3 Detox Juice Recipes With A Blender | How to Juice With A Blender

 Juicing With A Blender




Some people don't realize that you don't need an expensive juicer to make healthy natural juice at home. All you need is a great blender, a nut bag(muslin bag), and a large bowl. Blend your veggies, pour them into the nut bag, and squeeze out the juice. It's that simple and quick! I have a Breville juicer, but honestly I find it to be too much work and clean up to use frequently. 

Benefits Of Blender Over Juicer For Juicing Include:
  1. Easier clean up
  2. Less waste
  3. More nutrient dence juice
  4. Blenders are less expensive than juicers

Health Benefits Of Juicing
  1. Easy way to consume more than your daily recommended veggies and fruit
  2. Quick way to get many nutrients into your body to boost your immune system, improve energy, and decrease inflammation
  3. Juicing protects heat sensitive nutrients
  4. Help detoxify and cleanse the body
  5. Aid weight loss
  6. Improve Blood pressure

Choosing The Right Blender For Juicing
Blender for juicing
Some experts claim that blending can destroy a large amount of the nutrients found in vegetables and fruits due to the oxidation that happens while blending at high speeds. This is one reason why I use a NutritBullet Blender, because it does not blend it "extracts." NutriBullet states, "unlike juicers and blenders, nutrient extractors break down the cell walls of fibrous plant foods, releasing important vitamins and minerals contained within." So essentially you get more nutrients from using a NutriBullet Blender over a regular blender or high speed juicer. 

How To Use Natural Juice To Detox and Cleanse Your Body

A juice cleanse is essentially a form a fasting that gives your body a rest from digesting foods. There are numerous health benefits of fasting some of which include weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, improved fat burning, and improved energy. According to medifitnetwork.org, fasting has been shown to have regenerative effects on the immune system. Research suggest that fasting signals the immune system to destroy old and damaged cells and generate new ones. 

I don't recommend juicing more than a couple of days at a time.  I only use juicing as a way to jumpstart a new healthy eating lifestyle to further facilitate weight loss. When juicing the key for maximal health benefits is to use primarily vegetables like leafy greens, beets, cucumbers, celery, carrots and few fruit. These vegetables are high in water content. Water is the most important element to detoxify the body. Choice of fruit should be low in sugar like lemon juice, berries and apples.

Detox Juice Recipes



1. Beet, Carrot, Ginger, Red Apple Juice

Ingredients:
1 large Beet
2 large carrots
1 red apple
Whole ginger to taste
2 cups of water

Equipment Needed:


Steps:
  1. Wash and chop all fruits and vegetables
  2. Put half of all chopped fruits and veggies in blender
  3. Pour water in blender
  4. Cover blender and blend
  5. Put the rest of the veggies and fruit in the blender and blend again
  6. Open the nut bag in the bowl
  7. Pour the blended mixture into the bag
  8. You will see juice start to drain out of the bag into the bowl
  9. To speed up the process squeeze the nut bag until no more juice comes out and only chaff remains in the bag.
  10. Poor the juice into a cup and enjoy!
  11. This recipe makes about 4 cups of juice.
*Using the NutriBullet Blender there is an extract button. Use this button when making juice. The blender will blend for some seconds, stop and blend again all on its own. It will shut off on its own when everything is blended well. 

2. Carrot Orange Ginger Juice

Ingredients:
4 large carrots
1 orange
Whole ginger to taste
2 cups of water


Steps:
  1. Peel orange
  2. Wash and chop all fruits and vegetables
  3. Put half of all chopped fruits and veggies in blender
  4. Pour water in blender
  5. Cover blender and blend
  6. Put the rest of the veggies and fruit in the blender and blend again
  7. Open the nut bag in the bowl
  8. Pour the blended mixture into the nut bag
  9. You will see juice start to drain out of the bag into the bowl
  10. To speed up the process squeeze the nut bag until no more juice comes out and only chaff remains in the bag.
  11. Poor the juice into a cup and enjoy!
  12. This recipe makes about 4 cups of juice.
  • Using the NutriBullet Blender there is an extract button. Use this button when making juice. The blender will blend for some seconds, stop and blend again all on its own. It will shut off on its own when everything is blended well. 


3. Cucumber Celery Spinach Green Apple Ginger (Green Juice)

Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
4 large celery sticks
1 green apple
3 - 4 cups fresh spinach
Whole ginger to taste
2 cups of water
Lemon juice (optional)


Steps:
  1. Wash and chop all fruits and vegetables
  2. Put half of all chopped fruits and veggies in blender
  3. Pour water in blender
  4. Cover blender and blend
  5. Put the rest of the veggies and fruit in the blender and blend again
  6. Open the nut bag in the bowl
  7. Pour the blended mixture into the nut bag
  8. You will see juice start to drain out of the bag into the bowl
  9. To speed up the process squeeze the nut bag until no more juice comes out and only chaff remains in the bag.
  10. Poor the juice into a cup and enjoy!
  11. Add a little lemon juice to preserve green color
  12. This recipe makes about 4 cups of juice.
  • Using the NutriBullet Blender there is an extract button. Use this button when making juice. The blender will blend for some seconds, stop and blend again all on its own. It will shut off on its own when everything is blended well. 


THESE JUICES WILL STAY FRESH IN THE FRIDGE FOR 3 DAYS, BUT I RECOMMEND MAKING FRESH JUICE AFTER TWO DAYS

Health Benefits Ingredients in These Juices
Beets are a good source of folate which is important for normal tissue growth and cell function. Beets are rich in potassium, and foods high in potassium have been shown to aid in lowering blood pressure. Beets are high in Iron which helps to boost blood and treat anemia. Lastly beets are high in vitamin C which is a know antioxidant that helps with tissue healing and prevent cell damage and inflammation in the body. Other health benefits of beets include improved blood flow, and increased exercise performance. Beets are also 90% water

Carrots like Beets they are mostly water at 88%, and as we know water is the primary thing we need to cleanse our body. Carrots are a good source of beta carotene which promotes good vision, growth and immune function. Biotin which is good for skin and hair, Vitamin K which is important in blood and bone health, Vitamin B6 which is important for energy production and potassium as mention aids with lowering blood pressure and improves muscle function.

Ginger can be considered a superfood with well researched strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Well known for its ability to improve stomach ailments like nausea and vomiting, it is also purported to prevent cancer, decrease pain and protect against arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Research has also shown that it can aid in treating and preventing diabetes by helping lower blood sugar levels.

Oranges provide over 100% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. They are also rich in B vitamins thiamine and folate which improve energy metabolism and potassium which lowers blood pressure and decreases ones risk of heart disease.

Cucumbers are composed of 96% water. They are rich in vitamin K and antioxidants. Some health benefits of consuming cucumbers and cucumber water include improved hydration, weight loss, reduced blood sugar and decreased constipation.

Celery is rich in antioxidants, vitamin K, A, and C, as well as potassium and folate. Some health benefits of consuming celery include decreased inflammation, reduced blood sugar, weight loss, improved digestion

Spinach is over 90% water so it aids in hydration. It is high in carotenoids which help with vision and skin, vitamin C which acts as a strong antioxidant, Vitamin K which helps with blood coagulation, folic acid with is essential for normal cell function, Iron which improves blood health to treat anemia, and calcium which aids in improving bone health.

Apples are rich in potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. The antioxidants in apples have been shown to be antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, aid in weight loss, improve brain function, and improve muscle function. Potassium improves heart health and lowers blood pressure



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