13 Healthy Juices
Juicing is a great way to get a huge dose of plant-based nutrients in one single glass. But don't just take a cleansing approach—this can leave you unsatisfied and hungry, as there's often not enough protein, fat, or fiber in juices to keep your belly full for long. Instead, drink your fruit-and-veggie-filled beverage either as a snack or to supplement a lighter meal. Bonus: When you juice at home, it costs less than the juice bar. Plus, you control what goes into the juicer, and your body.
First up: Ginger aids in digestion and adds a bit of tropical flair to this juice that is loaded with antioxidants.
Crisp, tart, earthy, bright—and powerful, too, with a whopping 7g protein from the parsley and kale. For extra sweetness, choose a sweeter variety of apple, such as Fuji or Gala.
Starting to slump? Snap out of it with this craveable combo of invigorating jalapeño, refreshing pineapple, and sweet beets, which naturally increase blood flow to the brain.
We were amazed at how delectably creamy the sweet potato becomes in the juicer, plus it's a bit higher in calories and loaded with potassium to balance and replenish your electrolytes after exercise.
The grapes that did you in last night do you good this morning. Potassium-rich grapes replenish electrolytes, magnesium-packed celery calms headaches, and diuretic melon flushes out toxins.
Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Refresher
If you'd like this drink to be more tart, use plain instead of vanilla fat-free yogurt. For a garnish, twist a thin slice of carrot on a small skewer.
Cucumber, Apple, and Mint Cooler
Drink this to boost your daily veggie count: Each serving of this smoothie offers a half-cup of vegetables, plus a little fruit.
Don't judge a mango by its color—it isn't a good sign of ripeness. Instead, choose a mango that gives slightly when you gently squeeze it.
Ginger paste and mint paste are available in resealable tubes in the produce section of the grocery store. If you can't find the pastes, substitute 1 tablespoon grated ginger and 10 mint leaves. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, then pour the mixture into a pitcher and stir in the carrot juice.
Peachy Grape Cooler
Frozen peaches do double duty in this frosty drink: Not only do they add flavor, they keep the drink cold without diluting it as ice would.
Beets are nutritional powerhouses, giving you vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Choose beets with fresh-looking green tops, and wear gloves or use a kitchen towel when handling them to prevent your fingers from getting stained.
Star Fruit Quencher
The star fruit, or carambola, is the "star" of this beverage and tastes like a blend of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The entire fruit is edible. Here, it is pureed and then strained to create a delicious, fragrant juice.
Make this when you want a large dose of vitamin C: Kiwifruit contain more of the antioxidant than oranges, and strawberries are a good source of C, too. Kiwifruit has also been shown to support eye health.