A healthy diet should contain 6 to 8 servings of vegetables per day. That may seem like a target that is hard to achieve normally but can be made possible if you use your juicer to process them. It is very easy to consume vegetables in the form of juices. Nutrition-packed juice diets have also become a popular means of weight loss and detoxification.
These juices can be used for weight loss in two ways. The first one is when you go on a total juice detox i.e. you survive only on juices for a certain period of time. The other is balanced meal replacement. In this plan, the juices are incorporated into your day to day life and you replace carbohydrate-rich meals or fried foods with juices. The juices incorporate fruits only as a sweetener, while the main component of the juice is derived from vegetables.
Given below are some recipes for cold pressed juices, which will enrich your diet with greens and fruits and also help you lose weight.
The basic process of preparing juices is the same. The first step to make the juice is to wash and pat dry all the ingredients. It is preferable if the fruit and vegetables used are organic. The fruit and vegetables should be cut into smaller pieces. Peel the vegetables before processing. Place them in the juicer and process it as per instructions. The instructions can vary based on the type of fruit or vegetable.
- Juice That Is Good for a Start
You will need 2 medium apples, 3 medium carrots and 4 celery stalks. This juice is ideal for beginners who are on a juice diet journey. The ingredients are simple and the flavours are delicious and easy to handle. The health benefits of apples and carrots are many including healthy eyes, weight loss and lowering of cholesterol.
- The Ultimate Green Juice
For this juice, you will need 2 green apples, 3 stalks of celery without leaves, a cucumber, 8 leaves kale, ½ peeled lemon, a piece of fresh ginger and a sprig of mint. This recipe balances fruit and vegetable content to give you a refreshing blend. Apples provide you with vitamin C and Polyphenols, which are very beneficial for your health. The apples also do the work of a sweetener and the quantity can be adjusted as per requirement.
- Tropical Apple and Carrot Juice
For this juice, you will need a large apple, quartered, ¼ ounce pineapple chunks, 2 large carrots and 2 pieces of fresh ginger. This delicious drink is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Carrots provide vitamins A, B and K. They are also a good source of potassium. Carrot and apple juices complement each other with the sweetness of one balancing the tartness of the other.
- Apple and Lemon Juice
The ingredients for this juice are 2 lemons (peeled and halved), 4 apples, quartered, 2 cucumbers (halved) and a cup of water. This drink is light and tangy, which makes it ideal as the first drink of the day. This fortifies the body with antioxidants from apples and lemons as well as Vitamin K from the cucumbers.
- The Red Iron-Rich Juice
You will need 2 lemons, 2 carrots, 2 apples and 2 beets. This is also a great juice for the morning meal. It is nutritious and delicious with the lemon adding the kick of slight sourness to it. The beetroot in the juice is a good source of folate, manganese, potassium, iron and Vitamin C
Having organic cold press juices, which are freshly made with your juicer, are a great way to lose weight as well as to cleanse your body of toxins.