Friday, May 19, 2017

22 Skinny Juices Recipes for Weight Loss Cleanse

Fruits, vegetables, greens, and herbs are going to be the foundation of your juice. While it might be tempting to juice using more fruit than veggies, it’s actually better to juice mostly vegetables, especially if weight loss is your goal. Juice containing too much sugar from fruit can take away from the health benefits of juicing, lessen the effects of detoxification, and prevent weight loss. Most of my recipes use either one or two fruits, so you’re going to be fine if you stick with the recipes found here.

22 Skinny Juices Recipes for Weight Loss Cleanse



However, if you’re finding it difficult at first, add a little more fruit. It’s more important to me that you love juicing, so if fruit is vital to your enjoying your juice, then adjust the recipes accordingly.

Given all the versatility you get with juicing, there are still some parts of fruits and vegetables that you shouldn’t juice. It might be due to water content or consistency, or just for safety reasons. Let’s take a closer look at which produce makes great juice and which does not!

Can I Juice That?

A common question you’ll hear in my house is “Can I juice that?” I love experimenting with a different vegetable blend and creating a new favorite juice. For me, most of the produce I eat cooked can also be juiced. This may not be the case in your house, as it really depends on your diet. Most produce that has a high water content can be juiced. I would not juice bananas, avocado, or eggplant, for example.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can eat it cooked, you can probably juice it with a few notable exceptions.

Seeds and Pits

The seeds in lemons, limes, grapes and some melons may be run through the juicer, but not the large pits from plums, apricots or peaches. Apples should always be cored before juicing as the seeds can be toxic and should not be juiced.

Skin and Peels

If you’re not using organic produce, then you should remove the skin and peels to reduce your exposure to pesticide residue. With organic produce you have a little more flexibility, but most fruits and vegetables (especially apples and cucumbers) have tons of nutrition in the peels! Oftentimes it comes down to personal preference.

Juice the following fruits and vegetables with the skin and peel ON:

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew (skin may be too hard for some juicers)
  • Jicama
  • Kiwi (you can also peel these)
  • Lemon and lime (you can also peel these down to the white pith)
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines
  • Parsnips
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Zucchini

Juice these with the peels OFF:


  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Watermelon




And now the very short list of what you just shouldn’t juice, whether due to consistency, water content, or safety:


  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Carrot greens and rhubarb greens (can be toxic)
  • Eggplant

Let’s Juice - The Recipes


When using the recipes that follow, refer to the list above to determine what to peel and what not to peel. My recipes assume you are not peeling lemons, limes, or ginger, but feel free to do so if you prefer. Items that should be peeled before juicing are noted. All of the recipes make one to two servings, depending on your appetite!


Moji-cama

This mojito-inspired juice is my favorite treat on a warm summer day. Jicama and cucumber are both high in water and low in calories and sugar, making this juice a perfect complement to eating light.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 jicama, sliced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3–5 collard leaves
  • 1 handful mint
  • ½ lime
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 90, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrate: 35g, Sugar: 8g, Sodium: 29mg

SUPER NUTRIENTS
Vitamin C: 82%, Vitamin K: 122%


Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink - Grapefruit Juice Recipe


Get a blast of immune-boosting vitamin C and beta-carotene in this tasty pink drink.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 4 carrots
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • ½ lemon
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 79, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 24g, Sugar: 12g, Sodium: 99mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin A: 133%


O2 Builder

O2 Builder - Beet Juice Recipe


Beets are the star in this ruby-red juice rich in antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates help improve blood flow throughout the body and increase nitric oxide, which increases oxygen flow to your cells and lowers blood pressure. Try this delicious tonic before your morning workout for a boost of oxygen.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 beets
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 apple, cored
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 99, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 32g, Sugar: 16g, Sodium: 139mg



Kiwi Kooler

This low-sugar drink is juice full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other immune-boosting compounds. Get your juice on for very little calories with this tasty treat!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ lime
  • 1 handful mint, plus more for garnish
Juice. Garnish with mint leaves.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 86, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 27g, Sugar: 14g, Sodium: 106mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin C: 137%



Red Fresca

This is a natural energy drink! It has tons of antioxidant and anti-aging properties and the chia seeds pack an additional nutritious punch. They are a great source of fiber, protein, and essential omega-3 fats that will help keep you full!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red apple, cored
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2–3 tablespoons chia seeds
Juice lemon, apple, and bell pepper. Stir in chia seeds. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken. Stir before drinking.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 133, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g, Carbohydrate: 30g, Sugar: 15g, Sodium: 6mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin C: 147%



Green Machine

This low-calorie green juice is simple, yet satisfying. Great for a midmorning pick-me-up!

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 Swiss chard leaves
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 lime
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 99, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g, Carbohydrate: 32g, Sugar: 17g, Sodium: 249mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin K: 737%


Baby, I’m Amazed

This spicy green juice—with a little help from cayenne pepper—will get your metabolism humming!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • Dash cayenne pepper
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 58, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 18g, Sugar: 9g, Sodium: 28mg



Mint Extravaganza

Mint Extravaganza - Watermelon Mint Juice Recipe


This minty, low-calorie juice has just the right amount of sweet to satisfy any sugar cravings!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large handful mint
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon (peeled and seeded)
  • 5–6 kale leaves
  • 1 handful parsley
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 128, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 7g, Carbohydrate: 29g, Sugar: 13g, Sodium: 64mg

SUPER NUTRIENTS
Vitamin C: 224%, Vitamin K: 1102%, Copper: 219%, Iron: 51%



Natural Born Pain Killer


Natural Born Pain Killer - Celery stalks Pineapple Juice Recipe

This turmeric-spiked juice is a natural pain killer! Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it will ease the pain of that intense workout and provide a natural energy boost, too!

