Juicing Your Way to Heaven: 5 Amazingly Healthy Juice Recipes
5 Energizer Bunny
Juice 3 carrots, 1 beet, 2 heads of romaine, 1 lemon and 1 apple or stevia for sweetness. The energizer bunny is an excellent… well… energizer. It has a little more of the bioavailable sugars than the greener juices, but not as much as pure apple juice. The greens balance the sugars and provide some cleansing, while the beet healthifies the colon. Carrot juice is excellent for eye, blood and skin health, so be sure to get your fair share since even organic carrots are very affordable.
4 Deep Forrest
Juice a few leaves of kale, 1 Persian cucumber, a few stalks of celery, a handful of parsley, 2 handfuls spinach, 1 head of romaine. Add an apple or sweeten with stevia for sweetness. This juice is a deep green and beautiful for those on detox programs or simply ‘going even greener.’ Most people generally need the apple or stevia for sweetness, but if you enjoy the taste of it as such then by all means go for it. If you have a background of refined, processed foods and/or medication/antibiotic use, I would hold back on the deeper green juices for a while until your body is cleaner through the lighter juices.
Juice 4 apples, 2 handfuls of spinach and 1 carrot. Add a few strawberries for a beautiful strawberry-apple juice that the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Kids love this fresh apple juice. It is perfect for the sweet-lovers. If your child doesn’t like ‘green things,’ omit the spinach until they become accustomed to greens, and add a Persian cucumber instead.
2 ‘Chocolate Milk’
Juice 2 heads of romaine, 1 small Persian cucumber, a large handful of spinach and 3 carrots. Add a scoop of raw cacao powder for extra oomph. It’s not quite the same thing that comes in milk boxes at the store or at school — this chocolate milk is actually infinitely more healthful, energizing, and cleansing. Children love this recipe too!
Juice 1 head of romaine, 1 whole lemon, 1 knob of ginger (as you like), a few stalks of celery, 1/2 large cucumber and half of one apple (optional). Green-ade is an easy-to-drink, made-for-beginning-juicers type of green juice. It is liquid light, extremely alkalizing, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and extremely nourishing. Drink Green-Ade upon waking in the morning or after exercise.
Juices are an amazing addition to one’s diet, and the sooner you start with them, the better your body will feel. As stated before, be sure to drink them on an empty stomach. This is the only way you can experience the full scope of benefits of these amazingly medicinal juices. Make them at parties, for your children, and as a simple, hydrating snack throughout the day.