If you’re new to juicing, these 58 recipes can give you a good head start.
Benefits of Juicing
The process of juicing extracts nutrients from whole produce and allows you to consume them in delicious liquid form. It’s especially helpful to those who dislike the texture of fruits and vegetables and tend to seek alternatives.
What’s better is you can get nutrients from different sources in just one drink. Consuming as many nutrients as possible can benefit your body inside and out; they help you fight off diseases and improve your appearance.
Plus, a glass of juice is a good way to make your meals more enjoyable. If you love what you eat, staying on the healthy track becomes easier and feels like less of an obligation.
However, it’s also important to remember you can’t depend on juice alone. Your body also needs fiber, so you’ll still have to eat some whole fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend finding a balance between eating fruits and drinking juices so you’ll get the best of both worlds.
Beverages With Carrots
Besides boosting your immune system, carrots also contain lots of vitamin A, a nutrient that aids eye health and improves your skin tone. The root can be eaten raw or cooked, and it certainly makes wonderful drinks:
Carrot Orange Juice: We’ll start this list off with our most popular carrot beverage. Its sweetness is nicely complemented by a bit of tanginess from oranges to create a refreshing drink.
Carrot Orange Ginger Juice: With ginger added to the mix, you get an orangy health boost with an amazing therapeutic aroma. It’s packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
Carrot Apple Juice: This recipe fuses apples and carrots to give you a super delicious health boost. The ginger undercurrent creates a pleasant heart-warming sensation in every sip.
Carrot Tomato Juice: If you think there’s no way these two would work together in a drink, this recipe will change your tune. It has a fresh aroma and is delightfully flavorful.
Carrot Mango Juice: This sweet beverage is naturally thickened with mango pureé and brightened with a squeeze of lime juice. Try it without sugar first, and if you enjoy the taste, you’ll be one step closer to cutting processed sugar out of your diet.
Not a fan of leafy greens? Green juice is an alternative way to access their nutrients. With the understanding that not everyone loves the taste of vegetables, our chefs tweaked the formulas several times so the drinks taste as good as possible.
Mean Green Juice: The name’s “mean” but the drink’s all about balanced flavors. It’s packed with aromas — a fresh choice to complete heavy meals.
Green Machine Juice: This one has a lot of ingredients, making it the most flavorful drink in our green juice collection. We love the hint of natural sweetness it gets from coconut water.
Green Vegetable Juice: Want to go green with a touch of natural sweetness? This beverage is full of greens and lightly sweetened with apple juice and honey, promising a great experience.
Kale Green Juice: Kale lovers, this drink is dedicated to you. It’s an easy health boost made of fresh produce with a warm undertone thanks to the addition of ginger.
Beverages With Orange and Grapefruit
Grapefruits are more than just large oranges: they have a deeper color and taste a little sweeter. You can use grapefruits and oranges interchangeably with each other in all of our recipes and still come out with a delicious vitamin C boost.
Simply Orange Juice: Straightforward and classic, orange juice on ice is the solution to hot and hectic days. We added some mint to give the drink a fresh touch.
Milk and Orange Juice: This combination sounds odd, but we promise it’s worth a try. It finds a balance between tanginess and sweetness, and it’s got that silky, creamy texture.
Orange Pineapple Juice: Pineapples not only give you the vibe of a Hawaiian vacation, but also enhance the taste of citruses in general. With some fresh mint and loads of ice, this is the complete package.
Orange Mango Juice: This tropical beverage is a perfect way to start the day or end a meal. The thick, sweet drink requires just 4 ingredients — a quick and easy pick.
Orange Pomegranate Juice: If you want something that makes your orange juice look and taste expensive, pomegranate is the answer. The gorgeous rubies hidden in these healthy fruits possess a sweet and tangy juice that’ll intensify the orange flavor.
Gin and Grapefruit Juice: Alcohol gets a bad rap, but a moderate amount is just fine. Spiced with thyme and cinnamon, this citrusy iced cocktail is the solution for your summer craving.
Tequila and Grapefruit Juice: We played around with these tart and sweet flavors and found a satisfying balance. It’s super fragrant and the touch of alcohol adds a beautiful punch.
Vodka and Grapefruit Juice: With the aid of some club soda, this cocktail becomes a fun fizzy drink to enjoy. The carbonation really enhances the citrus flavor.
Drinks With Lime and Lemon
Many people mistakenly equate these classic citrus fruits, but the truth is not so simple. Limes are far sourer than lemons, while lemons give the gentle zing with a hint of sweetness.
Let’s take a look at what you can do with these two:
Lemonade: You don’t need to buy this classic summer drink at the store because you can simply make it at home. While you’re at it, add a few basil leaves to really kick that cooling sensation up a notch.
