Juicing Recipes


Welcome to our Juicing Recipes page. The fact that this is the most popular page on our site, indicates that people are really interested in improving their health through the power of juicing. We are delighted!

We now have a Share your favorite juice recipe section at the bottom of this page. Please! Feel free to add your juice recipe, share a comment, or ask a question.

I have tried my best to go above and beyond your expectations by including tips on juicing, what to look for when buying a juicer, and an alphabetical list of fruits and vegetables and the health benefits of juicing them.

I believe, nutritional health plus fitness health equals mental health. Many of you know I am a very strong advocate for fitness. Nevertheless, I cannot stress enough how nutritional health far outweighs fitness health. That is why I have poured a lot of time and energy into this page.

These juicing recipes are perfect for kids, teenagers and adults. I believe, the earlier in life you start juicing the better your health will be in the long run.

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It is wise to invest in a good juicer

Now before you can start enjoying the health benefits of these juicing recipes you need to go out and invest in a good juicer. Remember the most prize possession you have is You. So nothing is wrong in spending some of your hard earned money on something which is going to benefit your health and longevity.

Some of you reading this article have spent thousands of dollars to get a good education. I commend you. Education is very important. Others have spent thousands of dollars to purchase a new car. That is fine too. However, when it comes to buying something that will benefit nutritional health, most people tend to consider cost first and value second. I believe it should be the other way around. More on this in a minute.

I cannot stress enough the health benefits of these juicing recipes. One health benefit that I have noticed in my own personal life is the fact that I very seldom get the common cold or the flu. Let me be clear... There have been a few times over the years that I have had flu symptoms such as chills but they never last long and 99.99% of the time they are due to me doing something unwise, like falling asleep with no shirt on, while leaving the window open.

What To Look For In A Juicer

Remember what I said about value being first and cost being second? There have been a few times that I have purchased a product that was inexpensive and assumed that I was getting a good deal only to fine that the product was not at all cut out to be what it was advertised to be. In other words the product lacked, value. Consequently, in the long run I wasted my money. Keep this in mind as your shop for the right juicer.

Six Juicer Buying Tips:

1. Make sure that it's easy to operate. In other words, the unit you buy should be user-friendly.

2. Make sure it is relatively easy to clean. If it has a lot of nooks and crannies cleaning will be much harder.

3. Make sure it has a built-in strainer.

4. Make sure it has a good warranty. I would stay away from any warranty that's less than one year.

5. Stay away from juicers under the $100.00 range. The motors in many of these models are cheap and will not be able to handle some of the juice recipes given on this site. Remember your juicer is an investment in your health. Thus you want one to last for years to come.

Another thing you want to keep in mind is that the whole purpose of a juicer is to separate the juice or liquid from the fiber. I have found that some of the inexpensive department store brands do not do so effectively.

6. Stay away from juicers that have less than 1/4 horsepower.

The Two Basic Types of Juicers

The two basic types of juicers are: centrifugal and masticating.

The centrifugal types (the most popular) separates the liquid from the pulp or fiber of fruits and vegetables, by using a grater and spinning action. This spinning action creates a centrifugal force to push the pulp against a strainer screen it at a very high speed. The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite is a good example of a centrifugal juicer and it is the juicer that I currently use to make all my juicing recipes.

The masticating types use a single gear that squeezes the liquid from the fiber of fruits and vegetables through a screen.

A masticating juicer is good for juicing recipes that use green leafy greens such as wheat grass, spinach, parsley etc. Let me be clear, a centrifugal juicer can also be used for juicing recipes that contain leafy greens however, a masticating juicer tends to require fewer vegetables to extract more juice.

The Power of Juicing!

Within the first month of using juicing recipes, many have noticed a great improvement in their energy level and sense of well-being. This should not be a surprise because you get more nutrients by consuming the juice of fruits and vegetables than by eating them.

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices contain essential vitamins and minerals which can sustain a high quality of life in a healthy body.

The juicing recipes below are great! I encourage you to use them and feel free to experiment with different combinations of juices on your own. Some juice combinations will help the body cleanse and repair itself.

I received a praise report from a woman, stating how friends at her job, have been complementing her, on her beautiful healthy skin. What's her secret? Well…there really aren't any secrets; she juices fresh cucumbers and apples.

Fresh Juice Recipes Work!

The juicing recipes I'm going to share with you work because nutrients squeezed from fresh fruits and vegetables, enter the blood stream within minutes, protecting and healing the body.

