2 Nutritious Vegetable Juice Recipes That Your Taste Buds Will Love
Let’s be honest, most people don’t like eating their veggies. We can snack on fruits all day long but when it comes down to eating broccoli or kale, we struggle. Thank goodness for juicing.
Drinking veggie juice actually helps your body absorb nutrients better than eating cooked vegetables. Plus, you don’t have to struggle to enjoy it.
Today we’re sharing our favorite vegetable juice recipe for you to try. But first, let’s examine the benefits.
Benefits of Vegetable Juice
Did you know that the average person should consume two cups of fresh vegetable juice every day? I know what you’re thinking: that sounds like a lot. Even if you can only manage one cup of juice a day (or every other day), it’s worth it. Some of the health benefits of drinking green vegetable juice include:
Lowers Risk of Chronic Disease
Vegetable juice is high in antioxidants including vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, phenolic compounds, and phytonutrients. These antioxidants can help your body fight off the risk of healthy cells turning into cancerous cells. It can also lower your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some autoimmune diseases.
Improves Heart Health
Potassium, iron, and vitamin C can help stimulate proper circulation, improve the amount of collagen in your body, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of damaged blood vessels and arteries.
Improve Skin & Hair
Drinking vegetable juice regularly can help reduce the look of blemishes, acne, wrinkles, age spots, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. The nutrients also help prevent hair loss and will give you lush long healthy hair!
Whether you went out and binged for a weekend or you’re just looking to jump-start a new diet to help with weight loss, vegetable juice supports the detox process within your body. This is especially true for your liver.
What vegetables can you juice?
When picking vegetables to juice, whether it be for a fruit juice or a vegetable juice, you want what is going to give you the most flavor, the most juice, and the most nutrients. Water-based veggies like cucumber make your base juice while vegetables like kale and spinach provide the nutrients. Some of the best vegetables to juice include:
- Sweet Potato
- Swiss Chard
If you’re unsure about which juicer to use, look at our guide to juicers here!
Packed with loads of veggies, this vegetable juice recipe is great for you, plus it’s both gluten-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy it!
Super Healthy Vegetable Juice Recipe (yields about 24 oz):
- 8 oz Romaine
- 8 oz Spinach
- 10 oz Cucumber
- 6 oz Celery
- 3 oz Lemon
- 0.06 oz Salt
- 6.4 oz Zucchini
- 0.6 oz Watercress
If you’re reading this recipe and it looks like too many vegetables for your liking, you can also try the following recipe that has more sweetness derived from apple and fresh ginger. This is definitely one of my favorite juices.
Sweet Spinach Vegetable Juice Recipe (yields about 24 oz):
- 3 oz Celery
- 1 oz Ginger
- 8 oz Green Apple
- 9 oz Spinach
- 1 oz Lemon
- 4 oz Parsley
- 9 oz Romaine
What’s your favorite vegetable juice recipe and how often do you juice? Let us know in a comment below.