What is vegetable juicing? And what are the Best Vegetable Juice Recipes?
One of the great health practices when maintaining a balanced and healthy diet is juicing. No, I’m not talking about “steroid juicing” as you’ve probably heard frequently on ESPN and other sports networks in reference to professional athletes. In this case, “juicing” refers to extracting juices from fruits and vegetables. Both are used for various reasons, most notably for optimal health and recovery.
What are some of the health benefits to vegetable juicing?
- Juicing, particularly vegetable juicing, is perfect for those who would rather consume “natural” products than take over-the-counter medication from a pharmacy.
- If you’re health-conscious and want to meet your daily requirement of vegetable servings, blending them into a juicer is a solid alternative to eating them raw. It also helps your body better absorb all of the valuable nutrients you’ll find.
Different vegetables can benefit your body in different ways. Some juices aim to effectively cleanse your system of toxins, others can be used for weight-loss programs, and a variety of juices are best suited for providing a boost of energy.
Here are a few examples of what vegetable drinks can provide:
- Green vegetables (celery, lettuce, etc.) are low in calories and ideal for dieters.
- Red beet juice regenerates red blood cells due to the high iron content.
- Juices containing parsley help oxidize blood, as parsley, like many green vegetables, contains high levels of chlorophyll.
Of course, this also opens up the variety of vegetables you can take. You can say that vegetable juicing allows for a little bit of experimentation, and you can pick and try different quantities of vegetables that you otherwise wouldn’t normally be able to do with, say, a common salad.
While this is technically “vegetable juicing” being discussed, you don’t have to exclusively use vegetables in your juice creations. For the purpose of flavoring and extracting more juices, apples and grapes are commonly included in vegetable drinks. Fruits also contain more vitamins while vegetables have more minerals, so it’s a good reason to mix the two for when you want a balance of both.
Most vegetable juice recipes are fairly simple and require no more than a juicer! It’s always advisable to make sure your ingredients are as fresh as possible to assure yourself of the highest quality taste. If you have the financial means, organic vegetables are definitely the best value.
While you could always buy vegetable juice brands (most notably V8) in the supermarket, you can also buy your own set of vegetables, pull out the juicer and make your own concoction.
Here are the Best Vegetable Juicing Recipes:
by Belland & Cassie
Juice all ingredients and enjoy. A great mixture of nutrients in a good tasting juice.
- 4 leaves of Kale
- 2 Carrots
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 1 lbs large carrots (washed and peeled)
- 1/2 lemon (peeled)
- few green leafs such as red lettuce or carrot greens
- 1 apple
- 1 bunch spinach
- 2 apples
- 1/2 lemon, peeled (optional)
- 3 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 cucumber
- 3 drops stevia (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon himalaya sea salt
- cayenne pepper
Clean Detox Vegetable Juice Recipe
- 4 Medium Carrots (washed and cut into thirds)
- 1 Large Red Beet (washed and quartered)
- 10 Sprigs Parsley (flat or curly leaf)
- 1 4 Inch Piece of Cucumber
Six-Vegetable Juice Recipe
- 5 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped carrot
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 to 1-1/2 small serrano peppers
The Belly Settler: Juice recipe for digestion
- 5 Carrots
- 2 Apples
- 12 Spinach leaves
Veggie Garden Promises
- 12 medium radishes
- 4 handfuls of parsley
- 4 plum tomatoes
- 3 beet roots
- 2 large stalks of celery
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 Jalapeno pepper (remove stem, seeds and ribs)
Green with Flavor: A Lettuce Juice Recipe
- 1 large romaine lettuce
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 lemon, peeled
*Serves For Two.
from Juice Recipes
- Apples (granny smith) – 2 medium (3″ dia)
- Celery – 4 stalk, large (11″-12″ long)
- Cucumber – 1 cucumber (8-1/4″)
- Ginger – 1 thumb (1″ dia)
- Kale – 6 leaf (8-12″)
- Lemon – 1/2 fruit (2-3/8″ dia)
Red Pepper Refresher
(Goodyear, AZ )
- 1 whole large red Bell Pepper
- 1 small whole cucumber
- 1 bunch of Broccoli
- 1 small whole carrot
- 2 whole stalks of celery
- 1/2 cup Jicama (skin on)
- 1/2 whole lime (rind on)
- 1 handful fresh Basil
- a few drops of Tabasco (to taste)
- add 2 teaspoons of whole Chia Seeds to the juice and shake well.
Miracle Cure Juice!
- 2 large beets
- 4 long carrots
- 2 apples (doesn’t matter which kind)
- 6 stalks celery
- 2 limes
- 2 inches ginger
Step By Step Guide To Juicing The Easy Way:
For all of you looking into vegetable juicing, I will list exactly what I do to save tons of time, enabling you to drink 1 vegetable drink daily without the hassle of making one daily, along with saving money from buying a bunch of vegetables only to have half of them rot in the fridge and go to waste…
Step 1: Get about a dozen or so mason jars. I have the 32 oz. jars but you can grab smaller ones if you want.
Step 2: Come up with at least a couple of your favorite vegetable juice recipes and write down a list of all the ingredients you will need for them… and approximately how much of each ingredient you’ll need.
Step 3: Go to your local food store and grab whatever is on your grocery list. I usually go to Whole Foods and pick out all organic fruits and vegetables. They are much better tasting and more beneficial for you.
Step 4: Lay out your fruits and veggies on your kitchen table and start blending away! I would recommend a good blender/ juicer to make it easier on yourself and to make for a smoother process.
Step 5: Pour the vegetable juice into your mason jars. Keep repeating the process until all of your mason jars are filled up. Seal tight!
Step 6: Put all of your vegetable juice filled mason jars into the freezer.
Step 7: Before going to sleep every night, take 1 mason jar out of the freezer and leave it out all night to thaw.
Step 8: Wake-up the next day and enjoy your Fresh vegetable juice!
>> That should just about cover all you need to know about vegetable juicing.
>> Try having 1 vegetable juice drink daily and see how much better you’ll feel! Your body/ mind will thank you!
>> Share some of your favorite recipes and methods in the comments section.