When summer comes around it can be hard to beat the heat, however a refreshing glass of fresh squeezed juice is the perfect solution. Home made juice is full of nutrients and vitamins which are essential for your health and well being but they are also ideal for helping you to relax and get refreshed when you’ve been sunbathing or working outdoors. Staying hydrated in warm weather is vital, and juicing is one of the best ways to get the fluids you need to stay in good health on the hottest days of the year.
While some people think juicing is too time consuming and needs too much produce, there are plenty of great summer juicing recipes which are simple to put together and which are very thirst quenching. Simply add the ingredients to your juicer, whip up a batch in no time and pop it in the fridge for a delicious treat all day long. It’s even possible to put the juice into a popsicle mold and make a tasty, natural and healthy treat for the little ones.
Juicing is one of the best ways to get your daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, which is especially important since so many people fall far short of the 5 a day minimum. Juicing allows you to get multiple portions of vegetables and fruit in one easy drink that can be quickly and easily digested for maximum benefit with minimal effort.
When you buy a juicer you can make exciting and unusual juices that just aren’t available in stores, and as they are freshly prepared they taste great and are full of the nutrients your body needs. If you need some inspiration for exciting and tasty juicing recipes, here are three to try this summer. We promise you’ll love them.
The Rise And Shine
This simple recipe gets your day off to the best possible start thanks to its lemon and ginger which have detoxifying properties and will help your blood circulation and digestion.
4 to 6 medium carrots
4 celery stalks
1 unpeeled lemon
1 green or yellow apple
ginger to taste
The Green Goddess
This recipe is wonderfully refreshing and hydrating in the summer months while being sweet enough to satisfy any palate. The celery and cucumber are full of water to ensure your body gets all of the fluids that it needs to stay fully hydrated.
3 celery stalks
Half a cucumber, quartered
1 diced green apple
1 diced pear
This juice is a fun play on words. Although it contains kale, it definitely doesn’t taste bitter and you’ll love this fruity drink that makes you feel like you’re on a Caribbean island. Using just three ingredients, this is an incredibly quick and easy recipe to throw together either first thing in the morning or at any time you’re ready for a refreshing drink. The ingredients have plenty of flavor and they’re also wonderfully healthy, so your energy will stay high even on the busiest days.
A quarter pineapple diced up into one inch cubes
1 cup kale leaves
1 ripe banana