Simple Juice Recipes: 23 Easy & Delicious Ideas

simple juice recipesMaking homemade vegetable juice may seem daunting, but it is actually very simple. Vegetable juice is an easy way to quickly get a lot of vegetables into your diet, which is a great way to stay fit and healthy.

In this article, I’ll share some tasty and simple juice recipes you can make yourself. The bonus? These vegetable juices are not only simple to make, but they are healthy too!

I often use 1 type of vegetable and some fruit. I don’t tend to follow recipes, but rather I look at what I have at home. In the meantime I have found a number of nice combinations, so today I want to give you some delicious juice recipes.

Simple juice recipes: the basics

Vegetable juice can be made in several different ways. Below I’ll share with you which ways of making vegetable juice are available.

At the bottom of this article you’ll find some tasty and healthy recipes that you can make at home, and with the tips below you will soon be a juicing expert!

How do you make vegetable juice at home?

making vegetable juice at homeThere are several ways to make vegetable juice:

  • Making vegetable juice in a blender
  • Making vegetable juice in a centrifuge
  • Making vegetable juice in a cold press
  • Making vegetable juice in a slow juicer

Making vegetable juice in a blender

With a blender, you can make smoothies rather than juice. Smoothies are very high in fiber, which is good for a healthy gut, among other things. The disadvantage of vegetable smoothies from a blender is that the nutrients oxidize quickly, so they have to be consumed on the same day.

Are you going to make vegetable juice in a blender? Then it is best to drink the smoothie shortly after you make it. The less time between blending and drinking, the fewer vitamins and minerals will be lost.

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Making vegetable juice in a centrifuge

With a centrifuge, you can quickly and easily make vegetable juice: ideal for when you have little time. The disadvantage of making vegetable juice in a centrifuge is the sharp grater. The grater spins very quickly, and this creates a lot of heat, and with it oxidation.

Juicing with a centrifuge is not ideal, so if you want to make vegetable juice to get as many vitamins and minerals as possible, you have to look for another way to make vegetable juice.

Making vegetable juice in a cold press

Making vegetable juice with a cold press is a lot better for preserving nutrients than with a blender or a centrifuge. With a cold press, all the ingredients go into a large bag that is then crushed. This releases many, but not all, of the nutrients.

Making vegetable juice in a slow grinder

By making vegetable juice with a slow juicer, you grind all the ingredients very slowly. You can compare it a bit with how your teeth chew and grind food. The blades wring all the nutrients out of the vegetables. This is how most of the nutrients get into the juice.

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Simple juice recipes: Tips for making juice at home

tips for making simple juiceBefore I get to the recipes, I would like to share with you some tips that will make your juicing experience more enjoyable.

Stock up on juices

So you can enjoy a tasty and healthy juice at any time, it is best to make juices in bulk. I even juice for an hour once every 2 weeks, and this is enough to keep me in supply.

I bought BPA-free bottles so that I can freeze my juices. By the way, you can keep a freshly squeezed juice in the fridge for 1 – 2 days. I usually use a glass bottle or a mason jar.

Recipe variation is key

In principle, you can use all kinds of fruit and vegetables to make juices. From sweet potato, beetroot, and spinach, to all kinds of fruit and even fresh herbs such as thyme and mint. You will probably have your own favorite fruit and vegetables, but make sure to vary them so you don’t end up bored drinking the same thing every day.

Soft fruit such as a ripe avocado or banana contains little juice and is, therefore, more difficult to juice. These do not go into the juicer, but you can mix them with the juice afterward in your blender.

Organic fruit and vegetables are better

You can put almost all fruits and vegetables in the juicer without peeling. However, there are exceptions, such as sprayed vegetables and fruit.

Organic fruit and vegetables are unsprayed, so you only have to wash them before adding them to the juicer. For example, you can use an organic lemon with peel in your juices.

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Add small pieces to the juicer

Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables such as celery and pineapple are quite a challenge due to their structure. By cutting them into short pieces or small cubes, you prevent blockages due to the stringy fibers. It can also help to alternate celery with a piece of apple or carrot.

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Don’t waste the leftovers

After making fresh juices, there is always pulp left over. You don’t have to throw this away! For example, use the leftover beet pulp to make tasty beet burgers or use the carrot pulp to make a tasty carrot cake.

