Monday, January 28, 2013

Juice and Smoothie Recipes

During my juicing moon (like honey moon but when I started drinking lots of juice and smoothies) I collected a ton of recipes from friends, books, websites, my experiments. I found these recipes really helpful when I was starting out and to give me ideas. Now however I just pick a variety of veggies from my fridge and through them  in my juicer and drink up. I feel like a chemist when I am concocting a nourishing treat for myself. So let these inspire you. The longer that I have been juicing the more I cut back on fruit so I dont drink as much sugar and to keep my juicer from getting as sticky. Hope you enjoy these and get your juice buzzz on. I highlighted some of my favorites.

Succulent Smoothies: make sure you use lots of purified water or coconut water to get these juices liquidy and smooth, water amount varies use your guessstimator.

2 cups spinach
1/2 cucumber
1/4 head of celery
1/2 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
3 carrots
2 apples
1/4 orange
1/4 lime
1/4 lemon
1/4 pineapple

Alkaline Green Smoothie
yield- 1 smoothie approx 12-16oz
6″ piece of cucumber
3 medium Kale leaves, torn
5 stems fresh mint
3 stems fresh parsley
1″ piece fresh ginger
1 avocado
1 lime juiced
1-2 tbsp hemp seeds
2-3 drops stevia or a tsp of agave

Kale and Banana Smoothie
2 bananas
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
1 bag of frozen blue berries
5 leafs of kale

Arugula Lettuce and Pear
1 banana
2-3 pears
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
1 bag of frozen raspberries
small bunch of arugula lettuce leafs
Liquid stevia to taste

Dandelion and Apple Smoothie
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 lemon (peeled)
2 large apples
1 banana
2 teaspoons flax seeds (optional)Spring or distilled water
1 banana (optional for more creamy goodness)
1 bunch spinach (optional)

Carrot Ginger Smoothie
1 bunch of carrots with some of its greens
1 avocado
1/2 lemon
~1/3 inch fresh ginger
Pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper

1 avocado
fresh mint
1 cucumber
handfuls of of kale
stevia to taste

Hail Mary! Veggie Elixir

2-3 large tomatoes
4 tomatillos
2 celery stalks
1 carrot
1 clove garlic
1/4 small onion
2 bell peppers
2 jalapeno peppers
other peppers as you like (Korean, Anaheim and even Habanero..)
 bunch cilantro
cabbage (optional, I love purple)

Sexy Shamrockin’ Shake

1/2 frozen banana
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 drops best-quality vanilla extract
2-3 drops peppermint extract

Creamy Green Smoothie
handful of baby spinach
1/2 ripe avocado (want it more creamy?  add the whole avocado)
1/2 banana
1/2 lime
handful of ice

The Anti-Green Veggie Smoothie

1 yellow pepper (organic)
1 large tomato
1 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup lentils (cooked or sprouted)
2 large carrots

1 apple
1/2 avocado

Greenness Goodness
2 cups spinach
1/2 cucumber
1/4 head of celery
1/2 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
3 carrots
2 apples
1/4 orange
1/4 lime
1/4 lemon
1/4 pineapple

Sun-Swept Daiquiri
apples juiced 1-2 oranges juiced or 2-inch slice of pineapple
2-3 dates (seeds removed) 5-6 strawberries
2 apples (peel and cut into small pieces) 3-4 dates (seeds removed)
1 frozen banana 1 papaya (peel and remove seeds)
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh) 1 frozen banana

Instant Energizer
1-2 oranges juiced
2-3 frozen bananas
2-3 strawberries
1-2 oranges juiced
2 frozen bananas
frozen bananas strawberries
3-4 dates (seeds removed)

Sumptuous Shake
2 oranges
1-2 frozen bananas
2 peaches
1/2 papaya (peel and remove seeds)
5-6 strawberries

Berry Bomber
frozen bananas
1 cup watermelon juice
1 cup raspberries
VEGGIE Juiciness Juices:
1 whole beet including greens
1-2 inches of ginger
2 cucumbers

