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Lately, I’ve been on a juice kick and I’ve been loving these grab-n-go drinks. They’re a perfect substitute for breakfast or lunch and help get me back on track whenever I have been eating unhealthy. I tend to go and buy these drinks from some local juice stores, but since I’ve been stuck at home I thought making them myself would work fine. 

Listed below are a couple of different recipes that I have been using to make my juices. I’ve been making beet and green juices, along with some ginger shots. By doing this, it has helped me with my consumption of vegetables and has enhanced the amount of nutrients my body receives. 

Vegetables are not my go-to type of food, and with that being said I need to find ways to incorporate more of them into my meals. By juicing, it’s an easy way to get the most out of vegetables and get me to eat (in this instance drink) them. As I said, I love these as a grab-n-go meal and they work well whenever I’m in a rush. Juices are also great when you just don’t feel like cooking a meal. They are a lazy alternative that’s healthy and doesn’t have you reaching for chips or cookies. 

Green Juice

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Green juice is full of green vegetables, hence the name. These type of juices are great for weight loss and tends to be less sweet since they’re more vegetable-based and include less fruit than other juices. They’re also great for aiding in digestion and helping to reduce inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Celery
  • Spinach 
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Cucumber

Beet Juice

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Among all of the juices, beet juice is my personal favorite. It is sweeter and its color is stunning, however, you won’t want to spill it on your white shirt. Some benefits of beet juice include energy boosts, helps regulate blood sugar levels, aids in digestion, and can help lower high blood pressure. Beet juice does have a pretty distinctive taste, but keep in my it is a superfood so you should give it a try!

Ingredients:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Apple
  • Ginger

Ginger Shots

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Ginger shots are great in the morning to wake you up and clear your senses. These shots help reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, and enhance immune functions. They also help rev up your metabolism and fight against infections. However, beware, they can be a tad bit spicy!

Ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Honey 

The juicer I use for all of these juices is the Omega Nutrition Center Juicer. It’s on the pricier end but works great and can withstand all of the wear and tear it’ll get throughout the years. 

Let me know if you try these juices and what you think! I have been enjoying them for the past couple of weeks and I hope you can too. Also, don’t be afraid to make a batch of juice so that you don’t have to juice every day. It’s best to drink the juice within 2 days so it stays fresh. In the end, juice know I’m rooting for you and I know you’ll make the perfect juice (enjoy the puns haha).

See ya later:)

Jacqui M. Green  

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