Pull out those juicers, grab a recipe from this list and hit the farmer’s market! Juicing is our full-time hobby come spring, the perfect way to detox and revive our winter bodies. We’re loving these juice recipes from Our Body Book and nutritionista Adeline Waugh. Get a slew of other recipes and instructions from our go-to guidebook for all things juice, Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well, and our ultimate guide to home juicers here!
Whether you’re an all-out juicing aficionado, or a beginner looking to find their way into the alluring and trendy world that is juicing; these recipes are tried and true for adding a pep in your step, aiding detoxification, and giving you an ethereal glow. Juicing can seem intimidating, but I am here to tell you to throw your hesitations out the window. Once you start, you’ll be wondering why didn’t become a juice making fiend sooner.
Juicing at home is a wonderful and cost efficient way to feel your best. When you drink a juice, all of the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables are immediately absorbed into your bloodstream because your body doesn’t have to break down the fiber; this means that the beautiful benefits of these nutrients will quickly be reflected in both your energy levels and that healthy glow I was mentioning.
Let me start by breaking down the juice vs. smoothie debate. My stance on this matter is best expressed by a few commonly used phrases: ‘the more the merrier!’, ‘the best of both worlds’, and ‘why can’t we all just get along?’. When I tell people I made a juice, they reprimand me that I won’t get my fiber this way; when I tell people I’m drinking a smoothie, they warn me about the oxidation of nutrients when heated up via blending. You can’t win! Here’s what I think: you should drink both smoothies and juices because they both have amazing health benefits. I love using my cold press juicer for a quick, straight-to-the-bloodstream nutrient boost and an almost immediate sensation of natural energy. I love smoothies for a more filling and fibrous snack or meal replacement- the options are endless.
I don’t do juice cleanses (I’m not knocking them, I just haven’t done one myself yet), but rather I drink juices in addition to eating healthy meals. You can drink these juices as a part of a juice cleanse, or in conjunction with healthy meals for a delicious and detoxifying experience – the choice is all yours.
6 Spring Juice Recipes
Wash all ingredients and juice through a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, blend all ingredients and strain through a nut bag or fine chinois.
The Greenest of Green Juices
1/2 bunch of kale
1 cup spinach
handful of wheatgrass
1 cup dandelion greens
1 green apple (2 if you don’t love the ‘green’ taste)
1 lemon, peeled
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 cucumber (peel on if organic, peeled if conventional)
Beet Apple Ginger
Grapefruit Ginger Mint
1 grapefruit, peeled
1/2 cup fresh mint
1 inch fresh ginger (peeled)
Watermelon Coconut h20
2 cups cubed watermelon
1 lime, peeled
1 cup coconut water (preferably raw)
2 tangelos, peeled *
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 inch turmeric, peeled
1/2 inch of fresh ginger, peeled
*Note: can use any type of citrus you’d like, i.e, orange, mandarin, tangerine.
Cucumber Lemon Cayenne
2 cucumbers (peel on if organic, peeled if conventional)
juice of 2 lemons
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
*Note: you may wish to water this down as it is intense, also use straw to avoid acidic lemon on teeth.
Check out the original article from Our Body Book here.