Special Considerations-

I believe plant life is the ultimate source of nutritional value. However there are special considerations when it comes to juicing them that you need to keep in mind.

Some foods are like prescription drugs; they affect people differently.

I know a woman who drinks raw carrot juice but cannot eat raw carrots because they make her sick. I know of someone else that is allergic to kiwi.

Someone said to me one time “Nehemiah you have to know your own body ” ... I concur.

I have to stay away from foods with high sugar content; they make me breakout. I cannot recall the last time I had ice cream, a chocolate bar, cookies, cake or any type of sweet pastry.

You may be thinking, “Poor Nehemiah, he does not know what he's missing.” Smile.

Well…to be honest with you, I consider the fact that I have to stay away from sweets “a blessing in disguise” (a good thing that you don't recognize at first) because it made my change to healthy eating, back in 1996 that much easier.

People with sugar metabolism problems need to be careful if they are going to consume fruit juices due to their high sugar content. It may be wise for them to only drink vegetable juice. They can however, add fresh apple juice to all their vegetable juicing recipes to make them a little more palatable. This may include persons, who have diabetes, hypoglycemia, candidiasis, or gout.

Even though I strongly believe that there are undisputable health benefits to the juicing recipes on this page, I do not want you, in anyway to assume that I am offering medical advice. Please check with a physician if you suspect you are ill.

Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment.

Well...I've said enough. Let's get started!

First, lets go over some juicing guidelines:

Juicing Recipes Guidelines

1. Wash produce before juicing. If you do not use organic produce you may want to wash them using a non-toxic, biodegradable cleaner. Check at your local health food store.

2. Leafy greens, parsley, wheat grass and sprouts should be bunched up and pushed through your juicer with a carrot or the plunger.

3. When juicing oranges or grapefruit always peel the skin off but leave the pith on (white soft layer between peel and the fruit) to get all the vitamins.

All other fruits such as lemons, limes, pineapples, apples, pears, watermelons, etc can be juiced with the skin or rime.

4. Trim off the ends and tips of carrots before juicing.

5. Most cucumbers you buy at the supermarket have a wax solution on them. I recommend peeling the skin before juicing.

6. Beets, leafy greens, parsley, and wheat grass are very potent and taste “strong”. Make sure you dilute these with carrot and, or apple juice. So for every glass of juice you make, ¼ should be green juice or beet juice and the other ¾ should be carrot or, and apple juice.

7. Remove the stones of fruits such as peaches and cherries before juicing. Most of the time I juice apples I do not remove the seeds.

8. Apples seeds are toxic. Your body is well-equipped to detoxify small quantities however it is recommended that you remove apple seeds before juicing.

9. Check your produce before juicing. Trim away any discolored or bruised sections.

10. Try to consume juice right after you make them so that you keep nutrient loss at a minimum.

Very often I will put my juice in a thermos and keep it in the freezer or refrigerator if I'm not ready to drink it right away.

If you must store juice I recommend that you drink it within 24 hours.

Juicing Recipes

Below is a list of fruits and vegetables. I have included health benefits for each fruit and vegetable, plus a juice recipe for each one. I think knowing their health benefits will help to keep you motivated on days when you may not feel like juicing.

Remember these juicing recipes are jammed pack with nutrients your body needs. Enjoy!

Apples-

Some vegetable juices have a bitter taste. This is where fresh apple juice comes in handy. It's a great natural sweeter and can be combined with all vegetables. Some of the health properties in apples are: boron, cellulose, and pectin. Studies suggest that there are disease- fighting chemicals in apples that could reduce the risk in breast cancer.

Apples are also good for high cholesterol, acne, arthritis and obesity.

How to pick:

I recommend using red and golden delicious for juicing because they are usually sweet.

Make sure they are firm and free from bruises. Apples will last up to six weeks if you refrigerate them.

Here are two juicing recipes using Apple:

First recipe: 4 apples (washed and stems removed)

½ lemon (wash but leave skin on)

Second recipe: 3 apples (washed and stems removed)

½ inch of fresh root ginger (wash but leave skin on)

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Asparagus -

Asparagus is a natural diuretic that has been used from early times as a culinary vegetable. Asparagus are low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals.

Asparagus are also good for eczema, acne and male impotence.

How to pick:

Stalks should be bright green with purplish tips. Do not pick stalks that are crooked or have a strong odor.

Here's a juicing recipe using Asparagus:

8 asparagus (cut off tough part of stems and wash)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1 tomato (washed)

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Beet-

Did you know that your liver (the largest organ in the body) is the filtering plant of your body? The liver must detoxify everything we eat.

