On the hunt for healthy juicer recipes that don’t come with a mile-long grocery list? Search no more. These very simple, very healthy recipes take about a minute to whip up and their list of health benefits is much longer than their list of ingredients 🙂
Apple Juice on Steroids
This apple juice recipe is a veggie take on a classic favorite. It’s a cinch to make and packed full of phytonutrients.
Remember the old adage – “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, turns out it’s true. The simple apple – often outflanked by flashier superfoods basking in their 15 minutes of health-world fame – is amazingly healthy for you. Just one of these crunchy yummers packs in over 8 milligrams of Vitamin C, which amounts to about 14% of your daily recommendation, and have been linked to everything from helping to fight cancer to acting as an aid against diabetes.
And the classic cucumber, of course, also holds its own in nutrients. The perfect weight-loss veggie, cukes are about 95% green water – refreshing, hydrating, and rich in Vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.
Remember to leave the peels on both your apples and cucumbers to take advantage of the important minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, folate and iron as well as antioxidants Vitamins A and C) in apple peels, as well as the silica, potassium, and magnesium in cucumber peels!
***The dose of apple-cider vinegar in this juice recipe helps to mimic stomach acid benefits to aid digestion (and combat bad breath)!
These are among the best leafy greens for flavor, as well as nutrients and cancer-prevention benefits. The blend of watercress and apple makes for a sweet, slightly peppery juice that is chock full of chlorophyll!
Warning: This juice tends to come on a little strong.
That being said – it’s worth it.
Drinking lemon juice has detox benefits, supplies your body with ample Vitamin C, and is a simple, highly effective home remedy for acne. Combine that with supergreen kale – full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – and you’ve got yourself an amazing skin care juice.
Cucumbers also hold their own in nutrients. The perfect weight-loss veggie, cukes are about 95% green water – refreshing, hydrating, and rich in Vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. Being as watery as they are, they serve as the perfect base for this strong juice recipe – make sure to leave the peels on for extra silica benefits!
Fresh as a Daisy
Did you know that ounce for ounce – sprouts contain more nutrients than any other whole food?
This juice recipe is a light, refreshing pick-me-up with parsley to get you rev-ved up, cucumbers as a beautifully refreshing base, and the blast of phytonutrients from alfalfa sprouts.
Disclosure: This is not the yummiest juice recipe, especially if you’re a new green juicer. I usually shoot mine down, but a tastier method will be to add a bit of sweet fruit like pineapple or melons.