Healthy juice recipes for the summer
As the temperatures rise and the sun lingers, you might crave something fresh and new to quench that thirst. Whether you’re lounging on a patio or taking a long, breezy bike ride, homemade summer juices are a great way to add a healthy variety to your taste buds.
The great thing about summer is the wide range of delicious, luscious fruits and vegetables in season. It is the time when they taste best and are widely available and often cheaper. Fruits and vegetables are even more delicious when they come from the local farmers market. Plus, you can easily mix them with other products for even more flavor combinations.
Use your imagination or try the following recipes with a juicer, blender or press. At least one seasonal ingredient is required for every delicious preparation.
Easy summer juice recipes
Watermelon Lime Juice Recipe
Watermelon has so many benefits because it is a natural antioxidant that promotes healthy skin and reduces inflammation.
To make this refreshing juice, dice 3 cups of seedless watermelon and place them in the chamber of a juicer. It can be easier to use a watermelon cutter before dicing. To get the benefits of additional nutrients, include the skin. Grind 1/5 of a lime and about 2 tablespoons of mint leaves (to taste), then squeeze everything together.
Strawberry and pear juice recipe with kiwi puree
This sweet, tasty, and moisturizing juice is an antioxidant and supports immunity.
To start, quarter a ⅕ lemon and press it into the juicer. If you don’t have a press, use a peeler to remove the peel. Next, juice the lemon with everything else. Using a blender or food processor, grind and press 1 medium pear, 10 strawberries and 2 slices of ginger. Pour into a glass or container and set aside.
Since kiwi doesn’t juice as well, you should make puree out of it instead. To do this, peel and core and put in the blender or food processor. Add some of the juice you just made to the kiwi and mix on a low speed until it is mostly smooth. It is important to do this at low speed so that the heat from the device does not oxidize the juice and create foam and separation. If you haven’t removed any seeds beforehand, pour the kiwi puree over a fine sieve.
Pour in your juice mixture and enjoy!
Apple lemonade recipe
This delicious apple soda has a bit of punch and offers a ton of health benefits, including aiding inflammation, digestion, and weight management, to name a few.
Peel and quarter 1 medium lemon and place in the chamber of a juicer. Cut the lemon into quarters and place directly in the chamber. Finally grind 2 ½ medium red apples and 2 slices of ginger and press.
Recipe for mango lime juice
For an amazingly refreshing treat on a hot summer day, this is your gem.
Cut 3 mangoes into pieces and put them in your blender. Add the juice of about 10 limes, ½ cup of honey (to taste), 2 cups of still or sparkling water, and a handful of ice cubes. Stir everything until smooth and strain if necessary. Mix in another 2 cups of water. Serve on ice and garnish with fresh mint and lemon or lime.
If you have guests, you can stretch this recipe even further by adding more water. Alternatively, you can try a cocktail with gin, vodka, rum or tequila. If you are a margarita fan this salt mix is perfect!
Best summer vegetable juice
Carrot and beet juice recipe
Get your C and K vitamins and beta carotene with this lovely deep red juice and make it a great drink for supporting skin health and night vision.
Using a juicer, extract the juice from 2 cut and scrubbed beets, 3 carrots and 1 core Granny Smith apple (add the peels for more nutrients). Throw in 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for extra fiber, protein, and nutrients and leave on for 5 minutes.
Celery and cucumber juice recipe
It is fair to say that celery juice in and of itself is not to everyone’s taste. The good news is this low-sugar recipe combines cucumber, apple, and ginger for a lovely summer treat.
Put 1 bunch of celery stalks and half a cucumber on low heat in your juicer. Add 1 large green apple, ½ lemon, and about 1 inch of ginger and turn the juicer on its high setting.
Drink up and keep any leftovers in an airtight mason jar.
Homemade V8 recipe
V8 is a classic with its salty, flavorful flavor that many people enjoy, but the downside is that it is highly processed. However, there is an easy solution as you can create your version in a snap! This cold-pressed recipe is high in vitamins and minerals, increases energy levels, and offers numerous health benefits.
Cut the tops off 1½ medium-sized carrots and 1 beetroot. Cut a beet slice about 1 inch in diameter. In your juicer, add the carrots and beet slice (skin-on for more nutrients) along with 2 tomatoes, 1 medium-sized celery stalk, ½ cup of grated romaine lettuce, ½ cup of spinach, ¼ cup of chopped parsley, and ⅕ cup of watercress and half a clove of garlic.
Next, chill the juice in the refrigerator or freezer for maximum enjoyment.
To spice things up a bit, you can even use this as a base for a Bloody Mary cocktail by just adding some vodka and spices.
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