My Favorite Juicing Recipes

Juicing can change your life...from loosing weight, reversing disease or developing a healthy fasting regimine! Below are some of my tried and true juicing recipes made with either a vitamix (in the form of a smoothie) or a juicer.  There are two types of juicers that are available on the market:  centrifigal and mastecating.  A centrifigal juicer has tiny blades and a very fast rpm to extract the juice from fruits and vegetables.  The Breville Juicer is one of the best cetrifigal juicers on the market. A mastecating juicer crushes the fruit and vegetables slowly to extract the juice.  The Omega line of mastecating juicers including the vert and the 8004 Nutrition Center Juicer (my juicer of choice).  

Kaleicious

1 C Kale  (or handful)

1 C Spinach

1/2-1 Banana

1/4-1/2 lemon (not peeled)

1-2 C of fresh Apple or Orange Juice

1-2 C of filtered water

Ice cubes

As posted on the disheveled chef blog, this is my favorite green drink.  It's fast, delicious and packed with nutritition!  The amounts can vary according to taste, so do a little testing to find your perfect combo.  I personally prefer less banana and more lemon, so I often add only 1/2 banana and 1/2 lemon with most of the rind kep on lemon. 

 

Combine all the ingredients in high speed blender (vitamix or equivalent) and serve in your favorite glass. 

PB&J Kale Smoothie

1 C Hemp Milk (or milk of choice)

1 C Organic Strawberries (frozen)

1/2 Banana

1-2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

1 hanful of Kale

2 pitted Medjool Dates (optional) (soaked 5-10 min)

Pinch Sea Salt (optional)

1 tsp of vanilla (optional)

1 C Water (optional)

Ice

This is a winner!  If you love peanut butter (I do!), strawberries and banana, you will love this smoothie.  The Hemp Milk adds 10-15 grams of protein! A great breakfast or dessert type smoothie. 

 

Put all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth.  I add water because I do not like my smoothies thick -- the less water you add the thicker the smoothie. 

 

You can substitute strawberries with your favorite berry,  Kale with Spinach and Peanut butter with Almond butter.

Home Made Pina Collada

1-2 C Homemade Coconut Milk

1/2 Fresh Pineapple

1 Banana

2 Tbsp of Flax

2-4 pitted Medjool or Tunisian Dates (soak 5-10 minute)

Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)

1 tsp of vanilla (optional)

Other fruits like Mango, Orange, etc. (optional)

 

1 1 inch piece of Ginger (optional)

This is one of my favorite dinner smoothies.  It's filling, delicious and satisfying -- packing all the fats and digestive aids necessary for weight loss and regeneration. 

 

Blend everything together in a high speed blender adding water for a thinner smoothie and ice for a colder one! 

 

I freeze my bananas to give it that nice chill!

 

Let's talk about dates!  Dates have become my favorite sweetner and when putting them in smoothies its best if they are soaked as they blend better in the smoothie.  But if you're in a hurry and don't have time to soak them, don't worry just throw them in the blender without soaking--same delicious flavor (maybe slightly chewy). 

 

You can substitute dates as a sweetner with Maple syrup or Stevia. 

Power Up

1 handful of Wheatgrass

1 handful of Kale

1 handful of Spinach or Supergreens

2-3 Celery Sticks (cut into 2 inch pieces)

3-4 Carrots

1/2-1 med size beet

1/2 cucumber

1-2 cloves of garlic

1 1-2 inch piece of ginger

2 Organic Apples

1/2 lemon and/or lime

This juice cures just about everything.  You can create any combo of greens or just use one such as 1-2 handfuls of Spinach.

 

The best way to juice the above combos of veggies and fruit is to first juice the greens and follow with a harder veggie such as celery or 1-2 carrots.  Then do the beet, cucumber, garlic and ginger.  Add Apples and then end with carrots.  This keeps the juicer from clogging.

 

Preparation:

 

Always make sure to wash your veggetables and fruits in vinegar or a veggie wash to remove harmful chemicals.  I soak all my greens and fruits in vinegar (except organic tripple washed lettuce, kale, spinach, etc.) and then I scrub with lite scrubbie prior to use. 

 

Cutting vegetables saves a lot of time.  You can cut them the night before or even days before and store in containers so they're ready to go when you want a juice.  

 

 

Simple Juice

3-4 Carrots

3-4 Celery Stalks

1 handful of Parsley

2 Organic Apples

1 1 inch piece of Ginger (optional)

Juice your parsley first and follow with apple slices, celery, apple slices and carrots.  This is a tasty quick juice packed with energy!

Watermellon with Herbs Juice

1/2-1 Whole Watermellon Carrots

Large Handful of  Herbs (Basil, Mint)

1 1 inch piece of Ginger (optional)

This is one of my favorites!  It's super refreshing and packed with energy!  It's a coffee replacer if there ever was one! 

 

I juice the whole watermellon, rhine and all.  Make sure to wash the skin of the watermellon before juicing.  Cut into pieces that fit into the juicer shoot and juice.  One watermellon can produce up to 3-4 32 oz jars of watermellon juice. 

 

Fill your jar or glass with  a handful of basil or mint or both (and any other herbs you like).  After juicing pour watermellon juice through fine mesh strainer to have a silky smooth juice as your finished product. 

 

I also add ice or blend it with ice to give it that refreshing touch! 

Lou Corona's Lemon Ginger Blast

This drink is an energy game changer. It detoxifies, alkalizes, neutralizes free radicals.  Its  full of enzymes to heal and regenerize you!   It's becoming my morning juice! Love it!

  • 2 apples

  • 1-3 inch piece of ginger

  • 1 lemon (peel it if it isn't organic)

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • 1 bunch arugula (optional)

  • 1 bunch of fresh mint

  • 1/2-3 habaneros  (you determine the heat!)

  • 1 cucumber

  • 4 stalks of celery

  • 1- 3 inch piece of Tumeric (if available)

Chocolate Thin Mint Shake

This is a favorite at our smoothie bar and in our home.  If you love mint chocolate chip ice cream then you will love this shake.  It's both refreshing and healthy1  Enjoy as dessert or a great pick me up!

  • 2 bananas (preferabley frozen)

  • 1-2 cups of Almond or Cashew Milk

  • 1/2 cup dates (to taste)

  • 1 TBSP of cocoa powder

  • 6 drops of Peperment oil

  • pinch of grey celtic sea salt

  • 1 TBSP instant coffee (or 1-2 single packs)

  • 1 TBSP of Hemp or Protein Powder (optional)

  • 1 TBSP of Maca (optional)

  • Additional sweeter of choice: Maple Syrup, Honey, Agave or Stevia

This is one of my favorite dessert smoothies.  It's so refreshing with the mint, but satisfying because of the chocolate!

 

Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender and ice for a colder one! 

 

NOTE: Before you add additional sweeters, taste test with just the dates.  Especially if you are adding a protein powder. 

 

Using frozen bananas really gives a smoothie the "shake" consistency.  But if you don't have fronzen bananas don't hesitate to make this fantastic smoothie -- just add ice! 

 

And remember you can always substitute other sweetners with  Stevia or Xylitol.

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