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The Juicing Recipes Section

Juicing Recipes at JustOnJuice.comJuicing Recipes at JustOnJuice.comFresh Fruit Juice is something most of us love, but vegetable juice, not so much. Fresh Fruit Juices taste wonderful, sweet, and delicious but when we think about Vegetable Juices, we tend to associate them with tasting like freshly cut grass. Are there ways to make vegetable juicing taste good? What are some ways to make great tasting Juice Recipes while still being healthy? Well, keep reading and you will learn some great techniques to make your Juicing Recipes taste delicious!

1. Adding fruits or carrots to your juicing recipes will give them a sweeter flavor while mellowing out some of the harsher veggie flavors like those of kale and spinach. I prefer to add a granny smith apple to my juices as these types of apples have the least amount of sugar in them. Lemons and limes are also great to add to any juice recipe as they tend to mask harsh flavors while adding a tang to your juice. You will have to experiment with your juice recipes and see what engages your palate and what tastes best to you.

2. Test out different fruits and vegetable and see what each one tastes like individually. Take a small or medium size slice of cucumber, then juice it into a small glass. Do the same with other veggies or fruits like kale, spinach, apples, carrot, celery, beets, artichokes, broccoli, mango, oranges, lemons, etc. Try a little sip from each one so you have a feel for how strong or sweet they are. Then start by mixing something strong with something sweet. Take the kale and mix in some apple, lemon, or carrot until you come to a happy medium with the flavors. This is a great way to test out different ideas or juice recipes without having to make a full juice that you don’t like but force yourself to drink.




3. Always shoot for the freshest and most organic fruits and vegetables for your juicing recipes. The more fresh your produce is, the better it will taste and the more nutritional value it will have. Check your area and see if there are any local farmers market meetups. Every Saturday just a mile down the street, a bunch of local farmers get together and sell their produce. I found that not only was my juice of a tastier quality, my wallet was thanking me as well. So always get organic when possible, it does make a difference that your body will surely notice.

4. Should I peel or skin my veggies and fruits? NO, the skins are where a lot of the nutritional value is. If you peel and skin them, you are throwing away very healthy nutrients. It’s best to leave it on with the exception of butternut squash, pumpkin or super hardened produce like it. But always leave the skin on when making your juice. Your body will thank you.

5. Make sure you get a good juicer. Your juicer doesn’t have to be a big fancy expensive one either. Get a juicer that has at least a 700-watt motor. You will want to make sure it has the power to juice everything without any problems. When looking for a juicer for your juicing recipes, make sure you also get a juices that is easy to take apart and clean. If your juicer is very complicated and time consuming to clean, you might get discouraged and not juice. I use a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor, it’s very powerful, easy to clean, and has a large pulp catch for big batches of juice. It’s also on sale and 20% off!

6.  Use a wide variety of ingredients in your juice recipes. Don’t simply mix one fruit or one vegetable, go crazy and try mixing numerous things together. Remember, your juicing for the health benefits and not so much for the taste itself. The more of a variety of vegetables and fruits you use, the more nutritious and healthy your juicing experience can and will be.

I hope you enjoy these juicing recipes and reap the rewards that are in store for you. Below are a few very healthy juicing recipes for you try or experiment with. Please feel free to comment or email me your own juicing recipes for me to try, review, and to add to the blog.

 

Mean Green Juice Breakfast Blues Sweet Start
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Apples
6-8 Kale Leaves
1/2 Lemon
1″ Ginger
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Grapes
1 Carrot
2 Apples
Large Handful of Spinach
1/2 Cucumber
2 Apples
3 Carrots
2 Celery Stalks
1 Orange Peeled

Banana Boost Juice Recipe
Banana Pie Juice Recipe
Cool Cabbage Juice Recipe
Good Morning Green Juice Recipe
Green Giant Juice
Gung Ho Mango Juice
Hulk Juice Recipe
Jolt Juice Recipe
Mellow Mater Juice Recipe
Purple Power Juice Recipe
Shock Top Juice Recipe
Stackberry Juice Recipe
Strawberry Shine Juice Recipe
Sunrise Surprise Juice Recipe

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  1. If I only Juice 3 days a week, say Monday- Wens and then eat salads after that the rest of the week, and maybe have a cup of coffee on the days that I am not juicing, will it still benefit me? I am not certain I could go away from coffee all together.

