Healthy juice recipes

4 Juice Recipes to Kickstart 2019

Not everyone likes to try new things in January. It’s a cold, often long month after the excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, and that makes it a difficult time to make lifestyle changes like introducing new a health and fitness regime. It’s perfectly understandable if you didn’t make, or abandoned, your new year resolutions!

If you avoided making changes at the beginning of the year but you’re ready to revitalise your life now, one easy way to change things up is to start drinking healthy juices as part of your usual diet.

Now that 2019 is in full swing and you’ve survived January with a little help from the cookie tin, Netflix and your hot water bottle, it’s time to focus on nourishing and cleansing your body.

Drinking homemade healthy juices is a great way to cram plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals into your diet. Juices are a fantastic way to stay hydrated and can help the body function more efficiently. The natural sugars from fruit and vegetables improve energy levels and help remove toxins from your system, meaning clearer skin. Combined with a healthy overall diet, they can really do wonders for your physical wellbeing.

4 healthy juice recipes to try this month

Green Detox 

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How to make it

Combine green apple (core removed), a chunk of fresh ginger, parsley, a handful of spinach, a few chunks of cucumber and the juice of one lemon (or half a lemon, depending on your preference). Put everything in a juicer. Voila!

Why is it good for you?

Using mostly veggies helps keep the natural sugar content low, meaning this is one of the most sin-free juice recipes around. The green apple acts as a natural sweetener while the ginger aids digestion and provides anti-inflammatory powers. You’re also getting iron from the spinach and a whole host of vitamins from each ingredient.

Zest of Life

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How to make it

Combine two peeled, chopped carrots with half a chopped pineapple and one orange. Add a small chunk of ginger for an extra kick. Juice.

Why is it good for you?

This Vitamin C juice is packed with energy-giving ingredients. Carrots contain beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants, while the fruits control your blood sugar and help keep your immune system healthy. This is the perfect juice to wake up to in the morning.

Purple Power

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How to make it

Add one fresh beetroot to your juicer along with a handful of purple kale leaves, two generous handfuls of berries and one green apple. Add a little coconut water if the juice is too thick, and a little raw honey to sweeten naturally.

Why is it good for you?

This gloriously purple juice harnesses the superfood properties of beetroot, which boost stamina to help you exercise longer, improve blood flow, and help lower blood pressure. Kale also has superfood status and it ups the nutrients in this healthy juice. Berries are packed with antioxidants and add sweetness, though you can add honey if it’s not quite sweet enough for you.

Berry Healthy

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How to make it

Juice 6-8 fresh strawberries (hulled), with one large, peeled and cubed cucumber plus one small red apple and two carrots. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint.

Why is it good for you?

This delicious strawberry based drink is full of antioxidants and maintains heart health. The ingredients can also improve your eyesight and reduce the risk of stroke.

You can make these easy juices in the morning and take them to work, and your healthy start to will encourage you to make better choices throughout the day when it comes to food and exercise.

These healthy juice recipes are particularly beneficial for people with busy lifestyles who don’t always get the time to sit down to a balanced meal. Give them a try and let us know your favourite over on Instagram!