10 Healthy Juices You Can Make to Keep You Energized and Productive

by / ⠀Health & Fitness / May 6, 2013

Are you looking for more energy during your day? Have you ever tried drinking more juice? No, we’re not talking about breakfast juices like orange or apple. There are much better options out there for when you want something sweet to drink during your day instead of coffee or soda. Juicing at home is easier than ever with affordable juicing machines.

Here are a few of my favorite juice options:

Carrot

Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene – an antioxidant that may help oxygenate your blood, brain and body tissues. You will need 5-10 carrots depending on their size for a full glass of juice.

Fruit and Nut

Combine 1 cup of fresh squeezed apple juice with 1 banana, 1 tbsp. of wheat, rice or oat bran and eight to 12 almonds. Blend thoroughly, adding water for desired taste and consistency.

Beetroot

Beetroot juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and nitrates that may improve blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body, including the brain, heart, muscles, and more. You will only need one to two beets. Add in fresh apple juice to taste for extra sweetness.

Green

Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy. Example recipe could be 1 large cucumber, 8 celery stalks, 1 handful kale, 1 handful spinach, 1 handful parsley, 1/4 lemon and 1 piece ginger.

Pomegranate

It’s high in sugar and calories, but delivers an abundant dose of antioxidants. These substances appear to protect brain function and may ward off cancer. You will need 1 whole pomegranate. Even if it tastes a little tart, avoid adding sugar like so many recipes say.

Cranberry

Cranberries are packed with vitamin C, which is vital to a healthy immune system. You may want to add some apples in with the cranberries for added flavor and sweetness.

Blueberry

Besides their antioxidant action, blueberries contain a lot of vitamin C, minerals and fibers. Use one cup of berries.

Cherry

Besides delivering a wealth of antioxidants, cherries have anti-inflammatory properties that are very good for you.

Acai Berry

Acai pulp has a higher concentration of antioxidants than cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. The berries are often turned into pulp, made into powder, or turned into concentrated liquid form before being transported. You can usually find most of these things in any health food store.

Red Grape

Red grapes contains potent antioxiodants — flavanoids and resveratrol. The key is to use the entire grape — seeds, skin, and all.

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