Beet juice is a great way to detoxify your liver and help keep it in tiptop shape. You can use beet juice as part of a 7 to 10 day detoxification program. Repeat this program every six months. Here is what you do:

Mix one quart of your glass with beet juice and the other 3 quarters with carrot and apple juice.

Please keep in mind that any detoxification program may make you feel weak, tired, and irritable and may also cause weight loss and diarrhea. While these symptoms can be part of the detoxification process, always check with a qualified health doctor before starting any detox program.

People with anemia, eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lowered immunity, hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, ulcers, epilepsy, cancer, ulcerative colitis, underweight, or addictions to drugs or alcohol should not try a detox diet.

Beets are also good for alcoholism, PMS and cancer.

How to pick:

Avoid beets that have deep scars. Choose ones that are deep red in color.

Here are two juicing recipes using Beet:

First Recipe: ½ of a normal size Beet including the greens (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

½ of a cucumber (peeled)

Second recipe: ½ of a normal size Beet including the greens (washed)

2 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1 apple (washed and stems removed)

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Berries -

The next time you want something sweet, juicy and good for you; reach for blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.

Berries are blood purifiers. They are full of antioxidants that protect the body from heart disease and cancer. Berries are also good for bladder infections, high blood pressure, bad breath, fatigue, colds and sore throats.

How to pick:

Pick blueberries that are deep blue, blackberries that are jet black, and strawberries that are bright red in color. You should also make sure that they are firm and have no mold.

I recommend that you take them out of their plastic container, store in a bowl and put them in your fridge.

Of all the berry fruit in the world, strawberries are the most popular.

Here's a juicing recipe using Strawberries.

6 strawberries (wash and remove green stems)

1 pound of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

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Broccoli-

Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K and Vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant, which suggests that a healthy diet that includes broccoli may aid in the prevention of certain illnesses and diseases. When juicing broccoli be sure to juice the stalk as well. The stalk is just as nutritious as the broccoli flower.

Here's a juicing recipe using Broccoli:

1 Stalk of Broccoli (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Cabbage-

Cabbage juice is a powerful drink for treating ulcers. However when juiced it must be consumed within one minute or the amino acid called glutamine (which does the healing) will begin to be destroyed.

I do not recommend drinking cabbage juice straight for over 30 days because it can cause gas. Mix it with carrot and apple juice.

Cabbage is also good for cancer, diabetes and weight loss.

Here's a juicing recipe using Cabbage:

1 handful of chopped Cabbage (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Carrots-

Did you know that carrot juice is almost identical to the structure of our blood? Wow!

I use carrots in 99% of my juice recipes. Carrots are considered to be among the most nutritious foods on earth. No other vegetable contains as much carotene as carrots. When we consume carrots our body converts the carotene to vitamin A. Vitamin A strengthens our immune system, and keeps our skin, lungs, and intestinal track in good shape. Other health properties in carrots are: vitamin C, pectin, fluorine, and potassium.

Time would fail me to go into detail about the other health benefits of carrots. So trust me on this one…Juice them!

How to pick:

Chooses carrots that are firm and check for mold.

Here are two juicing recipes using Carrots:

First recipe: 1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Second recipe: 2 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 orange (peel the skin but leave the pith)

1 inch of fresh ginger (washed)

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Cauliflower-

Cauliflower contains an abundance of manganese and Vitamin C. Like other vegetables from the cabbage family, cauliflower contains several phytochemicals. Cauliflower juice can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

How to pick:

Cauliflower is ready when the head is firm and leaves green. Avoid cauliflower with little brown spots on the heads. If you must use them, make sure you cut out the the brown spots before juicing.

Here's a juice recipe using Cauliflower:

½ a head of Cauliflower (washed)

1 handful of spinach

2 or 3 large Red Delicious apples (washed and stems removed)

½ of a lime (peeled)

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Celery-

Celeries are a good source of potassium, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, phosphorus and calcium.

It's good for the kidney and will help rid body's waste through the urine.

Because it is a natural diuretic, celery can help with weight loss. It may also help to reduce high blood pressure.

How to pick:

Make sure they are firm, bright green in color and not wilted.

Here's a juice recipe using Celery:

1 rib of celery (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Cherries -

Cherries, along with many other berries, are good for fighting cancer and disease.

Cherry juice that’s tart help prevent premature aging, help stop migraine headaches, and improve the way you sleep.

