So we’re going to give you the bad news first: the term “superfruit,” is getting bandied about a whole lot lately, but it doesn’t have the most solid definition. It has been used as a marketing term in the food and beverage industry, and the designation of a superfruit as you might see it on packaging doesn’t have any kind of legal definition. But don’t despair! Just because the term is a little shaky, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn which fruits are more nutritionally beneficial for you than others.
15 Superfruit Juices You Need to Start Drinking (Slideshow)
Using real superfruits in your whole juice blending process can be very beneficial to your health. While all fruits and vegetables are healthy, there are definitely some that are more potent in terms of anti-oxidants and micronutrients, and these are often referred to as superfruits.
Juicing is certainly a craze, and when done the proper way, can offer a magnitude of health benefits. As I’ve brought up in Juice Cleanses: Hype or Healthy?, traditional juicing is a waste of time and produce. The real value comes from whole fruit/vegetable blending.
I would not even label it juicing... just blending fruits and vegetables and consuming them in their full glory. Another note: juice cleanses really boil down to a bunch of hype, in my opinion. Juices are not meant for weight loss. Inherently, whole juices offer natural detoxification, but keep in mind that we should all be eating between five and 13 servings of fruits and veggies daily anyway.
I think whole-juicing is a great way to combine numerous fruits and vegetables, create a palatable drink, and get all those servings in. It can certainly be more convenient than munching on a few salads daily, which may be time-consuming and overwhelming
Take a look at the slideshow, which contains some of my personal favorite “superfruits” for including in a whole juice blend — these are fruits that have health benefits that go above and beyond.
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Since most fruit juices include high amounts of fruit (which contain sugar), they’re not ideal for diabetics who needs to maintain steady blood glucose levels. As a result, diabetics should stay away from fruit juices with a high glycemic index or high sugar content.
Diabetics really need to avoid the highest sugar fruits, such as:
Fresh veggies, on the other hand, tend to have a low glycemic index. This means that fresh veggie juices are perfect for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Note: We always recommend consulting with your doctor and keeping a close eye on your blood sugar levels when changing your diet. If you’re clear to start juicing, you’re in for a bunch of amazing benefits. Juicing makes it easy to increase your daily vitamin intake and improve your overall health.
Try switching out your fruit juice for fresh vegetable juice, or fruit juice that has low sugar and contains nutrient-packed fruits and veggies.
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The Best Vegetables to Juice for Beginners
Vegetables give our juices the nutrients. Here is a list of the best-tasting vegetables for juicing: Best Juicer for Leafy Greens.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is good for your eye health. Juicing carrots regularly can prevent various eye disorders. Carrot juice is also good for reducing skin inflammation.
Carrots taste great in almost every juice. They add some color and sweetness to your juices. They help mask stronger-tasting vegetables like Brussels sprouts or broccoli.
I know it’s technically not a vegetable, but it sure looks like one. The fruit has high water content. It’s 95% water, which makes it the perfect juicing ingredient.
Cucumbers are what I call a base item. You should aim to use at least one base item in every juice. Cucumbers have a mild taste. They won’t change the flavor of your juices much.
Although 95% water, cucumbers are rich in nutrients. One cup contains 1/4 of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. They also contain silica, which is good for your nails, skin, and hair.
I love celery. It’s one of my favorite things to juice. With its 95% water content, it’s another base item. Unfortunately, it’s on the Dirty Dozen list, which means it’s more likely to be contaminated with pesticides. So I would recommend only to buy organic celery.
Celery aids in digestion purifies your bloodstream and can clear up skin problems. Please make sure to juice the greens, they taste delicious and are high in nutrients.
Zucchini is the same as cucumbers they can be used in any juice. You won’t notice the mild flavor. If you are working out, it’s great to add them to your pre-workout juices as they contain energizing B vitamins.
If you’re struggling with stamina, try some beet juice. The nitrates in beets help to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery in your body, making exercise less tiring.
The taste of beets will surprise you. They taste delicious. The small beets are usually a bit sweeter than the big ones. You can also juice the beet greens. They are even higher in nutrients than the beet.
