Just Juice It: Get More out of Your Fruits & Veggies

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Apples and carrots and spinach—oh my! We are living in a constant state of “juice-ful” bliss. The number of delicious recipes available to us continues to increase along with a steady stream of emerging studies on the multitude of nutritional benefits.***

The idea of juicing is consummate for our on-the-go, more-is-more culture. Why eat just a strawberry when you can mix it with blueberries and mangos for a powerful antioxidant punch? There is no question as to why this dietary trend has escalated to extreme levels, as society strives to become healthier in less time.

With such a mouth-watering variety of juicing recipes out there, it can be overwhelming to choose just one! Have you ever tried searching “juice recipes” on Pinterest? I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you are bedridden with days to kill. Instead, we narrowed it down to three tasty juices for you. The following recipes offer healthy juices derived from nutritious fruits and vegetables for different palates and preferences—perfect for a boost on the way to the courthouse!

Good-For-You Green Juice

From Joy the Baker
1 cucumber, sliced
1 apple, cored and sliced
2 heaping cups kale leaves, stems removed
3 stalks celery, greens and all, cut into chunks
juice of 1 lemon
1 inch fresh ginger, unpeeled is fine

Press all of the produce through a juicer or blender.
Enjoy immediately.

Berry Supreme Antioxidant Juice

From Health.com
1 C fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed)
1 C (about 5) fresh strawberries, halved (or frozen, thawed)
2 C peeled and coarsely chopped mango
(from a 1-pound mango)
1/4 C water

Blend all ingredients together for a tasty sweet drink.

Beet-it-Toxins Detox Juice

From Whole Living
1 small beet, chopped
5 carrots, chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
1/4 C fresh mint sprigs

Press beet, carrots, apple, and mint sprigs
through a juice extractor. Stir and serve immediately.

*** We aren’t talking about the same type of juice fast prevalent in Lindsey Lohan’s circle. We recommend juicing as a healthy breakfast alternative, or as a nutritious snack. Using juicing for an entire meal replacement plan can deprive you of other important nutrients your body needs. If you do choose to do that, you should take supplements and consult a doctor.

 

By Courtney Gibb

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