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1-inch piece turmeric root, or a pinch turmeric powder
Juice. If using powdered turmeric, stir in.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 106, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 59g, Sugar: 18g, Sodium: 172mg



Got Broccoli?

Broccoli cucumber Lemon Juice Recipe


Broccoli is the new milk. Loaded with vitamin C and just as much calcium per ounce as milk, this juice is good for your bones and your waistline.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ lemon
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 95, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 9g, Carbohydrate: 30g, Sugar: 12g, Sodium: 54mg

SUPER NUTRIENTS
Vitamin A: 224%, Vitamin C: 150%, Vitamin K: 438%, Calcium: 40%, Folate: 165%, Iron: 68%



Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber Cooler - Watermelon Cucumber Juice Recipe


The popular duo of watermelon and cucumber is perfect for rehydrating on a hot summer day. High in water and electrolytes, this juice balances the fluid levels in your body and keeps you cool . . . as a cucumber.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1–2 limes
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 98, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 29g, Sugar: 18g, Sodium: 7mg



You Say Tomato

This savory juice is a great midday snack. Chock-full of antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds, it’s also a nutrition powerhouse. I like to serve it with chopped avocado.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2–3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • 4 carrots
  • 5–6 asparagus stalks
  • 1 garlic clove
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 91, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrate: 26g, Sugar: 15g, Sodium: 117mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin A: 139%



Energize Tea

This simple juice-tea is great for a quick afternoon energy boost! Matcha is cleansing and adds extra antioxidants, fiber, and chlorophyll.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Juice apple, fennel, and lemon. Stir in matcha.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 92, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 21g, Sugar: 13g, Sodium: 87mg



Pom Power

Pom Power - Pomegranate romaine Lettuce grapefruit mint juice recipe


This combination of romaine lettuce and fruit is refreshing and light. The pomegranate seeds provide antioxidant power and zing!

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ head romaine lettuce
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 5–6 mint leaves
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
Juice lettuce, grapefruit, and mint. Sprinkle pom arils on top for garnish.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 73, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g, Carbohydrate: 22g, Sugar: 15g, Sodium: 20mg

SUPER NUTRIENTS
Vitamin A: 116%, Vitamin K: 187%, Folate: 80%



Green Applesauce

Green juice - apple spinach juice recipe


This is one of my favorite juice drinks for when I need a boost of energy in the afternoon. It tastes just like applesauce in a glass, and I love the added texture from the chia seeds!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 big handful spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Dash cinnamon
Juice apple and spinach and pour into glass. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for a few minutes to thicken. Serve with sprinkle of cinnamon.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 120, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g, Carbohydrate: 25g, Sugar: 13g, Sodium: 17mg


Jicama Fiesta

This gazpacho-inspired juice is light, refreshing, and delicious! Jicama is a sweet root vegetable with a clean, sweet flavor that makes a wonderful base for this savory juice. Garnish with chopped avocado for a balanced snack.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 small jicama
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ avocado, chopped
Juice jicama, lime, tomatoes, and garlic. Garnish with some avocado.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 183, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrate: 40g, Sugar: 10g, Sodium: 28mg

SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin C: 108%


Naturalizer

This refreshing dose of delicious natural energy will get you through that afternoon slump. Pear and strawberry combine with spinach to provide antioxidant-rich energy you need to feel revitalized!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pear, cored
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 handful spinach
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
Juice pear, strawberries, and spinach. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 90, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 28g, Sugar: 17g, Sodium: 17mg


Green and Red

I love a simple, two-ingredient powerhouse juice. This combination will leave you feeling super-hydrated and vitalized!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2–3 cups chopped watermelon (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 large cucumber
Juice. Garnish glass with cucumber slices.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 89, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 24g, Sugar: 17g, Sodium: 6mg



Summer Sun

This unique juice is a perfect hydrator in the summertime—when tomatoes and watermelon are both in season. High in lycopene from the tomatoes, this juice contains natural cancer-fighting antioxidants plus a healthy dose of vitamin C and potassium.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon (peeled and seeded)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lime
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 88, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 26g, Sugar: 17g, Sodium: 9mg


Green Recovery

This green juice gets a tropical flair from coconut water and is the perfect electrolyte replacer after a sweaty workout.

INGREDIENTS
  • 5 celery stalks
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 lime
  • 1–2 ounces unsweetened coconut water
Juice celery, spinach, mint, and lime. Stir in coconut water.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 40, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 13g, Sugar: 6g, Sodium: 214mg



Fuzzy Navel

Fuzzy Navel - Peach spinach Zucchini Juice


This sweet juice is a delight! Simple yet nutrient-rich, it’s a great low-calorie energy boost that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 peach
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 zucchini
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 75, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrate: 19g, Sugar: 16g, Sodium: 36mg


Wicked Watermelon

This light and hydrating drink will quench your thirst for something sweet and delicious!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup chopped watermelon (peeled and seeded)
Juice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 92, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g, Carbohydrate: 27g, Sugar: 18g, Sodium: 68mg
SUPER NUTRIENT
Vitamin K: 638%

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