Best Juicing Books of 2020 – Reviews & Guide
Juicing is all the rage, but how do you know what flavors will blend well with others? There are all kinds of books in the stores that will tell you the best types of foods to juice to get certain nutrients, as well as tasty recipes to blend juices. We have reviewed many of them and found eight that we hope you like.
A Quick Summary of our Favorites for 2020
The 8 Best Juicing Books
1. ‘The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Book – Best Overall
The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet is an informational book that tells you the story of Joe Cross and how he went from obesity, with many medical issues, to fit, thin, and medication-free. There are also stories of others who have survived the journey from chronic health issues to living a life of wellness, for you to use as encouraging inspiration.
Throughout this book, you will find a diet plan that Joe has laid out for you to achieve the maximum benefits from his juicing diet. He gives a lot of information on what to do and how to do it, but doesn’t tell you why. For example, he tells you to drink coconut water. Why? What are its benefits? How does it help your body? If you know why you’re doing something, there’s a better chance it will stick with you as a life change when the diet is over.
He will give you some recipes, but there really aren’t too many of them. They are scattered throughout the book, and there is no index telling what pages they are on. They are tasty recipes if you don’t mind searching for them.
2. Juicing for Beginners
Juicing for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Juicing Recipes and Juicing for Weight Loss is a great informational and go-to guide for anyone who wants to begin juicing for weight loss.
You usually want to start out by detoxing or cleansing your body. Both these processes remove toxins from your body, but cleansing uses supplements and often focuses on the digestive tract. Detoxification uses diet to eliminate toxins, usually in the liver and kidneys, naturally. This book explains the importance of detoxing, and it gives you recipes specifically for that. It doesn’t tell you how to mix and match the recipes to achieve the best results, though.
Obviously, if you’re going to juice, you’ll need a juicer. This book gives you a basic breakdown of the three types of juicers and how they work. It also explains how to start juicing to achieve the results you’re looking for, and has charts that show the benefits of key fruits and vegetables.
There are a lot of recipes in this book, but very few pictures. One useful thing is the notes section on each recipe that tells what its health benefits are. Some of this information isn’t easy to read, though, because the font is tiny, and some of it is in very light-colored ink.
One thing that would’ve been nice to include in the recipes is how to prepare all the ingredients. For example, if a recipe calls for radishes, can you use them straight out of the refrigerator, or do they have to be par-boiled to be softer? When you’re new to juicing, little things like this can be very important.
3. The Juicing Bible Book
The Juicing Bible is different from other juicing books because it provides you with information about 80 specific health conditions and juice recipes to help overcome them. It also explains how various body systems work. When you are juicing to better your health, it is nice to know how the juice is affecting your body and what benefits each body system gets.
One section of the book breaks down some of the best healthy foods alphabetically. It tells you what each food’s benefit is, what to use it for, how to buy at its peak nutrition, how to store it properly, how to prepare for juicing, how to use the pulp, and a list of the recipes in the book that include that ingredient. There are 250 healthy recipes in this book to give you an excellent variety to choose from.
The only real issue is that many of the recipes use exotic foods that aren’t too easy to find. This can be a pain, but many of these ingredients are vital for specific health conditions and can be worth the hunt. Just try to find recipes that use the same item, so you aren’t buying a bunch of stuff you’ll never use again.
For the most part, this is an easy read with a lot of great information, but some of it is printed in a light green ink that’s hard to read.
4. The Big Book of Juices
The Big Book of Juices is a very thick book with 405 simple juicing recipes and an easy-to-use index. Most of the recipes are very simple and only include two to three ingredients. There’s a five-star rating system to show the effectiveness of each juice in specific areas, like energy-boosting.
Most of the juices in this book are for fruit and vegetable combinations. There are very few that contain any type of greens. They also don’t have a breakdown of the calories or nutrients of each recipe. Another excellent addition would be giving an idea of the amount of juice you should expect, so you can be sure to have the right size of collection container.
The only real drawbacks we found with this book are that the print is small, making it challenging to read, and the book is so heavy that it’s almost impossible to hold up to read.
5. Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies
Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies offers over 100 nutritious juice and smoothie recipes to help your body heal itself. It concentrates on treating different parts of your body.
The book gives you a list of the basic staples used in its recipes that you should have on hand at all times. It also provides some information on juicers and how to use them, but most of the book consists of various recipes.
There are several different kinds of healing beverages covered in this book. First, you will find hot and cold herbal teas, then power-packet shots, followed by juices and superfood smoothies, and finishing up with probiotic ferments.
The teas are used as bases for some recipes to add some additional medicinal benefits to them. The power-packed shots dramatically enhance your immune system to help fight off the bad stuff. The juices and smoothies offer a wide selection of healthy and refreshing drinks to suit your taste.
The fermented drinks are probiotic-rich to help rid your body of the unwanted things that it’s holding on to. There’s also a section with a few healthy cleansing routines that offer defined cleanses for specific medicinal purposes.
This book does contain pictures of some of the drinks, but they’re dark and blurry. That doesn’t have any effect on the recipes themselves, but it does give the book a cheap feel. It also doesn’t break down how each recipe will benefit you, nor does it give you an idea of what you might use to supplement any food that you don’t care for.
6. The Juice Lover’s Big Book of Juices
The Juice Lover’s Big Book of Juices does an excellent job of covering the basics of juicing, how it differs from blending, and why it is so vital to our bodies. It also gives some information on how juicing can affect your body medicinally.
The majority of the book consists of 425 different juice blends that are sure to satisfy almost any taste. There is not as wide a variety to choose from as you’d think there would be with over 400 recipes, though, and there’s no nutritional information given. There’s a lot of repetition in the recipes, and not many greens are included.
The only thing that may pose a problem to some is the vague measurement amounts. Some people like to just add items according to taste, while others are strict recipe followers. The problem is that terms like “a pinch,” “a sprig,” “a handful,” or “a bunch” are not definitive. They mean different things to everyone, and this makes it really difficult to duplicate a recipe you like.
7. The Crazy Sexy Juice Book
Crazy Sexy Juice contains over 100 simple juice, smoothie, and nut and seed milk recipes to boost your health. It teaches you how to create your own flavor combinations based on the foods you like best.
There is a helpful section that explains the best way to select different foods when they are at their peak, as well as how to store and prepare them. There is more information in this book than there are recipes. It can be challenging to read, though, because the print is small. It would be nice to have a wider variety of recipes to choose from, to use all the information given throughout the book.
Many of the recipes require minimal amounts of exotic powders that can only be found in health food stores. The problem is that they only come in one size, which is usually pretty big. Since you use so little in these recipes, there is no way that you can possibly use these powders up before they go bad.
The back of the book has some excellent information on a three-day cleanse, but it tells you that you’re only to have one serving at a time. The recipe given for that juice is for more than one. If the recipe were elsewhere in the book, having multiple servings wouldn’t be an issue. What do you do with the rest of it? When it is stated explicitly to have one serving for something like a cleanse, the recipe on that page should only be for the amount required.
8. Juicing and Pulp Recipes
Juicing and Pulp Recipes has delicious juice recipes, but it also contains some great ideas for using your leftover pulp. These recipes include solid foods for snacking or dinner time, and are clear and easy to follow.
Due to the different kinds of recipes included, the variety of recipes for juice isn’t that large. The author gives some great tips and tricks to make juicing, and its clean-up, easier, and more enjoyable, but it would be nice to have more recipes to try those tips out on.
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As you can see, juicing books come in all types. Some just include juice recipes, while others contain recipes for smoothies, kinds of milk, or other foods that use the leftover pulp. Some are simple, while others are more complex. Some are for overall health, and some target specific medicinal needs.
No matter what your needs are, there is a book out there that is sure to meet them. We have given you some information on eight of the ones we reviewed that we really like. Now it’s time for you to make the big decision on which one to buy.
Table of Contents
- A Quick Summary of our Favorites for 2020
- The 8 Best Juicing Books