A refreshing glass of juice can be the perfect complement to a hearty breakfast or a cool, sweet reward for a sweaty summer workout. Fresh juices and smoothies can also be part of a detox regimen to flush out toxins from the body. They are even said to help alleviate common ailments like stress and migraines. This is all beside the fact that they can be undeniably tasty treats. Yet buying these drinks from pricey shops on the regular can hit your wallet hard. So why not take matters into your own hands? By reading up on some handy tips and stocking up on ingredients, you can easily whip up your own delicious fruit and veggie concoctions at home.
Whether you’re a newcomer to the scene or simply looking for a twist on a favorite recipe, we have a list of helpful resources below. You can get quick pointers on how to get started with juicing and find advice on which types to drink based on your health goals. Plus, you’ll learn why dietitians recommend sipping in moderation and eating whole fruit when possible for the full health benefits. Want new recipes to try in the juicer? Help yourself to the secret behind the “Verdant Vista” blend. Then get the story and proportions behind actress Blake Lively’s personal favorite detoxification mix, a palate cleansing drink with an addicting combination of flavors.
- New to Juicing? 5 Tips for Beginners
- 3 Ways Fruit Juice Cures Ailments [Video]
- Blake Lively’s Intoxicating Detoxication Juice Recipe
- The Juice Generation Recipe: Verdant Vista
- The Best Juice for What’s Bugging You (via Shape.com)
- Is Juicing Healthier than Eating Whole Fruits or Vegetables? (via MayoClinic.org)
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P.S. For more recipes, including for actress Debra Messing’s “Green Elixir” and actress Michelle Williams’ “TropiKale” and “Hail to Kale” smoothie blends, check out the book THE JUICE GENERATION by Eric Helms.