If you are one of those people that find it hard to fit a healthy diet into your fast paced world, juicing may be just the thing for you. With job, kids and family demands, it can be nearly impossible to have the time to eat properly and get the nutrients that your body needs. You end up settling for a salad here or there, but juicing is fast and convenient way to get your daily servings of vegetables and fruits into a glass. Getting a juicer is an investment in your health that can transform the way that you feel.
The best juicers to buy are simple to use, a breeze to clean, and they can provide you with what your body needs to feel good and maintain your health. There are many juicing machines to choose from, but they all are capable of giving you an easy way to turn around years of less than ideal eating habits. Not only is it a healthy endeavor, but it can also be fun to experiment with different juice combinations.
With that in mind, here are some green vegetable juice recipes to get you started:
Recipe 1: Kale and almond squash
In a nutshell, this recipe is incredibly delicious and generously packed with a good amount of healthy vitamins and minerals.
- 75g of chopped Kale (the thick rib at the center of the leaf should be discarded).
- 240ml of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 table spoon almond butter
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Use a powerful blender to completely squash all the ingredients mentioned above, and then drink the juice immediately.
Recipe 2: Red smoothie
To prepare this recipe, simply soak the goji berries for about 5 to 8 hours, or until plump. After that you can mix them with yogurt, raspberries and strawberries.
- 1 table spoon of goji berries ( soaked and dried as specified above)
- 30 to 40g of fresh raspberries
- 3 large strawberries (remember to discard the stems first)
- 1 table spoon of manuka honey
- 1 table spoon of goat milk yogurt
- 1 table spoon of coconut oil
- 240 ml of unsweetened almond milk
Put all the ingredients in a powerful blender, and have them smoothed completely before drinking. Also if you like, you can prepare the juice in bulk and then have some of it refrigerated to be drank later.
Recipe 3: Basil, cucumber and lime juice
This juice can be extremely refreshing, especially if you blend it with ice cubes. Since the acid in the juice goes mute whenever the juice gets cold, it’s advisable to use whole lime to maintain the freshness.
- 1 handful basil leaves
- 1 cucumber, divided in two halves lengthwise
- Half a lime, pith and zest removed
- 1 apple, sliced into wedges
To prepare the juice, start by juicing basil into a glass, after which you can mix the basil juice with all the remaining ingredients before juicing the mixture. Alternatively, just chop all the listed ingredients, and then have them stuffed into a powerful blender before mixing it with 120 ml of water. Run the blender. Once done, you can use a fine-mesh strainer to sieve the mixture. Then give is a fine stir and serve immediately.
Recipe 4: Kale, apple and lemon juice
If you’re looking for a healthy, refreshing juice to jump-start your day, look no further. Not only does this type of juice supply your body with adequate amounts of calcium and antioxidants, but it also contains ginger and fresh mint to ensure you’re more energetic and psyched up to tackle the day’s events.
- 5 leaves of kale (large ones, with ribs discarded and the leaves chopped roughly)
- 1 lemon, pith and zest removed
- 1 large apple, chopped roughly
- A large piece of fresh ginger (about 2.5 cm)
- A twig of fresh mint
Stuff all the ingredients in the listing into your juicer. Add 120ml of water into the mixture and then start the blender. Once the mixture has finished blending, pass it through a fine-mesh-strainer before drinking.
Recipe 5: Turnip Fennel juice
Turnip fennel has tons of health benefits than you can possibly imagine. Loaded with vitamin A (beta-carotene, vitamin C and manganese, the juice actually lowers blood cholesterol, detoxifies the liver, improves the eyesight and, most importantly, reduces the risks of cancer.
- Half turnip
- Three carrots
- One apple
- A quarter fennel bulb
If the turnip is waxed, remove the outer skin. You can now run all the above-mentioned ingredients into a powerful blender and have them squashed. Once ready, run the juice through a fine-mesh-strainer and then serve.
Recipe 6: Kale, cilantro and romaine lettuce juice
This type of juice is actually recommended for those with an inflammation, weight loss problems, as well as those looking for a natural way to boost their immunity system.
- Half cucumber
- 3 leaves of kale (the mid rib removed)
- 1 Handful of coriander
- Half lime
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 2 apples (sliced into wedges)
Chop and slice all the ingredients in the listing. Once done, put them all into a powerful blender before switching it on. You can now sit down and enjoy your drink.
Getting your proper nutritional needs can be accomplished for those that always seem to not have enough time. It only takes a few minutes to squeeze the goodness of fruits and vegetables down into one glass full of vitamins and minerals. Juicing can make a difference, and it is something that we enthusiastically recommend. So get yourself a juicer, your body will thank you.