Liz’s favourite juice recipes
Juicing and making your own juice recipes are an easy and healthy way to enjoy all the goodness and nutrients that fresh fruit and vegetables have to offer.
If you’re new to juicing, it’s important to bear in mind that juice should be treated as the concentrated food source that it is. Sip slowly and avoid glugging it back like water. As a general rule when juicing, opt for a 70/30 approach to your ingredients. Vegetables should make up at least 70% of your juice recipe, with fruit simply acting as a top up for sweetness and flavour.
Read on to discover some of Liz’s favourite juice recipes.
No juicer required
This recipe is a great one to get stated with juicing, allowing you to dip your toe into the world of juicing without having to invest in a juicer.
- Bottled carrot juice
- Cloudy pressed apple juice
- Beetroot juice (equal amounts of each juice)
- Plus a splash of a ginger shot (or lump of fresh root ginger squeezed in a garlic press)
Mix together and enjoy! It’s powerful and sweet, so sip, don’t glug. Dilute 50:50 with water for children or if new to juicing.
Let’s Go Green juice
Green juice recipes have lots of great goodness and are traditionally the kind used for weight loss or cleanses. They can be sour, but kale is a great ingredient and simple to sweeten it with a splash of fresh apple and orange juice. This mix gives high levels of vitamin C too.
- 3 handfuls kale
- 1 peeled orange
- 2 chopped apples
Most fruits and veggies don’t need peeling (except fuits like bananas and some citrus) and most of their nutrients lie just beneath the skin. Try putting a whole lemon in the juicer for a really tangy taste! (best to use unwaxed lemons if you can for this).
You can make this cleansing blend even ‘greener’ by adding in a teaspoonful of spirulina (a micro algae that contains omega 3 essential fatty acids – really helpful for vegetarians and vegans as it’s the best non-fish source).
Strawberry Fair juice
How to get the kids to eat cabbage! Getting children to ‘drink their greens’ is a really family-friendly way to get more nutrition and green veggies into little people. This is a fab mix – cabbage and strawberries – just dilute with water.
- 14 strawberries
- 1/5th Savoy cabbage
- Small handful of mint leaves
- Dilute with water
The great thing about this mix is that you can also freeze in ice cube trays. Pop into glasses of water when the weather’s hot for some healthy hydration – discover more of our healthy juice shot ideas here.
Turmeric Hot Shot
A short sharp ‘shot’ is often just the thing to get you back on your feet, and this delivers exactly that. Turmeric is a wellbeing powerhouse. It has an active compound called ‘curcumin’ that has been shown to exhibit antibacterial, antioxidising, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity, as well as cancer-fighting potential. This juice also includes olive oil and black pepper to enhance the action of the turmeric.
- Turmeric juice (can make from turmeric roots or buy a turmeric ‘shot’)
- Fresh ginger juice
- Lemon juice
- Few drops of extra virgin olive oil
- A twist of pepper
For an even easier version – in a small jug or cup, mix ½ tsp powdered turmeric with 1 tsp Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO), 1 tsp runny honey, the juice of half a lemon and a twist of black pepper. Squeeze a small cube of peeled ginger root through a garlic press and add a splash of apple juice or orange juice. Mix well and strain through a small sieve or tea strainer to remove all the bits. Knock it back and enjoy!
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