Fresh Lime Juice: This lime version of lemonade (you might know it as limeade) leans toward the tangy end of the spectrum. It’s garnished with fresh mint leaves and makes for a worthy competitor for the ever-popular lemonade.
Milk and Lemon Juice: This one has the same silky consistency of the milk-and-orange drink we introduced earlier, but with a lot more zing. It also gains a gentle aroma from maple syrup.
Ginger Lemonade: When ginger’s added to the mix, lemonade feels like a home remedy. The aromatic root adds even greater health-boosting potential to the drink.
Honey and Lemon Juice: This sweet and tangy drink owes its incredible herbaceous aroma to thyme. The herb really showcases a different take on the classic lemonade.
Vodka and Lime Juice: Vodka and lime juice are meant for each other. With the aid of crushed ice, they make a cocktail destined for hot summer evenings.
Cucumber Lime Juice: With cucumber and lime juice in the same drink, you can expect fantastic refreshment and hydration. Keep a large batch in the fridge and you’ll find the summer heat just melts away.
Drinks From Celery Juice
If you’re accustomed to using celery in cooking, just wait ‘till you try it in a juice. Celery generates an amazing aroma that pairs well with many complementing ingredients for incredible flavors.
Carrot and Celery Juice: This one is a perfect start if you’ve never had a celery drink before. It’s packed with antioxidants and the celery aroma itself is very mild.
Apple Celery Juice: Alternatively, you can add some celery to an apple juice — it masks the veggies’ flavor really well. We honestly think that apple juice tastes better with a little touch of celery.
Pineapple Celery Juice: This tropical take on celery juice is mild and gentle. All the components fuse into each other smoothly.
Cucumber Celery Juice: If you’re a vegetable lover, this veggie drink is for you. It’s full of attractive aromas and nutrients, and can be drunk frequently to keep you hydrated.
Jungle juices are delicious cocktails that theoretically have military roots. Soldiers posted to tropical regions mixed whatever alcohol and fruits they could get their hands on. They surely knew how to have fun.
Nowadays, the recipes are more refined. Since its invention, jungle juice has taken on many delicious, colorful forms.
Vodka Jungle Juice: The most basic recipe contains fruit juices, vodka, and slices of fresh fruit. You can add more fruit slices if you want — the more the merrier.
Blue Jungle Juice: This one takes on the gorgeous color of a breezy beach trip: a blue sea and yellow sun. The cherries really make the drink pop and look even fancier.
Green Jungle Juice: Don’t confuse this with the green juices above! The eponymous color comes from blue curaçao mixed with orange juice, giving this cocktail a distinct citrus flavor. Consider this a “cheat-day” item to add to your all-green diet.
Watermelon Jungle Juice: This one combines the best flavors: sweet watermelon, tangy lemon juice, refreshing coconut water, and both rum and vodka for a perfect summer vibe.
Halloween Jungle Juice: The ingredients for this one might be a handful but the result is worth your while. It’s prepared with the best fruits and different types of alcohol, and it’s super fragrant.
Drinks From Apple Juice
Apples are amazing: there are many kinds of apples, and each has its own unique flavor. By switching between varieties, you’ll have a little surprise each time you make the drink.
(Refined) Sugar-Free Apple Juice: This beverage proves that apples taste great on their own and need no additional sweetener. With a touch of rosemary, you’ll have the most fragrant apple juice ever.
Green Apple Juice: If you’re into tart apples, this green beverage is for you. We added some kale for the nutrients, and honey in place of sugar. If you don’t need the added sweetness, skip the honey.
Apple Juice and Vodka: Vodka and cinnamon may sound like an odd combination, but with apples everything tastes amazing. Clean notes of vodka match with tangy apple and are all rounded off with the warm aroma of cinnamon.
Carrot Apple Beet Juice: The earthy aroma of beetroots and the warmth of ginger breathe new life into simple apples and carrots. They’re a wonderful mix.
Drinks From Beetroot and Ginger
Beetroot and ginger usually serve as complementary ingredients, so you’ll find them all over other categories. These drinks, on the other hand, promote the pure taste of the aromatic roots themselves.
Ginger Beet Juice: The two roots combine with celery, lemon, and cucumber to make a super fragrant health elixir.
Ginger Water: Slices of ginger, citruses, and a fruit of your choice slowly diffuse their essence into the water to make the most fragrant detox water. If you want hydration that’s more interesting than plain water, this one is a must-try.
