Juicing Recipes: Targeting Health Benefits

    2022-07-1107/11/22   
Blog Post Series  Cooking  Nutrition  

Did you just get a juicer and are now looking for recipes and advice for what to put in your juice? You may be wondering what are the best fruits and vegetables for juicing. You may even want to include healthy superfoods! But what are they?

You have plenty of options at your fingertips. Read on to learn how to put together a juice that taste great and meets your health goals.

This article is part 2 of 2 in a series on Juicing. See part 1 Juicing Basics: What You Need to Know.

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Healthy Juicing Recipes

There are many different recipes out there for juicing. However, you may want specific types of juicing recipes for eating healthier and getting more greens or a recipe for weight loss. This section will walk you through those different types of recipes and ingredients for each genre.

Citrus

If you love the flavor of citrus, then you should incorporate more citrus fruits into your juice. That includes oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and key limes.

This could be the base of your juice, it does not need to be the entire thing. 

Here is a sample of what you can include in a citrus juice recipe:

  • Tangerines
  • Lemon
  • Lime 
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Real sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Honey
  • Water

With the added ginger and turmeric, this juice will have a bit of a kick.

Detox

If you feel that you need to have a detox in your life, there are a few different ingredients you'll want to focus on. These are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Apples
  • Lemons
  • Cilantro and parsley
  • Beets

Why these ingredients?

The beets help to get your liver back on track, the cilantro and parsley work to boost your metabolism, and the cucumbers, apples, and lemons have extra water in them for added hydration.

Fasting

If you are into fasting, you may be thinking about doing a juice fast cleanse. Some of these cleanses focus solely on drinking juices while others include having some meals as well.

That's up to you, but making sure to get all of the necessary nutrients and antioxidants is crucial when making your juice.

Fruit

If you don't have a goal for your juices, you can just stick with making fruit juices. Experiment with different ratios, different fruits, and add various supplemental ingredients and spices/herbs.

Green

A green juice is just how it sounds. It focuses on adding more greens into your diet like kale, lettuce, and spinach.

Shots

Juice shots are usually not used as a meal replacement, but rather as a way to get extra nutrients. For instance, your juice shot may be to boost your metabolism or to stop inflammation.

Here's a sample recipe for boosting your metabolism in a juice shot:

  • Ginger
  • Water
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne

Weight Loss

If you are starting juicing for weight loss purposes, there are specific things you should know.

You need to focus on consuming low-glycemic fruits like grapefruit. You should also focus on getting critical nutrients in these juices.

Popular Fruit and Vegetables For Juicing

If you are curious about which fruits and vegetables you should use for juice, here is a list of some of the most popular ones. Information about why these are the best fruits and veggies for juicing is below as well.

Beets

Beets are great for regulating your blood pressure and blood flow. If you suffer from high blood pressure, this is a great option to add to your juice.

Berries

Berries are naturally loaded with antioxidants. Adding these to your juice has many benefits like improving your blood sugar regulation, increasing your fiber intake to help with your gut health, fighting inflammation, and can help lower your cholesterol.

If you struggle with skin issues, berries can also help with that.

Broccoli

You may not think about putting broccoli into your juice right from the start. However, it is great for your eyes, hormonal health, and your immune system.

Cabbage

Cabbage is another vegetable that happens to be overrated, especially when it comes to putting it in your juice. A few benefits can include:

  • It's packed with nutrients and antioxidants 
  • It can reduce inflammation 
  • It can help with digestion 
  • It can help with your heart health

It may also help fight cancer.

Celery

Celery is another great option for your juice as it is a vegetable with an extremely low glycemic index. This helps control your blood sugar levels.

Citrus Fruits

Not only do citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange taste good, but they are also packed with Vitamin C. This can help with improving your immune response.

Cranberries

Did you know that cranberries may help prevent cancer? Adding these to your juice can also improve heart health and reduce inflammation.

