Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes
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Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Do you have leftover fruits and vegetables in your fridge? It is time to turn them into healthy juices. Juices gives us the chance to still enjoy (drink) those fruits and veggies we can’t afford to chew. Freshly made juices are definitely better than canned juices because they are fresh, natural, and contain no preservatives. There are various healthy juice recipes that one can incorporate into their diet, that serve different purposes like for relaxation, detoxification, weight loss and even to ease stress. Juices can be taken as meals in the morning, at night, or for 3 – 7 days when doing a juice cleanse or detox. Without further ado, let’s take you through these top 10 healthy, simple, and easy to make, with easy to find fruits and veggies juice recipes.

Before we hit the main list, here are the best fruits and vegetables for juicing.

Best vegetables for juicing

  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Pumpkin leaves (Ugu)
  • Ginger

Best fruits for juicing

  • Apple
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Banana
  • Strawberry

Our top 10 juices will be based on these fruits and vegetables listed above, let’s begin.

1. Green Juice 

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 3 handfuls of Spinach/Kale/Ugu
  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger
  • Water

Preparation

  • Wash, peel the skin of the carrot and cut into small sizes
  • Wash other fruits and vegetables, and cut into small blendable pieces
  • Put all of them in a blender/juicer/mixer, add water and ginger, then blend
  • Pour out into a sieve and drain out juice
  • Your healthy juice is served
***The left-over chaff can be cooked or thrown away

Benefits

  • It boosts metabolism and increases energy levels
  • It is a healthy detox
  • This juice aids weight loss
  • Known to aid bowel movement
  • It contains vitamins, enzymes, and minerals, making it great for eyes, skin, nails and hair

2. Orange Pineapple Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges
  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup of water/1 cup of ice to chill it up

Preparation

  • Wash, peel and divide oranges into halves, squeeze out juice and remove seeds
  • Put the chopped pineapple and cup of water into the blender and blend
  • Pour into a sieve to get out the juice, then pour into a cup
  • Add squeezed orange juice into the mixture and stir properly
  • It’s ready to drink
***You can also add the flesh of the orange and blend together with the pineapple, and not drain with a sieve to get a pulpy juice

Benefits

  • It contains vitamin C and beta carotene which promote healthy skin
  • Aids digestion
  • Known to be a good diet
  • It takes just about 5 – 10 minutes to make
  • Aids heart health, and reduces inflammation

3. Beetroot Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation

  • Wash and peel carrot and beetroot and cut into small sizes.
  • Cut open the lemon, squeeze out the juice and remove the seeds
  • Wash and cut other fruits and veggies into blendable sizes
  • Put all, except the lemon into the blender, add water and blend
  • Pour in a cup, add the squeezed lemon juice and stir well
  • You can drain or drink as a pulp
  • Your healthy juice is served

Benefits

  • It contains nitrates which aid to lower blood pressure and protect the heart
  • It boosts stamina
  • Enhances the skin
  • Improves blood flow in the body
  • Prevents iron deficiency and anemia

4. Cucumber Spinach Apple Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lime
  • Water

Preparation

  • Wash all the fruits and vegetables, chop into small sizes
  • Wash the lime, cut into two halves, squeeze out the juice and remove the seeds
  • Put all in a blender except the lime juice
  • Add water, blend and pour into a cup
  • Pour the lime juice and stir properly
  • Do not sieve for maximum enjoyment

Benefits

  • It has a rich source of vitamin K and Vitamin A which helps to enhance eyesight and protect body from infections.
  • Keeps body hydrated and regulates body temperature
  • It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • It detoxes and cleanses the body
  • Aids digestion

5. Carrot Ginger Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 6 fingers of carrot
  • 1 orange
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 spoon of ground turmeric
  • Water

Preparation

  • Wash and peel the ginger and carrots, then chop into small pieces
  • Wash, peel and cut the orange in two halves, squeeze the juice and remove the seeds
  • Pour ginger, carrot, and water with the spoon of turmeric into a blender and blend
  • Pour into a cup, put the squeezed orange juice and stir
  • Juice is served

Benefits

  • It contains vitamin A and C which boosts the immune system.
  • Promotes healthy skin and serves as an antioxidant which is a natural protective agent from the sun
  • It has cardiovascular benefits reducing the risk of a stroke and coronary heart disease
  • Gives stronger vision
  • It contains beta carotene which improves cognitive function, reducing the risk of dementia

6. Mixed Citrus Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation

  • Wash, peel and squeeze juice from orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime, and discard seeds
  • Pour pineapple and water into blender and blend
  • Sieve the juice into a cup
  • Pour in squeezed juices and stir properly
  • Citrus is served

Benefits

  • A good source of vitamin C
  • An immune booster
  • It contains nutrients that promote heart health
  • It has high water content, keeping the body hydrated
  • Aids bowel movement

7. Pineapple Celery Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • 1 apple
  • 2 celery sticks
  • Water

Preparation

  • Wash apple and celery stick and cut into blendable sizes
  • Pour all fruits and vegetables into blender
  • Put some water and blend
  • Pour out into a cup
  • Green juice is served

Benefits

  • It contains 88% water which aids body hydration
  • Aids digestion and reduces constipation
  • It aids weight loss
  • May have anti-cancer potential
  • It helps to reduce cholesterol
  • Promotes healthy skin and eyes

8. Strawberry Pineapple Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • 2 cups of strawberry
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 orange

Preparation

  • Wash, peel and cut fruits into small pieces
  • Wash, peel and cut orange into two halves, squeeze juice, and discard seeds
  • Put all fruits and orange juice into the blender
  • Sieve the juice and pour into a cup
  • It’s juice time

Benefits

  • It aids effective weight loss
  • It aids digestion
  • A huge immune booster and antioxidant
  • Good source of vitamins C, B6, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, insoluble, and soluble fiber.
  • It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and guards against cancer

9. Kiwi Watermelon Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 English pear
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation

  • Wash, peel, and cut kiwi into small sizes and do same for pear
  • Wash and cut into halves, squeeze out the juice and remove seeds
  • Pour all ingredients into blender, add water and blend
  • Pour into cup, add squeezed lime juice and stir
  • Your healthy juice is right on time

Benefits

  • It aids detoxification
  • It aids weight loss
  • Boosts the immune system
  • It is rich in vitamins A, C, E, potassium, magnesium, and copper
  • Improves heart health and reduces risk of cancer

10. Lemon Tumeric Juice

Top 10 Healthy Juice Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 2 cups of water

Preparation

  • Wash and cut lemon into two halves, squeeze out juice and discard seeds
  • Mix turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, water, add honey and lemon to taste then stir properly
  • Juice is served

Benefits

  • It aids reduction of allergies
  • It reduces the effect of overeating, bloating, aids digestion
  • Detoxes and cleanses out liver
  • Aids vision
  • It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits

There are many juices that one can make, you can even do a freestyle by yourself and come up with awesome juices, most of these vegetables and fruits can be mixed to give you the best and healthiest juices you can think of, all you have to do is walk into your kitchen and begin.

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