Juicers VS. Blenders: What’s The Big Difference?

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Blending and juicing both have health benefits depending on the ingredients and routine you have. To see the difference, let’s check out the pros and cons.

Blending

Pros:

  • You can get more vegetables in your system. With blending, you can mix vegetables, fruits, milk, nuts, seeds, oils, protein powders, and other supplements.
  • The cost is minimal. Having a blender at home is almost so ordinary.
  • Kids can drink smoothies. And it’s a great way to get vegetables in their body. They prefer a veggie-based juice instead of chewing them.

Cons:

  • It gives fewer nutrients per serving when compared to juicing. You need to drink more smoothies than juice in order to avail of the same load of vitamins and minerals because the fiber remains in the drink.
  • Some produce shouldn’t be blended. For instance, carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes don’t taste great when blended. They end up bitter and therefore are better juiced.

Juicing

Pros:

  • It offers more vegetables per serving. The fiber is removed in juicing, and therefore more vegetable juice can fit in a glass.
  • It works well as an energy booster. Thanks to the high concentration of veggies slash nutrients, you can absorb more nutrients when compared to smoothies. Juice from produce is even more pre-digested than smoothies.
  • Juiced produce is easier to digest. It extracts the water and nutrients, unlike blending. It leaves behind fibers found in peels, skins, and seed hulls. Because of this, the digestive system won’t have trouble breaking down the nutrients.
  • It releases less heat damage. Because juicers don’t use fast-spinning blades like blenders, it won’t kill off the beneficial enzymes. Smoothies need ice to counteract this.

Cons:

  • Juicers require you to have more refrigerator space. They need more fruits and vegetables per serving than blending, demanding more fridge space for storage.
  • They are more difficult to clean. Juice machines have a higher number of parts compared to blenders, therefore they take more time to clean.
  • They can cost more because you need large bunches (especially vegetables) per serving.

To make it easier for you to remember, here are the main differences:

When you juice, the pulp (insoluble fiber) and juice are separated. When you blend, everything you put in the blender will be pulverized, including the pulp, which actually slows down digestion and keeps you full for longer.
Juicing allows your digestive system to break down and absorb the nutrients faster. The nutrients in the juice are concentrated, which means there’s a quick release of nutrients. In smoothies, there’s a slow release.
You can consume more produce when you juice. However, you cannot juice bananas and avocados; you can only blend them.

You don’t actually have to choose between the two. Both can be very beneficial for the health and they also have drawbacks themselves. Some people will urge you to juice and some will encourage you to blend. The best thing to do is to check your lifestyle or the lifestyle you’ll be ready to commit into.

Juicers 101: Which Type of Juicer Should I Choose?

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Juicing has a lot of health benefits and I’m certain you’re already aware of that. But what type should you have? Let me discuss the most famous ones and after you read this, you can decide what you need.

Centrifugal Juicer

This type of juicer works like a washing machine, only that a blade is added. The motor spins and uses the blade to separate the pulp from the juice. This type is recommended for those who don’t juice a lot since the shredder and the pulp catcher is in the same spot, occupying the same space. If you juice a lot, you need to empty it before preparing another batch.

Advantages:

  • Perfect for hard vegetables like celery
  • Doesn’t take up much space
  • Juices fast
  • Ideal for those who juice for themselves only
  • Easy to clean because it has few parts
  • Easy to store

Disadvantages:

  • Cannot extract much juice from leafy greens
  • Cannot make large batches because it fills up quickly
  • Oxidizes the juice fast unless placed in the refrigerator immediately
  • Makes a lot of noise

Masticating or Slow Juicer

This type of juicer uses a slow rotating auger in order to crush the fruits and vegetables against a stainless steel mesh screen. There is minimal oxidation, of course, and the juice and pulp are separated from a container and a catcher. There are two types of masticating juicers.

A. Horizontal Single Auger
This juicer, as the name implies, has an auger that’s horizontal. The auger will crush the produce and the juice will run down the bottom to a cup and the pulp will go at the other end of the auger and into a hopper. This type of juicer won’t require pre-cutting because the pulp ejector is wide and clogging is almost impossible. This is perfect for someone who juices a lot of greens.

Advantages:

  • Perfect for juicing leafy greens, even wheatgrass
  • Doesn’t require pre-cutting of leafy greens
  • Great yield
  • Doesn’t oxidize juice because of its slow rpm
  • The juice can be stored up to 72 hours.

