Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss and Healthy Living

All-Fruit Juices

Sweet and Salty Pineapple

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon iodized salt
1 cup filtered water

Preparation:

1. Mix sugar and salt in a cup of water. Stir until melted.
2. Put pineapple chunks in sugar and salt water. Soak for 10 minutes.
3. Pour pineapple and water in a juicer and run juicer on high speed for 30 seconds.
4. Pour juice into a glass and drink fresh.

Variation:


  • For a thicker and cooler alternative, add ½ cup crushed ice to pineapple and water mixture before running the juicer.
  • Add 2-3 mint leaves to the recipe for extra flavor.

Weight loss benefit:

This simple juice recipe is a superb fat buster because pineapples aid in digestion and help ease inflammation in the body by ridding the stomach and intestines of fat. Pineapples are also a great source of Vitamin C, whichprovides protection from flu.


Honeyed Guava

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

1 whole medium ripe guava
½ cup cold distilled water
2 tablespoons Honey

Preparation:

1. Wash guava and cut into halves. Remove seed core and cut into 2-inch pieces.
2. Process guava and cold water in a juicer.
3. Mix honey in guava juice. Drink immediately.

Variation:


  • Use natural, unprocessed honey for better health benefits. Increase or decrease honey to suit your taste.

Weight loss benefit:

Guava is excellent for weight loss because it contains just a small amount of calories packed in with loads of dietary fiber.


Strawberry + Banana

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:


  • 8 whole strawberries
  • 2 medium sized ripe bananas

Preparation:

1. Pluck leaves and stems from strawberries.
2. Peel bananas and cut into 2-inch slices.
3. Put everything into juicer. Drink fresh.

Variation:

  • Add crushed ice before running in the juicer for a cold treat.
  • Add 10 pieces of pitted dates into the recipe for extra punch in taste.
  • For a sweeter taste, add 1 piece apple (cored and cut into wedges) into the recipe. This will also infuse your juice with the toxin removal properties of apples.

Weight loss benefit:


  • Strawberries are high in antioxidants, which slows the aging process by blocking free radicals from the body’s system.
  • Bananas are high in resistant starch, a type of fiber found in carbohydraterich foods, that enhances fat burning.


Lychee + Pomegranate

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

1 cup lychee
½ whole pomegranate
1 teaspoon food-grade vanilla essence

Preparation:

1. Remove skin and seeds from lychees.
2. Peel pomegranate and slice into 1-inch cubes.
3. Process lychees, pomegranate and vanilla essence in a blender until mixed well.
4. Pour into a glass and drink fresh.

Variation:

  • Throw in some crushed ice before blending ingredients together to make a refreshing smoothie.
Weight loss benefit:

1. Lychees are low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium but high in copper, potassium, Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
2. Pomegranate is considered by many health experts as a superfruit when it comes to weight loss. It contains a huge array of vitamins and minerals that breaks up and eradicates harmful body wastes and toxins, prevents the hardening and clogging of arteries. It helps lower bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol in the blood, develops healthier skin, reducedental plague, fight fatigue and increase energy levels.


Watermelon + Mango + Pineapple

Yield: 2 glasses

Ingredients:

½ small watermelon
1 whole ripe mango
1 ½ cups fresh pineapple chunks

Preparation:

1. Remove the green outer rind from the watermelon. Slice the watermelon into 2-inch chunks.
2. Peel mango and cut away the inner seed from the flesh. Cut flesh into 2- inch slices.
3. Process mango, watermelon and pineapple together in a juicer.
4. Chill juice for half an hour, then serve over ice.

Variation:

  • Add one cup of cold filtered water to juice to thin its consistency. Adding water will yield to three glasses of juice.
Weight loss benefit:

Watermelon is cholesterol-free, high in water content, low in sodium and very rich in anti-cancer phytochemical lycopene. Watermelon will help you retain much needed water without making you feel bloated.


Loquat + Muskmelon + Pineapple

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

10 whole loquats
1 small wedge of muskmelon
2/3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup cold distilled water

Preparation:

1. Wash loquat and remove skin. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
2. Remove outer rind and seeds from muskmelon. Cut into 2-inch slices.
3. Process loquat, muskmelon, pineapple and water in a juicer for 15 seconds. Pour into a glass.
4. Add honey and stir until fully dissolved into the juice. Drink fresh.

Variation:

1. Serve chilled or over crushed ice for a refreshing drink perfect during hot days.
2. Substitute pineapple and honey with one whole red apple and one whole lemon for a more citrusy, less sweet taste.

