Juicing recipes using vegetables, herbs and fruit at home for healthy living. See vitamins and health benefits of juicing vegetables.
Why is juicing vegetables and fruit important to our health? Vegetable and fruit juices are the "blood' of the plants. The green magic of chlorophyll is one of the best healers we can have, especially for those that suffer from colitis, stomach ulcers, liver and gall bladder difficulties.
All fresh juices have marvelous healing powers, not only for their vitamin and mineral content, but for that 'life blood' that has been formed through the energy of the sun, soil, air and water.
If you have your own garden, or you want to grow vegetables, you will have access to fresh, organically grown vegetables that are ideal for juicing vegetables at home. Sometimes, when we have a glut of vegetables we don't know what to do with them. Of course we can do some home canning, but we can also enjoy our vegetables straight away with cooking them, or of course drinking them!
If you don't have your own garden, then head down to your local farmer's market, and select the freshest vegetables you can find for juicing vegetables and making your own juicing recipes.
The younger the better; the leaves should be dark green, celery should be heavy and tender, and carrots should be dark and golden. Apples should be ripe and juicy. Not matter what you buy, it should be fresh. Wash everything carefully, but do not soak any vegetables in water, as it will leach out vitamins B and C. Simply wash under running cold water. Do not peel carrots and other root vegetables. Simply scrub and cut in pieces small enough to fit into your home juicer.
When creating your juicing recipes, never allow your juice to touch tin, lead or aluminum. Use only plastic, stainless steel or glass as these materials will not affect the color, taste or chemistry of the juices in any way. As soon as your vegetables are clean, work quickly to put them into the juicer and drink the juice soon after it is made. If you have made extra juice, be sure to put it on ice and cover.
If you are forced to buy your vegetables from a supermarket, one is never sure what they have been sprayed with. This is especially so when they have been flown into your country from 3rd world countries.
Before juicing vegetables that are store bought it is therefore wise to wash your vegetables and fruit with the following solution - From your chemist or pharmacy buy one ounce of chemically pure hydrochloric acid and pour it into 3 quarts of water.
This will make a 1% solution and is
harmless. Put this solution into an earthenware crock. It can be used
for a week or more. Simply place the vegetables into the solution for
five minutes; then remove and rinse with ordinary water. This will wash
away any harmful pesticides that were on your vegetables.
Juicing Recipes: Scrub young beets, or beetroots as some people call them, and put them through the juicer. This makes an extremely beautiful wine-red juice, which unfortunately tastes very unpleasant. Therefore only small amounts of beet juice can be used. Take 2/3 of canned pineapple juice and 1/3 beet juice for a very pleasant drink.
Vitamins: Beets are very rich in the vitamin B folate. It also contains some vitamin C.
Health Benefits:These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer.
Juicing Recipes - The dark California carrots make the most delicious juice. Extra juice should be covered and refrigerated at once. Adding a few drops of orange juice will prevent the juice for losing its golden colour.It can be mixed with practically all other juices and makes them tastier.
Juicing Recipes - 1/2 Cup of carrot juice and 1/2 cup of milk makes one of the finest 'build-me-uppers'. It is rich in vitamins and double rich in calcium. The natural sugars will given an immediate lift.
Vitamins - Drink carrot juice to your heart's content unless your waistline is out of bounds. Remember, a glass of carrot juice contains about 2 teaspoons of sugar. Besides that, carrot juice is rich in vitamins A,B,C, and B2, plus a good combination of minerals, calcium, iron and even iodine.
Health Benefits - Carrot juice is ideal for irritated stomachs and intestines. By adding some ginger, and apple juice to your carrot juice you have a detoxifier that will boost your system.
Juicing Recipes - Pick young cabbage as this will make a sweet-tasting, light-green juice, but a few dark leaves should be added for the healing power of chlorophyll. 75% cabbage juice and 25% celery juice, 75% cabbage juice and 25% tomato juice or 75% cabbage juice and 25% carrot juice all make lovely combinations.
Vitamins - Cabbage contains vitamins A,B,C and U, which is only found in cabbage.
Health Benefits - Dr.Garnett Cheney proved in the 1950s that drinking a quart of cabbage juice over the day, could heal stomach ulcers in 2 - 3 weeks. The quart was divided into 5 equal portions and consumed every day. You should get the same results by making it more palatable by using the recipes above.
Juicing Recipes - Celery juice mixed with a few drops of lemon or grapefruit juice adds to the flavour and prevents the juice from turning dark. Celery juice can be mixed with many other juices. It can be mixed with cabbage juice, for example to help cure stomach ulcers. See below.
Vitamins - Celery juice contains vitamins A,B,C and some E, and also the minerals sodium, potassium and chlorine.