Disadvantages:

  • Costly
  • Takes time to juice
  • Has a large footprint
  • Juice is pulpy (which can be an advantage for some)

If you’re interested in a juicer specifically made for leafy greens, we have a leafy greens juicer buying guide.

B. Vertical Auger

The position of the auger in this type is, of course, vertical. Because of this, it has a smaller footprint. It’s perfect for those who have small kitchens. However, they require pre-cutting of leafy greens like celery because of the placement and the narrowness of the pulp outlet.

Advantages:

  • Has a larger feed chute
  • Saves much kitchen space
  • Above average yield
  • Works well with fruits and vegetables

Disadvantages:

  • Has a steep learning curve
  • Fibrous greens should be pre-cut or they’ll clog the pulp ejector or wrap around the auger
  • Expensive
  • Produces a pulpy juice (again, this may be an advantage for some)

Masticating juicers are recommended for those who juice a combination of fruits, hard vegetables such as carrots and beets, and leafy greens. They don’t require you to have a food pusher, which is also practical.

Twin Gear Juicer

This type of juicer makes use of two gears which interlock. It actually resembles the transmission gear of a car. These gears shred and squeeze out the juice from the produce. They’re perfect for green leafy vegetables because they can really extract the juice from these vegetables. It doesn’t work well with wheatgrass, however. Also, it struggles with juicing soft fruits. This juicer is for those who want optimum yield from leafy greens. And if you don’t mind cleaning several parts.

Advantages:

  • Works great with leafy greens
  • The juice can last up to 72 hours
  • Great yield
  • Can make baby food, sorbets, and even peanut butter
  • The twin-gear design and adjustable know will allow you to adjust backpressure and yield the most out of the produce.

Disadvantages:

  • Costly
  • Takes longer to clean because of its several parts
  • Needs effort to push the produce through the feed channel
  • Juicing leafy greens will produce loads of foam

Champion Juicer

This type of juicer doesn’t actually crash. What it does is more of “shredding” the produce using stainless steel blades. It spins at about 1725 rpm, which is quick. It’s great for fibrous and hard vegetables like carrots, beets, and pre-cut celery. If you want to juice leafy greens, it can also do the job with the help of an attachment which is sold separately. It’s perfect for making homemade sorbets. It’s not that efficient in the yield aspect and you have to pour coconut oil on the shank.

Advantages:

  • Sturdy and dependable
  • Has a 10-year warranty
  • Quick
  • Perfect to pair with a manual press juicer
  • Great for making sorbets

Disadvantages:

  • The rapid-spinning blades oxidize the juice
  • Takes time to juice leafy greens
  • Requires maintenance (lubricating the shaft every after use)

Hydraulic Press Juicer

This type of juicer has two steel plates that clamp down on the pulp. It exerts great pressure that releases more juice than other juicers. The juices it produces are filled with nutrients. You can be sure of this because the pulp that it leaves behind in the press is dry. This juicer is for those who want to get the most nutrients in the produce they’re juicing and for those who can actually afford it. If you’re committed to a raw lifestyle, this may be the right one for you. They’re even recommended for cancer patients.

Advantages:

  • Provides a higher yield than any other juicer
  • Juice contains more enzymes because it is not subject to heat or oxidation
  • They can chop salad ingredients.
  • Can make nut butter

Disadvantages:

  • Heavy
  • Difficult to transfer and store when not in use
  • Extremely expensive

Manual Juicer

This juicer is operated by hand. It’s perfect for those who want a juicer that’s easier to clean and inexpensive.

Advantages:

  • Inexpensive
  • Doesn’t require electricity
  • Excellent yield
  • Easy to use
  • Has almost zero oxidation
  • Juice from this type last the longest
  • There is no foam
  • Can grind ingredients such as peanuts and coffee

Disadvantages:

  • Can be expensive
  • A little difficult to clean
  • High running cost (requires you to replace linen cloths over time)
  • Has a steep learning curve

Choosing a Juicer: Masticating VS Centrifugal?

centrifugal juicer

Confused whether you should buy a centrifugal or a masticating juicer? This blog will sort things out for you. We’ll present the description of each as well as their advantages to help you decide.