    Thank you

  2. Many recipes call for celery. The only flavor I do not care for. What is a good substitute for celery

    • Cucumber, zucchini, jicama,turnip, parsley root, and kohlrabi

  3. I must admit I am sooooo nervous! I start a 7 day juicing cleanse tomorrow for the first time and I am excited and a little scared at the same time. My brand new juicers parts are in the dishwater right now and I am so reeked. I have never really juiced before with the exception of a breakfast “juice” I’ve purchased from the store and this will be a very important step for me.

    I am documenting and video taping this journey. I am 100% committing to 7 days BUT I really want to go for 14. I am hoping that at the end of the 7 day, I have the strength and courage to continue. Wish me Luck!

  4. My first recipe, not for the faint of heart.

    Liquid Fire (superjuice)
    1/4 lime unpeeled
    1/4 lemon peeled
    8-10 basil leaves
    2-3 garlic cloves
    1″ of ginger
    2 plump tomatoes – cored of course
    1 Red Bell pepper-seeded
    2 Kale Leaves
    1 cucumber
    A dose of your favorite hot sauce (I like Siracha)
    Pepper(to taste)

    Not for the faint of heart

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Tomato Juice
    Anti-aging Helps Protect Smokers From Developing Lung Cancer Protects Against Prostate Cancer Protects the Heart and Lungs from Oxidative Damage Reduces Kidney Hypertension

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Lemon Juice
    Antioxidant Detoxification Dissolves Gallstones Reduces Risk of Cancer

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Lime Juice
    Antibiotic Antioxidant Reduces Risk of Cancer

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Kale (collards) Juice
    Benefits Eyesight Potent Antioxidant Protects From Coronary Artery Disease Reduces Risk of Cancer Reduces Risk of Stroke

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Red Pepper Juice
    Antioxidant Good For Complexion Protects the Cardiovascular System Reduces Low-density Lipoprotein, or Bad Cholesterol Relieves Symptoms of Arthritis

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Ginger Root Juice
    Anti-flatulence Improves Osteoarthritis Prevents Motion Sickness Reduces nausea and vomiting Relieves Morning Sickness

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice
    Anti-aging Diuretic Good For Complexion Improves Nail and Hair Strength Lowers Cholesterol Levels

    The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Garlic Juice
    Stimulates Digestive Enzymes Boosts Immune System Detoxification Lowers Cholesterol Levels Lowers Risk of Blood Clots Reduces Blood Pressure

  5. I just got home from purchasing my Hamilton juicer and I am so excited to start this cleanse tomorrow. Im going to start off with the 3 day and if I enjoy it I will extend it to 7 days. I was wondering tho on how to start introducing food about into my diet after the cleanse is over. I am normally a healthy eater.. egg whites yogurt and salads. How many juices should I have each day along with solid food? Can I drink my daily morning cup of coffee? I also do hot yoga atleast once a week so I want to make sure I have the proper nutruitions in my system so I dont pass out. Thanks :)

    • Christina, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! If you’re wondering how to include solids into your diet after the fast then read this article: http://www.justonjuice.com/how-to-eat-after-a-fast/

      You will find that you wont need the coffee anymore. You want to eliminate the caffeine as it’s a toxin. You should be fine to do your yoga. Cheers!

  6. Starting my first juice fast next week and wondering if anyone else worked out while fasting? I normally do 45 to 60 minutes cardio and weights 3 times a week? Can I keep up with this exercise schedule? Thanks for any advice.

    • Chastity, welcome to JOJ. It’s best to let your body rest and recover while you go through the detox period. Detox can last anywhere from 3-5 days. Some people have worse detox symptoms than others so you’ll have to listen to your body and decide if you should exercise during that time. If you do exercise, try to keep it lite and don’t over exert yourself. Cheers!