Weight loss benefit:

1. The combined properties of tropical fruits loquat and muskmelon makes this juice a potent mix for removing excessive fat around the body andreducing cellulites naturally.
2. Loquat is high in fiber and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, which is vital to maintaining visual and dental health.
3. Muskmelon is packed with beta-carotene, sodium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A, B and C. It has great amounts of dietary fiber and has zero cholesterol. Muskmelon also has a sweet taste, which can satisfy a dieter’s craving for desserts and other sweet treats.


Papaya + Apple + Dates

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

1 small papaya
1 whole red apple
5 whole pitted dates

Preparation:

1. Wash, skin and remove the seeds of the papaya. Cut into 2-inch slices.
2. Wash and core pineapples. Slice into wedges.
3. Put all ingredients in a juicer or blender until a smooth juice is produced.
4. Drink chilled or over ice cubes.

Variation:

  • Add a teaspoon of finely chopped mint leaves to juice before drinking to add a burst of color in your juice and to make it more refreshing.
  • Dilute the juice with ¼ cup lime juice instead of water to further enhance the taste of papaya.
Weight loss benefit:

1. Papaya is packed full of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, niacin, potassium, riboflavin and thiamine—something you cannot say of most fruits! It is also low in calories and full of energy boosting compounds that make it perfect for a breakfast that will start your day off.
2. With just 23 calories in a single date, the fruit is very low and caloric content. It also has none of the cholesterol and saturated fat that are a baneto dieters. Aside from that, dates are also full of fibers and have more than 20 different amino acids that aid in digestion and help the body absorb carbohydrates easier and manage blood sugar levels.


Muskmelon + Apple + Lemon

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

1 small wedge muskmelon
1 whole red apple
1 whole lemon
½ cup ice cubes

Preparation:

1. Skin muskmelon and remove seeds. Cut into 2-inch slices.
2. Wash, peel and core apple. Cut into 1-inch slices.
3. Peel lemon and remove seeds. Cut into half-inch slices.
4. Process muskmelon, apple, lemon and ice cubes in a juicer until a smooth juice is created.
5. Serve and drink immediately.

Variation:

  • Add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne pepper to enhance the juice’s metabolism boosting properties.
Weight loss benefit:

The combination of muskmelon and lemon helps ease symptoms of high blood pressure and regulates the body’s sugar absorption.


Apple + Kiwi + Orange + Pineapple

Yield: 2 glasses

Ingredients:

2 medium red apples
4 whole kiwis
2 medium oranges (preferably seedless)
1 medium pineapple

Preparation:

1. Core apples and slice into wedges.
2. Peel the kiwis. Cut into one-inch thick slices.
3. Remove the outer rind of the oranges but leave as much white skin intact as these are rich in nutrients. If oranges are not seedless, be sure to remove seeds as these will make your juice bitter if left intact.
4. Peel, core and cut pineapple into spears.
5. Remove the outer rind of the lemon and lime quarters.
6. Run all ingredients into juicer. Stir or shake before serving.

Variation:

  • Add ¼ lemon fruit and another ¼ lime into the recipe to make your juice more tangy and citrusy. Remember that adding fresh lemons to your juice will help increase weight loss because the citric acid in lemons helps regulate the body’s metabolism and sugar absorption.
Weight loss benefits:

1. Apples are terrific for everyday juicing because they are rich in pectin, an enzyme that removes toxin in the intestines.
2. Oranges are packed with virus-fighting Vitamin C, relieve constipation and help inhibit kidney ailments.
3. Kiwis are rich in antioxidants and strengthen the immune system. Kiwis contain more Vitamin C than oranges, as much potassium as bananas and high levels of appetite-suppressing fibers—truly a weight loss gem!


Grape + Cactus + Muskmelon + Mango

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

1 cup seedless grapes
¼ cup cactus pear fruit juice
2 small wedges of muskmelon
2 whole medium ripe mangoes
½ cup ice cubes

Preparation:

1. Wash grapes thoroughly.
2. Skin muskmelon and remove all the seeds. Cut into 2-inch slices.
3. Peel mango and cut away the seed from the flesh. Cut flesh into 2-inch slices.
4. Put all ingredients, including cactus juice and ice cubes, in a juicer. Drink fresh.

Variation:

  • If you cannot find seedless grapes, do not fret. You can juice whole grapes with seeds intact for additional antioxidant properties derived from grape seeds.
  • Use 2 whole, skinned fresh cactus pear fruit in place of fruit juice indicated in this recipe to get more raw fiber from the fruit.
Weight loss benefit:

1. Grapes offer loads of benefits aside from helping you lose weight. It is also packed with Vitamin C, boosts energy, improves vision and inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
2. Cactus pear fruit (also called prickly pear) is an excellent appetite suppressant because it is rich in dietary fiber that will make you feel full. The fruit also lowers blood pressure and improves the health of the vascular system.



 Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss and Healthy Living



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