If you juice the greens, please make sure your beets are organic. Most of the pesticides sit right around the greens.
2. Power Gulp
A lot of these recipes are health driven, starting with this wonderful green juice. The veggies mix beautifully with the fruits, coming together to create a crisp, sweet, refreshing drink that really boosts your energy. Thanks to the kale, especially, you get so many nutrients – it's a super juice made from a super food! Drink this if you're pregnant or around your period, especially if you get really bad cramps.
1 cup sliced kale (from about 3 large leaves)
1 cup seedless green grapes (about 28)
1 English cucumber, thickly sliced
1 small Granny Smith apple (4–6 ounces), cored and cut into chunks
1/2 cup water
In a blender, combine kale, grapes, cucumber, apple, and water blend, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth. Strain juice and, if desired, thin with additional water. Before serving, garnish with a fresh kale leaf and a cucumber slice (optional). Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).
Tweetable: 5 Green Juice Recipes for Beginners
5 small Apples (or 3 medium apples)
Apples are an excellent addition to any juice recipe. Not only do they make a great base for your juices, they contain many health properties from vitamins, minerals and malic acid to detoxification benefits, digestion aid, cholesterol lowering and improved condition of the skin. There are some many varieties of apples to try, some of my favorite are fujis, galas and pink lady apples. Red Delicious tend to have a lot more sugar, where as the Granny Smith variety is one that has lower sugar content.
Apple Nutrition: Vitamin C & Polyphenols
10 Simple Juice Recipes to Healthify Your Baby’s Menu
1. Peach Juice
This fruity bevvie is perfect for a baby that just started drinking juice. Image Source: GK Food Diary
Perfect for an infant that’s making its first steps into the juice world, this sipper is not just tasty but also packed with dietary fiber and vitamin C.
The recipe calls for one teaspoon of honey or sugar (optional), but it’s best to keep the drink as sweetener-free as possible.
- Wash the peaches thoroughly.
- In a saucepan, add the water and bring to a boil.
- Add the peaches to the hot water and let them sit for a couple of minutes.
- Then, remove them from the hot water and peel them carefully.
- Chop them into cubes and add them to a blender along with sugar or honey (optional). Blend until smooth.
- You may need to add more water to the juice to thin its consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.
2. Apple Juice
This no-fuss and no-muss recipe is a total crowd-pleaser. After all, you can’t go wrong with apple juice. Image Source: GK Food Diary
At just two ingredients (including water), this apple juice recipe takes about 15 minutes to whip up.
But, don’t let the short prep time fool you. This juice packs a serious flavor punch, and it’s also loaded with fiber.
PS: If possible, skip the sugar.
Ingredients for the Applesauce:
- 2 medium-sized apples, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup water (or more for a thinner consistency)
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
Ingredients for the Juice:
- Wash the apples thoroughly. Then, peeled them and cut them into cubes.
- Add them to a saucepan along with water and sugar (if used) and simmer for 5-7 minutes until they are fork-tender.
- Transfer the apple cubes to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Then, add two tablespoons of applesauce and one cup of water into a bowl and stir with a spoon.
- Pour in glasses and serve.
3. Orange and Carrot Juice with Ginger
Give your baby’s juice cup a healthy makeover with this nutrient-dense recipe. Image Source: Baby Foodie
If you are looking for a delicious way to fortify your baby’s body during the winter, this juice recipe is as good as it gets.
Rich in vitamin C and A (from oranges and carrots respectively) and packed with antioxidant properties (thanks to the ginger), this juice is a must-try for everyone who wants to avoid getting sick – moms included.
- 4 oranges, peeled
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup carrots, chopped
- 2-4 tbsp water
- Add all the ingredients (minus the water) into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Once they are pureed, add the water and mix once again.
- Transfer to a glass and serve.
4. Green Gorilla Juice
Squeezing greens into your baby’s menu bever tasted better! Image Source: Baby Foodie
Are you looking for the ultimate vitamin-packed pick-me-up for your kids? Then, this green juice recipe is a dream come true.