  7. 108greg

    My wife and I are on day 3, so far so good. We like to jog every evening. What are the best fruits/vegetables to juice to maintain electrolytes and energy for running? Also, great site, keep up the good work!

    • Greg, welcome to JOJ! The most replenishing balance of electrolytes are from tomatoes and water-based fruits such as watermelons, apples, oranges, and pineapples. It’s also good to increase your potassium levels with potatoes, spinach, and oranges. With a good combination of those throughout the day you and your wife should be good to go! Cheers Greg!

  8. Hello,

    Today is my first day juicing. I am trying to do more veggies then fruit so my sugar doesn’t spike. I am starting my day with a protein shake consisting of whey protein and a naked juice green machine. I will use my juicer for the rest of my day of juicing but want to get in that morning protein. I am a food blogger so this is going to be a challenge for me that’s for sure. I am going to be 41 tomorrow and really need to lose weight and get healthy! Good luck to everyone!

    • Kathy, I’m sorry for the late response. I hope you had a great juice fast! Keep me posted on how everything went. I wish you all the best Kathy.

    • Hi Kathy,
      Looks like we both started juicing today. I have been overweight 25-35 lbs for years. Saw “fat, sick, and nearly dead” on Netflix and it was quite effective in motivating me to achieve my goal! Want to wish you much success with your new diet. I wish I knew how much juice I should be drinking :-)

      • Patti, read through the FAQ: http://www.justonjuice.com/juicing-faq/#6 it will answer your questions on how much juice you should be drinking.

        You should be taking in 4-6 juices per day each consisting of 16-20 ounces. This will vary though as I don’t suggest you stick to any certain time or amount to juice. It’s best to just juice when you first start to feel hungry. After all, hunger is how your body tells you “hey you! I need more nutrients!”.

        Cheers!

  9. Love the site, haven’t started juicing yet but really want to start eating healthy and juicing sounds like an amazing way! Keep up the good work with the site!

    • Hani, thanks for your comment. Eating healthy is the best thing you can do for your body. Keep me posted on what you do and know that I’m here if you have any questions.

  10. Hi donnie.I completed 7 days juice fast (for health,not weight loss)and LOVED it !!
    I dont know why i never considered juicing before,but am now an absolute convert.Best thing i ever done, i feel amazing and will continue to do a 7 day fast once a month…for EVER :) :) Thanks for all your advice,love this blog !!

  11. Tried the Banana Boost Juice as my first juice and to my suprise it was delicious. I was a bit unsure ifni was going to completely like juicing or not. I am a big fan of fruits and veges so this isn’t a real huge step but definitely one I am enjoying. Thank you for the recipe and inspiration.

    • Of course it’s delicious Tabitha! It’s one of my favorites! Keep me posted if you go all out juice and decide to fast. I’m here if you have any questions Tabitha.

  12. Hi, I’m just wondering how to stop these ingredients turning into smoothies? I’ve tried to make a few of them for just a test run, but they turn out as smoothies and not juice. I find this especially when I use banana. Any suggestions? Should I add water?

    • Brooke, if you’re using a juicer they should be about the consistency of water. Are you using a blender or a juicer?

  13. Started the 7 day today slowly. Only had 2 juices & my hubby wanted to have some of my second so tomorrow I shall visit either the pick your own produce farm or visit the local market to really stock up for a few days anyway. I hope to really be up & going in two days. Have a feeling my sweetheart will be joining me with the juices.
    BTW I bought a brand new still in box Breville Fountain Plus JE98XL for $125 on CL
    I luv it!!! Best juicer I’ve ever owned

    • Millie, make sure you aren’t starving yourself or your body will tend to hold onto weight as opposed to letting go of it. You should have a juice when you feel hungry. People usually consume between 4-6 juices per day while on the juice fast. So make sure you aren’t trying to consume as little as possible in hopes that the weight will come off faster because it wont. So have a juice when you are hungry, and drink plenty of water. Keep me posted. I’m here if you have any questions.