Dandelion Greens

If you didn't know there was such thing as dandelion greens, they're actually really good for you! They can provide antioxidants and reduce inflammation as well as help to manage your blood pressure.

Kale

Kale is another superfood green that can help with eye health as well as prevent cancer. It can also protect against heart disease.

Melons

Melons are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, and potassium. They also have copper which is a very good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Papaya

Papaya has a lot of antioxidants. They can also help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Parsley

Parsley's vitamin K is important because it helps blood to clot.

Parsley is also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.

Pineapple

Pineapple is a juicy fruit that is full of some pretty impressive health benefits. It contains disease-fighting antioxidants as well as the ability to ease symptoms of arthritis.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have been becoming more and more popular over the years. Whether they are roasted, baked, fried, or cooked in another way, they are delicious. They are also great in juices because they can help to promote gut health.

Supercharging Your Juice With Added Ingredients

While adding fruits and vegetables to your juice is the main thing to do, adding some extra ingredients can supercharge your juice to be even healthier! There are many ingredients to choose from as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a plethora of health benefits. For instance, it can help with:

  • Kills bad bacteria
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Jump-start your digestive system

You don't want to overdo it though as this can be overpowering in some juices.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are known to help with weight loss, keep you fuller longer, and can even help with your hair and skin. Adding a tablespoon is your daily recommended amount.

Chlorella

Chlorella is really nutritious and helps with your immune system. It can also improve cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check.

If you have any respiratory diseases, you may benefit from adding chlorella to juice as well.

Ginger

Ginger is great to add to juice to fight chronic diseases. This can include heart disease, lung disease, and others. It can also help with aging.

Matcha

You've probably heard of Matcha before, maybe with Matcha tea. However, you can also add it to your juice to boost brain function and promote heart health.

Mint

Mint has benefits for brain function, cold symptoms, and even pregnancy and postnatal symptoms you may experience. It also adds a delicious flavor to any juice.

Protein

Adding protein can help with muscle development and recovery. It's also great for curbing hunger to help with weight management.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is a superfood. This means it can eliminate toxins, boost digestion, and increase your metabolism. It's also great for your immune system and your energy.

Turmeric

Turmeric has so many health benefits that often are overlooked. It can improve heart health, aid in inflammation, increase the number of antioxidants in the body, and can potentially help reduce the likelihood of cancer.

Healthy Juicing Recipes and Their Ingredients

If you've been looking for healthy juicing recipes, you have a few options here. But you also have a list of fruits, vegetables, and added ingredients to use to make your own types of juices that you love from scratch.

With knowing the added benefits of every single fruit and vegetable that is best for making juice, you can experiment on your own with what tastes the best while also targeting the nutrieints you need to meet your health goals.

If you are looking for more on healthier living, check out our blog.

headshot of Jay Todtenbier 2018
Author

Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

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Juicing Basics: What You Need to Know

Have you asked: is juicing healthy? For most people who eat a Westernized diet, the answer is a resounding yes!

In a nutshell, juicing is an excellent way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables and prevent chronic illnesses. You'll feel (and look) better, all through one simple technique.


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  • Blog Post

    This article is part 2 of 2 in a series on Juicing. See part 1 Juicing Basics: What You Need to Know.

    Editor

    Healthy Juicing Recipes

    There are many different recipes out there for juicing. However, you may want specific types of juicing recipes for eating healthier and getting more greens or a recipe for weight loss. This section will walk you through those different types of recipes and ingredients for each genre.

    Citrus

    If you love the flavor of citrus, then you should incorporate more citrus fruits into your juice. That includes oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and key limes.

    This could be the base of your juice, it does not need to be the entire thing. 

    Here is a sample of what you can include in a citrus juice recipe:

    • Tangerines
    • Lemon
    • Lime 
    • Ginger
    • Turmeric
    • Real sea salt
    • Black pepper
    • Honey
    • Water

    With the added ginger and turmeric, this juice will have a bit of a kick.

