Tried and Tested Vegetable and Fruit Juices, Recipes for Juice Pulp
Browse our collection of juice recipes we tried over the years. We mostly selected those recipes which have
- widely-available, easy to find ingredients,
- don’t require any special, time-consuming preparation so they are
- easy to prepare even on a daily basis,
- contain a variety of key vitamins and minerals,
- taste good (even if it is made only from greens)
What to Juice?
Except for some fruits and veggies that aren’t made for juicing (e.g. avocado, banana, aubergine) you can juice all produce you like (and the ones you don’t can be smuggled in the juice in small protions without ruining the taste but giving you the nutritional benefits you would otherwise miss out on).
More Tips on What and How to Juice:
- Try to use fresh, organic produce as often as possible – look for organic farmers or markets close to your home that sell natural, chemical-free fruits and veggies. Juice from organic will taste richer and has more nutritional benefits.
- To peel or not to peel? – the skin of the produce and the parts immediately underneath contain the highest level of vitamins and other nutrients, so mostly don’t peel unless the produce you want to juice has a very hard skin (pumpkin, squash). I do peel citrus fruits if I can’t get them organic, non-organic ones are treated with chemicals to keep the fruit longer lasting and fresh looking.
Juicer Recipe for Beginners and/or for Veggie-Hating Kids
If you don’t like vegetables and greens start with the following basic reciper I make most often for my family.
- a couple of carrots (I usually use 2-3)
- an apple
- Optional: cc. a small piece of fresh ginger root (maximum a 1/2 inch piece due to the strong flavor) – you can leave ginger out if you make the juice for children, they might not like the strong taste.
Srub and wash carrots, cut of the geen end and the tails, cut into smaller pieces (depending on the feed chute size of your juicer). Wash apple, remove core, cut it into quarters. If you ad ginger wash it and peel thinly or scrape the skin off. Juice carrot, apple pieces and the ginger.
This Juice is Good for You Because….
Carrots are very popular to juice and are a powerhouse of vitamins: A, B, C, D, E and K and minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium as well as trace minerals. Due to its sugar content carrot sweetens green juices making them more appealing for kids and picky grown ups. Carrots juice well with almost all kind sof fruits: apple, pear oranges, pineapple allowing you to make endlesss variety of juice combos.
Apples are widely available in all season, affordable, taste great and juice well with vegetables, including leafy greens, herbs, and other fruits and contain several vitamins (A, B-complex vitamins, some C vitamin), minerals (calcium, potassium), trace minerals (zinc, selenium) , pectin – soluble fiber that is beneficial to digestion and helps prevent constipation -, and phytochemicals, antioxidants.
Apples are good to sweeten harsh/bitter tasting green juices making them more palatable. Apple and its juice have countless health benefits:
- help maintain proper digestion,
- lower cholesterol level,
- reduce blood pressure,
- help prevent cancer – especially colon cancer etc.
Always uncore apples before juicing to put less stress on your juicer (although some machines with wide feet chute can juice whole smaller apples if you want your juicer to last long it is best to remove harder, less juiceable parts of the produce). Leave the skin on because its packed with antioxidants and minerals (.e.g. its particularyl high in selenium).
Ginger goes well with apple adding a nice, fresh zest and a host of antioxidants, minerals (rich in potassium), vitamins (mainly viatmin C) to the juice. It has countless health benefits:
- Anti-inflammatory property: gingerol and other antioxidants in ginger lessen inflammations relieving certain inflammatory diseases like gout or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Helps prevent cancer, especially colon cancer due to the above mentioned anti-inflammatory property. But ginger proved to effective in prevnting or slowing down breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer.
- Strengthens the immune system – in several ways: due to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties (ginger contain to natural antibiotics)- it kills germs, it is also a powerful antiseptic.
- Lowers blood pressure – due to its anti-coagulant quality ginger thins blood and can aid in lowering high blood presure.
- Cures digestive disorders – young ginger juice helps releive indigetsion, heartburn, nausea.
- Helps in fighting flue, cold, sore throat and cough – ginger has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties so it efficiently prevents and cures flue and cold: make a tea from fresh ginger and drink it hot if you have a cold. If you have a sore throat or are coughing drink fresh ginger juice mixed with honey (3-4 times a day).
Beet Delight Juice – Beet-Apple-Orange Combo
This recipe is also a favorite in my family, especially in winter when there is less choice in vegetables and fruits in the farmers’ market but beets are available until spring.
Beet is a root vegetable but the green leaves and the stem are also edible and high in nutrients. If I manage to get young beets with the stem and leaves still on I juice them together with the root.Ingredients:
- 1-2 large beetroot
- 1-2 apples
- 1 orange
Wash beets well or peel them thinly. Cut it into thinner chunks. Wash and uncore apples (leave the skin on), cut into wedges. Peel orange, cut into wedges. Juice everything alternating the softer orange and apple pieces with harder beet. Stir and enjoy!
This Juice is Good for You Because….
Beetroot: the root is rich in phytochemicals (betaine), antoxidants, vitamins (folates, vitamin C,, B-complex vitamins: niacin, pantothenic acid (B-5), pyridoxine (B-6))minerals (iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper).
Beet greens: contain more vitamin C than the root, are rich in carotenoids, vitamin A, folate, iron, potassium.
Beet is a strong blood cleanser (beet juice is highly recommended in a detox program), and regular consumption of raw beet juice is proven to prevent cancer, reduce tumor size in cancer patients, lower blood pressure.
Oranges: oranges are not only good tasting, juicy fruits but contain more than 150 phytonutrients, and more than 50 flavonoids, a series of vitamins, (C, B1, B2, B3, E, A, folate), beta-carotene, pectin, and minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, some iron, trace minerals (selenium, zinc, copper, manganese).
The pith (the white part under the peel) is packed with minerals and bioflavonoids – powerful anti-cancer agents – (naringenin is one such flavonoid), too.
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