Let’s begin with the centrifugal juicer. This type depends on centrifugal force to operate. You might be familiar with this type since it has the famous high-speed spinning blades that grind the food and turn it into pulp. The juice is then separated and poured into a cup. The word “centrifugal” means moving or tending away from the center. This type can be usually seen on television and advertised to be affordable. In fact, with $40, you can already own a centrifugal juicer. However, if you want to invest wisely, then opt for those priced between $100 to $250. Don’t throw away your money by spending it on something that won’t even last for a year. It may be cheap, but it may be so because of its extremely short lifespan. Depending on the quality, this type of juicer can even cost more than $400. But if you have that much, then I suggest you get a masticating juicer instead. I’ll explain the details on the latter in a while. But first… what are the pros and cons of a centrifugal juicer?

Pros:

  • It’s affordable
  • Juices fast—the blade spins at 10,000 rpm, shredding your produce in a matter of seconds
  • Doesn’t require cutting of produce before juicing

Cons:

  • Blade generates heat and therefore oxygenates the juice, preventing the produce to retain 100% of its nutrients
  • It’s a little noisy.
  • It’s not ideal for juicing leafy greens.
  • It has a short life span because the motor quickly burns out (most warranties only last for a year).

On the other hand, a masticating juicer, also known as a slow juicer, doesn’t involve any spinning act. The word “masticate” means to chew or grind. Similar to when you chew, a masticating juicer also separates the pulp from the juice of the food. This juicer, however, chews at a much lower speed. On the bright side, masticating tested to be an efficient way to extract the juice from a produce.

The price of masticating juicers start from $250 and may cost more than $500. They are expensive for a reason, five reasons to be exact. Let’s check them out.

Pros:

  • It’s quiet, making it ideal to juice early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • It can extract 2-3 times more juice from leafy green vegetables compared to centrifugal juicers.
  • It can save money every week.
  • It’s much easier to clean, making them perfect for daily use.
  • It has a longer life span since warranties last up to 15 years.

Cons:

  • It is expensive.
  • It juices slower and needs the produce to be cut.

The best thing to do is to check your budget. Consult your wallet before making a purchase. Also check the brand, the warranty, the capacity, and the reviews.

7 Secrets for Making Your Smoothies Taste as Well as the Pros

homemade smoothies

  1. Pick fresh ingredients only. Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables. They always have a better taste than older ones. Always. Plus, you get more nutrients if your ingredients are fresh. Old ones can lose their quality and nutrients over time. So, make sure you use the fruits only up to three days after purchase and vegetables should be consumed no later than five days after purchase.
  2. Remember that proportions matter. When you blend, it’s ideal to pour the liquid up to the tip of the blades only. The middle of the base can be filled with fruits, vegetables, and natural supplements of your choice. Then, top everything with ice.
  3. Add leafy greens. The best way to enjoy your smoothie is to add leafy greens to it. Know them. Look them up. They’re good for your health. Leafy greens can be mixed with any smoothie. Give your smoothie more greens and it’ll give you back more nutrients! For an extra boost, try different leafy greens. Discover the various flavors and underlying benefits. For instance, Chaya leaves, also known as Mayan spinach, are packed with nutrients and are surprisingly sweeter than other leafy greens. Bele is also rich in nutrients and even adds a creamy texture to your smoothie.
  4. Experiment. Experiment. Experiment. Yes, don’t be afraid to try out other fruits and flavors. Be as colorful as you can get. Make a list of your own favorite original recipes. Try out the different hues of leafy greens and fruits! Mix them all together and you may come up with one creamy, delectable smoothie jam-packed with nutrients! If you’re not sure, though, you can always research whether the ingredients you choose go well together or not.
  5. Adding a slice of lemon is always a wise choice. Lemon is enriched with Vitamin C and this vitamin helps your body absorb the iron found in plants. Adding a slice of lemon, or any citrus fruit for that matter, in your leafy green smoothie will give you a tangy taste that’s refreshing and healthful. Trust me when I say lemon will always add zest to your smoothie.
  6. Make your smoothie creamy. A creamy smoothie can save the day. To get a successful creamy texture, you can add organic almond or peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, or maca in your smoothie. You can also add bele or bananas to make your smoothie creamier. Do experiment. The only way to get that perfectly creamy smoothie you’re craving for is to try adding different ingredients that can make your drink mouthwatering, sweet, and creamy.
  7. Use superfoods. Always check the nutritional value of your ingredients. What health benefits can they offer? To be safe, go for superfoods, regardless of whether they’re exotic or not. Take goji berries for instance. They have a high content of antioxidants. Chia seeds, on the other hand, protect your vital organs, especially your heart. Meanwhile, maca can regulate hormones. As a matter of fact, when you add superfoods, you also add yummy nutrients and texture to your smoothie. Raw cacao is also healthy; it is full of antioxidants and has anti-cancer properties.

