Juice Recipes!

My love for fresh juices first began a few years ago when one of my best friends Abigail and I backpacked through South America for several months. Not only did we manage to go bungee jumping, raft Class 5 rapids, hike hours through Tayrona National Park with our local homeless “tour guide”, spend the night with the indigenous Koguis, and meet great friends from all over the world, we also discovered a love for fresh juices! Fresh juices seemed to be a vital part of the South American lifestyle. There were fresh juice stands on just about every street, so of course we had to try one just about every day and boy were they delicious! Maracuya-Banana was my absolute favorite (Maracuya is passion fruit). Unfortunately it’s rare to find a good passion fruit here in the US.

Our favorite juice lady in Taganga, Colombia 🙂

Today, fresh fruit and vegetable juices are a key part of my nutrient dense lifestyle. Below I have listed a wide array of fresh juices for you to try! Some of these recipes make a whole pitcher while others are individual servings!  Hope you enjoy!

Carrot Top: 6 Large carrots and 3 apples (I prefer granny smith apples) (add spinach and ice in a blender with this one and you have yourself a tasty green smoothie)

Tropical Trio: 3 oranges, 1/3 papaya, 1/2 pineapple (Add banana to this one in a blender with ice…yum!)

The Popeye: 3 large handfuls of spinach, 4 large carrots, 3-4 apples (I like to add wheatgrass or kale to this one!)

Morning Glory: 3 oranges, 1/2-whole  pineapple, 8 strawberries (or just orange-pineapple)

Honey Bunches: Half a Honeydew Melon, 2 Large bunches of Green Grapes, 2 Golden Delicious Apples, 2 Peaches
2 Kiwi Fruits

Fresh OJ: 4 oranges

Mucho Melon: Half a Honeydew, 1 Cantaloupe melon, small bunch of green grapes, 10-12 strawberries

Sweet-n-Sour: 1 pineapple, 1-2 grapefruits, 2 small apples

Orange Power: 6 large carrots, 3-4 oranges (Add this one with spinach and ice for a yummy green smoothie as well)

Wheatgracias: 1 shot wheatgrass juice, 2 celery stalks, 1 handful parsley

The Incredible Hulk: Leafy greens of your choice (spinach, kale, romaine) and 2-3 granny smith apples (or oranges if you prefer those)

Mango Tango: 2-3 mangos and 1/2-3/4 pineapple

Pink passion: 1/2 small watermelon, 3 cucumbers, 1-2 limes(optional)

Gorgeous-n-Green: 1 Bunch Kale and 3-5 Granny Smith Apples

The Waldorf: 2 stalks celery, 4 Granny Smith apples, 2 pinches of Cinnamon

Plum Perfection: 6 ripe plums, Large handful of strawberries, 5 sweet apples (Golden Delicious, pink lady, Honeycrisp), 2 Oranges

Kale-orific: 1 bunch kale, 2 oranges, 4 large carrots

Mean Green from Fat, sick, and nearly dead: 1 bunch kale (or 6 leaves), 1 Cucumber, 4 Celery Stalks, 2 Green Apples, 1/2 Lemon, 1 piece of ginger

Check out more juice recipes from Fat Sick and Nearly Dead here: http://jointhereboot.com/reboot-program/recipes/juice-recipes/

Here are some others from various websites:

  • Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green juice: 1 head romaine lettuce, 3 celery stalks, 1 apple, 1 pear
  • Sweet Special: pineapple (skin & all), unscrew top and throw away, Orange or Grapefruit, 3 oranges (peeled) or 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • Evening Regulator: 2 apples, 1 pear
  • Digestive Special: handful of spinach, 6 carrots
  • Holiday Cocktail: 2 apples, 1 large bunch of grapes, 1 slice lemon with peel
  • Body Cleanser: 4 carrots, 1/2 cucumber, 1 beet
  • Rejuvenator: handful of parsley, 3 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 2 cloves of garlic
  • Cantaloupe Juice: cut into strips and juice (rind and all)
  • Sunshine Cocktail: 2 apples, 4-6 strawberries
  • Energy Shake: handful of parsley, 6 carrots
  • Watermelon Juice: cut into strips and juice, (rind and all)
  • Potassium Broth: 1 handful of spinach, 1 handful of parsley, 2 stalks of celery, 4-6 carrots
  • AAA Juice: 6 carrots, 1 apple, 2 stalks of celery, 1/2 handful of wheatgrass, 1/2 handful of parsley, 1/2 beet
  • Passion Cocktail: 4 strawberries, 1 large chuck pineapple, 1 bunch black grapes
  • Morning Tonic: 1 apple, 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • Digestive Cocktail: 1/4 lemon with peel, 1/2 grapefruit (peeled), 2 oranges
  • Alkaline Special: 1/4 head cabbage (red or green), 3 stalks of celery
  • Sweet Sunshine: 1 small pineapple, 1/2 honey dew melon, 1 large Apple, 2 large Oranges

