If you’re looking for a refreshing summer drink that’s healthy and delicious, consider making fresh juice at home. You can invest in a good juicer for an affordable price and save money by buying fresh produce at your local farmer’s market.
For the best tasting summer juices, pick fruits and vegetables that are in season. You can mix in-season produce with other stuff, to allow yourself a wider variety of juice combinations.
If you’re tired of plain old orange juice in the mornings, try something new. Not all juice recipes need a multitude of ingredients; you can make delicious juice concoctions by mixing only a couple of fruits or vegetables.
For a fresh, summer morning drink rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, juice two peeled oranges with one cup of strawberries.
Citrus is a refreshing option when it comes to summer drinks. Instead of opting for lemonade or grapefruit juice, try a blend of citrus fruits (and some other additions) for an energy boost in a cup.
Juice one peeled grapefruit, a cored apple, three carrots, half of a peeled lemon, and a half-inch ginger (for a little extra zing).
Farmer’s Market Greens
Make your trip to the farmer’s market this week worth it by using some of those fresh ingredients in this metabolism-boosting juice blend. Not everyone loves green juices, and if the flavor doesn’t work for you, a little lemon juice added to the mix goes a long way.
For this tasty treat, juice a cup of firmly packed spinach, one cucumber, and three carrots. Add a little sea salt for flavor, if needed.
Summer is the perfect time to purchase melons. If you find yourself with some extra watermelon and honeydew, why not make a delicious juice that will help you stay hydrated and give you an electrolyte boost (perfect for hot summer days).
This recipe calls for a half cup of chopped honeydew melon, a half cup of chopped watermelon, and one orange.
That’s Plum Cherry
Next time plums and cherries are on sale; you should grab some to make this delicious fresh juice. You’ll want to invest in a cherry pitter, which will help you cut down on prep time when using cherries in juicing and smoothies.
Juice one cup of pitted tart cherries, three large plums, and one cored apple.
Typical Green Juice
People rave about green juices because they pack a ton of healthy vitamins and nutrients. This combination is good for you from head-to-toe, and you can find all of the ingredients fresh at your local farmer’s market.
Juice all of the following:
- Two cups of chopped purple cabbage
- One cup of firmly packed spinach
- Two stalks of celery
- Half a bunch of kale
- One lemon
- Two cored apples
- A half-inch piece of ginger
It’s a whole bunch of your recommended daily nutrients in a pleasant tasting blend.
There’s nothing wrong with indulging in the delicious fruits of the summer season. During summer you can find blueberries and strawberries on sale often at the local grocery store. This superfood juice blend is a great way to quench your thirst with some of your favorite fruits.
Juice the seeds from one pomegranate, one cup of blueberries, one cup of strawberries, and one apple (cored).
She’s a Peach
Peaches are at their freshest and juiciest around mid-summer in most areas. It’s the perfect time to enjoy them, alone or in a freshly made juice. The grapes in this blend add a sweetness to the combination.
Juice two cups of green grapes, two peaches, and a half a lemon.
While you’re probably not growing kiwis in your backyard, they still make a sweet addition to homemade fruit juices. They have a flavor that resembles strawberries. You’ll be mixing both of them for this fresh juice.
Juice three peeled kiwis, one pear, one cup of strawberries, and a half of a lemon.
This is the perfect juice blend when you’re feeling a little bloated. Partake in this mix the day before you’re hitting the beach and you’ll feel comfortable and ready for a swim.
This juice recipe needs only ten mint leaves and three cups of chopped watermelon. If you want something a little less sweet, you can switch half of the watermelon with a seeded cucumber.
Pick a Pear
While apples are more in-season in the fall, pears and apples make a great juice blend sure to cleanse your system. If you’re working on your beach body, or you want a healthier colon, this is the juice combo for you.
Juice two pears, one apple, and one lemon wedge.
Keeping Your Juice
It’s usually best to enjoy your fruit juices as soon as you make them. If you’re making some ahead of time, store the juice in an airtight container. Most juice blends will keep for three days in the refrigerator. Shake them well before drinking.