Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wonderful juicing recipes

Carrot Juice is the CHAMPION of all vegetables
 My favorite recipe is 4 carrots and 1 apple for daily health!  Carrot juice supplies a high amount of pro-vitamin A, which the body converts to Vitamin A; vitamins B,C,D,E, and K, minerals, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, and trace minerals. This juice benefits intestinal walls, bones, teeth, skin, hair, nails and with regular use, cleanses the liver by helping to release stale bile and excess fats.
Vegetable juicing is critical to good health because it is an important source of raw food.  The majority of individuals  do not eat enough raw vegetables in their daily diet.  We all need raw foods every day, and juicing is an excellent way to make certain you receive large quantities of such raw foods.
Vegetable and fruit juicing is also well suited for the fast moving lifestyle.  It makes it possible for busy people to add more healing foods into their diets with minimal effort.
 Make vegetable juice in the morning and drink it later on through out the day.  Double your recipe to make enough juice for 2 servings. Ultimately juice is best drank freshly juiced. Vegetable juice is one of the most perishable foods there is and ideally it would be best to drink all of your juice immediately. However, if you are careful you can store your vegetable juice for up to 24 hours with only a moderate nutritional decline. You can do this by putting the vegetable juice in a glass jar with an airtight lid and filling it to the very top. There should be as little air in the jar as possible because it is the OXYGEN in air that will "oxidize" and damage the juice. Think of a cut apple turning brown when exposed to air.
Green LEAFY vegetables are the best to use in your vegetable juicing program. All green leafy vegetables work well. The easiest ones to use are: 
Red leaf lettuce
Green Leaf lettuce
Romaine lettuce
Escarole lettuce

Cabbage juice is one of the most healing juices when it comes to repairing an ulcer as it is a huge source of vitamin U. If your worried about the taste of vegetable juice add a few seedless grapes or an apple to your greens
Juicing as a way of fasting!!
Consuming nothing but fresh, diluted juices from various fruits and vegetables for a day or more is a safe and helpful form of fasting.  I believe that juice fasting actually works better than a straight water fast, because it helps to eliminate wastes, old or dead cells while building new tissues with the easily accessible nutrients from the juices. 
Here are some "Good for you" juicing recipes to try:
Alkaline Veggie Juice
        1 cup of spinach
  1/2 cucumber
  2 stalks of celery including leaves
  3 carrots
  1 apple
Juicing Tip: Juice cucumbers with their skins on. The dark green skin is a great source of chlorophyll, a phytochemical that can help build red blood cells. Make sure to wash them before juicing.
Plain O’ O.J
4 medium size oranges
Juicing Tip: When juicing oranges (or any kind of citrus fruit in your recipes for juicers) it is a good idea to juice the white membranes at the center of the orange. The majority of the bio-flavonoids in citrus fruits are found in the white membranes. Scrape off some of the white membranes inside the peel and include them in the juice. We don’t recommend juicing the whole peel, this will produce a very sour unpleasant juice.
A Very Berry Medley

2 cups of strawberries
2 cups of blueberries
1 1/2 cups of raspberries

Berries are among the quickest and easiest of fruits to juice. The only prepping they need is a quick rinse. Strawberries are a small exception as they will need to be topped before juicing.

Simply Green Juice
     1 cup of spinach
         2 cups of kale
 2 cups of parsley
 1 cucumber
 3 celery stalks

Apple and Cucumber Zipper

2 1/2 organic apples
1/2 organic cucumber
1″ of ginger
Remove apple stems and juice everything together. 

The Cucapple
        1/2 organic cucumber
2 organic apples
Remove stems from apples, cut a cucumber in half and juice.
The nice thing with apples and especially cucumbers, is you get a lot of juice out of them. This is a great when you just need something quick.

Sweet Green Juice
1 cucumber
1 carrot
1 green apple
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup mint
1 stalk of celery
½ inch of fresh ginger
½ lemon (peeled)


  1. What kind of juicer do you use? I am hoping to purchase one soon, and am feeling let down at the nutritional loss of juices from centrifugal and masticating juicers... but not sure I'm ready to spend thousands of dollars.

  2. Well i have the Jack Lalanne's and its okay, I've been using it for 4 years now... I just got a "Express bullet" that does it all, and its really easy to use and clean! I use the "pulp" for different recipes, makes for good baking and sorbet :) What kind of juicer do you use?