  14. No I didn’t warm it up, I drank it as is. I’ve never tried warming up a juice, maybe I’ll try that in the winter time when I juice. I’ve put ice them at times with my morning juices.
    Yes, please tell me how you like it and also I’m curious about the kind I’ve texture you’ll get with your juicer. My juice was liquidy but I had some of the avocado in swirls so I stirred it in and the juicer became a bit thicker but not too much.

    • Warming up a juice is a great way to trick your mind into thinking you’re having a warm solid meal.

      There is not texture in my juices. They have the same consistency as water. You may want to strain your juices if yours has more texture.

  15. Donnie, you have to try this new juice recipe I just came up with! It’s another take on the one I posted above. Btw, sarivette is also me. The avocado juice, last night I made it and added cucumber remember? That was good but the one I just made is awesome. If you’re craving something savory and filling… You must try this. Alright so I used 4 carrots, 2 big bunches of spinach, 2 medium ripe tomatoes, 1/2 lime, 1/2 green pepper, 1 garlic clove, and 1 has avocado. Man oh man I’m loving this! I’m telling you Donnie, this one competes with your bruschetta tang! 😉
    Goodnight

    • Oh wow! I’m going to try it out this weekend and I’ll let you know. It really sounds amazing! Did you warm it up or drink it as is?

  16. sarivette

    Hi Donny,I thought I’d share a recipe I just came up with that is very mild in taste and quite easy to go down. Let me know what you think about the ratio. I’m pretty sure it has more fruit than it should for weight loss but I drank it just now for breakfast so that may be okay.

    Sweet Morning Bliss
    1 Orange
    1 Apple
    4 large carrots
    2 Cups tightly packed spinach
    1/2 red bell pepper
    Very thin slice ginger

    Also, I came up with another recipe the other day that made me smile as it contained all the ingredients in my favorite salad and tasted just like it in its juice form.

    Creamy Avocado Delight
    6 medium sized Romaine leaves
    2 medium sized ripe tomatoes
    1 ripe Has avocado
    1/2 lime
    1/2 to 1 clove garlic

    As I mentioned to you in an earlier post on the 3 day cleanse, drinking the juice is not my favorite part of the cleanse, it’s the results and the health benefits I enjoy. But since I’d like to get to the point where I can look forward to juice fasts’ I’m trying different things out. I hope you like what I shared and if I come up with any other yummy/healthy concoctions I’ll let you know.
    Thanks!

    • Sarivette, those sound absolutely delicious! I will have to try them out. The first one might be a little high on the sugar but that’s okay for a morning drink. I’m so glad you are experimenting and trying out different combinations and ideas for your juices. Keep on doing what your doing Sarivette!

  17. Hi Donnie,

    You suggest to drink at least 16 oz of water after each juice meal. Does it mean right after drinking the juice or as long as I have at least 16 oz of water between the 2 juice meals? If I drink 16 oz of juice, and 16 oz of water right after that, it would be 32 oz of liquid at the same time. Please advice! Thanks

    • Tim, there’s nothing wrong with 32 ounces of liquid in your system. It helps the absorption process. You don’t have to have all 16 ounces of water immediately after a juice but it’s best to get at least a glass full of water down after you have a juice. Let me know if you have any questions.

  18. I read somewhere else that I could incorporate almond milk in my juice fast.. I need the extra protein for my extensive weight lifting. Would you recommend it or recommend against it?

    • Since you work out extensively you’re probably not trying to lose too much weight. In that case you can add an unflavored protein isolate to your juices to ensure you are getting plenty of protein. How much weight are you trying to lose Divya?

  19. Hi JoJ I’m writting from Puerto Rico I decide to start juicing tomorrow 08/18/2013 and I have a doubt. Do I have to do the mean green detox juice for at least 10 day??. Please help me out its my first time juicing and I have the advantage of having tropical fruits year round, THANKS

    • Hi Jose, congrats on starting your juice fast tomorrow! You can juice for however long you want, and use any recipes that you like. You don’t have to stick to any one particular recipe or set of recipes. Feel free to experiment and try as many recipes as you wish.

