How to Make Juice Recipes

Fruit and vegetable juices are delicious and full of nutrients, and you can easily prepare them right at home. You’ll not only know what went into them, you’ll be able to enjoy the freshest juices possible!


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    Prepare your fruits or vegetables. Wash and rinse them, first, then remove any parts that might be tough or bitter.
    • Remove the eyes from pineapples, and the fibrous core.
    • Split apples, cucumbers, watermelons, and similar fruits and vegetables, and remove their seeds and any stems.
    • Use seedless grapes, and make sure there are no stems lingering.
    • Peel bananas, avocados, oranges, and any other fruit or vegetable with a tough skin.
    • For citrus fruits, remove the pith (the white fibrous stuff) as well.
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    Prepare your juicer. Whether you are using an electric juicer, a food processor, or a hand juicer, make sure it’s clean and sanitized before you begin.
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    Chop your fruits and vegetables into the appropriate-sized chunks, depending on how you will be juicing. An industrial juicer can handle half a pineapple at once. A consumer-grade food processor or blender prefers to be fed 1 inch (2.5cm) chunks.
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    Process the raw fruits and vegetables until you have the quantity you desire.
    • Drier products such as bananas or avocados, or even oranges that might be on the dry side, will benefit by the addition of liquids.
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    Mix and match. Using flavor, nutrition, or simple aesthetics as your guide, mix your juices freely. Also consider unlikely sources for juice such as cabbage, onion, or parsley.
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    Use the "rainbow approach" for optimal health benefits. Mix different colored vegetables to get the widest range of nutrients.
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    Add spices, flavorings, and especially sugars sparingly. Fruits and many vegetables have an abundance of natural sugars already, so for the healthiest drinks, only add more if it’s really necessary.
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    Enjoy! You can chill your juices, or drink them fresh. If you’re using a blender or food processor, you can replace any water you might add with ice, for a quick cool-me-down.


  • Here are some combinations to get your imagination going:
    • Cucumber, apple, and ginger
    • Watermelon and spinach
    • Carrots, oranges, and parsley
    • Broccoli and pear
    • Grapefruit and cantaloupe
    • Apple, kiwi, and blackberry
    • Beet, carrot, and spinach
    • Orange, avocado, and guava
    • Kale, spinach, cucumber, and ginger
    • Cantaloupe, pineapple, and watermelon
  • Wash your produce thoroughly before juicing.
  • Prepare your vegetables once in the morning, or the night before and they will be available "on demand" throughout the day.
  • If you are on a budget and can't go 100% organic, at least get organic carrots, apples, celery, or other vegetables that are juiced whole or with the skin on.
  • Juices can be made and kept fresh in the refrigerator for several hours.
  • Keep it organic for the most healthy selection of fruits and vegetables.
  • The taste is best when room temperature.


  • Only use the plastic plunger to press the vegetable down into the juicer (other objects such as spoons and knives can cause injury or damage the machine).
  • Never look directly into the opening of the juicer when running.

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