Juice Up Your Health: The Healthiest Juice Recipes
Nowadays there is huge global health craze that focuses on every little thing that can benefit your health. One of the recent popular health trends is juicing. Whether you live in a small suburb or big city, you most likely have seen someone carrying a bottle of brightly hued juice. Instead of heading to the nearest Whole Foods or organic juice shack, where you will be sure to shell out more than a price of a Starbucks coffee, try making your own juice. Since juicing takes a decent amount of time and effort, you should make sure the juices you make are going to have the maximum amount of health benefits. So, instead of researching for countless hours, we have rounded up the top three healthiest juice recipes of 2016 that are sure to boost your health.
The Green Meanie
When you think of healthy juices a green-hue juice most likely pops into your mind. In general, green juices are often deemed as the healthiest juices because of all the nutrient-dense vegetables that are used in the juices. While green juices typically use three green vegetables, this ultimate green juice uses a combination of five green vegetables and fruits. Although the name seems tough and possibly even detrimental, The Green Meanie will leave you feeling completely replenished and full of energy. That is what makes it the perfect juice for breakfast! Aside from the pump of energy, this juice contains rich amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and amino acids, which all contribute to the general alkaline state of the juice. The overall alkaline state of The Green Meanie will help regulate your digestive system by preventing disturbances, thus promoting easier weight loss.
- 1 celery bunch
- 4 to 5 kale leaves
- 1 big green apple
- 1 generous handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
Cold weather is great until you start feeling an itch in the back of your throat or a runny nose. No one wants to be stuck in bed while their family and friends celebrate the happiest time of the year.
Instead of running to the drugstore and purchasing a three-month supply of Tylenol to last you through the winter, try drinking Liquid Rejuvenation on a daily basis. This root-dense juice has a mixture of anti-inflammatory and energy-boosting properties that will ensure you can keep the pep in your step throughout the whole season.
The blood orange and lemon contribute a large amount of vitamin C, which is known as having an immense amount of health benefits, such as; maintaining skin elasticity, treating the common cold, boosting the immune system, and lowering hypertension.
Put it this way, if you have a general health concern, an increase in vitamin C can probably fix it. Although the blood orange and lemon contributes to the amount of anti-inflammatory properties, most of it comes from the roots of the carrots and beets.
Aside from the fantastic health benefits, this juice turns out to be a pretty maroon color, which is perfect for the holidays.
- 1 peeled and chopped medium beet
- 3 chopped medium carrots
- 1 medium blood orange
- ½ lemon
- 2 inch turmeric root
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
If you grew up as a fan of V-8, then this juice will quickly become your new favorite! While juices often use a mixture of vegetables and fruits, this last healthy juice only uses vegetables.
Although it does not include any sweeter ingredients, it surprisingly doesn’t taste bad. But, beware because it is accurately named.
The Kicker definitely has a little kick, which is from the peppers. Although it has a hint of spiciness, the immense amount of health benefits make it worth it. The combination of peppers contribute a mixture of vitamin C and capsaicin, which promote immunity and weight loss, and have overall anti-inflammatory qualities.
The celery and tomatoes contribute a decent amount of biotin, vitamin K, vitamin A, and dietary fiber, which support organs and promote overall outstanding health.
Since The Kicker is full of hearty vegetables, this juice is perfect as a meal supplement for lunch. After all, drinking The Kicker is almost like drinking a liquefied salad!
- 1 cup of chopped romaine hearts
- ¼ cup of chopped fresh chives
- 2 large tomatoes
- ¼ stemmed and seeded fresh jalapeno
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 2 large trimmed celery stalks
- 1 peeled medium carrot
There you have it! While there are thousands of juice recipes floating around the internet, the above three recipes are the healthiest juicing recipes to date. While each juice recipe provides and promotes different health benefits for different conditions, all of the juices can and should be used throughout the year.
Instead of waiting until you have gained a few extra pounds, find yourself feeling more sluggish than usual, or battling an unusually low immune system, drink these juices on a regular basis. Thus, you will consistently see the health benefits from these juices. While it is ideal to drink at least one of these juices on a daily basis, even drinking one of these juices three times a week will maximize the health benefits.
Regardless if you choose to drink these juices on a regular basis or whenever you need a certain pick me up, you now have knowledge of the three healthiest juices of 2016. And if you are as juice-obsessed as we are, you will religiously use these juice recipes until we get the chance to see the healthy juice recipes that 2017 has in store for us!