Also having a fantasic blender can really up your smoothie game. Check out our smoothe blender buying guide for more info on this.

5 Simple Greens in Your Household to Add to Your Smoothies Today

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Some of you may have a difficult time to add greens to your smoothies. Don’t fret. It’s normal. To make it a lot easier for you, take it one step at a time. By that I mean try adding one or two greens first. When your taste and body has adjusted and you’re ready for more, then you can adjust the ratio of your greens to your other ingredients. Let me give you the five simple greens to get you started.

  1. Cucumber
    This is my personal favorite. Cucumber is one flexible vegetable. It’s juicy and won’t demand additional sugar from fruits. Cucumbers are juicy and fresh. They keep you hydrated as they up the liquid in your smoothie. With a high speed blender, you can just slice them and add them to your smoothie. With a low speed one, you may have to take the skin off the cucumber first.
  2. Spinach
    Spinach is almost tasteless when blended with any blender. Together with other ingredients, you may not even feel the taste of spinach. Spinach is a super source of iron, the mineral that’s easier to absorb when blended. Adding spinach to your almond milk or banana smoothie recipe is a delicious choice. If you aren’t ready for the strong taste of greens, then you can add spinach to your recipe. It also blends well with citrus fruits.
  3. Kale
    As a great source of iron and Vitamin K, kale prides itself on its ability to be tougher than spinach. It can be blended with other ingredients that have a strong taste as well. The usual partners of kale in a smoothie are apple, lemon, banana, and ginger. Other veggies are ideal, too. However, blending it in any blender will be hard. High speed blenders won’t have an issue with kale leaves. Mid-grade blenders might not blend a leaf or two, while standard blenders may have a difficult time. You can, of course, chop them first into tiny bits beforehand, though it’ll be an additional task for you. But it’ll be totally worth it afterwards.
  4. Peas
    Protein please! Frozen peas are perfect replacement for protein powder. They contain 5g of protein per serving. They’re easy to blend and are easy to find, too! They help your smoothie become a gratifying meal while giving off loads of nutrients. Peas have a mild flavor but can be strong sometimes. They taste better when they are paired with something sweeter like mangoes and berries.
  5. Broccoli
    If you need more protein in your life, add this simple green to your smoothie. Broccoli is so easy to blend. Blending them in any blender will do. This simple green has 4g of protein per serving and has a mild flavor. It can be added to almost all smoothies. The stems of the broccoli actually blend the best. You can just chop the stems and add them to your smoothie. Next time you chop off the stems, don’t throw them in the trash, throw them in the blender!

5 Reasons to Add Healthy Smoothies to Your Daily Diet

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Smoothies aren’t new. They’re known by almost everyone and can be found almost everywhere. But why do you need to incorporate it into your daily diet? Well, smoothies are tasty, creative, and most importantly, healthy. Plus, they’re easy to make! Allow me to persuade you even with the following reasons:

