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 healthy juices?

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.

Want to start adding healthy juices to your daily routine?

Here are a few of my favorite options when it comes to healthy juices.

Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice

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

Fruit and Nuts

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 Juice

Beetroot Juice

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, or you may also add nectar for thickening food or drinks as a natural sugar to make it more tasteful and flavorful.

Green Juice

Green Juice

Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy. An 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.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate Juice

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 one whole pomegranate. Even if it tastes a little tart, avoid adding sugar as so many recipes say.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice

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

Blueberry Juice

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

Cherry

Cherries

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

Acai Berry

Acai Berries

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

Red grapes contain potent antioxidants — flavonoids and resveratrol. The key is to use the entire grape — seeds, skin, and all.

Give yourself the freedom to experiment!

As you integrate more healthy juices into your daily routine, pay attention to what you actually enjoy drinking. Additionally, keep a journal in which you track how you are feeling. Consider charting your level of energy and activity every day.

New habits take approximately three to five weeks to sink in and take hold. You may not want to keep a journal of your healthy juices for the rest of your life, and that’s fine. Commit to 90 days and then look back to see your personal high and low points. Adjust your healthy juices as needed!

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