Tart cherry juice is also good for arthritis and gout.

How to pick:

Always keep in mind that the larger the cherry the better the flavor.

Cherries will last one to two weeks if refrigerated.

Here's a juicing recipe using Cherries:

1 pint of cherries (pick of stems, remove the stones and wash)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

1 orange (peel the skin but leave the pith)

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Cranberries -

American settlers first made cranberry juice in 1683.

Did you know that cranberry contain a chemical that is able to restrain and even reverse the development of plaque that cause tooth decay?

Fresh cranberry juice is a great way to fight colds and the flu because it is rich in quinine.

Cranberry juice is good for urinary tract infections and is also believed to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Fresh cranberries are usually in season November and December. You can buy them and store in your freezer so that you can juice them throughout the year.

To tone down cranberry's sour taste I recommend that you combine it with fresh apple juice.

Here's a juicing recipe using Cranberries:

1 handful of Cranberries.

2-3 apples (washed and stems removed)

Juice the cranberries first.

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Cucumber-

Some of the health properties of cucumber are potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and choline. Cucumber is also a great source of silica, which improves the complexion, giving you healthy beautiful skin.

Ladies, you really should try this one: I know a woman who juices a combination of cucumbers and apples. What's the result? Well... People ask her why her skin/complexion is so beautiful.

Cucumber is also good for liver problems, dry skin, sunburn, healthy hair and nails.

How to pick:

Do not choose cucumbers that are yellow or bruised.

Here's a juicing recipe using Cucumber:

½ of a cucumber (peeled)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2-3 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Dandelion-

I use to think of dandelions as weeds you see in a lawn. However, dandelions are full of nutrition. They rank the third richest source of Vitamin A of all foods. Can you imagine that?

Dandelion juice is good for cleansing the liver. They provide health benefits for the gallbladder, pancreas and spleen as well as help to dissipate gallstones. Dandelion juice may also help to improve skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Look for dandelions in the produce section at your local grocery stores.

Here's a juicing recipe using Dandelion:

Handful of dandelion leaves (start small and build up tolerance)

1 handful of raw spinach

2 celery stalks

1 pound bag of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Ginger-

Ginger improves circulation. Relieves cold and flu symptoms. Eases stomach cramps and nausea. Reduces menstrual cramps. Regulates blood sugar.

How to pick:

Avoid ginger that has mold. Sometimes if stored for a long time, you will find mold growing on ginger. Use a pairing knife and cut off mold before running it through your juicer.

Here's a juicing recipe using Ginger:

¼ inch of ginger (wash but leave skin on)

1 pound of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Grapes -

Did you know that most of the health benefits in grapes are in the skin?

Grapes contain poly-phenols (a group of chemical substances) that are believed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Grapes are also an excellent cleanser for the kidneys and liver. Grapes are also good for heat attacks, muscle spasms, and preventing tooth decay.

How to pick:

Choose plump, firm grapes that are still attached to the stem.

Here's a juicing recipe using Grapes:

15 grapes (pick of stems and wash)

1 orange (peel the skin but leave the pith)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

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Green Bell Pepper-

Want healthier skin, nails and hair? Add green bell pepper to your juicing regimen.

Green bell peppers contains these minerals: molybdenum, silicon, manganese, potassium and copper.

Other health benefits include: eyes, lungs, arthritis, and adrenal exhaustion.

Even-though, green bell peppers are not leafy greens, you should treat them like they are when it comes to juicing. Only juice ¼ of your glass with bell peppers and the other ¾ with non green juice such as carrots or apples.

Here's a juicing recipe using Green Bell Pepper:

1 small green bell pepper (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1 small 1 sweet potato (washed)

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Jicama- pronounced [HEE-ka-ma] or [HIK-ka-ma].

Jicama is a large bulb looking vegetable with a brown skin that looks like the outside of a beet or potato. The Inside, of a Jicama is white and crunchy. It is high in nutrition and can provide the human body with many health benefits.

Here's a juicing recipe using Jicama:

Half of a Jicama:

1 pound of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

Handful of Parsley (washed)

3 small to medium apples (washed and seeds removed)

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Kale-

I remember working at a restaurant in the 1980's. We would use kale to decorate the salad bar. I never thought that I would be consuming it in juice form years later.

Kale is among the cruciferous vegetables and is chuck-full of health benefits.

Kale contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities to help prevent cancer.

Kale is a natural detoxificant.

Kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

Kale can help prevent atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease because it is loaded with vitamin K which prevents calcium build-up in our tissue.