      • Thank you Donnie I will be giving updates on my 30 days juice fast. More than losing weight (that I really need it) is my health, so thanks one more time and happy juicing to everybody…ENJOY IT!!!!!

  20. Hi Guys !I’m from South Africa woohoo and I read about this diet ! I will be starting my diet tomorrow and wants to find out a few things …
    How do I work out my 4-6 juices ? Do I for instance split up breakfast,lunch & supper in two and drink 6 juices per day ? Is it normal or english cucumbers?

    • Chené, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast tomorrow! Irene is also from South Africa, she’s usually on the forums so stop by and say hello. As far as working out your 4-6 juices, just listen to your body. If your body is telling you that it’s hungry, then have a juice. Have a juice when you feel hungry. You may only have 4 juices or you might have 6. Your body will let you know. I use normal cucumbers but English cucumbers will be fine too. I’m here if you have any questions Chené.

  21. I just have a few random questions about the recipes. How many ounces of juice does each recipe produce? Does the ginger tend to be a prominent taste in the juice? I’m not a big fan of the taste of ginger and was wondering if there is an alternative to the ginger that will provide the same nutritional purpose without the taste. Lastly, is using the NutriBullet as effective as using a juicer?

    • Nicole, the recipes usually make about 16-20 ounces. But that will depend on your juicer. It may make more, and it may make less. Ginger can be a very overpowering taste in juices. I suggest you start with half of the amount called for in the recipes and gradually add more as you progress throughout your fast. A NutriBullet is a blender and you can’t use a blender while on a juice fast Nicole. You’ll have to get a juicer if you want it to work. A blender will just mix things up whereas a juicer will actually separate the pulp and extract only the juice. Also, a juicer damages the cell walls where the majority of enzymes and nutrients are. A blender doesn’t do that. There’s actually no difference in blending or just eating the produce raw. Read this article for a more in depth understanding of juicing vs blending and why you must use a juicer to get the benefits of juicing.

      http://www.justonjuice.com/can-i-use-a-blender-for-juicing/

      When you’re ready to get a juicer, head over here ( http://www.justonjuice.com/juicers/ ) and read about what to look for in a juicer when you purchase one.

      I’m here if you have any questions Nicole.

      • Blending also breaks up the cells walls. I drink green smoothies everyday. There is most definitely a difference between eating a whole vegetable and blending it up in a blender. The only difference between blending and juicing is that with juicing you take away the fiber.

        • While I’m sure some blenders might damage cell walls if you pulverize the blend for a long enough period of time, the majority will not. Please tell me the nutritional and beneficial differences besides absorption, between eating a cucumber and putting a cucumber in a blender and eating it Emily.

          On a juice fast you don’t want the fiber. That’s why it’s important you use a juicer as a blender simply wont work.

  22. Hi, I’ve started doing the 7 day juice diet, just to help me feel a bit more comfortable in my bridesmaid dress next week. I don’t need to lose weight, just flatten the old stomach! Am I ok to substitute the lunch for a sandwich and just have the juices morning and evening? I train quite a lot and don’t want to pass out! Haha

    • Jo, you should be fine. Try subbing in a fresh salad instead of a sandwich though. I’m sure you will look fabulous in your bridesmaid dress next week. I’ll be here if you have any questions. Enjoy the wedding!

  23. Thanks so much for such an informative resource. It makes me think I actually do need a computer in the kitchen!

    • You are welcome Susan! You could use an ipad or kindle fire. I use my sons kindle sometimes while in the kitchen :)

  24. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m
    assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

    • I’m planning on doing a juice fast. I was on this page doing some research and happened to see your comment. I’m a web designer (as well as a juicer, heh), and I can quickly and easily set you up with a blog for about $500. If you’re interested, send me an email through my website http://www.ice9design.com Thx!

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