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8 Nutrition-Rich Juice Recipes

8 Nutrition-Rich Juice Recipes
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On a juice cleanse? Try our fresh and simple juice and smoothie recipes made from whole fruits and vegetables.

Juice blender bender

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Good news:  You don’t need a juicer to whip up refreshing and super healthy drinks. All our recipes can be made in your blender—so no specialty equipment is needed. Because of the fiber in fresh fruit and vegetable purées, these concoctions vary in thickness: You can adjust to your taste preference simply by adding a little water. And no matter which juice you choose, you’ll get good-for-you benefits in every sip.

Want a smoothie instead?
Combine 1 cup juice from any recipe, 1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, and 1 medium peeled banana in a blender. Purée until smooth.

Power Gulp
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This green goodie sneaks in a dose of iron (you need extra during your period and pregnancy), key for healthy blood cell and muscle function. It also delivers more than your daily rec of vitamin K—another must for blood and bone health.

Ingredients: Kale, green grapes, cucumber, Granny Smith apple

Calories: 110

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced kale (from about 3 large leaves)
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes (about 28)
  • 1 English cucumber, thickly sliced
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple (4–6 ounces), cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation

In a blender, combine kale, grapes, cucumber, apple, and water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Before serving, garnish with a fresh kale leaf and a cucumber slice (optional). Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

This green goodie sneaks in a dose of iron, key for healthy blood-cell and muscle function. It also delivers more than your daily requirement of vitamin K—another must for blood and bone health.

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Total Health Booster

A swig of this vitamin-packed (A, B, C, E) beverage fuels your whole body. It even fights aging: Lutein plus vitamins A and C up collagen production (for strong bones and younger-looking skin).

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) grapefruit, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium oranges (10 ounces total), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 kiwis (preferably golden, about 12 ounces total), peeled and cut into chunks

Preparation

In a blender, combine grapefruit, oranges, and kiwis; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with water. Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

Ward off colds with this vitamin bomb! The kiwis alone pack nearly twice your daily vitamin C requirement—and the citrus delivers even more of the cold-busting vitamin.

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Antioxidant Supreme

Antioxidants in berries boast potent anti-aging benefits.

Ingredients:Blueberries, strawberries, mango

Calories: 151

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed)
  • 1 cup (about 5) fresh strawberries, halved (or frozen, thawed)
  • 2 cups peeled and coarsely chopped mango (from a 1-pound mango)
  • 1/4 cup water

Preparation

In a blender, combine blueberries, strawberries, mango, and water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Before serving, garnish with sliced mango, blueberries, and strawberries (optional). Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

The berries in this fruity blend boast potent anti-aging benefits.

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Energy Upper

Natural fruit sugars give you an instant boost, and electrolyte-loaded coconut water helps keep you hydrated.

Ingredients: Lychees in syrup, peaches, coconut water

Calories: 105

Ingredients

  • 1 (20-ounce) can lychees in syrup, drained and rinsed (or 20 peeled and seeded lychees)
  • 1 cup frozen and thawed sliced peaches (7 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup coconut water (or water)

Preparation

In a blender, combine lychees, peaches, and coconut water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with water. Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

Natural fruit sugars give you an instant boost, and electrolyte-loaded coconut water keeps you hydrated.

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Immune Booster

Ward off colds with this vitamin bomb! The kiwis alone pack nearly twice your daily vitamin C—and the citrus delivers even more of the cold-busting vitamin.

Ingredients: Grapefruit, oranges, kiwis

Calories: 156

Ingredients

  • 1 medium apple (8 ounces), cored and cubed
  • 2 medium soft pears (such as Bartlett), cored and cubed (about 1 pound total)
  • 1/2 cup cherries (fresh with pits removed or frozen and thawed)

Preparation

In a blender, combine apple, pears, and cherries; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with water. Before serving, garnish with fresh cherries, if desired. Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

A swig of this vitamin-packed beverage fuels your whole body and even helps aging: Lutein plus vitamins A and C increase collagen production for younger-looking skin.

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Post-Workout Refueler

Almonds’ protein helps build and repair muscle. Plus, the potassium (twice as much as you get in two bananas) balances your electrolytes and fluids.

Ingredients: Oranges, almonds, sweet potato, apple

Calories: 231

Ingredients

  • 2 medium oranges (10 ounces total), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup whole, raw almonds
  • 1 small sweet potato (about 4 ounces), scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium apple (8 ounces), cored and cubed
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation

In a blender, combine oranges, almonds, sweet potato, apple, and water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

The protein in almonds helps build and repair muscle, while the potassium balances your electrolytes and fluids.

Detox Recipe

Detox

High-fiber root veggies and fruit keep things moving through the digestive tract, while ginger calms your stomach.

Ingredients: Ginger, beet, carrots, apple

Calories: 155

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peeled and chopped fresh ginger (1/2 ounce)
  • 1 medium beet (8 ounces), scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium carrots (8 ounces total), scrubbed and sliced
  • 1 medium apple (8 ounces), cored and cubed
  • 1 cup water

Preparation

In a blender, combine ginger, beet, carrots, apple, and water; blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).

Good to Know

High-fiber root vegetables and fruit keep things moving through the digestive tract, while ginger calms your stomach.

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