Juicing your fruits and vegetables can be a quick and easy way to get the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy and fit. Not only is it cheaper than buying juices and smoothies at health bars, you also get more from your money form buying fresh ingredients. It’s also very easy to do if you have a blender or a food processor at home. You can also customize the flavor of any juice you want with your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Here are five cheap and healthy juice recipes that will keep money in your pocket, as well as keeping you trim and fit.
One of the sweeter juices, apples and blueberries are known to helping the digestive system, as well as the latter being rich in antioxidants. Juice together three apples, with the cores removed, with two ounces of fresh blueberries. Add five ounces of cranberry juice, either fresh or purchased from the store, and add one tablespoon of powdered fiber. The fiber from both the apples and the powder will help you feel full longer so that you will resist the temptation to snack between meals.
You might think pineapple juice, broccoli and cucumber would not be very appetizing, but don’t doubt it until you’ve tried it. Add seven ounces of pineapple, 3.5 ounces of broccoli, 3.5 ounces of cucumber and one peeled kiwi. The cucumber adds a refreshing flavor to the juice, as well as fiber to keep you feeling full longer along with the fiber from the broccoli. Both pineapple and broccoli are also known to reduce redness, swelling and inflammation.
Vitamin C is key in absorbing iron into the body, which is essential for rich blood cells. It is also known for aiding in the fight against infections, as well as cardiovascular disease. Now you probably wouldn’t expect that chili powder, of all things, would be rich in Vitamin C! So not only can you enjoy the sweet, you can also get a slight kick of spicy while trying to shed those pounds. Add eight ounces of carrot, eight ounces of pineapple, one half of a peeled lime and one half of a small chili pepper and juice together, seeds and all. You can reduce or add more chili pepper for personal taste.
This juice will help you shed a bit of water weight, as pears are known for being a natural laxative, while celery is a diuretic. With the added benefit of ginger, which aids in digestion, dulls appetite cravings, promotes absorption of nutrients in the body, and reducing inflammation in the joints, this is an essential juice that covers all your bases. Add five ounces of pear, three ounces of celery and one one-inch piece of fresh ginger root to your blender, and go at it until everything is well blended.
Apples and lemons are known for being very useful fruits for cleansing the digestive system from any irregularities that could be taking place. By juicing together, three apples, one half of a lemon, one yellow pepper and one one-inch cube of ginger root, you will notice your energy levels rising and the decrease of digestion problems.
Juicing is not only affordable and easy, it’s one of the best steps to leading a healthier lifestyle with better energy levels and unnecessary pounds melting away.