Juices

This Page is going to include juice recipes I have made and tried. The bottome line on juicing is that you do not really know what is going to work until you try it. Kale seems like something you would only see garnishing the side of your plate of real food. The thing is, it has many nutrients and it does not really affect the taste of juices. There are some veggies that do affect the entire juice and must be used in smaller quantities like beets, cucumber, and especially almond milk (this stuff makes a super sweet taste that can almost be intolerable if too much is added).

Here are the best tasting recipes I have made in the last couple weeks. I also add 1-2 tsp spirulina and/or 1-2 T maca powder to the smoothies. Maca does not seem to affect the taste much. Spirulina turns it green and can temper the sweetness. Both are excellent sources of protein. I use coconut water because it is alkalizing. You can also use the flavored coconut water but it adds more sugar. The honey I use is called Manuka honey but you can use any kind you like. Best to use locally grown or raw honey. Honey helps reduce allergies to pollen when you use local.

A big rule here is that there are no rules that you do not make. These recipes are only guides as far as portions and proportions. Use your imagination and please send me your recipes or post them. I would like to create a database for myself and others to use for variety. Variety is definitely the key when first juicing because if you feel like the options are limited, you will be more likely to revert to food and discontinue juicing.

First, courtesy of lillylion
This is a very simple and very good smoothie/juice. I also use this as a base for other smoothies.
ABC

1 apple (any variety)
1 beetroot
1/4 cabbage (red or green)

#9
2 apples
3 c water
1 T honey
½ c coconut
2 med black kale leaves
½ cup organic tomato paste
2 c coconut water

#10
2 med black kale leaves
2 stalks celery
2 avocados
1 small cutie orange
2 c water
1 beet
½ c coconut
½ c tomato paste

#15
1 c coconut/almond milk
¼ c almonds
½ c pineapple
1 c orange juice
1 c blueberries
*the coconut almond milk can add a lot of sweetness, use water or coconut water if it is too sweet

#18
2 c spinach
1 c almond milk
½ c almonds
¼ c pepitas
1 c pineapple
2 c ice

#20
2 c yams
6 strawberries
3 basil leaves
3 c coconut water
1 c orange juice
½ c coconut

#22
1 cucumber
2 apples
2 c cabbage
3 black kale leaves
1 c pineapple
2 c coconut water

#23
1 apple
3 kale leaves
6 strawberries
3 c water
½ c pineapple
2 large beet leaves
1 c yams
1 T honey
1 tomato
3 basil leaves
½ c coconut

#24
1 carrot
3 c coconut water
3 basil leaves
2 mint leaves
1 apple
1 cucumber

Any requests? Suggestions? I welcome your input here as with anything I post.

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4 thoughts on “Juices

    Juices | Genext13 said:
    March 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    […] have posted juice recipes on my Juices page. Please add comments or your own recipes. I welcome the input as I do on anything I post. […]

    ramanda429 said:
    March 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Gotta do more without OJ, or at least add something that can replace the oranges that will have the same affect and not clash with other ingredients. I’m allergic to oranges. 😦

      genext13 responded:
      March 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      For the sweetness, you can use carrots. For the citrus, you have done the research and know that other fruits and veggies have the same nutrients. I do not use oranges much. I often use a lemon instead. I hope you can find something to substitute. The ones with the oranges tend to be a little lighter than the others. Grapefruit or kiwi are also possibilities.

        ramanda429 said:
        March 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Yes my research has told me that.. I was just saying.. 🙂 Lots of research because a lot of the recipes have had oranges but don’t think to show substitutes. I figured grapefruit, lemon would be the main ones. and I love kiwi, didn’t realize that would be a good substitute for oranges. Thanks.

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