book and Complete Book of Juicing: Your Guide to Youthful Vitality.

Do you have some juice recipes that you absolutely love? If so, please share them with us in the comments section below!

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One Response to “Healthy Juice Recipes For Beginners”
  1. DianaDiana says:

    I’ve been juicing for years and am actually a little sad when I’m away and don’t have access to my veggie garden and juicer.

    A good tip that really helped me out when I was learning was that if you get a little off track with your flavors, throw in an apple or a banana. They’re nice, neutral flavors that add a touch of sweetness and familiarity that can bring most juices back from the brink.

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