Top Juicer Recipes for 2013- The Power of Juice

by zesty on August 19, 2013 · 174 comments

Happy Wednesday folks and good day to you!  The time is upon us where the heat is coming and the energy to cook is slowly going down in some peoples kitchens.  Juices are a great way to have a quick snack or even as a light dinner.  Pair them with a fresh granola bar, maybe left over salad and you are ready to beat the heat and stay healthy.  I am sure you all remember about my juicer from the past posts but I wanted to talk specific about juicer recipes and the benefits of juice.  Now with juicer recipes, of course the one tool you will need is a juicer.

The nutritional benefits of drinking a glass of fresh juice far outweigh that which you get by drinking packaged juice, so make the effort to go for fresh juice.  When should you drink juice? Ideally, the best time to drink a glass of juice would be a minimum of 20 minutes before a meal. Don’t gulp it down. Juices should be sipped slowly as the enzymes in our saliva digest the carbohydrates present in our juices.

Update: Before I get down to the recipes, due to reader demand, I created a juicer recipe ebook that includes 50 of my favorite juicer recipes.  Check it out here.

So let’s get right to it and talk about some juicer recipes.

Juicer Recipes

Orange Carrot

  • 8 Large Fresh Cleaned Carrots
  • 2 Large Fresh Peeled Oranges

Using electric juice extractor, press carrots and oranges. Whisk to combine.

A Beet Beauty – The color of this one alone will make your smile even larger.  This is packed with flavor and will keep you coming back for more.

  • 2 beets, (including greens optional)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple, quartered and cored
  • 1″ ginger

Using electric juice extractor, press beets, beet greens (if using), carrots, apple and ginger. Whisk to combine.

Apple Green Grape – Simply delicious!  These flavors were made to be together.  The combination of grapes and apples is one of my favorites.  When you were a kid, what was your favorite color Kool-Aid?

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, quartered and cored
  • 1 Cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 Thin wedge lemon, peeled

Using electric juice extractor, press apples, grapes and lemon. Whisk to combine.

Pure Orange

  • 4 Large Fresh Peeled Oranges

Using electric juice extractor, press oranges. Add a shot of sugar if you feel it needs some sweetness.  Top with a slice of orange.

The Red Racer – This one will be a great treat for those sweet tooth’s out there like me.  Consumption of these berries will reduce your cravings for the unhealthy sweets.  Or so that is what I find with me.

  • 1 Cup raspberries
  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 2 Oranges
  • 2 Apples

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine.

The Green Carrot – Juice cucumbers with their skins on. The dark green skin is a great source of chlorophyll that can help build red blood cells

  • 1 Cup of spinach
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2 Stalks of celery including leaves
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1/2 Apple

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine. 

Cuc-Apple Zinger – One of my favorites for a quick wake me up and great flavor.

  • 2 1/2 Apples
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1″ of Ginger

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine.

Green Energizer Bunny – This one will keep you on your toes for hours!

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lemon (peeled)
  • 1/2 Cup of kale
  • 1/2 Cup of spinach
  • 1/4 Bunch of celery
  • 1/4 Bulb of fennel
  • 1″ of Ginger
  • 1/4 Head of romaine lettuce

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine.

The Hangover Juice – Calcium and magnesium (from both cauliflower and broccoli) are an essential combination that can help prevent and relieve headaches.  If you encounter a hangover headache the next day, juice and drink the above combination two or three times or until the headache subsides.  Vitamin C is needed to continually detoxify your system.

  • 1 Cup cauliflower
  • 1 Cup broccoli
  • 1 Apple

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine.

Raspberry PB Master

One of the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory fruits, they’re also rich in Vitamin C, fiber and the mineral manganese. Recent research shows they may even help you lose weight!  For the most antioxidant support, choose fully ripe berries and eat them within 1-2 days after purchase.

Okay, on to the recipe!

raspberry smoothie

I topped mine with a few freeze-dried raspberries and yes, you should definitely serve your smoothies in a margarita glass!  :)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana (can be frozen)
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

Method

  1. Place the coconut milk, raspberries, peanut butter, banana and protein powder in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Top with fresh or freeze-dried raspberries!

Zesty Tip: Raspberries freeze very well. Rinse them gently using the sink sprayer and pat dry with a paper towel. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the berries to a heavy plastic freezer bag and return them to the freezer where they will keep for up to one year.

Heartburn Reliever – This combination is very efficient in soothing the pain of heartburn. These highly alkaline produce neutralize the acidic environment, are very cleansing and building.

  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 6 Carrots

Using electric juice extractor, press all ingredients in the juicer. Whisk to combine.

Juicer Recipe Recap

Now for me – juicer recipes are simply fun and a total experiment.  I mostly just make the recipes by trying whatever I have around in the fridge and seeing what they taste like.  One thing I am not a huge fan of when it comes to fresh juice ( it can be warm!)   For this issue, I usually serve it over ice because I do not like having it sit in the fridge for any length of time.

Let me know your thoughts on these juicer recipes but more importantly – tell me your favorite juicer recipe.

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Take care

zesty

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