7 Nutrition-Rich Juice Recipes
Juice blender bender
Good news: You don't need a juicer to whip up refreshing and super healthy drinks. All our recipes can be made in your blender—so no specialty equipment is needed. Because of the fiber in fresh fruit and vegetable purées, these concoctions vary in thickness: You can adjust to your taste preference simply by adding a little water. And no matter which juice you choose, you'll get good-for-you benefits in every sip.
Want a smoothie instead?
Combine 1 cup juice from any recipe, 1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, and 1 medium peeled banana in a blender. Purée until smooth.
This green goodie sneaks in a dose of iron (you need extra during your period and pregnancy), key for healthy blood cell and muscle function. It also delivers more than your daily rec of vitamin K—another must for blood and bone health.
Ingredients: Kale, green grapes, cucumber, Granny Smith apple
Try this recipe:Power Gulp
Total Health Booster
A swig of this vitamin-packed (A, B, C, E) beverage fuels your whole body. It even fights aging: Lutein plus vitamins A and C up collagen production (for strong bones and younger-looking skin).
Ingredients: Apple, pears, cherries
Try this recipe:Total Health Booster
Antioxidants in berriesboast potent anti-aging benefits.
Ingredients: Blueberries, strawberries, mango
Try this recipe:Antioxidant Supreme
Natural fruit sugars give youan instant boost, andelectrolyte-loaded coconut water helps keep you hydrated.
Ingredients: Lychees in syrup, peaches, coconut water
Try this recipe:Energy Upper
Almonds' protein helps build and repair muscle. Plus, the potassium (twice as much as you get in two bananas) balances your electrolytes and fluids.
Ingredients: Oranges, almonds, sweet potato, apple
Try this recipe:Post-Workout Refueler
This combination of fruits and veggies makes a sweet but satisfying juice that helps detox your body. The carrots and beets are high in fiber, which aid digestion and the ginger helps settle your stomach. Watch the video to learn how to whip one up.