Health Benefits - Celery is a natural digestive and one of the best appetizers. The darker green outer stalks have more healing properties as they contain more chlorophyll. However, do not use too many of the dark outer leaves as this can make your juice very bitter.
tender, unpeeled cucumbers into strips and put through the juice
extractor. The juice itself is flat-tasting and must be mixed with
apple juice, pineapple juice or carrot and celery juice.
Vitamins - Cucumbers contain vitamins A, B and C plus chlorophyll and many minerals.
Health Benefits - Cucumbers are believed to have flushing actions upon the kidneys and the juice is recommended in reducing and cleansing diets. Add some apple juice and celery juice to your cucumber juice and you will reduce your cholesterol, get rid of an upset stomach and get rid of headaches.
Add orange juice and some ginger to your cucumber juice and you will improve your complexion, as well as reduce body heat. Ideal for those who sweat a lot.
Peel tender young rhubarb, never
use the leaves
(raw or cooked) as they contain oxalate which can be poisonous, and
wash fresh ripe strawberries, and put through the vegetable juice
extractor. 2/3 rhubarb and 1/3 strawberries make a good
combination. Sweeten with 2 teaspoons of honey.
Juicing Recipes - Mix 1 tablespoon of black treacle into a glass of fresh rhubarb juice. One glass per day for two week makes and excellent tonic for your liver.
Vitamins - Rhubarb is high in vitamin A, K, some C and vitamin B folate. Also high in potassium and calcium, with some magnesium, and phosphorus, among others.
Health Benefits - In tests with orange juice, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice, it was found that rhubarb juice contains a protective element for the teeth. It has also been found to help stave off some cancers, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and diminish the occurrence of hot flushes.
Juicing Recipes - The flavour of spinach juice is rather sharp and so therefore should be blended with other mild tasting vegetables. It goes very well with carrot juice. Equal parts of spinach, celery and carrot juice makes a very pleasant combination.
Vitamins - Spinach juice contains vitamin A, some B and larger amounts of vitamins E and B2. There is also a fair amount of the minerals potassium and iodine.
Health Benefits - The
chlorophyll in spinach and all dark-green juices makes them valuable as
Juicing Recipes - Parsley juice, like spinach juice is very strong on its own, and should really be used in moderation with other juices. Therefore mixing carrot juice, celery juice and a little parsley juice is ideal. In fact, you can make a habit of adding parsley juice to any of your vegetable juice mixtures.
Vitamins - Rich in chlorophyll, parsley really is four-star vegetable. It is the richest source of vitamin A among the vegetables and contains some vitamin B, much vitamin C and even a small amount of vitamin E. Parsley contains many important minerals, especially iron.
Health Benefits - Parsley juice is a tonic for your eyes. It helps to safeguard against eyestrain, fatigue and night blindness. It also counteracts against dryness and roughness of skin, giving your skin a warm natural glow.
Juicing Recipes - Use both the stems and the leaves. Straight watercress juice, because of its sulphur content, can become an irritant and therefore should be mixed with tomato juice and never drunk on its own.
Vitamins - Again, the dark green liquid, like spinach and parsley juice, is full of chlorophyll. It is a good source of vitamins B1 and B6, E and K. It is also full of minerals, including iodine.
Health Benefits - If you have a thyroid problem, any juice that is rich on iodine, but especially watercress, is an essential food for a well-balanced, smoothly functioning thyroid.
Juicing Recipes - Peel your tomatoes by blanching them first in hot water, until the skins can be removed. Slice and add to the juicer. It can be flavoured with lemon juice and a dash of vegetable salt to make it a delicious appetizer. It can be drunk on its own, but is also nice to mix with other juices.
Vitamins - There is plenty of vitamin A and C in tomatoes, along with some vitamin B and E. It is also a source of iodine and a powerful anti-oxidant;lycopene.
Health Benefits -: Because of the presence of iodine, drinking tomato juice is also good for people who want well-functioning thyroids. It also contains the antioxidant lycopene which indicates that tomatoes help fight against some cancers and aid in preventing heart disease.
Add some carrot and apple juice to your tomato juice and you will improve your complexion and help to eliminate bad breath.
Well, we hope that you have enjoyed reading our page on juicing vegetables and feel inspired to follow a healthier diet by drinking your vegetables! We really don't get enough vitamins from cooked vegetables as they get destroyed in the cooking process. Therefore, by juicing vegetables you are drinking all the goodness of more vegetables than you would normally eat in one sitting, therefore maximizing the goodness and benefits just by drinking one glass a day.
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I am lucky enough to have a large allotment,therfore I grow all my own organic veg. My beet drink is simple; 2 medium beets good handfull of spinach …
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Sounds delicious. My favourite fruit juice is 2 apples, 2 oranges, 4 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, and a small nob of ginger. This fruit juice is …
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This is my favourite juice combination. Wash and peel, 2 carrots, 4 apples, 1 orange and 1 beetroot. Juice and drink immediately. DELICIOUS!