Have you started juicing yet? No, I don’t mean steroids. I’m talking about veggie juice. Yeah, this isn’t detrimental to your health. In fact, it could change your life for the better.
Juicing on a daily basis will help detoxify and cleanse your body and will also help you lose weight faster. It also gives a good energy boost which you need in the morning.
If you’re a human being, you probably start your morning with a cup of coffee. In due time, you can replace your morning coffee with veggie juice and bring a lot of health benefits for yourself!
Sometimes I want to eat unhealthily, daisy-chain a few burgers throughout the day with nothing healthy in between. This usually happens when I go on day-long trips when I don’t have time to eat healthier. After a few days of this, I start to lose my energy and start feeling worse than usual.
When I come home from the trip, I immediately whip one of these up. It helps to cleanse my body of all those toxins I’ve eaten on my trip. I then continue my usual morning habit of drinking one of these and get back to my usual energetic self.
I personally use this cheap blender they call fruit mixer, it works wonders. There’s no need to spend $400 on an expensive blender.
Is there any benefit to juicing?
A quick Google search will yield a result from Mayo Clinic telling you that there’s no real benefit to juicing as opposed to eating whole fruits. Blending extracts most of the vitamins and minerals from the fruits, so it’s just as healthy as eating them.
But here’s the benefit – it’s much easier to digest juice than it is to eat the whole fruit. I, personally, might put two apples into a blender, but realistically I might eat only one.
What are the health benefits of fruits and vegetables?
- Orange – Low in calories and high in vitamin C, boosts the immune system
- Turmeric – Can help with inflammation and has anti-oxidation properties
- Celery – Almost no calories, because it’s mostly water. Has fiber and vitamins A, C, and K
- Beets – Can help lower blood pressure and fight inflammation
- Apples – Can fight heart problems and inflammation
- Ginger – Supports the immune system and makes digestion easier
- Kale – Basically 0 calories and helpful for arthritis and autoimmune diseases
- Spinach – Packed with vitamins and has anti-cancerous properties
- Carrots – Beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K and potassium. Linked to lower cholesterol and eye health
- Lemon – It’s one of the strongest tasting foods. It’s very healthy and can improve the taste of your mix
- Cucumber – 95% water. That means close to 0 calories. That also makes it an incredible detoxifier, but it also aids in liver and kidney functions
5 Veggie Juice Recipes to Start Your Day With
Keep in mind there are a lot of veggie juice recipes, these are just some of my favorite. If you’re an adventurous soul, you don’t even need a recipe – go experiment, and then post your best recipe. Mail it to us and we’ll credit you.
1. Daily veggie and fruit intake mix
This is mostly veggie juice since most of the ingredients in here are veggies. It does include some fruits which definitely add to the flavor.
- 2 cups baby Spinach Leaves (can be substituted by 4-6 leaves of kale)
- 6 Celery
- 2 large Cucumbers
- 1/2 Lemon
- 2 medium apples
- 1-2 inch Ginger
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Parsley leaves (optional)
Recipe taken from ModernHoney.
2. Super green detoxifier
It’s always a good idea to get organic ingredients if possible. It provides more health benefits.3 Green Apples
- 250G Spinach
- Small bunch parsley
- 4 Ice cubes
- 250ml water
Recipe taken from Womenshealthmag.
3. Green juice
This is one of the most basic and healthy veggie juices you can find. Easy to make at home and it tastes amazing.
- 2 Medium green apples
- 1 Cucumber
- 1/2 Lemon
- 6 Kale leaves
- 1 Inch ginger
- 2 Large handfuls of spinach (about 2 cups)
Recipe taken from Foodwithfeeling.
4. Extensive Vitamin Juice
This veggie juice is a little more complicated than the other because it contains a lot more ingredients. But because if that, it covers a wide array of vitamins and minerals and that makes it very healthy.
You might not even want to call this veggie juice as it contains more fruits than veggies.
- 1/2 Head green leaf lettuce or a handful of spinach
- 10 Blanched green beans
- 1/2 Fresh cucumber
- 1 Small cube of peeled ginger
- 1/2 Fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1 Fresh or frozen banana
- 1 Cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 Peeled orange
- 1/2 Fresh or frozen mango
- 1/2 Fresh or frozen papaya
- 1 Slice fresh lemon
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple juice or grape juice concentrate
- 1 Cup water
- 2 Cups Ice
Recipe taken from Alittleinsanity.
5. Spinach juice recipe
This veggie juice recipe is pretty basic, but still has a lot of health benefits. Remember Popeye? He got much stronger by eating spinach.
- 2 Cups chopped spinach
- 1 Apple or pear, cored and chopped
- 1 stalk of celery
- Juice from ½ lime or lemon (optional, to your taste)
- 3/4 cups of water
Recipe taken from Foodviva.
These veggie juice recipes are mostly easy to make at home, with ingredients you can easily acquire at your nearest grocery store.
As much as it’s important to eat and drink healthy, it’s important not to go overboard. You can overdose on vitamins and eating (or drinking) too many carrots will give you an orange tint (seems fun, haven’t tried it).