Drinks From Pineapple Juice
This tropical fruit tastes great on its own, so it’s not hard to turn it into tasty drinks. In fact, we have eight:
(Refined) Sugar-Free Pineapple Juice: Pure pineapple juice can taste a little too sharp as-is, but we’ve found a way around refined sugar. This all-natural drink is a concoction of pineapples, apples, grapes, and coconut water, and falls right in the middle of the sweet-sour scale.
Vodka and Pineapple Juice: Vodka, lime juice, and pineapple juice all add different notes of flavor to this drink. Plus, the tiny lemongrass straws really take it to the next level.
Rum and Pineapple Juice: Rum, star anise, and cinnamon make the best dessert, and that’s what this rum and pineapple juice is all about. It’s fresh, sweet, tangy, and carries a hint of lingering warmth in the aftertaste.
Pineapple Lemonade: If you ever need a lip-smacking vitamin boost, check out this easy drink. It has coconut water, pineapple juice, and lemon juice, all sweetened with sugar and freshened up with basil.
Pineapple Ginger Juice: This drink finds a balance of sweetness and tanginess and is enriched with a spicy note from ginger. All makes for an aromatic health boost.
Pineapple Mango Juice: Since mangoes are already really sweet, this drink needs no sugar to hit you right in the sweet tooth. It also has ginger, which lends a little warmth to the tropical refreshment.
Pineapple Cucumber Juice: Mild and refreshing is the theme of this drink. It goes easy on the palate, a simple thirst-quenching beverage to keep in the fridge.
Drinks From Watermelon
If you’re into the sweet flavor of watermelon, you’re going to love these drinks:
Watermelon Juice: Simple, easy, and gorgeous, this watermelon juice is naturally sweet and completes brunch or dinner perfectly. It’s a must-have summer drink.
Watermelon Juice and Lemon: Lemon juice brightens everything up, and watermelon juice is no exception. It’s even better with some fresh mint.
Lime Watermelon Juice: With a squeeze of lime juice and a sprig of rosemary, watermelon juice becomes even more refreshing.
Watermelon Strawberry Juice:This thick drink has an intense flavor plus the cooling essence of mint. It’s rich in flavors and nutrients.
Watermelon Cucumber Juice: Both made up of almost 90% water, these two fruits combine with lemon juice and spearmint to create a thirst-quenching beverage. It’s sweet and mildly tangy.
Drinks From Cucumber
Cucumbers are all too often ignored by most people who are new to juicing. The fruit is extremely low in calories and tastes super refreshing. It makes for delicious drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Cucumber and Lemon Juice: This tangy green drink is a brilliant way to stay hydrated. It also has a mild basil aroma which makes every sip a pleasure.
Cucumber Lime Juice: This drink is as refreshing as the one above but comes with a stronger zing.
Cucumber Water: This almost-zero calorie drink is filled with citrus aromas and no sweetness at all — an ideal replacement for plain water. You can sometimes take a bite out of the cucumber and fruit slices for a quick snack too.
Drinks From Passion Fruit
This seedy fruit may seem a little intimidating to work with, but it’s really easy and tastes amazing. It’s got a tanginess similar to citrus and a unique aroma found nowhere else.
Passion Fruit Juice: With the addition of some sugar, water, mint, and ice, you’ve got yourself a super fragrant and refreshing drink for special occasions.
Passion Fruit Margarita: This recipe adds a tropical twist to everyone’s favorite — a margarita on ice with an amplified citrusy flavor. It can delight all of your senses.
Passion Fruit Mango: This sweet, fragrant drink with crunchy passion fruit seeds is a really fun drink. Here’s our tip: freeze the mangoes for a slushy texture.
Best Time to Drink Juices
Drinking fruit juices on an empty stomach to “absorb nutrients better” is a misconception that regularly circulates about the internet for some reason. There’s no scientific research to back this claim.
In fact, we found that drinking juices with a meal will make you feel much more satiated. Once you’re satisfied, you’re likely to snack less and control your calorie intake better.
How to Store Fruit Juices
A few things happen when fruit juices are exposed to air:
The drink will darken in color. This is due to the enzymes inside the fruits that speed up the oxidation process.
Vitamin C will gradually degrade. The nutrient is also heat-sensitive and is typically lost if it is cooked.
Hence, the key to keeping fruit juices is to limit the amount of air in the container. One solution is to portion the drinks into Ziploc bags like so:
Prepare a water bath.
Slowly drop the bags full of juice, one at a time, into the water bath. You’ll notice that some of the air is pressed out.
Carefully lower the bag so the water squeezes all of the air out. Then seal the bag.
Plus, colder temperatures deactivate enzymes that would otherwise cause spoilage, so we always store our extra baggies of juice in the freezer. They keep for up to 3 months and are less likely to change in color.