Have fun this National Drinking Straw Day (January 3rd) with our homemade strawberry juice recipe completed with your favorite straw! We’ll reveal the secrets to making a refreshing fruit drink you can enjoy every single day!
Before we begin, let’s discuss strawberries, their juice extract, and the potential benefits they bring.
Strawberry juice is much like its fruit in that it also provides nutrition. The major difference is the juice is void of any fiber.
However, you still retain enough nutrients to make juicing worth the effort.
1. For Health
For one, pure strawberry juice comes with no additives or preservatives. Research shows that certain additives may affect thyroid growth and function, particularly in children.
Given these findings, it’s a good rule of thumb to live by “the fresher, the better.” Go for fresh fruit and veggies whenever possible to maintain your and your children’s health.
This strawberry juice also contains just three teaspoons of added sugar per serving. To put that into perspective, that’s 33% for men and 50% for women of the recommended sugar intake on a 2,000-calorie diet — a pretty great bargain on your sugar budget!
2. For Skin
A significant advantage of this drink is its potential skin-related benefits derived from Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant involved in many functions that keep our bodies healthy, including protecting the skin.
With over 50% of the vitamin C recommended daily intake per serving in this drink, you can soon drink your way to healthier skin.
3. For Weight Loss
Try as we may, we can’t lose weight by simply incorporating fruit or vegetable juices into our diets. Unfortunately, that’s not how weight loss works.
But given that strawberry juice can cure a sweet tooth, you can enjoy it when those cravings creep up and avoid dipping your hand in a can of sugar-laden snacks.
This helps to limit your sugar intake and, as a result, your total caloric intake. Coupled with a healthy eating regimen directed towards weight loss, you may start to see those pounds shedding quicker than you think.
Is Simple Strawberry Juice OK to Drink Every Day?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to drink this strawberry juice daily. That said, this beverage does contain sugar, so we recommend limiting its consumption to once a day to avoid overconsuming sugar.
The key is to remember that the ball is in your court when it comes to making juice at home. You could leave the sugar out to make a healthier, lower-calorie beverage — or omit the sugar altogether.
Let’s take a quick look at the ingredient list:
Strawberries: It’s best to use fresh instead of frozen ones for today’s recipe.
Lemon juice: Adds a touch of freshness to brighten up this drink.
Sugar: In limited quantities only. Feel free to cut back further on the sugar.
Mint: We used spearmint, but any available mint in your local supermarket will do.
Water: A bit of water makes the juice less concentrated, less viscous, and lighter on the palate.
We did use ice in this recipe, but note that it dilutes the juice once it melts, and not everyone may enjoy the drink afterward.
Can You Put Strawberries in a Juicer?
Yes! You can, but this comes with its drawbacks.
Strawberries are lacking in fiber and their texture is relatively soft. Thus they won’t produce much liquid and will be squashed to a purée when you push them through a juicer.
Another problem is strawberries getting stuck in the juicer’s feed chute. If this happens, add water or fibrous fruit into the tube to help push out the strawberry purée.
What Other Fruit Goes Well With Strawberry Juice?
Add your personal touch to this strawberry juice recipe with some extra fruit in the mix. Here are a few suggestions:
Kiwi and strawberry make a great combination. Although kiwi is a bit tarter, it balances the sweetness of strawberry to create a harmony of flavors.
Similar to strawberries, kiwi is also soft in texture. It’s best to put it in the blender along with your strawberries to add body to the texture.
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Very refreshing! Made this for my son and he really liked it.