    Detox

    If you feel that you need to have a detox in your life, there are a few different ingredients you'll want to focus on. These are:

    • Cucumbers
    • Apples
    • Lemons
    • Cilantro and parsley
    • Beets

    Why these ingredients?

    The beets help to get your liver back on track, the cilantro and parsley work to boost your metabolism, and the cucumbers, apples, and lemons have extra water in them for added hydration.

    Fasting

    If you are into fasting, you may be thinking about doing a juice fast cleanse. Some of these cleanses focus solely on drinking juices while others include having some meals as well.

    That's up to you, but making sure to get all of the necessary nutrients and antioxidants is crucial when making your juice.

    Fruit

    If you don't have a goal for your juices, you can just stick with making fruit juices. Experiment with different ratios, different fruits, and add various supplemental ingredients and spices/herbs.

    Green

    A green juice is just how it sounds. It focuses on adding more greens into your diet like kale, lettuce, and spinach.

    Shots

    Juice shots are usually not used as a meal replacement, but rather as a way to get extra nutrients. For instance, your juice shot may be to boost your metabolism or to stop inflammation.

    Here's a sample recipe for boosting your metabolism in a juice shot:

    • Ginger
    • Water
    • Lemon
    • Cayenne

    Weight Loss

    If you are starting juicing for weight loss purposes, there are specific things you should know.

    You need to focus on consuming low-glycemic fruits like grapefruit. You should also focus on getting critical nutrients in these juices.

    Popular Fruit and Vegetables For Juicing

    If you are curious about which fruits and vegetables you should use for juice, here is a list of some of the most popular ones. Information about why these are the best fruits and veggies for juicing is below as well.

    Beets

    Beets are great for regulating your blood pressure and blood flow. If you suffer from high blood pressure, this is a great option to add to your juice.

    Berries

    Berries are naturally loaded with antioxidants. Adding these to your juice has many benefits like improving your blood sugar regulation, increasing your fiber intake to help with your gut health, fighting inflammation, and can help lower your cholesterol.

    If you struggle with skin issues, berries can also help with that.

    Broccoli

    You may not think about putting broccoli into your juice right from the start. However, it is great for your eyes, hormonal health, and your immune system.

    Cabbage

    Cabbage is another vegetable that happens to be overrated, especially when it comes to putting it in your juice. A few benefits can include:

    • It's packed with nutrients and antioxidants 
    • It can reduce inflammation 
    • It can help with digestion 
    • It can help with your heart health

    It may also help fight cancer.

    Celery

    Celery is another great option for your juice as it is a vegetable with an extremely low glycemic index. This helps control your blood sugar levels.

    Citrus Fruits

    Not only do citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange taste good, but they are also packed with Vitamin C. This can help with improving your immune response.

    Cranberries

    Did you know that cranberries may help prevent cancer? Adding these to your juice can also improve heart health and reduce inflammation.

    Dandelion Greens

    If you didn't know there was such thing as dandelion greens, they're actually really good for you! They can provide antioxidants and reduce inflammation as well as help to manage your blood pressure.

    Kale

    Kale is another superfood green that can help with eye health as well as prevent cancer. It can also protect against heart disease.

    Melons

    Melons are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, and potassium. They also have copper which is a very good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

    Papaya

    Papaya has a lot of antioxidants. They can also help reduce the risk of heart disease.

    Parsley

    Parsley's vitamin K is important because it helps blood to clot.

    Parsley is also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.

    Pineapple

    Pineapple is a juicy fruit that is full of some pretty impressive health benefits. It contains disease-fighting antioxidants as well as the ability to ease symptoms of arthritis.

    Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes have been becoming more and more popular over the years. Whether they are roasted, baked, fried, or cooked in another way, they are delicious. They are also great in juices because they can help to promote gut health.

