Holiday feasts have this way of making it easy for us to overindulge—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing—but if you’re anything like us, your body starts to crave all those fruits and veggies it didn’t get enough of over the holiday break. That’s why we decided to round up some healthy juicing recipes that are so easy to make and are chock-full of all of the nutrients you’ve been scrimping on lately. There are beets for fiber, ginger for digestion and immune benefits, and lemon for vitamin C (plus so many more).
The best part is that, yes, you can follow these simple recipes, but you can take your favorite ingredients and whip up your own version depending on which symptoms you want to treat and what flavors you’re in the mood for at the time. Although a juicer will give you a smoother finish, some can be combined in the blender if you haven’t quite made the equipment investment just yet.
Keep reading to see the top seven healthy juicing recipes to sip on all season (and long after).
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This juice from Half Baked Harvest is perfect if you want a jolt of energy without having to drink coffee. All you need to is red beets, spinach, apples, ginger, lemon, blood oranges, and honey if you want a touch of sweetness. For this particular drink, a regular blender will do the trick.
Lemon Ginger Green Juice
Could we really keep going without mentioning a green juice or two? We think not. This recipe from Fed & Fit allows you to make five days’ worth of juice that you can keep in the fridge and pour over ice when you’re in the mood. Cucumber serves as the base with lemons, ginger root, and cilantro—but don’t forget a ton of kale.
Apple Carrot Beet Ginger Juice
Time to rejoice because this is another non-juicer recipe. Minimalist Baker's trick is to use a blender to mix apple, carrot, beet, and ginger juice, and then put it through a fine-mesh strainer. Trust us; no clumps will get through that contraption, ensuring a super smooth finished product.
Vitamin C Immune Boost
Flu and colds, begone: This is the time of year we need our immune system to be in top working order. Thankfully, this juice calls for kale, parsley, one apple, and two lemons for a hefty dose of vitamin C. We’re convinced juice-making can’t get any easier.
This juice will separate if you don't drink it right after you make it, so if you end up making a little too much, share it with your friends and family. Don't save it for later!
Watermelon Ginger Juice
Let’s be honest, watermelon is basically naturally sweetened water, which is why this fruit makes an awesome juice base. In this iteration, from Rose & Ivy, Cube the fruit and chill it first before mixing it with fresh ginger, mint, and cold water in the blender. The mint will give the beverage a zestier flavor (and help fight inflammation).
Aside from being absolutely beautiful to look at, this brightly hued juice from Salt & Wind is super energizing courtesy of the carrot, orange, and lime juices. There's also a hefty serving of pineapple, ginger, and agave nectar to round out all of the flavors. To get it a bit chilled, blend it up with some ice cubes.