Here's a juicing recipe using Kale:

3 kale leaves (wash with cold running water)

1 pound of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1 handful of Parsley (washed)

3 red delicious apples (washed and seeds removed)

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Lemons-

Lemons are another great source of Vitamin C. They also contain, compounds that have anti-cancer properties.

Here's a juicing recipe using Lemon:

½ of a lemon (wash but leave skin on)

1 pound of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Lettuce-

I remember laughing, when a friend told me about juicing lettuce, many years ago. I was naive to juicing at that time but have since learned that lettuce juice has some great health benefits.

Of the four main types of lettuce, romaine lettuce is number one when it comes to nutritional content. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, folic acid, manganese and chromium.

The folic acid, vitamin C and beta-carotene in Romaine lettuce helps your heart stay young and healthy.

Here's a juicing recipe using romaine lettuce:

4 leaves of romaine lettuce washed under cool running water

1 medium cucumber (peeled if not organic)

3 large Golden Delicious apples (washed and stems removed)

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Oranges-

Oranges of course, are members of the citrus family. They provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help to reduce cold symptoms.

Here's a juicing recipe using Oranges:

1 orange (peel the skin but leave the pith)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1 apple (washed and stems removed)

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Papayas-

A Papaya, is a pear shaped tropical fruit. Inside this delicious fruit are black, round seeds. The seeds are edible, but have a somewhat bitter taste.

Papayas contain an enzyme called 'papain' which helps to digest food.

Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid.

Papaya juice help in relieving infections of the colon and may also help prevent cancer in glands.

Research suggests that foods rich in vitamin A, such as papaya may help promote lung health.

Here's a juicing recipe using Papaya:

1 medium size papaya (washed)

1 handful of strawberries (washed and stems removed)

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Parsley-

Did you know that Parsley has more iron than spinach? Also, parsley cleanses the blood, aids in digestion, benefits the kidneys and is a natural breath freshener.

Parsley is also good for allergies and getting rid of excess mercury in the body.

How to pick:

Choose parsley that are dark green in color.

Parsley will last up to two weeks if you put it in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Here's a juicing recipe using Parsley:

1 handful of Parsley(washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Pear-

Did you know that there are over 5000 pear varieties? Judging from what I've seen in the supermarkets, the most popular pears in the United States or at least in the northeast are: Anjou pears, Bartlett pears and Bosc pears.

Pears are great sources of vitamin C, B2, E, potassium, copper, and pectin.

The pectin in pears help lower cholesterol levels and is very good for the intestines.

How to pick:

Make sure they are firm and not bruised.

Here's a juicing recipe using Pear:

1 Pear (washed and stem removed)

1 apple (washed and stem removed)

1 handful of grapes (pick of stems and wash)

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Pineapple-

Pineapples contain nutrients that include fiber, vitamin C and potassium. However there is a group of protein-digesting enzymes found in the stem and sap of the pineapple that I want to stress, because the health benefits are phenomenal. This group of enzymes is called bromelain.

Bromelain have been very effective in speeding up the healing process in wounds, and bruises. It also has what is called anti-inflammatory properties, which have been used to treat arthritis. Other Therapeutic uses of bromelain include: gout, sinusitis, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Here's a juicing recipe using Pineapple:

½ of a Pinapple (leave skin on but wash using a veggie brush and a non-toxic, biodegradable cleaner)

½ inch of unpeeled fresh ginger

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pomegranate-

Did you know that pomegranate is good for bad breath?

This fruit is native to the Middle East and is about the size of an apple. Inside the hard shell is a host of delicious and nutritious red seeds.

Only juice the seeds of a pomegranate. Be careful how you de-seed because the juice can stain your clothes.

Here are two juicing recipes using pomegranate:

First Recipe: 1 pomegranate(de-seeded) Only juice the seeds discard rind and membranes. 2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Second Recipe: 1 pomegranate(de-seeded) Only juice the seeds discard rind and membranes.

1 orange (peel the skin but leave the pith)

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Spinach-

Jay Kordich, calls raw spinach the king of the greens. Spinach is rich in iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and several vital antioxidants. It helps protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, acne, colon cancer, arthritis, and other diseases.

Spinach is also good for constipation and calcium absorption.

How to pick:

Most spinach that you buy are prepacked, so when opened check for wilted leaves.

Here's a juicing recipe using Spinach:

1 handful of Spinach (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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String beans-

String beans are an excellent source of Vitamin K, which aid in blood clotting. That's why very often doctors will give their patients Vitamin K before surgery to prevent too much bleeding.

