Eating raw naturally involves a lot of juicing. Making juice is an effective way to get maximum nutrients from your food. Below you will find some of our favorite simple juice recipes. Give them a try; you won’t regret it!
1. Carrot Juice
Carrot juice is quick and easy to make, which makes it good for morning juice. You can peel your carrots ahead of time or leave the peels on if you like the earthy taste.
The health benefits of carrot juice are numerous. Carrot juice will provide you with Vitamin A, a variety of B Vitamins, Vitamin E, and calcium. Carrot juice offers excellent nutrition for pregnant and nursing mothers and helps prevent breast and skin cancer.
Other health benefits include eyesight, bones, teeth, and liver, promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails.
- 1 lb carrots, washed and peeled
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- A few leaves of whatever greens you have on hand
- 1 apple, optional, for sweetness
- Put all ingredients in your blender or juicer.
- Drink immediately.
2. Tomato Juice
This tomato juice is one of the best! A homemade version of vegetable juice is hearty and simple, and customizable to your taste. You can adjust the thickness by using a juicer for thinner liquid or a blender for a thicker consistency.
Tomato juice is rich in lycopene and has lots of carotenoids, which your body converts to Vitamin A for healthy vision. Alpha and beta carotenoids also act as antioxidants. In addition, tomato juice is high in potassium and magnesium, which promotes heart health.
- 3 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 cucumber
- 3 drops Stevia, optional
- Himalaya sea salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Cayenne pepper to taste
Combine the tomatoes, celery, and cucumber in your juicer or blender. If you want some added sweetness, add a few drops of Stevia. You can also add a little lemon juice for a brighter flavor—season to taste. For a more pungent taste, add onion, bell pepper, and fresh herbs. Drink cold for the best taste.
3. Spinach Juice
This juice recipe is perfect for beginners! It’s mild and naturally sweet and tasty. It’s not strong at all, which makes it a good option for a good base juice. On its own, spinach juice is one of the super juices. It is high in antioxidants, which can help protect against chronic illnesses. It is rich in vitamin A and antioxidants like lutein, which promotes healthy vision. Spinach juice is also high in vitamins A and C, which promote skin and hair health, and nitrates and potassium, which increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure.
- 1 bunch spinach
- 2 apples
- 1/2 peeled lemon, optional
Combine all ingredients in a blender or juicer. Blend, mix well and enjoy.
4. Wheat Grass Juice with Orange
Wheatgrass is so good for you! It is a complete protein that contains over 30 enzymes. It’s also an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. You can use it on its own in juice, or you can blend it with other liquids or use it to add protein to smoothies. This drink pairs well with citrus, either in the mix or as slices you can eat after drinking the juice.
You will need a manual or slow juice extractor for fresh wheatgrass because grinding in a juicer or blender damages the wheatgrass. Drink your extracted juice as is, or combine it with other flavors for a tasty treat. If fresh wheatgrass is not available, you can substitute wheatgrass powder.
5. Cabbage Juice
Cabbage juice is naturally low calorie and high in fiber. It is also one of the best juices to drink if you have peptic ulcers or other digestive problems. It is also full of Vitamins A and K, folic acid, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Red cabbage protects against Alzheimer’s disease. The finished juice ferments slightly to create probiotics that will help numerous issues. You can drink this as is or combine it with carrot, celery, or green juice.
- 3 cups chopped green cabbage
- 1 3/4 cup boiling water
- Add cabbage and water to your blender or juicer, making sure not to fill more than 2/3 full. If you over-fill the blender, your juice may not get blended.
- Blend on low speed until water is light green and there are still chunks of cabbage, around 1-2 minutes.
- Blend on high for 10 seconds. Take care not to pureé the cabbage.
- Pour your mixture into a 1 quart/1 liter jar, leaving at least an inch of space between the juice and the lid.
- Let the juice sit and ferment at room temperature for 72 hours.
- Open the jar and strain out the pulp. Store in a clean jar in the refrigerator. To decrease fermenting time, reserve 1/3 cup of juice and add it to your next batch before fermenting.