Healthy Juice Recipes Juice Recipes Juicing Benefits Google+0Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0LinkedIn0Everyone who has been juicing for awhile has a favorite blueberry juice recipe (or five). The thing is – it’s very hard to play favorites with blueberry juice recipes since these sweet, antioxidant-rich berries go well with pretty much everything. And there’s good reason to add these delicious berries to a huge variety of juice recipes because they come packing heaps of health perks, like… 6 Blueberry Juice Benefits to Love You already know all about the succulent yumminess of blueberries but do you have an idea of how very good these berries are for your whole body? The blueberry’s main claim to fame is their powerful antioxidant punch, which mostly comes from an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which is also responsible for the blue hue of these berries. According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fresh fruit or veggie tested to date. And this matters because it’s at the root of blueberry’s many and varied health benefits… Protects against cancer The heady dose of antioxidants found in blueberries gives your immune system a huge boost by neutralizing the damaging free radicals that enter your body through exposure to air pollution, toxins, and pesticides. And this comes with significant protective benefits, even against the big C. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published a number of studies that prove the ability of the phenolic compounds found in blueberries to induce apoptosis or programmed cell death among cancer cells and stave off their proliferation in the body. There are also flavonoids in blueberries called luteolin and flavone that cut back the risk of ovarian and colon cancer. Moreover, these flavonoids are believed to have the ability to neutralize the cancer cells that cause Triple Negative Breast Center (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancers today. Keeps your brain healthy The flavonoids in blueberries don’t just stop there – they’re also found to help improve the overall health and function of the brain. Aside from stimulating the parts of the brain that control learning and memory to work more efficiently, flavonoids also have the ability to slow down the onset of neurological conditions like dementia as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in the long run. Great for your gut A single cup of blueberries is already packed with an impressive four grams of soluble fiber (and yes, you do get soluble fiber from juicing), which is almost 20 percent of an average person’s recommended daily dietary allowance. When metabolized in the gastrointestinal tract, soluble fiber absorbs a significant amount of water, drawing fluids into the large intestines and inducing movement of the bowels on a regular basis. Drink blueberry juice and wave bye-bye to constipation. Boosts overall organ health Blueberries are loaded with minerals like zinc, iron and selenium that don’t just help pick up the pace on distributing oxygen and essential nutrients to vital organs, but also boost their overall function. Moreover, blueberries are also abundant in compounds that buff up the resilience of bladder walls against harmful bacteria that can trigger the onset of urinary tract infection and similar health issues. Helpful for diabetes According to a Canadian study, the anthocyanins in blueberries help stimulate the pancreas to produce ideal insulin levels to metabolize blood sugar faster. Based on the study’s findings, blueberries promoted the regulation of HgA1C or glycosated hemoglobin in the blood, which can help slow down or even prevent the development of type-2 diabetes in individuals who are predisposed to the disease. Improves oral health The powerful antioxidants in blueberries have protective properties against oxidative stress and inflammation – both of which are key causes of gum disease. So it’s not surprising that a study has found that polyphenol-rich blueberry extract was capable of inhibiting the growth of F. nucleatum, one of the main species of bacteria linked to periodontitis. Even more interestingly, blueberry extract was able to block a molecular pathway involved in inflammation. Blueberry Juice Recipe Roundup Quick tip on juicing blueberries: Blueberries tend to go bad quickly when exposed to air for prolonged periods of time after picking. The best way to preserve these fruits for very long is by freezing them or by getting one of these awesome Berry Keepers. If you’re regularly blending with berries, the Berry Keepers are a must-have since they’ll allow you to keep your berries fresh, mush- and mold-free for longer than a few days. All the above health perks are great reasons to drink blueberry juice. But our favorite reason? Blueberries make a damn delicious addition to juice recipes! Speaking of which… Easy Digestive Blueberry Juice Recipes Image and recipe via Martha Stewart Let’s kick this blueberry