Amy’s Favorite Daily Recipe

1 head romaine
1/4 head kale
1/2 cucumber
3 celery stalks
1 green apple
1 small lemon
1 inch ginger
1 burdock root (optional)
1 inch fresh tumeric root (optional)

Make Juice Not War Green Drink

2 large cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
big fistful of kale
big fistful of sweet pea sprouts
4 – 5 stalks celery
1 – 2 big broccoli stems
1 pear or green apple (optional)
1 inch of ginger (or less)

Green Ginger Ale
1 cucumber
few stems each of mint & parsley
2 leaves of kale
1/2 in piece of ginger
1 lemon peeled

Morning Glorious
1 large cucumber
A fistful kale
A fistful romaine
2 or 3 stalks celery
1 big broccoli stem
1 green apple, quartered
1/2 peeled lemon, quartered

Green Lemonade
1 apple (may leave out if you wish for no sweetness)
1 lemon peeled
3/4 large English cucumber or one small
2 large kale leaves

Green Turmeric Lemonade

2 small cucumbers or 1 large
3 handfuls of baby spinach
3 stalks of celery
1 head of Romaine Lettuce (optional)
1 small lemon or half a large lemon
1 green apple or pear
1 inch of fresh turmeric (optional)


Eye Operner
1 handful of kale
Big handful of spinach
1 carrot (with greens is avalible)
1 grapefruit

Green Leprechaun
1 green apple
1/2 pink grapefruit
1/3 bunch fresh spinach
3/4 large English cucumber or one small
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger
1 stalk celery

3 stalks celery
2 cucumbers
1 apple
1 chunk fresh ginger
1 cup fresh spinach

Pear-Apple Blend
1 pear
1 apple
2-3 apples
1/4 lemon
2 lettuce leaves
Mean Green Juice
1 head of celery
1 cucumber
3-4 apples
3 swiss chard leaves
6 dinosaur kale leaves
4-6 red  kale leaves
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 lemon
ginger (1 inch)
turmeric (1 inch or more)


Green Lemon-Aid:
2 apples
3-6 celery stalks
1-2 inches of fresh ginger (optional, but delicious!)
1/2- 1 peeled lemon 3-8 leaves of kale

Virgin AppleTini:
2 apples
2 leaves of kale
1-2 celery stalks
1/2 a cucumber)
1/2 a beet (peel if it’s not organic)
1/4 lemon OR 1 inch ginger (optional, if you like a little zing)


Fruit Juice Combos: (I tend to not like juicing fruit becuase it gets my juicer sticky and hard to clean)

Citrus Swizzle Treetop Tantalizer
2 peach
2 pear
2 apple
1 orange
1-inch slice of pineapple

Succulent Spray A Bizarre Bunch
2 apples
1 medium bunch of grapes
1/2 grapefruit
1 cup of cranberries
1-inch slice
of pineapple

Koala Punch Citrus Explosion
1 orange
1/2 grapefruit
3 kiwis 1 orange
1 medium bunch of grapes
1/4 lemon with peel

Luscious Elixir Grapple Twist
1 orange 1 medium bunch of grapes
1/4 grapefruit
3 apples
6-8 strawberries
1/4 lemon

Island Blend Florida vs. Georgia Juice
1-inch slice of pineapple
2 oranges
1/2 cup of raspberries
1 peach
1 orange

Strawberry Swizzle Melon Tang
1 large bunch of grapes
1/4 honeydew melon
6-8 strawberries
1/4 lime

Tangy Spray Zesty Quencher
1 medium bunch of grapes
3-4 apples
3 tangerines
1/4 lemon
1-inch slice of pineapple

Apple Treat Succulent Snap
3 apples 1 apple
6-8 strawberries
1/4 grapefruit
of pineapple

 Cool Cocktail
2 apples
1 cup of cranberries
3 apples

Snappy Blend Apple Delight
2 medium bunches of grapes
2 apples
2 handfuls of cherries
1/2 pomegranate

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