Experiment with different flavors

Try adding an extra flavor enhancer such as fresh green herbs or ginger. The latter in particular might take some getting used to. I really had to learn to eat ginger, but now I love it and I am increasing my intake.

I like ginger, partly because it is a good remedy for migraines. (Luckily I haven’t had one in 2 years!)

Accept that sometimes it doesn’t work out

As with anything in life, you have to accept that sometimes things go wrong when experimenting.

For example, a juice with spinach, pear, carrot, mandarin, and cauliflower was not a success. The juice smelled too much like cauliflower and the taste was overpowering.

Basic rules when experimenting

Are you going to make your own vegetable juice recipe? Then keep a few rules of thumb in mind.

  • Your recipe will be best if you always add a ‘sour’. Think of lemon, rhubarb, or a squeeze of lime.
  • A ‘spicy’ in your recipe is always good too. Think ginger, red pepper, or arugula.
  • Don’t forget the sweet undertones in your recipe! You can get these from fruit, but carrots or beets are also very sweet.
  • Looking for an easy basis for your recipe? Go juice with cucumber. Cucumber tastes neutral.
  • Most importantly, have fun making your vegetable juice recipe!

Simple juice recipes

Quick, tasty, easy, and healthy: with these vegetable juice recipes you will have your portion of vegetables in no time.

Of course, you should continue to eat your vegetables with a meal. Vegetable juices are intended to be consumed in addition to a healthy diet, not as a replacement.

Flirty orange juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 5 cm ginger root

Mean green juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 5 cm ginger root

Sunny orange juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1-inch ginger

Exobeet juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 beetroot
  • 150 grams blueberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 2 stalks celery
  • a handful of red grapes

Tropikale juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 handfuls of kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1 half pineapple
  • 1 handful of lamb’s lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 3 passion fruit

Orange fest juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 100 grams of soaked almonds (at least 24 hours)
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 3 carrots
  • Optional: cayenne pepper or a pinch of cinnamon

Red kick juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves red cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 pear or apple
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 5 cm ginger root

Spicy lemonade juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Maybe a thumb of ginger

Calming carrot juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 7 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ½ beetroot
  • ½ lemon

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Celery thriller juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • ¼ white cabbage
  • ¼ grapefruit
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 15 cm cucumber
  • 1 thumb of ginger
  • 1 handful of mint leaves
  • 1 handful of parsley (optional)

The big bang juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • Celery or cucumber to taste (and volume; the more you put in, the more juice you will have)

Spicy tomato juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 radishes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste)

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Sweet potato super juice recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ sweet potato
  • 3 carrots
  • 2-3 stalks of broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper

Tropical fruit juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 mango
  • 2 yellow kiwis
  • 1 lemon

Green energy juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 celery stalks
  • Half a cucumber
  • Half a lemon
  • 2 cm ginger
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme

Carrot juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 carrots
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • half a pear

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Berry boost juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls blueberries
  • 2 handfuls blackcurrants
  • 2 handfuls raspberries
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 raw beetroots

Green boost juice recipe

Ingredients

  • half a cucumber
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 pear
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cm fresh ginger

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Kale is kool juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • half a cucumber
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 green apples
  • half a lemon
  • 1 cm fresh ginger

Beetroot juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • handful of strawberries
  • 1 beetroot
  • 4 carrots
  • half a lemon

Peach juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of raspberries
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 1 wild peach
  • half a cantaloupe melon
  • half a lemon
  • pomegranate seeds

Mango madness juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 pear
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • half a lime
  • 1 mango

Healthy green juice recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of watercress
  • 1 raw beetroot
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 orange

Simple juice recipes: final thoughts

Hopefully, these 23 simple juice recipes are enough to get you started in the world of juicing. Dive into the kitchen and try one of these homemade vegetable juice recipes, and remember the golden rule of juicing: experiment!

If you don’t like one of the ingredients, just leave it out. And if there is an ingredient you really want to put in the juice, just add it. The more experimenting you do, the more you will enjoy making homemade juice.

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Jessica Mason

Jessica is a smoothie enthusiast who believes the best way to start the day is with a delicious smoothie. When she is not drinking a smoothie, you’ll find her coming up with new recipes and trying out the latest blenders. Jessica likes the outdoors and socializing with friends.