Juicing Recipes for Good Health

Recipes compiled from The Complete Book of Juicing by Michael T. Murray, N.D.

Basic Carrot-Apple

This is a simple, basic supernutrient juice which also serves as a base for other vegetables.  Try adding fresh slices of ginger and beets for additional nutrition and flavor.

4 carrots, 2 apples, cut into wedges – Alternate the carrots and apple wedges so that the juice mixes well.

Bone Builder’s Cocktail

This drink is extremely nutrient rich and provides all the necessary ingredients for building bones  – calcium, boron, magnesium, other minerals and Vitamin K1.

3 kale leaves, 2 collard green leaves, a handful of parsley, 3 carrots, 1 apple cut into wedges, 1/2 green bell pepper

Bunch the greens up to push them through the juicer; use the carrots and apple to help push the greens through.

Cherry Pop

Cherries have been shown to be helpful in cases of arthritis and gout.  This drink can also serve as a substitute for soft drinks for children.

2 cups pitted cherries, 1 apple, cut into wedges, 4 ounces of sparkling mineral water

Juice the cherries and the apple.  Pour into a glass with some ice, and top off with the mineral water.

Cholesterol-Lowering Tonic

This juice, along with a diet rich in grains, fruits and vegetables, can lower cholesterol.  The juice contains a mixture of cholesterol-lowering foods which when combined, are more effective than if consumed separately.

1/4 inch slice of ginger, 1 clove garlic, a handful of parsley (to absorb some of the garlic odor), 4 carrots, 1 apple, cut into wedges, splash of tobasco (optional)

Juice the ginger and garlic first by placing them in the center of the parsley (to reduce the garlic odor) and feed into the juicer. Follow with the carrots and apple.

Kill the Cold

I swear by this warming drink when I feel a cold coming on.  It’s also good to drink when you want to warm up.

1 inch slice of ginger, 1/4 lemon with skin, 1 cup hot water

Juice the ginger and lemon and add to the cup of hot water.  Add nutmeg or cardamom for extra flavor.

Kid’s Favorite

Kids love this drink.  It’s also low in calories and great for dieting.  It really gives the immune system a boost too!

1/2 cantaloupe with skin,sliced, 1 cup strawberries

Alternate cantaloupe slices with the strawberries.

Immune Power Fruit

This rich drink with nutrients vital to the immune system contains flavonoids, which have shown antiviral and antioxidant effects.  Good to drink with infections.

1 orange, peeled, 1/2 pineapple with skin, sliced, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 banana, peeled

Juice the orange, pineapple and strawberries; place in a blender with the banana and liquify.

Immune Power Vegetable

Another great immune fortifier, especially useful during an infection.

2 cloves garlic, 1/4 inch slice of ginger, a handful of parsley, 4 carrots, 1 apple, cut into wedges, 1 cup Jerusalem artichokes (optional)

Place the garlic and ginger in the center of the parsley; push through the juicer with a carrot.  Alternate the remaining ingredients.

The Energizer

A nutrient-packed, healthy alternative to coffee for energy and alertness.

Handful of parsley, 6 carrots

Bunch the parsley and push through the juicer with a carrot.  Add the rest of the carrots.

Color Me Pink

A great way to start the day, especially if when dieting.  The natural fruit sugars keep your appetite in check.

1 cup raspberries, 1/2 pink grapefruit, peeled (keep as much of the white pithy part as possible)

Juice the raspberries first, then the grapefruit.

Green Drink

This is one of the healthiest juice drinks available!

Handful of parsley or wheatgrass, 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into wedges, 2 kale leaves, a handful of spinach

Juice the parsley or wheatgrass first, then one of the apples, the kale, spinach and the second apple.

Ginger Ale

Another great substitute for soft drinks but also good for intestinal upset.

1/4 inch slice of ginger, 1 lemon wedge, 1 green apple, cut into wedges, 4 ounces of sparkling mineral water

Juice the ginger first, followed by the lemon wedge and then the apple. Stir in the mineral water.

Cranberry Crush

Cranberries are fantastic for bladder and urinary track infections.  The apples and oranges add natural sweetener to the tart cranberry flavor.

1 cup cranberries, 2 apples, cut into wedges, 1 orange, peeled

Juice the cranberries first, then alternate the apples and oranges.

Waldorf Salad

A relaxing and refreshing drink which is often recommended for headaches.

1 celery rib, 2 green apples, cut into wedges

Juice the celery, followed by the apples.

Super V-7

A fresh, alive, nutrient-rich alternative to V-8 juice, which doesn’t taste like a can!  It’s low in calories too.

Handful of parsley, 2 carrots, a handful of spinach, 2 tomatoes, quartered, 2 celery ribs, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 green bell pepper

Bunch up the parsley and push through the juicer with a carrot.  Do the same with the spinach and then alternate feeding the remaining ingredients into the juicer.

When possible, use local or organic fruits and vegetables.


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