juice recipe roundup with a very easy juice recipe that’s perfect for when you’re feeling not-so-good inside: 1/4 pineapple 1 cup blueberries 1/2 inch ginger You already know that blueberries are packing a great dose of soluble fiber to help move things along in your gut. Now add to that the bromelain in pineapple to further help your stomach digest food and extract more nutrients as well as stomach-soothing ginger and you’ve got yourself a simple, delicious and effective digestion-boosting juice recipe! Fat Flush Sweet Blueberry Juice Image and recipe via Fitness Blender A super simple, sweet and slightly tart juice recipe that gives you a huge dose of antioxidants as well as the fat burning enzymes found in grapefruit: 1.5 cups blueberries 1/2 grapefruit 15 red or purple grapes A lovely way to start the day, this one makes an ideal breakfast juice recipe! Blueberry Brain Juice Sometimes, you just need a little picker-upper without getting too busy in the kitchen and this is the perfect brain-boosting blueberry juice recipe to turn to: 2 cups blueberries 1 cup coconut water This very hydrating juice recipe is so super simple to make – just run the blueberries through the juicer and then slowly pour the cup of coconut water to help “flush” the juicer of all the blueberry goodness that may be lingering around. And for such a simple recipe, it’s got tons of antioxidants and electrolytes to keep you fueled and running throughout the day! Iron Man Blueberry Juice Image and recipe via BBC Good Food For those days when you want to feel invincible, this is the best blueberry juice recipe to sip on: 1 small fennel bulb 1 green apple 1 cup blueberries 1/2 lemon (peeled) It’s bursting in immune-boosting vitamin C. It’s rich in protective antioxidants. And it features digestion-boosting and anemia-fighting fennel. You see, fennel is a great natural source of both iron and histidine, an amino acid that helps in the treatment of anemia. Blueberry Green Juice Image and recipe via The Pescetarian and the Pig You know we couldn’t go long without including a green juice recipe. So without further ado, here’s a deliciously green blueberry juice: 2 cups blueberries 2 cups spinach 2 (Fuji) apples So simple, so delicious and a great way to reward yourself after a workout. If you don’t need the extra sweetness, feel free to use just one apple! Very Berry Blueberry Juice Image and recipe via The Black Peppercorn Love berries and find it hard to play favorites? Just juice ’em all! Like with this juice recipe… 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh blackberries 2 apples So very rich in antioxidants and soluble fiber. Plus, it’s absolutely delish! Good Guts Blueberry Juice Image and recipe via Eating Well If you’re insides are getting that acidic feeling (you know what we’re talking about if you’ve ever suffered the pain of an ulcer), this is the ideal juice recipe to turn to: 1/4 medium red cabbage 1 large cucumber 1 cup blueberries The soluble fiber in blueberries helps keep you regular and the protective antioxidants do their part to keep inflammation away but the real winner in this juice recipe is cabbage, which contains Vitamin U – an obscure yet awesome vitamin that’s proven to be effective in promoting the rapid healing of ulcers. Beet and Berry Liver Cleanse Juice Image and recipe via Bare Root Girl When your body is craving nutrients and live enzymes from fresh fruits and veggies, here’s a delicious way to provide a whole lot of TLC: 1 beet 1 cup blueberries 1 carrot 1/2 cup raw broccoli 1/2 lemon (peeled) 1/2 apple 1 inch ginger optional: 1/2 cup coconut water This is a very nourishing juice and one that’s rich in diverse benefits – beets, for example, are chock full of a helpful antioxidant called betalains, which give beets their bright red hues and has been shown to protect against diseases caused by inflammation as well as to support cellular detoxification and cleansing in your body. Through a process called phase 2 cleansing, toxic substances in our body are chemically combined with a small nutrient group which helps to neutralize the toxins and make them water-soluble so that they can be flushed out with your urine. We’ll drink to that! True Blue Heart Loving Juice Your heart does a lot for you, like keeping you alive. So treat it well with this delicious heart-strengthening juice recipe: 1 cup pomegranate seeds 2 cups blueberries Pomegranate juice has been shown to slow down the build-up of fatty substances in the arteries that can lead to heart attack or stroke. And this ruby red fruit’s potent antioxidants also provide ample protection against cancer as well as cognitive impairment. Want a free book of healthy juice rECIPES? Perfect, 'cause we've gathered our favorite juice recipes into a printable juice recipe book you can download right now!Here's what you'll get... Simple, tasty recipes perfect for beginners! Recipes to fight acne, burn fat, detox your liver, and more!Nutrition facts and prep tips for every recipe!