Sweet summertime is the perfect season to start a health kick. Since a key component to focusing on well-being is diet, we love juicing as part of a balanced and active lifestyle. We've rounded up the best of the best juicing recipes to elevate your health right now. Whether you're starting a cleanse, looking for an antioxidant boost, or concentrating on a specific ailment, we have the juice for you!
While pomegranate juice is readily available at grocery stores, nothing hits the spot quite like this homemade version. It's simple, refreshing, and loaded with beneficial ingredients like antioxidants and vitamin C. It can even help with Alzheimer's, heart disease, and arthritis. Added bonus? We know just what to do with any leftover seeds too.
A staple of juice cleanses, green goddess juice hits so many perfect notes. Dark leafy greens, tart green apple, juicy cucumber, and the zing of citrus combine for a stellar healthy beverage. Kale, one of the aforementioned greens, is widely considered one of the world's healthiest foods and is packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Plus, this version even includes chia seeds for extra nutritional value, providing superfood power to an already delicious drink.
Pineapple, lemon, apple, and mint complement each other in our next juicing option. The tropical pineapple is especially nutritious with abundant amounts of manganese and vitamin C; manganese supports a healthy metabolism and promotes growth while vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and increases immune function. The addition of fresh mint adds a refreshing herby note to this fruity concoction; we love it for a healthy breakfast option!
We love this easy peasy and refreshing recipe that contains carrots, fresh ginger, cucumber, and an orange. Carrots are naturally sweet, lessening the need for artificial sweeteners or sugar in your juicing; plus, they contain large amounts of vitamin A to support healthy eyesight. Cucumbers offer high water content, while ginger supports digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. Throw this juice together to start your day, or enjoy after a workout to rehydrate.
Clocking in at just over 200 calories, this killer juice is delicious AND nutritious. Skip the chips and enjoy for a healthy snack option! It's packed with antioxidants and helps battle fatigue while boosting energy levels. Raspberry juice even provides half the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which the body uses to build cartilage, muscle, and bones; vitamin C also supports healthy healing.
We can't get enough of turmeric, and just love it combined with citrus and ginger in this refreshing juice. Oranges provide generous amounts of vitamin C, plus calcium and vitamin A. Turmeric boasts anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with antioxidants; we recommend adding a dash of black pepper to better absorb the positive effects of this saffron gem. Enjoy this juice first thing in the morning for best results.
Tons of hidden vegetables make this naturally sweet juice even healthier for you! Beets and blueberries are the stars of the show, with some additional help from supporting players like broccoli, carrots, apple, and ginger. Beets provide folate, which is essential for healthy cell growth and function while blueberries support mental health, bone health, and heart health. We especially love the addition of coconut water, which is naturally hydrating and filled with nutrients. Enjoy this juice post workout for maximum efficiency.
This simple juice balances the green power of spinach with fruity blueberries and sweet Fuji apples. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods out there, and its mild flavor doesn't overpower this beverage; it earns extra points for providing high amounts of vitamin K, calcium, fiber, and iron. This juice would be an excellent option for anyone on a cleanse.
Strawberries form the base of this delish juice option. This radiant red fruit provides tons of potassium, fiber, manganese, antioxidants, vitamin C, and folate. Cucumber, carrots, and apples round out this garden in a glass. We prefer it for a refreshing afternoon snack since it only contains about 70 calories per serving.
This is traditional green juices' fruitier cousin, flavored with kiwi, lemon, cucumber, apple, and celery. We love this recipe for its unexpected center, the often forgotten kiwi fruit. Kiwi has been tied to asthma aid, better immune function, proper digestion, lowering blood pressure, and may help prevent vision loss. Lemon juice offers a hit of acidity to prevent this juice from being too sweet; we recommend enjoying it at lunchtime for nutritious midday delight.
Our favorite fresh-squeezed tomato juice is just like homemade V8! It even contains less sodium than the original processed beverage. Tomato juice is low in calories and fat, and high in vitamin A and vitamin C. Enjoy this combination of tomatoes, celery, onion, and spices any time of day.
This beverage is just like sunshine in a bottle. It's bright, fresh, and full of antioxidants from apples, oranges, lemons, ginger, and turmeric. Potential benefits include brighter skin and relief from nausea. This drink also has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for detoxing, and aids digestion. We recommend enjoying it before bedtime so your body can reap all the benefits while sleeping.
Overall, we simply can't get enough of all the healthy benefits and delicious combinations for juicing. Whether you want to focus on weight loss, detoxing, or just boosting your nutritional profile, juicing can be your solution. Run, not walk, to your local farmer's market or grocery store to stock up on fresh produce and tackle our amazing list!