3 Awesome Juices

Featured Article,Healthy Meal Ideas,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
May 15, 2014

These juice recipes will shower your body with much-needed vitamins and nutrients—and they taste delicious, too.

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Juice has taken the health world by storm, and it’s not hard to see why. Intensely flavorful and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, fresh-pressed juices are an easy way to squeeze more fruits and veggies into your diet. These three invigorating juice recipes, perfect for juicing newbies, are your sure-fire ticket for boundless energy and vibrant health. Did we mention they taste delicious, too?! It’s time to get your juice on, people.

GREEN LEMONADE

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This green juice is refreshing and balanced, with a tangy finish. Lemon juice serves two purposes: It brightens the sweet, mineral flavor of the spinach, and it adds vitamin C, which makes all that iron more absorbable.

Ingredients:

  •  1 medium cucumber
  • 4 cups/115 g packed spinach
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded

Directions: Juice the cucumber, spinach, apple, and lemon, in that order. Run the pulp through again to extract as much liquid as possible. Serve immediately.

ORANGE SUNRISE 

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Sweet-tart oranges are in perfect harmony with sweet-earthy carrots, and the burst of scarlet that explodes from the pomegranate seeds looks brilliant. This is a great starter juice for someone who likes O.J. for break­fast—it’s a way to ease in carrot juice while retaining the flavor of a favorite morning beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup/140 g pomegranate seeds (arils)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 medium oranges, peeled and seeded

Directions: Juice the pomegranate seeds, carrots, and oranges, in that order. Run the pulp through again to extract as much liquid as possible. Serve immediately.

STRAWBERRY-VANILLA SPRITZER 

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The blend of apple juice with sweet berries and a hint of vanilla makes a delicious drink. The sparkling water is refreshing and adds a little tingle.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups/225 g strawberries, hulled
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml sparkling water

Directions: Juice the strawberries and apple, in that order. Pour into a glass, add the vanilla and sparkling water, and stir until combined. Serve immediately.

Recipes published with permission from Juice It!: Energizing Blends for Today’s Juicers by Robin Asbell (Chronicle Books, 2014). 

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