  1. NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT? WAIT NO MORE!
    Lose weight effectively with smoothies. They are the best friends of those who want to have slimmer figures. Drinking smoothie everything will help you lose weight or balance it. Of course, your smoothie should have healthy ingredients in order to balance that weight of yours. Also, do drink a smoothie that’s made up of fresh ingredients. Using powder for a smoothie won’t do much for your health. Opt for fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. They taste better and are more nutritious! Help your body operate properly and keep your weight balanced with a glass of smoothie.
  2. NOT A VEGETABLE EATER? NOT A PROBLEM!
    If you’re not a fan of chewing and swallowing vegetables, then the best way to get them into your system is through a smoothie. Whether you like it or not, you need vegetables, especially green leafy ones. Some people aren’t a fan of salads and would prefer pizza over them. Eating vegetables are even boring for some. And that’s when smoothies save the day. You can get more greens if you blend them. If you used to hate the taste vegetables, I have good news for you! you don’t have to linger on their taste for longer. You just have to swallow them immediately and that’s it! Healthy!
  3. ALWAYS HUNGRY FOR SOMETHING SWEET? LIMIT YOUR CRAVINGS!
    Craving for sweet food isn’t good. That’s why smoothies exist. Fruit smoothies contain are already naturally sweet. Which means you don’t have to add sugar. If you’re longing for desserts, a glass of smoothie can also satisfy that craving. Smoothies are so flexible; you can thicken them similar to a milkshake. You can add bananas, for instance. They add sweetness and thicken your smoothie. You can also add cacao, nut butters, or dates! Gratify your sweet tooth with a smoothie without being guilty about your sugar intake. Just make sure that you don’t drink fruit smoothies every day.
  4. WORRIED ABOUT YOUR NUTRITION? INCREASE IT!
    Smoothies are the answers to your prayers. If you’re worried about your nutrition, you can increase it every day with a smoothie. Get the proteins, healthy carbs, and healthy fats with one drink. Kale and spinach are powerhouses. Superfoods such as spirulina, chlorella, chia seeds, and flax seeds are even great additions. With a smoothie, you can get the vitamins, minerals, and fresh enzymes that you need every day. Cleanse and detox with a smoothie today and every day!
  5. WANT TO EXPERIMENT? GO AHEAD!
    One thing you’ll love about adding smoothies to your diet is the fact that you can experiment with tons and loads of ingredients. Aside from green leafy vegetables, there are other ingredients you can add to make your smoothie more nutritious. You can even make your own recipes. The possibilities are endless! The best thing to do is to add healthy ingredients. Adding nuts and seeds would be advantageous as they contain omega-3. You can even use coconut water to thicken the texture of your smoothie and keep you hydrated.

If you’re convinced to start making smoothies, I can highly recommend our blender for smoothies buying guide.

5 Easy Steps to Create the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss

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Nothing’s perfect. However, we can get close to perfection especially when making a smoothie for weight loss. Here are the tips that can help you get that 99.9% ideal smoothie:

  1. Balance it. Keep your smoothie balanced with the combination of fruit and vegetable. Too much sweetness and you’ll raise your blood sugar level. In short, your smoothie shouldn’t be composed of fruits alone. Remember the ratio 1:2. That means for every cup of fruit, you should have two cups of vegetables. You could stick with green vegetables but having colorful ingredients is always better. Phytochemicals are found in plants and they are very healthy. They help lower the risk of having cancer and heart diseases. When you make a smoothie, make sure they’re raw and clean. Cooking them will allow chemicals to remove the best out of them. The key is in the colors as well. Combine green, white, and purple vegetables and don’t ignore the different hues of fruits.
  2. Add protein. Adding protein powder to your smoothie won’t harm you. It can even magically turn your smoothie into a complete meal that’ll fill you up. Build those muscles up by incorporating more protein to your smoothie. If you intend to lose weight, protein can be very beneficial. It’ll help you control your craving and impede muscle loss. According to research, eating 30 grams of protein every meal helps the development of muscle. That means, adding 25-30 grams of protein powder, whether that’s soy, pea, whey, rice, or egg white, in your smoothie is the best way to enjoy your healthy smoothie.
  3. Remember that fat is good. Some people are scared to even hear the word “fat”. Actually, there are vitamins that can only be absorbed by the body when there’s fat around. Vitamin A, D, E, and K, for instance, all need fat to be absorbed because they’re fat-soluble. So unless your smoothie includes fat, you won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of those vitamins. So what should you do? Or to be more specific, what should your smoothie have? Easy. Nuts and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, and chia seeds are perfect supplements. Avocados are also recommended since they’re enriched with monounsaturated fats.
  4. Spice up your smoothie. Experimenting with herbs and spices can be fun and appetizing. For instance, cinnamon and mint are laudable additions to your breakfast smoothie. Ginger and turmeric, on the other hand, are for lunch or afternoon smoothies. Don’t underestimate the power and benefits of herbs and spices. They can be very healthy. Take turmeric as an example. It has antimicrobial properties. When you add spices, you don’t just add flavor, you also toss in nutrients.
  5. Get Power From Peruvian. Peruvian superfoods are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, and vitamins. They can be bought in powder form which makes them easy to add to your smoothie. Maca, a plant that resembles a stone as small as a walnut, works as an adaptogen which can boost your energy and reduce your stress. Cacao, which is rich in B vitamins, Vitamins A, C, E, iron, and zinc, can help you fight cancer and cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, camu-camu contains 60 times more Vitamin C than orange. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative, according to studies as well. Lucuma, a tropical fruit that tastes like caramel and maple, is naturally sweet but has low glycemic index. It’s a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It contains beta-carotene which helps you combat cancer. It can even help decrease your blood pressure level.