Featuring five nutrient-dense foods including broccoli and kale, this juice is going to be your trusted ally in sneaking veggies into your little one’s menu.
- 1 broccoli stem
- 2-3 leaves kale or spinach
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 3 pears, peeled and quartered
- 1 lemon, peeled
5. Watermelon Juice
Keep your baby hydrated during the dog days of summer with this refreshing watermelon juice recipe. Image Source: GK Food Diary
This refreshing juice recipe will come handy on a hot summer day when your little one is this close to diving into the sea head first.
Add a savory kick to the mix by infusing the juice with lemon juice.
Your baby will love it, no doubt.
- 2 cups watermelon, chopped
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Strain the juice using a sieve and transfer to a cup.
6. Grape Juice
Refreshing, delicious and packed with much-needed nutrients, this juice recipe has it all. Image Source: GK Food Diary
Ready in just 10 minutes, this easy grape juice recipe is perfect for busy moms who still want to offer the most to their babies, especially on a nutritional level.
You can also add a bit of lemon juice for an extra kick if your baby is old enough.
- 2 cups grapes
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp honey or sugar (optional)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- Remove the stems from the grapes, add them to a big bowl and toss them with the lemon juice.
- Wash them thoroughly and add them to a blender along with water and the sweetener of your choice (optional). Blend for 10-15 seconds.
- Using a sieve, remove the skins and transfer to a cup.
7. ABC Juice (Apple/Beetroot/Carrot)
Bursting with color, this fail-proof juice recipe is super easy to make. Image Source: Kitchen Kathu Kutty
Here’s a playful way to get you and your little one engaged in healthy juicing.
This innovative juice recipe is made from everyday foods which can hit the spot even for fussy eaters.
Plus, the bright red will get your little one all pumped up.
- Grate all the ingredients and add them to a blender along with a little bit of water and puree until smooth.
- Using a sieve, remove all the chunks and transfer to a cup.
8. Carrot-Pear-Beet Juice
Add a healthy (and colorful) twist to your baby’s first juice with this easy-to-follow recipe. Image Source: A Delightful Home
Featured on Jessica Fischer’s 5-star rated cookbook “Best 100 Juices for Kids”, this delicious juice recipe is a must-try for every picky eater.
The delicious flavor and the eye-catching color of the juice are bound to convert your naysayer into a dedicated juice drinker from that very first sip.
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- 2 medium pears, peeled and pitted
- 5 medium carrots, peeled
- 1 large beet, peeled
- Add all the ingredients into a juicer.
- For a thinner consistency, add 1/4 cup of water to the mix.
9. Lemon Juice
A perfect balance of sweet and sour, this homemade juice will keep your baby on his/her toes. Image Source: GK Food Diary
When it comes to juices, you can’t get more classic than lemonade.
This go-to juice recipe is adapted to the palates of our little friends and can help them get a first taste of the classic beverage in the healthiest way possible.
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp sugar (optional)
- A pinch of salt (optional)
- Add the lemon juice to a bowl along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir well and serve.
10. Black Grapes and Mixed Berries Juice
Go all out on your baby’s juice with this black grape/berry recipe. Fancy, huh? Image Source: Easy Baby Meals
If you’re feeling fancy, this delicious grape/berry combo is a no-brainer.
This recipe is also enriched with cumin powder which adds a pleasant kick to the mix that is perfect for kids of 2 years and older. Ready to fancify your kid’s juice time?
- 1 cup black grapes
- 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp honey or sugar (optional)
- 2 pinches of cumin powder (optional)
- Wash all the fruits and cut the berries into smaller pieces.
- Add them to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Using a strainer, get rid of all the chunks and transfer to a cup.
4. Detox Green Lemon Juice Recipe
This juice will allow you to clean your body of toxins through its healthy ingredients (lemon, parsley, cucumber). This juice is also rich in chlorophyll, a powerful nutrient in the blood system. Also the kale, a green leafy veggie, which is also rich in many vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients.
The “guest star” rose water brings a beautiful aroma to this green lemon-rose juice.
