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13 Healthy Juices

13 Healthy Juices

Juicing is a great way to get a huge dose of plant-based nutrients in one single glass. Bonus: When you juice at home, it costs less than the juice bar. Plus, you control what goes into the juicer, and your body.

blueberry ginger juice recipe
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Blueberry-Ginger Juice

Juicing is a great way to get a huge dose of plant-based nutrients in one single glass. But don’t just take a cleansing approach—this can leave you unsatisfied and hungry, as there’s often not enough protein, fat, or fiber in juices to keep your belly full for long. Instead, drink your fruit-and-veggie-filled beverage either as a snack or to supplement a lighter meal. Bonus: When you juice at home, it costs less than the juice bar. Plus, you control what goes into the juicer, and your body.

First up: Ginger aids in digestion and adds a bit of tropical flair to this juice that is loaded with antioxidants.

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Everyday Green

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Everyday Green

Crisp, tart, earthy, bright—and powerful, too, with a whopping 7g protein from the parsley and kale. For extra sweetness, choose a sweeter variety of apple, such as Fuji or Gala.

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Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

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Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Starting to slump? Snap out of it with this craveable combo of invigorating jalapeño, refreshing pineapple, and sweet beets, which naturally increase blood flow to the brain.

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Workout Recovery

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Workout Recovery

We were amazed at how delectably creamy the sweet potato becomes in the juicer, plus it’s a bit higher in calories and loaded with potassium to balance and replenish your electrolytes after exercise.

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Hangover Cure

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Hangover Cure

The grapes that did you in last night do you good this morning. Potassium-rich grapes replenish electrolytes, magnesium-packed celery calms headaches, and diuretic melon flushes out toxins.

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carrot apple and ginger refresher recipe

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Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Refresher

If you’d like this drink to be more tart, use plain instead of vanilla fat-free yogurt. For a garnish, twist a thin slice of carrot on a small skewer.

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Cucumber, Apple, and Mint Cooler

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Cucumber, Apple, and Mint Cooler

Drink this to boost your daily veggie count: Each serving of this smoothie offers a half-cup of vegetables, plus a little fruit.

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mango punch recipe

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Mango Punch

Don’t judge a mango by its color—it isn’t a good sign of ripeness. Instead, choose a mango that gives slightly when you gently squeeze it.

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orange carrot refresher recipe

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Orange-Carrot Refresher

Ginger paste and mint paste are available in resealable tubes in the produce section of the grocery store. If you can’t find the pastes, substitute 1 tablespoon grated ginger and 10 mint leaves. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, then pour the mixture into a pitcher and stir in the carrot juice.

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peachy grape cooler recipe

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Peachy Grape Cooler

Frozen peaches do double duty in this frosty drink: Not only do they add flavor, they keep the drink cold without diluting it as ice would.

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ruby sipper recipe

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Ruby Sipper

Beets are nutritional powerhouses, giving you vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Choose beets with fresh-looking green tops, and wear gloves or use a kitchen towel when handling them to prevent your fingers from getting stained.

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star fruit quencher recipe

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Star Fruit Quencher

The star fruit, or carambola, is the “star” of this beverage and tastes like a blend of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The entire fruit is edible. Here, it is pureed and then strained to create a delicious, fragrant juice.

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strawberry kiwi juice recipe

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Strawberry-Kiwi Juice

Make this when you want a large dose of vitamin C: Kiwifruit contain more of the antioxidant than oranges, and strawberries are a good source of C, too. Kiwifruit has also been shown to support eye health.

 

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