Our Favorite Juicing Recipes

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Sweet and Sour Juice

Need a break from a vegetable juice week? Then you’ll need the sweetness of apples and tartness of lemon. This juice is even ideal for those who want to lose weight. It’s an immunity booster that improves the circulation of blood. It’s even anti-inflammatory! This sweet and sour juice is filled with antioxidants that will help you prevent cancer and aging. It’s a light juice that’s perfect for relaxation. The great thing about this one is it’s also helpful during cold days, not cold weather, but when you have a cold. It’ll help you counter the most common viruses.

You’ll need:

  • 3 apples
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 whole yellow pepper
  • 1-inch ginger

Attack of the Green

This is a favorite because it can trim down the waistline, allow you to have a brighter complexion, and help you build up strong muscles. It’s a juice that’ll give you the slim body you’re aiming for. The taste isn’t harsh for beginners; in fact, the two fruits in the recipe provide balance to the overall flavor. It’s healthy, gentle, and definitely an attack of nutrients.

You’ll need:

  • 5 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 green apples
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ lemon

Shoo, Shoo, Flu!

Shoo away flu with this favorite juice recipe. It’s immunity-boosting, circulation-enhancing, and anti-inflammatory. Thanks to the inclusion of ginger in this juice, you can get a warming effect that stops rhinovirus and salmonella which is the one to blame for diarrhea. Ginger even reduces painful spasms and gas. In addition, it also prevents stomach ulcer caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin and ibuprofen.

You’ll Need:

  • 6 large carrots
  • 4 gala apples
  • ½ large lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Paula Abdul’s Blueberry Surprise

As a celebrity, Paula Abdul’s blueberry juice can be very influential. This juice is full of nutrients. Plus, it can satisfy your cravings. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in your mixer and watch them blend until they’re smooth.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 green apples
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ small daikon radish
  • ½ cup of blueberries

Blake Lively’s Detox Drink

Coming from another celebrity, this recipe is also famous. According to Lively, “vegetables in their purest form are refreshing and palate-cleansing, while the sweet notes of the fruits and mint make this both quenching and intoxicating.” Sounds very promising, no? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 green apples (choose red if you prefer it to be sweeter)
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 2 Swiss chard leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • ½ peeled lemon
  • ½ cup of pineapple
  • ½ cup of small beet
  • ½ cup of parsley

Celery Goodness

Satisfy your craving for sweetness with celery goodness that will provide electrolytes and alkalizing minerals for your body. Regulate your blood sugar with the cinnamon in this juice as well!

You’ll Need:

  • 8 stalks of celery
  • 2 apples (gala or red delicious)
  • 1 dash of cinnamon

Great Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss

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Tomato-Cucumber Juice

Get tomatoed and cucumberized with this juice! This juice is one of the ideal juices to drink if you want to lose weight. All you have to do is to cut the vegetables, add them to the juicer, and add the spices for a more appetizing taste. You can add mint leaves after pouring the juice in a tall glass, too! Achieve your bikini body with this juice!

You’ll Need:

  • 3 ½ cups of chopped tomatoes
  • ​2 cups of diced cucumber
  • ​1 stalk of celery

Spices:

  • ​½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Carrot-Watercress Juice

Carrots are nutritious and definitely helpful in losing weight. To make this recipe, peel and dice the carrots so they turn into little pieces. Chop all the other vegetables and then run them all through your juicer. After which, you can use cilantro to decorate your glass of juice. The best time to drink this juice is early in the morning.

You’ll Need:

  • 2-3 medium sized carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped watercress
  • 2 diced Roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup of spinach
  • ½ cup of cilantro (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt

Celery-Beet Juice

Beat unwanted fats with celery and beet juice. The process is simple—add all the ingredients in the juicer and allow them to blend properly. Pour the juice in a tall glass and maybe add a little lemon juice to get a sour taste. Drinking this juice is one way to get rid of the wastes and toxins in your body.

You’ll Need:

  • 4-5 stalks of celery
  • 1 small beet, cubed
  • 1 cup of coarsely chopped spinach
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • A little lemon juice (optional)

Apple-Spinach Juice

Get contrasting but appetizing and healthy flavors with this juice! All you need is your juicer, a glass, and your body that’s ready to lose some weight.

