These 3 juicing recipes consist of a variety of vegetables that all will help your body get to its best state. The recipes below use low-histamine triggering ingredients that will power your body, reduce inflammation, hydrate, aid the body in detoxing, increase energy levels and for some may even reduce pain. I explain why these juicing recipes are beneficial to your body by breaking down each ingredient's effectiveness.
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Sometimes it is difficult to keep up on your health while meeting life's demands. Other times you are doing all you can to be healthy, but your body is still struggling. Well, although it is important to get the fiber from your fruits and vegetables and allow for your body to properly digest these foods, it is also difficult at times for your body to properly do so.
This is where juicing recipes have come in to play for me and may be equally beneficial for you. There is controversy over juicing to some degree. However, absorption of vitamins and minerals are allowed to easily take place by the body through drinking a healthy juice.
Incorporating these juicing recipes into your lifestyle are a great way for a body to give the digestion system a rest but still get appropriate nutrients for your body to thrive. These ingredients below also provide the body with detoxing and energizing power.
I have literally been able to feel my hurting neck feel instant relief from a simple juice. I believe that juicing is worth a try if your body is in need of flushing out toxins and taking in more nutrients.
This post gives you all the information you need on how to make 3 fantastic energizing and detoxing juicing recipes.
Juicing Recipe Ingredients And Their Benefits
The vegetables and fruits below are great powerhouses for detoxing the body which in turn will give your body more energy. Further down are additional great add-in ingredients to include more benefits into your juicing recipe.
It is extremely important that you only juice with organic ingredients to avoid additional toxins.
- Carrots help regulate blood sugar. This is extremely beneficial when you have ups and down due to the way sugar is processed by the body. This is NOT meant for diabetics though. Diabetics need to consult their doctor before ever beginning a juicing regimen.
- They are beneficial in eye and lung heath.
- Carrots also are beneficial in cancer prevention.
- They promote a healthy immune system.
- Beta-carotene is a main antioxidant in carrots which turns into vitamin A.
- Vitamin A is important in cell health. It plays a role in white blood cell production which strengthens the immune system.
- This vitamin also helps with inflammation.
- Also, it plays a supportive role in vision health.
- Vitamin A helps with oxidative stress due to it being an antioxidant. Oxidative stress occurs when the body is not able to detox free radicals from the body appropriately. This is important because these free radicals cause cell and tissue damage. This sets the body up for risk to diseases and sicknesses.
- Juicing carrots adds sweetness to the taste as well. This helps to counterbalance other vegetables added that are bitter in taste. Just make sure to peel the carrots first because the outer layer of the carrot can be bitter.
I personally have noticed how much carrots have helped me in my own journey of detoxing. All 3 of the drinks contain carrots as the base of the juice.
Cucumbers are a wonderful refreshing vegetable to add to juicing recipes, salads, waters, face masks, sunburn spritzers and more. They are versatile and don't have a strong, overpowering taste which make them great to add to so many types of juices.
- They are Also high in vitamin A
- According to the book The Ultimate book of Modern Juicing by Mimi Kirk, cucumber juice contains 86-100 IUs of vitamin A per one cup serving.
- They also contain calcium. Calcium is beneficial for bone health.
- Hydrating the body- Cucumbers are high in water content making them extremely hydrating.
- Hydration helps with detoxing of the body by flushing out all the toxins.
- Celery is another vegetable which will give you a good amount of juice content when juiced.
- It helps with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Celery contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and K. Vitamin K is important in the absorption of vitamin D which is highly beneficial for detoxing.
- Vitamin k is also essential for bone health.
- Potassium is another benefit of celery which supports strong bones.
- It also contains choline, magnesium and iron.
- Choline is important for the memory and balancing your mood.
- Iron is problematic for some people, I know it has been an issue certainly for us. Low iron can effect the ability to focus on task completion and cause shortness of breath.
- Magnesium is a hot topic. It is important for absorption of other vitamins, aids in the balance of anxiety and depression and effects sleeps. Magnesium is also important in protein synthesis and blood sugar regulation and is a cofactor in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. The list can go on. Anyone looking for a great magnesium supplement can find one here.
Dandelion Greens for Juicing
- Dandelions are great for detoxing. They are a low-histamine vegetable so there amine content for trigger histamine release should be a safer choice.
- Dandelions are great for supporting liver function, hence the detoxing power.
- They are great sources of vitamins A and K, which we already discussed the benefits of.
- These greens also contain vitamins C and E which also play important roles in detoxing the body.
Parsley is a wonderful way to get nutrition for the body. It is usually less expensive and a powerhouse in aiding the health of the body.
- Parsley's has high antioxidant properties.
- This herb is preventative against the toxin cadmium. Cadmium is a highly toxic and carcinogenic metal. It is classified as one of the most toxic and and cancer causing metals. View a study here showing the great effects parsley has against this toxin.
- It also has antimicrobial properties.
- Parsley contains flavonoids that prevent oxidative stress.
- This herb is useful in preventing diseases due to its vitamins A, K, and C content. It is also high in chlorophyll which may aid in toxin removal of the liver and odor issues such as bad breath.
- These vegetables are considered to be highly effective in detoxification of the liver and gallbladder.
- Beets are high in vitamins A, B, C and B2.
- They contain the minerals iron, calcium and potassium.
- Beets are rich in phytochemicals.
- Both the leaves and the root of the plant can be consumed.
- I only use a small amount of beet since they are a strong detoxifier.
- Arugula is high in antioxidants.
- It is also high in vitamin K and contain calcium and vitamin C.
- This vegetable has a peppery bite to it, so keep that in mind when juicing.