- 1 lemon or lime
- 1 bowl of parsley
- ½ Cucumber
- some kale
- ½ Glass of pre-made Rose Water
- Wash the cucumber and cut it into slices. If it’s not organic, try to find one that is.
- Cut the parsley and kale leaves and mix them with the cucumber slices. Add your rose water to the juicer and start the extraction.
- When your juice is ready, add the lemon juice and stir well.
7. Not Washing Your Juicer Between Juices
This one’s a bit of a personal preference, maybe I should have said be careful of the order you make your juice because flavours carry over until you wash it.
For instance, if you make a green juice then some orange and carrot juice you’re going to get left with an undertone of green flavour in your juice. Likewise, if you made something with ginger, any following juicers are certainly going to taste of ginger!
You can plan and adjust accordingly, orange juice followed by green juice might taste quite nice for instance.
Juices For Healthy Hair — Easy-To-Make Juice Recipes
By using some simple juice recipes, that include a combination of the produce mentioned above, you will be able to keep your hair silky and hydrated. Look over the following seven effective juice recipes to give you silky, manageable hair.
1. Cucumber Carrot Juice
This first recipe is light, yet contains healthy doses of beta-carotene.
The inclusion of an apple will help with digestion, allowing you to absorb the nutrients quicker. Juice the following ingredients:
2. Lycopene Booster
The next recipe is another carrot and cucumber combo, but with the addition of lycopene that is an anti-aging compound.
Combine the following ingredients:
- 4 large carrots
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red/yellow pepper
- A squeeze of lemon juice
3. Beetroot Juice Cleanser
Beetroot helps cleanse and support liver function for better blood circulation that carries nutrients to your hair.
It contains many of the nutrients needed to promote healthier hair. Combine these items:
4. Kale Celery Juice
This recipe includes kale leaves, which are a great source of beneficial nutrients for silky hair and healthier hair follicles.
You can add a bit of lemon for added flavor:
- 4-6 large kale leaves
- 2 ribs of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 1-inch ginger root
5. Strawberry Blast Juicer Recipe
The Strawberry Blast combines cucumbers, carrots, and strawberries.
The strawberries add vitamin C and high antioxidants content that help stimulate hair growth. Juice these items:
6. Guava Juice
Guava has high antioxidants content, and a variety of minerals. With guava juice, you will get a healthy amount of iron, calcium and folate.
These minerals help prevent hair loss and strengthen your hair. Use this simple recipe to make your own guava juice:
7. Onion Cucumber Juice
Eating more onion can help to restore damaged hair and supply your follicles with more nutrients.
This should help make your hair smoother and more manageable. Add these ingredients to your juicer:
If you want silky, more manageable hair, start drinking a glass of any of these juices daily. This will help promote a healthier head of hair and give you the tresses that you have want.
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About Sara Ding
Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.
I just found your juicing site and i am trying the 7 juices you have recommended for hair. My question, should I consume the entire drink at one time (they are each over 8 ounces) or divide them into several 8 ounce glasses or a few days?
Hi Theresa, you can try each juice recipe for a few days and then move on to the next recipe. All the proposed juice recipes contain nutrients that are targeted for strong, healthy hair. You might see that your hair drops less after a few weeks of drinking these juices. Happy juicing!
Quite good and beneficial information,thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your wonderful recipe! I am actually on a liquid fast for spiritual reasons too but saw that these juices also makes for healthy hair and i was so glad cause my hair has been thinning and i have this thing called Alopecia arata where chunks of my hair fall off, I am now on Day 8 of my liquid fast. I really like your selections of fruits and vegetables! They taste amazing! Thank you so much for the free recipes and sharing it with the world. God bless you!
How to juice this fruit
You’re fine to juice the arils. Cut open the pom (cut in half) and pop out the arils. A good technique is to fill a bowl full of water and take half of the pomegranate and peel back the skin, and the arils will easily pop out.
Feed them through your juicer and alternate with other produce. They might cause a traffic jam in your juicer (the seeds are hard) but it’s just necessary for this ruby red juice. It pairs very well with other fruits and citrus. Try blueberry, grapes, apples, cranberries and even melons.