*Most of the time I find the more simple combinations that you try, the better! You can always add a little more fruit to each combination to enhance the flavor! I have found that granny smith apples and carrots do a great job masking the taste of the greens! I like to incorporate greens into my juices as much as I can! I really enjoy mixing the greens in a blender with fresh fruit and carrot juices to make smoothies as well! I must say that the more you juice, the more your taste buds will change! I’ve noticed that I now enjoy vegetable dense juices a lot more than before!

Go get your juice on!  🙂



Filed under Energy, Healthy Recipes, Juicing, Weight loss

18 responses to “Juice Recipes!

  1. Thanks! Can’t wait to try some of these!

  2. Wow! What a great selection of juices! I’ve been looking for some inspiration. Now I’ve found it – thank you. =)

  3. Good luck to you both! Once you start making juices you will find that you will not be able to stop! They are such a great way to get instant nutrition!

  4. Dude!!! This is an amazing repetoire of juices! So my neighbors got a juicer for christmas and said they had been juicing sweet potatoes! I guess it would kinda work like a carrot? Just an idea to throw out there! Im going to try it. Also, do you remember how she made the maracuya y banana? I know she put it in the blender but with ice or did she strain the passion fruit first?!

    • Crazy! I was just reading about the benefits of sweet potato juice the other day! I tried it tonight…it tastes pretty good just has a chalkiness about it but I bet if we try mixing it with some other stuff it will be amazing! I think she strained the passion fruit first and then but it in a blender with a little bit of ice and water!

  5. Emily

    Hey! I just stumbled on your blog and love it! I was wondering, what brand/make of a juicer do you use? Also, when juicing something like an orange, do you just remove the peel and leave it whole? Thanks! 🙂

    • The Breville is a great juicer to buy! You can get the compact version online for $99 or the reg. size for about $200-$300. I also have an Omega juicer and love it too! The Breville is just quicker! I remove the peel and usually have to break the orange into 2-3 sections for it to fit into the juicer spout! If you have anymore questions feel free to ask! Hope you get to start juicing..you’ll fall in love 🙂

      • I should also add that the Omega juicer is much better at juicing greens and due to the lower RPM of the juicer, you do get maximal nutrient content in your juices because the juices do not become as oxidized as they do with the Breville! So if you don’t mind spending $300 and taking a tiny bit more time to make your juice then go for the Omega! 🙂

  6. very nice post, i definitely love this web site, keep on it

  7. Samantha, I love your blog! Makes me want to pack up and go to South America for a fresh juice at the fruit juice stand! I am drooling over your list of juices btw. My question for you: What is your percentage of green to fruit juices? I don’t want to drink too much sugar. Right now I wake up w/ a green, have a fruit mid-morning, a green for lunch, a fruit for that 4pm drop in blood sugar, and a veggie “soup” for dinner.Thanks!

    • I know right! I want to go back to South America so bad..love it there! So, typically I try to incorporate greens into the majority of my juices! I would say my intake is quite similar to yours! I try to do about a 60:40 ratio on greens to fruit in the juices but I will also have one juice a day that is just fruits! Hope that answered your question! Let me know if you have any more! 🙂

  8. My daughter just left yesterday for Ecuador, and the Peace Corp, for 2+ years. She is a healthy eater and was a little worried about not getting enough of her green salads. Its nice to know that at least she will be able to get her fruit intake. Great blog!

    • Be sure to let her know that fresh produce and fruit stands are EVERYWHERE! and are ridiculously cheap! I’m sure she might be in a remote area, but hopefully she’ll be surrounded by it! Ecuador is an amazing country!

  9. these are so great, thanks for sharing!

  10. Zor

    thanks for the juice tips. my morning concoction was getting pretty boring. where i live, it is pretty tough to get fresh fruit as most fruit and produce is imported. but i will give some of these recipes a shot!

  11. I’ve already shared this page with quite a few of my friends; we’ll have everybody juicing in no time!

  12. Kinenchen

    Bookmarked! Now I have to figure out what to do with the pulp. 😉

  13. Thanks for this post! I cant wait to try some of these out! I am on day 4 and going strong! 😀

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