The holidays have this way of making it easy for us to overindulge—which isn’t totally a bad thing—but if you’re anything like me, your body is craving all those fruits and veggies it didn’t get enough of over break. That’s why we decided to round up some healthy juicing recipes that are so easy to make but 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 much 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).
CITRUS BEET JUICE
This juice is perfect if you want a jolt of energy without having to drink coffee. All you need is red beets, spinach, apples, ginger, lemon, blood oranges, and honey for a touch of sweetness. PS: 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 take allows you to make five days’ worth of juice that you can keep in the fridge and pour over ice when you’re ready. Cucumber serves as the base with lemons, ginger root, and cilantro—but don’t forget a ton of kale.
APPLE CARROT BEET GINGER JUICE
Rejoice because this is another non-juicer recipe. The trick is to use a blender to mix together apple, carrot, beet, and ginger juice, and then follow by putting it through a fine mesh strainer. Trust us, no clumps will get through that contraption, ensuring an oh so 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 healthy juicing recipe calls for kale, parsley, an apple, and two lemons for a hefty dose of vitamin C. We’re convinced juice-making can’t get any easier.
WATERMELON GINGER JUICE
Let’s be honest, watermelon is basically sweetened H20, which is why this fruit makes an awesome juice base. Cube the watermelon and chill it first before mixing it with fresh ginger, mint, and cold water in the blender. Four inches of mint will give the beverage a zestier flavor (and help fight inflammation).
SAKARA GREEN JUICE
Kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon, and parsley are blended and strained in a nut milk bag (a strainer will also do). The juice is best topped with some dandelion leaves and a sprinkle of turmeric powder. We suggest buying organic produce when possible.
This energizing juice comes from the power of carrot juice, orange juice, lime juice, pineapple, ginger, and agave nectar. To get it a bit chilled, blend it up with some ice cubes. Oh yeah, don’t forget the baby carrot and basil garnish.