So the latest craze is green juices, and healthy juice cleanses. However, they aren’t too appealing to me :/ so I came up with my own (much more delicious) way of incorporating my fruits and veges! For these recipes I used the Sunbeam blender which is a knock off of the Nutri-Bullet. It performs great and is perfect for my healthy juice creations 🙂 I mainly use spinach as my main green ingredient and trust me you can bearly taste it 😛
I’ve made up some of my own recipes, but to be honest these were just by chance! I’ve just been playing around with whatevers in the fridge, and its really just a game of trail and error to figure out what you like 🙂 These recipes are all different in texture and taste, which is why I have labelled them differently, also they are designed for two small serves or one large. As a side note that to make your drink more of a juice and less of a smoothie just add more liquid like water or orange juice! For all these recipes I add ice at the end, but you can always add it in the blender mix.
I have also added annotations next to each ingredient to explain there purpose!
Juice Recipe 1: The hearty juice
This is the ‘hearty juice’ because its jam packed with flavour and goodness 🙂 also its slightly thicker than a juice, thus making us fuller for longer!
To make this juice you will need:
2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves – to get some green in there
1/4 of a carrot – for some veges
a handful of raspberries – for some unique flavour (I just use the frozen ones 🙂
1/4 cup of pineapple – for a tropical taste
1/4 cup of pear juice – to keep the digestive system running well
a few slices of banana – for creaminess (I don’t like too much otherwise it dominates the flavour)
lastly, a dash of lemon – for citrus balance and a kick of flavour
at the end I added some soda water to bulk the juice out and spice things up a bit 😉
Juice Recipe 2: the tropical blend
This juice is the ‘tropical blend’ because it is rich in citrus and tropical flavour. Its the perfect refreshing drink to have on a hot afternoon!
For this juice you’ll need:
- 2 decent handfuls of baby spinach leaves – for some green ofcourse
- handful of chopped strawberries – to make it sweet
- 3/4 of an orange – for delicious citrus fruitiness
- I estimate the pineapple but it’s probably around 1/3 cup or more – for the tropical accent
- a dash of lemon juice – for some bity flavour
- a dash of orange juice – to enhance the orange taste
- a dash of water – to make a juicy smoother consistency
Juice Recipe 3: the cleanser
This juice is ‘the cleanser’ because as I drank it, I literally felt my insides cleaning 😛
For this juice I used:
An inch or so of cucumber – for the greens
1 1/2 handfuls of raspberries – for some tangy berry flavour
2 1/2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves – just cause its good for ya
1 apple – you know how they say ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’
a decent dash of lemon – to cleanse the system
a little ginger – for health benefits (I don’t add this because it gives me headaches)
a dash of pear juice – to regulate the digestion
a dash of water – to create a juicy consistency
you can also add beetroot
I hope you enjoyed this post and its inspired you to try some new healthy alternatives:) If you’ve tried a juice cleanse or make juices regularly too, then please comment your thoughts and experiences!