Occasionally, I write about my love for juicing fruits and vegetables .  Whenever I do, I get a huge response from people who want specific juicing recipes as well as tips and tricks.  Since everyone seems interested in juicing recipes and the benefits of juicing, I wanted to write a follow-up post to provide everyone with all of my favorite juicing recipes.  Here are some of my hands-down faves:

The Cancer Killer

  • one cup of raw brussel sprouts
  • three small carrots (peeled)
  • one small orange
  • 1/2 of a pomegranate
  • one small sweet potato
  • one small cucumber

The Fat Flusher

  • one small cucumber
  • one small apple
  • three stalks of bok choy
  • six small carrots (peeled)
  • one cup of cilantro
  • one green pepper

The Bloody Holly (like a bloody Mary, get it?)If you've never juiced before, I'll let you in on something. Juicing fruits and vegetables is awesome. Here are some of my favorite juicing recipes.

  • two small beets
  • three small carrots (peeled)
  • one stalk of rainbow chard
  • twelve small strawberries
  • one small cucumber

Crazy Juice (my kid’s favorite)

  • three small apples (peeled)
  • one small cucumber
  • one small orange one stalk of bok choy
  • one stalk of rainbow chard
  • eight small carrots (peeled)
  • one pomegranate

Liquid Crack

  • one cup cilantro
  • one cup parsley
  • one cup spinach
  • one small cucumber
  • three small carrots
  • 3 small apples

These are some of my favorite juicing recipes.  If you try them, make sure to report back to tell me what you think!  If you’re interested, make sure to check out my post about the benefits of juicing.  I also wanted to include my list of juicing tips and tricks:

My favorite juicing vegetables:

  • Carrots- they add a complex flavor to any batch of juice
  • Cucumbers- they have an unbelievable amount of juice in them
  • Strawberries- They add a sweet and tart flavor to any batch of juice
  • Pomegranates- they add a sweet flavor to any batch.  I use them sparingly because they are expensive.
  • Beets- I love juicing beets.  However, the flavor can be overpowering so make sure that you like it before you add it to anything else.
  • Romaine lettuce- I seriously cannot believe how much juice is in lettuce.  Juicing romaine creates a smooth, green juice base.
  • Grapes- My kids love grape juice!
  • Apples- they taste good with almost anything

Get a Decent Juicer

If you know me, you know how cheap I can be. So, I’ve had a couple of cheap juicers before…and they quickly broke. Seriously, they were junk. Get yourself a good juicer. I’d highly suggest the gnarly juicer I have. It’s an Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer and it is the bomb. Seriously, I love it, love it, love it!

Keeping Costs Down

Juicing Recipes

A rainbow of juice- cucumbers, pomegranates, grapes, broccoli, and bok choy

In order to keep costs down, it’s important to shop around for sales.  Only buy produce when you can get it for a reasonable price and buy lots when you can.  I personally only buy and juice what’s on sale and I like that method because it gets me to try new recipes all the time.  When a fruit or vegetable is on super sale, I often buy a huge amount and juice it until the next sale comes along!

Another way to cut costs is to skip buying organic every time.  For a lot of produce, you can simply wash and skin the fruit or vegetable for the same effect.  I personally always peel cucumbers, apples, carrots, and anything with a skin.

Getting it to Taste Good

If your batch of juice tastes terrible, don’t despair.  Simply adding a few apples or a lemon is all it takes to make almost any batch of juice drinkable.  Lemons are fairly powerful and can completely take over even the most horrid-tasting juice.  Just add a few lemons and pretend it’s lemonade!  =)

If you’re interested in ordering a book of juicing recipes, check out the Juicing Bible.  It’s totally rad, and I think you’ll love it!

Have you ever tried juicing?  If so, what are your favorite juicing recipes?