5 Healthy Juice Recipes for Weight Loss & Detoxification
Raise your hand if you feel like your metabolism is broken!
Most of us feel this way, and it’s easy to feel like you should give up hope.
However, did you know that nutrients control and run your metabolism?
If you want to actually LOSE weight, you need to nourish and flood your body with nutrients.
One of the easiest ways to get pounds of produce packed into one sitting is to do so by juicing.
What is Juicing?
Juicing is the process of extracting liquid from the pulp (fiber) of produce to create a highly nutrient-dense, fresh, healthy juice. This juice is not the same as any store-bought juice. All store-bought juice, even the “Cold Pressed” juice, is pasteurized. This means that many, or all, of the beneficial nutrients are dead. Fresh-pressed, unpasteurized juice floods your body with essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, and does wonders for a person’s metabolism.
If you want to do juicing the right way, you need your own juicer so that you can get those live nutrients from the produce without any type of pasteurization to get in your way. Side note- We, at Detox Box Delivered, do not pasteurize our juice. We cold-press it in small batches, blast freeze it and ship it out. Okay, back to what we were saying…
Our top recommendations for juicers include the following:
- Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor
- Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Elite C7000
- Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold
We have tried many juicers in our years as fresh-pressed-juice-addicts and as operators of a juice business, so we know what to look for when it comes to a quality juicer that will perform well and provide you with the most bang for your buck. You can visit our Blenders & Juicers Guide page to see more information on each of these juicers.
Juicing for Weight Loss
Fresh juice is nutrient-dense, but low in energy density. Low in energy density means that it has fewer calories per weight than foods that are high in energy density. This means that you can have satisfying portions of these foods with a relatively low calorie content. The more low-energy density foods your diet contains, the easier it is for you to lose or maintain your weight.
Best Time to Drink Juice
Many studies suggest drinking your fresh-pressed juice first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. This way, the nutrients will be absorbed more easily.
On a personal note, I have always felt better drinking fresh-pressed juice first thing in the morning. When drinking juice on an empty stomach, I can feel the true power of the juice. I get a big, natural boost of energy (which is needed when you have 3 small, needy, yet, oh-so-lovable children!) and it lasts without a big crash. I also feel like I’m setting the tone for the day, and it makes it much easier to make healthier food choices once you have started out on such a strong note!
Not to worry if you haven’t been drinking your juice first thing in the morning, though. This does not mean that drinking juice at night or any other time of day is bad. If you can swing it in the morning, I highly recommend it. However, drinking juice is beneficial no matter what, so get the juicer out and get going!
5 Juice Recipes for Weight Loss and Detoxification
Prepare all the ingredients by rinsing, scrubbing, or peeling as necessary. Cut the ingredients to a size that is appropriate for your juicer (click here for Juicer recommendations). Process all the ingredients in the juicer and enjoy within 1 hour.
Green Revival Juice
1 cup Kale
1 Green Apple
4 Celery Stalks
1-one inch piece Ginger Root, peeled
1 Lemon, peeled
Let it Glow Juice
1 cup of Baby Spinach Leaves
1 Apple (I prefer a sweet apple like Fuji or Gala)
1 medium/large Lemon, peeled
1 handful of Parsley leaves
¼ inch piece Ginger Root, peeled
2 Apples (of your choice)
3 medium sized Carrots
2 Lemons, peeled
½” Ginger root
½” Turmeric root
1 dash Cayenne powder (optional)
2 Oranges, peeled
1/4 medium sized Beet, peeled and chunked
2 Lemons, peeled
½” Ginger root
5 cups Watermelon
1 large Cucumber
1 Lime, peeled
1 large pinch Mint leaves