A Mommy Treat - Homemade Juices

Sunday, April 15, 2012
We all want what's best for ourself and our family. And usually that starts with the food we , prepare, serve and eat. Let's be honest with each other here, with our often-times hectic schedules, we don't always have time to whip up a fabulously healthy meal... which makes us rely on those quick solutions, which aren't always the best or healthiest out there. That's why I always believed that the answer rests in the simpleness. Healthy doesn't need to rhyme with complicated.

As a matter of fact, I have come up with some pretty easy and exceptionally healthy juices, that came be put together in a couple of minutes and that address some common health issues or everyday problems. And you'll be surprised at how it calls for things you have hiding in your fridge! Evidently, you will need to equip yourself with a juicer for these recipes, but this small investment will be very much worth it... I guarantee you!

Another qu
ick tip, ask your local supermarket or fruit and veggies store for those overripe fruits and veggies, the ones that are at the end of their shelf life, but still make for great juices. They usually let them go at a discount price.


Wake-Up Sunshine (a morning boost)
1 orange
1 pear
1 grapefruit
1 apple

Peel the orange and grapefruit and cut all the fruits in pieces, keeping the skin and seeds on the apple and pear. Throw in the juicer and extract juice.


Morning Helper (a morning boost)
2 pears
1/2 c. blackberries

Cut the pears in pieces, keeping skin and seeds. Throw everything in juicer and extract juice.


Pick-Me-Upper (for energy)
2 carrots
1 apple
A few mint leaves

Cut the ends of the carrots and cut in pieces. Cut the apple in pieces, keeping skin and seeds. First throw the mint in the juicer to extract its juices first. Then throw in the rest of the ingredients and extract the juices.


Afternoon Kick (for energy)
3 kiwis
1 apple
8 sprigs of mint

Express the juice from the mint first.Peel the kiwis and cut in pieces. Extract its juices. Cut the apple in pieces and put in the juicer. Mix all juices together. If you'd like, you can also crush some ice and make a yummy shake out of this drink.


The Tornado (anti-stress)
1/2 pineapple
1/2 melon
1 kiwi

Peel the kiwi, pineapple and melon. Cut in pieces and throw in juicer separately. Mix well together.


Fog Off! (anti-stress)
1 beet
2 apples
1/2 lemon

Clean the beet thoroughly and cut in pieces. Peel the lemon. Cut apple in pieces, keeping skin and seeds. Juice the beet first, then apples, then lemon. Mix well.


The Green Giant (anti-stress)
1 cucumber

4 branches or broccoli
1 carrot

Cut the florets off of boccoli. Cut the ends of the carrot. Express the juice from the broccoli, then the carrot and finally the cucumber. Mix all together.


Popeye's Magic Potion (anti-stress)
2 oranges
5 to 7 leaves of spinach

Peel the oranges and cut in quarters. Juice both ingredients together.


Exotic Myself (fatigue fighter)
1/2 pineapple
3/4 c. raspberries

Put the raspberries into juicer and extract juices. Peel pineapple and cut in pieces and extract juices. Mix in a glass with broken ice cubes.


Tired-No-More (fatigue fighter)
3 carrots
5 to 7 leaves of spinach
1/2 avocado, skin off

Cut off ends from carrots. Express juice from the spinach, then the carrots. Put the carrot-spinach juice in a blender with the avocado and mix well until you obtain a smooth texture.


Siesta (fatigue fighter)
1 grapefruit
3 kiwis

Peel grapefruit and separate in quarters. Peel kiwis and cut in chunks. Place in juicer and extract juices from both ingredients.


The Hair Guru (beautiful locks)
3/4 c. grapes
3 kiwis

Peel kiwis and cut in pieces. Extract juices from kiwis, then grapes and mix well.


Beauty Tonic (healthy nails)
1/2 c. snow peas
2 carrots

Rip off the extremities off the snow peas. Cut off the ends on carrots. Express juice from both and mix well.


The Youngster (anti-age)
1/2 avocado
4 tomatoes
2 sprigs of coriander

Peel skin off avocado. Place all ingredients in juicer and extract juices (avocado makes very little juice).


The Cleanser (for acne)
3/4 c. raspberries
1/4 melon
1 apple

Peel the melon and remove seeds. Cut the apple in quarters. Extract juice from raspberries, apple and then melon. Mix all together.


Skin 911 (for eczema)
1/2 yellow melon

Remove peel off. Add melon with seed into juicer and extract juices.


The Caregiver (respiratory troubles)
2 apples
2 celery sticks
1/2 onion
1 garlic clove
1 broccoli 

Cut in chunks the onion, celery, apples and brocoli. Throw everything in the juicer and extract juices.
*WARNING: This one is made for when you are hit with a bad cold and your taste buds are out. Its taste is powerful. If really too intense, mix with apple juice.


Doctor, Doctor (respiratory troubles)
4 apricots
1 mango
1 orange

Remove the pit from mango and apricots. Remove skin from mango and orange. Express the juices from all three.


Help Me Breathe (respiratory troubles)
2 carrots
1/2 lettuce
2 tomatoes

Cut ends off of carrots and cut tomatoes in half. Juice the tomatoes, carrots and finally the lettuce.


For The Ladies (well, the name says it right!?)
A generous bunch of watercress
3 apples

Cut the watercress bunch in quarters. Express the juice from it and then the apples and mix well.


Tummy Soother (digestion)
4 carrots
3/4 inch piece of ginger root

Peel the ginger. Cut carrots and ginger into pieces and throw into juicer and extract juices. 



9 Fabulous Comments:

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I find this post pretty helpful. Because, I have three boys and limited patience for culinary work...and I still want them to be healthy. Thanks for compiling this!

Found you through twitter. Perhaps from UBP12? It's getting tough to keep track isn't it?

mamawee said...

New follower from the UBP12! Some of these look awesome - I need to try out the one for eczema with my youngest!

Would love for you to pop on over to my party
http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2012/04/ubp-12.html

Lindsey M. Petersen said...

Thankful for UBP12 and getting to connect with other bloggers. Cheers!

From PDX with Love said...

Awesome list!! I so need the stress off juices!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Thanks for this post! I never knew so many natural foods can help. Thank you!

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

These sound awesome!! i will try it out!

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

I want the tornado!!!

Debbie McConnell said...

I need a juicer!!

mywildcrazylife said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipes. I especially appreciate the ones for ailments!

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