Dill juice can sound strange and unfamiliar to the uninitiated. So are you wondering why you should be juicing dill? For starters – just 100 grams of dill gives you 154% of your DV of vitamin A and 142% of vitamin C, making dill one of the best herbs to promote skin health as both vitamin A and vitamin C are antioxidants that also play a role in skin cell turnover and collagen formation.
Dill’s also rich in folate (vitamin B12) which is crucial for everything from cell repair and maintenance to slowing the effects of aging on our brains. Dill’s also a good herb for promoting bone health, being a good source of calcium, iron, and manganese.
But that’s not all – dill is also a bacteriostatic herb, meaning that it has the natural ability to inhibit the growth and development of bacteria. This is why dill is such an effective herb to use for the common cold and many of its symptoms, like sore throat. And while it fights the bacteria, the phytochemicals in dill also help to reduce the pain since they’re loaded with analgesic properties.
Another reason you might want to add dill into your juices whenever you’re trying to get over a cold is that this yummy herb contains an essential oil called eugenol that’s been shown to promote better sleep by prompting the brain to release enzymes that have a sedative-like effect on the body – how cool is that?
Plus, dill adds a lovely, fresh and wonderfully complex flavor to any juice recipe you add it to. It’s a great intro herb 🙂
5 Delicious Dill Juice Recipes (and a Smoothie)
Want some yummy dill juice recipes you can start juicing right away?
Dill-ightful Glow: A Juice Recipe for Glowing Skin
From this one juice recipe, you’ll get a super-powered dose of vitamin A, a whopping load of vitamin C, as well as essential minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese and calcium.
As for inner glow – the lemon’s high acidity helps to balance your system from the inside out, the celery provides a gentle detox and dill’s essential oils help to inhibit the growth of illness-causing bacteria.
Sweet and Simple Veggie Blood Transfusion
You already know that dill is rich in bone-building calcium but did you know that it’s also rich in blood-building iron? And what better way to drink it than in the color of blood 🙂
Here’s a delicious beet red dill juice recipe for you:
- 3 cucumbers
- 1 large beetroot
- ½ – 1 bunch dill, stems and fronds
- 1 pear
Quick tip: you can totally add more greens to this juice recipe without making it too “green.” A few leaves of kale or even just leave the beet greens on!
Dill-icious Metabolism Boost: A Fat Burning Juice Recipe
Looking for a weight loss juice recipe that speeds up your metabolism, gets your blood flowing, energizes and reinvigorates, protects and immunizes, and keeps you feeling satiated all at the same time? This is it.
It’s delicious, nourishing, and packed full of awesome fruits and veggies that work perfectly together to create one of the best weight loss juice recipes I’ve tried. Want to see more super healthy, very low calorie herbs to juice?
Lung Detox Juice Recipe
Used to be a smoker? Live in a place with a little too much air pollution? Reach for a bunch of dill. As you already know, this little herb is very, very rich in antioxidants that help protect against carcinogens.
Not to mention the other cancer-protective sidekicks this juice recipe is packing:
- 1 large bunch of watercress
- 2 apples
- 1 lime
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 bunch of dill
Watercress, in particular is great for former smokers – a recent study even found that watercress extract taken multiple times a day actually inhibited the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers! Not bad for such a yummy leafy green.
Dill Green Smoothie Recipe
Here’s a smoothie recipe this time, again featuring watercress (we love this leafy green):
- 2 kiwi
- 1 banana
- 1 cup watercress
- 1/2 bunch of dill
- 1 cup water or coconut water
It’s smooth, just a perfect amount of tart and you can taste little bits of watercress and dill. Oh, and feel free to swap out watercress for spinach or kale or another leafy green of your choice!