According to the late Dr Norman Walker, when you combine brussel sprout and string bean juice it is almost identical to the natural insulin our pancreas produce in our body. That's why this juice combination is good for diabetics.

I also read where it has been suggested by studies that Vitamin K can aid in the prevention of osteoporosis.

String beans may also help prevent colon cancer.

How to pick:

Make sure string beans are firm and not wilted.

Here's a juicing recipe using String Beans:

1 handful of string beans (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Sweet Potato-

Did you know that sweet potatoes has more beta-carotene than kale, and carrots? The beta carotene in sweet potato juice can help protect against cancer and also slow done the aging process.

Before juicing them, you should know that there is a difference between sweet potatoes and yams. Here is how to tell: A sweet potato has a thin skin and a smooth appearance. Sweet potatoes are stubby and short. In contrast, a yam is longer and tend to look like the bark of a tree.

Here's a juicing recipe using Sweet Potato

1 sweet potato (washed)

1 inch ginger (washed)

3 Red Delicious apples (washed and stems removed)

2 ribs of celery (washed)

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Swiss chard-

Swiss chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can find. It is second only to spinach when it comes to nutrient-richness. It is high in vitamins A, K and C.

Do not consume Swiss chard if you are taking anticoagulant because of it's high vitamin K content, which is what the medication is trying to lower.

How to pick:

Make sure there are no black spotting on the leaves or on the stems. Also, make sure the leaves are not wilted.

Here's a juicing recipe using Swiss chard:

4 leaves of Swiss chard, washed

2 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

½ of a large cucumber (washed or peeled to remove wax)

4 apples (washed and stems removed)

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Did you know that tomatoes are a fruit? We tend not to think so because we mostly use them as vegetables.

Tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Tomatoes are good for liver problems, PMS, yeast infection, hypoglycemia, prostate problems and obesity.

Tomatoes are best drunk alone so I will not give you a recipe here. However before you juice tomatoes make sure you discard the leaves because they are poisonous.

How to pick:

The best tasting tomatoes are the ones you either grow yourself or purchase at roadside stands. The prepackaged ones are picked green and ripen by the time they get to the supermarket. Usually they are tasteless.

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Watermelon-

Believe it or not, more than 80 percent of the nutrients in a watermelon lie in the inner rind and the outer green armor shell that most people discard. The good thing about having a juicer is that you can juice the rind and shell and get all of their nutritional benefits.

Watermelon has been shown in the latest studies to lower blood pressure just as effectively as statin drugs do and with zero side effects.

Other health benefits of watermelon's include: lowering cholesterol, aids in the promotion of weight loss, and helps protect the prostate.

Watermelon is also good for uremic poisoning, nausea and colic.

How to pick:

There is no sure way to tell if a watermelon is ripe. However it should have a dull, hollow sound when you knock it with your knuckle.

Here's a juicing recipe using Watermelon:

4 Red Delicious Apples (washed and stems removed)

4 cups watermelon juice (include the inner rind and outer shell)

½ lemon

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Wheatgrass-

I think Wheatgrass is in a class of it's own due to the extremely high nutrient content it has.

Wheatgrass is good for reducing blood pressure, helps in digestion, helps the body to heal wounds, aids in keeping hair from becoming grey, aids in the prevention of tooth decay, lightens the complexion, cures acne and removes scars from acne and other skin diseases. Wheatgrass is also a great source of chlorophyll, which promotes the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin.

When juicing, it is best to use a wheatgrass juicer or a gear juicer, not a centrifugal juicer to make the juice.

How to prepare for juicing

Pick your wheatgrass only when you are ready to make juice. Cut the grass with scissors as near to the soil as possible. If you are new to juicing wheatgrass, cut a little at a time, juice and then cut more if you need it. As you gain experience, you will be able to estimate how much you need without re-estimating.

Here's a juicing recipe using Wheatgrass:

2-3 inch round of wheatgrass

4 carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

1/2 beetroot

3 celery sticks

1 large apple

Small handful of parsley

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Zucchini-

Zucchinis are a good source of Vitamin C and lutein, which promotes eye health. Zucchinis are also full of organic sodium which makes them great for replenishing a sodium-depleted liver.

Here's a juicing recipe using Zucchini squash:

1 small Zucchini squash (washed)

1 pounds of carrots (washed, topped, and tailed)

2 apples (washed and stems removed)

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