Juicing Green Apples (or Red)
Apples are a great fruit to add to a juice to sweeten the flavor. Some apples contain more sugar than others, so be cautious of this when adding them to a juice.
- Sugars from apples are delivered into the bloodstream at a slow rate which stabilizes insulin levels.
- Apples help in removing heavy metals from the body.
- Apples contain phytochemicals such as quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, antihistamine and antiviral effects on the body.
- Green apples have less sugar, so this is the one I use most often when juicing.
- These apples also have a higher content of vitamin A as well.
Lemons are fantastic for juicing. You are able to juice both the flesh and the rinds. The use of rinds will produce a deeper tart and on the bitter side taste. Depending on your like of tartness, you will want to balance your juice accordingly with lemon.
- Lemons are antiviral, so they are a great defender of the immune system.
- They are high in vitamin C, magnesium and bioflavonoids which are all disease fighting.
- We drink (well, not my husband and son), lukewarm lemon water in the mornings to flush out toxins that have built up in the night. It is a simple way to keep your body healthy.
- Lemons are definitely worth considering to add to your routine.
JuicE Add Ins:
These are ingredients that can be added to increase the juice's nutritional value for your juicing recipes. They are absolutely optional and based on your needs.
Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D. Low vitamin D is associated with depression, fatigue, bone health, and muscle aches.
This oil is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are great for brain health. The brain is made up of 60% fat, so your brain needs healthy fats. These help to balance out other fat ratios in the body.
This MCT Oil, Medium-chain triglycerides, comes from coconut.
MCT Oil is linked to improved brain function, reduced inflammation, increased energy levels and has been found to support weight loss.
The juicing equipment below are reputable juicers to buy and vary in price. The type of equipment you purchase will depend on the amount of juicing recipes you will be making.
This is mid-range in price. I have a similar juicer to this. It has lasted me years and works wonderfully. It gives me a lot of juice out of the fruits and vegetables.
I do need to do some chopping, but I have found that I am able to put whole vegetables in as long as I guide them through slowly. This juicer is a favorite of mine!
This juicer is more expensive in price. I know someone that has this juicer and loves it. There is a high juice yield with this machine. That is important when you are buying organic vegetables and fruit because they can be pricey. Also, it is your time that you are taking to juice for your health, so might as well get the most from it.
The upfront cost is expensive, but the machine is built to last. This is a good choice for an avid juicer. Don't purchase until you know that you will be juicing often. Otherwise, stick with one of the other choices.
This juicer is more affordable in comparison to the other 2 juicers. I have not tried this juicer, but according to reviews and recommendations, this is a great juicer for the price.
This juicer is the lowest in price, however, and someone just beginning, it is a great option. It is affordable as far as a juicer is concerned and has 4 star reviews.
Juicing Recipe #1
- 6 Carrots. peeled
- 3 Celery stalks
- 1 Small Cucumber with edible peel
- 1/2 cup Arugula OR Dandelions Greens
- 1 Apple, with skin on
- Peel the carrots with a vegetable peeler.
- Juice 1/2 the carrots, the celery, the greens, the cucumber, the rest of the carrots, then the apple. This should give you a good yield of juice juicing them in this order.
- Pour the juice into a glass using a metal, mesh sieve. This will get left-behind pulp.
- Enjoy your juice! Drinking immediately will give you the best nutrient intake. Otherwise pour into a glass jar and fill 1/2 in. below from the top. Put a lid on the jar to preserve the nutrients. Add additional water if needed to fill the jar to the top.
Juicing Recipe #2
Make sure to peel the carrots and beet for a less bitter taste (and a cleaner vegetable). I begin with a small beet and then cut it in half. I juice small cucumbers that have edible skins, so I do not peel them. This may differ for you depending on the type of cucumber you use. The nutritional information is an estimated and may differ according to vegetable and fruit size. Please use this only as a general guide.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 15gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g
Make sure to peel the carrots and beet for a less bitter taste (and a cleaner vegetable).
I begin with a small beet and then cut it in half.
I juice small cucumbers that have edible skins, so I do not peel them. This may differ for you depending on the type of cucumber you use.
The nutritional information is an estimated and may differ according to vegetable and fruit size. Please use this only as a general guide.
Juicing Recipe #3
- 5 medium Carrots
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Green Apple
- 1/2 lemon (can use with or without rind):
- Optional add-in: 1 Tbsp. Cod Liver Oil
- Peel the carrots with a vegetable peeler. This will ensure a sweeter juice.
- Remove some or all of the rind from the lemon.
- Depending on the juicer type, chop vegetables accordingly. Some juicers allow for bigger chunks to be juiced than other juicers. I try to juice them in bigger chunks or whole.
- Juice the vegetables alternating carrots with the celery and cucumber and lemon. This helps there to be less water build-up in the juicer tube.
- Leave the skin on the apple and juice lastly or can intermix with the other vegetables. I slice the apple before juicing.
- Once all the vegetables and fruit are juiced, use a small, fine metal strainer to strain the juice into a glass. The strainer will catch any pulp that may have come through the juicer. This is an optional step.
- Add in 1 Tbsp. Cod Liver Oil (optional)
The Cod liver oil is great for inflammation and adding good fats to your diet. This is absolutely optional.
You can leave the rind on the lemon or peel it off. Just remember the rind can be a bit bitter but does provide great health benefits.
I DO Not remove the skin from the apple, but can be if that is your preference.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 14gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is not always accurate.
This post shows you how to make juicing recipes that will provide you will energy and great detoxing benefits using high-quality, low-histamine ingredients.
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