You’ll Need:

  • 2-3 medium-sized apples, cubed
  • 2 cups of coarsely chopped spinach
  • ½ cup of red lettuce leaves or carrot greens
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • A little lemon juice

Lemon-Watermelon Juice

If you want a juice recipe that needs a few ingredients, then you’ve found it. The bonus part is it can even help you lose weight, along with proper exercise and a balanced diet. If you don’t drink water a lot, then this is the best way to get water into your body since watermelon is high in water content, as the name implies.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup watermelon (with seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon of mint leaves for garnishing

Pineapple-Avocado-Pear Juice

Note: This recipe requires a blender as well.
Pineapple is the sweetener of this juice. Combined with avocado and pear, they’re one of the tastiest juices for weight loss. This juice should be taken before breakfast since it can fill up your cravings and be nutritious as well. Also, avocado contains oleic acid, which suppresses appetite. The first thing to do is to peel the pineapple and chop it into four pieces. Juice it together with the pear, spinach, cucumber, and celery, then set them aside. Then, cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and take the meaty part and place them in a blender. Blend it until the texture is smooth. Now you can add the juice you’ve set aside earlier. Blend them all together and drink!

You’ll Need:

  • ½ medium sized pineapple
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pear
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 handfuls of spinach

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Great Juicing Recipes for Detox

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Beet by Beet

Do you know where the most substantial combination of folate, iron, manganese potassium, and vitamin C is? It’s in every bit of beet. Drinking beet juice will unquestionably cleanse your blood and give you the nourishment your body demands. To add more nutrients, add apples, blackberries, and ginger! You won’t need a witch to create this powerful potion!

You’ll Need:

  • 3 small beets
  • 2-3 apples
  • 8 oz. of blackberries
  • ½-inch of fresh ginger

Combine them all in the juicer and be refreshed!


The CAP Revolution

Cherries. Apple. Pear. For detoxification, you’ll need a vitamin-packed glass of juice and there’s nothing more vitamin promising than what the CAP revolution offers. This juice only contains 192 calories, creating a delectable, irresistible juice that can make you feel restored and renewed. It’s loaded with Vitamin A, B complex, C, and E. It even has lutein for better vision, stronger bones, and younger-looking skin! Care for your health the CAP way!

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 glass of cherries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear

The Sweet Fuel

Fuel your body with a mixture of sweet potatoes, almonds, orange, and apple! This juice is enough to give you the potassium and protein you need for the day. They even do extra work by balancing your electrolytes and fluids. When juiced, the combination of these ingredients becomes a nutritious elixir! It’s the perfect fuel for your tired body. Plus, this juice detoxifies, which is an essential fact.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 apple
  • ½ sweet potato
  • ½ orange
  • Few almonds previously soaked in water 2-3 hours before

Get Green, Get Clean!

Cleanse your body the green way with celery as your base. Celery is packed with amino acids, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. This alkalinizing vegetable, when combined with kale, parsley, lime, lemon, apple, and ginger, can be the best detoxifying juice you’ll ever have. Seriously.

You’ll Need:

  • A bunch of celery
  • A handful of parsley leaves
  • 4-5 kale leaves

I SMELL SOMETHING PEACHY

Oh, peaches! These juicy fruits are sweet and definitely tasty. And they are great sources of vitamins A and E. If you’re ready for a sweet treat that is healthy and is capable of cleansing, combine them with greens! All you have to do is slice the peaches and take out the pits. Put the peach halves into the juicer. Add the greens (make sure they’re torn into handfuls) and serve with ice!

You’ll Need:

  • 3 peaches
  • 1 large bunch of kale of spinach

“ALL I NEED IS A BEAUTY AND A BEET…”

Justin Bieber probably meant “beet” instead of “beat” in his song. I mean, who could resist another beet juice recipe? This food is perfect for detox. It may not be as flavorful as sweets for some, but it sure is healthy. Combining them with berries is the best way to get them into your system. The steps are idiot-proof! You have to tear the greens off from the beetroot first before feeding them through the juicer. Slice the beet into chunks then add them in the juicer, followed by the berries. Stir the juice with a spoon, sip, and enjoy!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 handful of raspberries
  • 1 handful of strawberries
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