    Supercharging Your Juice With Added Ingredients

    While adding fruits and vegetables to your juice is the main thing to do, adding some extra ingredients can supercharge your juice to be even healthier! There are many ingredients to choose from as well.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar has a plethora of health benefits. For instance, it can help with:

    • Kills bad bacteria
    • Lower blood sugar levels
    • Aid in weight loss
    • Jump-start your digestive system

    You don't want to overdo it though as this can be overpowering in some juices.

    Chia Seeds

    Chia seeds are known to help with weight loss, keep you fuller longer, and can even help with your hair and skin. Adding a tablespoon is your daily recommended amount.

    Chlorella

    Chlorella is really nutritious and helps with your immune system. It can also improve cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check.

    If you have any respiratory diseases, you may benefit from adding chlorella to juice as well.

    Ginger

    Ginger is great to add to juice to fight chronic diseases. This can include heart disease, lung disease, and others. It can also help with aging.

    Matcha

    You've probably heard of Matcha before, maybe with Matcha tea. However, you can also add it to your juice to boost brain function and promote heart health.

    Mint

    Mint has benefits for brain function, cold symptoms, and even pregnancy and postnatal symptoms you may experience. It also adds a delicious flavor to any juice.

    Protein

    Adding protein can help with muscle development and recovery. It's also great for curbing hunger to help with weight management.

    Wheatgrass

    Wheatgrass is a superfood. This means it can eliminate toxins, boost digestion, and increase your metabolism. It's also great for your immune system and your energy.

    Turmeric

    Turmeric has so many health benefits that often are overlooked. It can improve heart health, aid in inflammation, increase the number of antioxidants in the body, and can potentially help reduce the likelihood of cancer.

    Healthy Juicing Recipes and Their Ingredients

    If you've been looking for healthy juicing recipes, you have a few options here. But you also have a list of fruits, vegetables, and added ingredients to use to make your own types of juices that you love from scratch.

    With knowing the added benefits of every single fruit and vegetable that is best for making juice, you can experiment on your own with what tastes the best while also targeting the nutrieints you need to meet your health goals.

    If you are looking for more on healthier living, check out our blog.

    headshot of Jay Todtenbier 2018
    Author

    Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

    Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

  • Related Content

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    We encourage you to take advantage of these FREE Wellness Resources on our website.


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    The concept of a cleanse or detox can be a scary one for someone who's never done it before. Though most people think of stringent exercise routines and bland, boring soup diets, this is no longer the case. There are many ways to detoxify the body naturally and easily, bringing revitalization and healing. In this guide, you'll learn 9 ways to perform a natural body detox.


    woman measuring her waist with a tape measurer

    Boost Your Metabolism and Burn Fat Faster

    Burning fat primarily comes down to maintaining a calorie deficit so your body has to rely on fat storage for fuel. Your body burns between 1,500 and 2,500 calories a day just by being alive, but there's a lot you can do to increase that number.


    scrabble letters spelling out the word unplugged with a usb computer cable

    Detox Your Mind?

    Some would say that technology has taken over too much of our lives. If we're not on our smartphones, we are binging on a trending show or news on the laptop or TV. Our digital devices are always popping up messages and flashing alerts that seem to need our immediate attention. Our obsessions with these devices detaches us from the present moment and may negatively impact our productivity, relationships, and ultimately our health.


    glass of water with green apple

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    fresh, healthy juice from spinach, oranges and limes

    Juicing Basics: What You Need to Know

    Have you asked: is juicing healthy? For most people who eat a Westernized diet, the answer is a resounding yes!

    In a nutshell, juicing is an excellent way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables and prevent chronic illnesses. You'll feel (and look) better, all through one simple technique.


    black woman drinking a glass of water on porch

    Simple Tips for Proper Hydration

    Getting enough water has numerous health benefits including combating fatigue, loosing weight, and flushing toxins out of your body. Follow these east hydration tips and reap the benefits!


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