Forgo the highly processed, sugary juices you see
on the grocery shelves — instead opt for nutrient dense, fresh juices
that you can make at home. As you transition into the warmer spring
months, sip on these refreshing juice recipes to get back a little
bounce into your step. If you don’t have juicer, you can use your
blender and still make these refreshing drinks.
Coconut LemonadeThis spring, give a little twist to your classic lemonade recipe by adding in some coconut water. Coconut
water is super-hydrating, perfect for those warm spring days, and it’s
also packed with essential electrolytes that help you de-bloat,
so you can fit comfortably into those spring shorts. Plus, the coconut
water sweetens the lemonade so you don’t need to add sugar.
- 2 lemons
- 2 cups coconut water
Juice your lemons. Add in your coconut water. You can use coconut
water from young Thai coconuts or you can purchase bottled coconut
water. If you’re purchasing bottled coconut water, just make sure to
check the ingredients to make sure there are no added ingredients.
Sweet Spring Beet JuiceThe seasonal harvest of spring brings in a bounty of fresh
ingredients to play with. I always get inspired by the colors of this
season as you can see with this recipe. The bright ingredients
in this juice provide a mega dose of Vitamin C and Calcium in addition
to other vitamins and minerals only obtained in fresh produce.
These essential minerals and vitamins boost health, as well improve skin
and hair. Juicing your ingredients allows you to quickly receive the
benefits of these nutrients without the process of digestion.
- 2 rhubarb stalks
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1/4 small beet
- 1 cucumber
- stevia, optional
Cut your beet, and place all ingredients into your juicer. Add your stevia to sweeten if you desire.
If you don’t have a juicer, you can blend and drink as a smoothie or strain to make into a juice.
Cabbage Patch JuiceAnother beauty-boosting juice that’s also anti-inflammatory,
detoxing, and rich in antioxidants, this is great to drink as you get
back into movement during these warmer months — from getting back into
your workout routine, to working in the garden, or just being outdoors
more. The anti-inflammatory properties helps to lessen any pain in your
joints or muscles.
Combine the rich color of the purple cabbage, the sweetness of the
cantaloupe, the saltiness of the celery, and the kick of the ginger, and
you’ve got a well-rounded juice. It’s a bit more savory than the
- 2 cups cantaloupe
- 1/2 small purple cabbage
- 2 celery cticks
- 1/2-inch knob ginger
Cut your ginger, cantaloupe, and cabbage according to the amounts needed for the recipe. Juice all your ingredients.
Again, if you do not have a juicer, you can blend and drink as a
smoothie, or if you prefer, you can strain to remove the fiber, and make
into a juice.