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5 Deliciously Simple Juice Recipes to Jump-Start Your Juicing Journey!

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You bought a juicer…now what???

Congratulations! You took the plunge and bought yourself a juicer. I’m super excited for you!

You’ve taken it out of the box and there it is, sitting there gleaming on your countertop ready to go. So pretty and shiny…and pretty…..and shiny………

But you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. After all, there are seemingly millions of voices out there advising you on the “perfect” way to make the “perfect” juice to give you the “perfect” blend of nutrition and enjoyment. Where in the heck do you begin?

Take a deep breath and read on, fellow Juicer, because I’m here with five deliciously simple juice recipes to help you get started. 

1. Apple of My Eye 

Makes 1 Liter                   

  • 8 Apples
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Lemon (peeled)

Apples and carrots are a natural match when it comes to juicing, and are the base of countless juicing recipes. The sweet crispness from the apples tastes great with the sweet earthiness of the carrots, and we add a lemon for a touch of acidity to round everything out.  Talk about a tasty, nutrient-packed juice!

2. Watermelon Sugar High 

Two kids spooning out bites of ripe watermelon.
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Makes 1 Liter

  • 3 cups Watermelon 
  • ½ pint Strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 Lime (peeled)

Whenever you feel your juice needs a bit of balance, a good trick is to add some lemon or lime juice to the mix. Watermelon juice by itself is delicious, but you’ll be surprised at how much better it is once you add a touch of acidity from some fresh lime juice!  

3. The Grape Escape 

Two handfuls of bright purple grapes.
Photo by Maja Petric

Makes 1 Liter

  • 3 cups Grapes 
  • 4 Apples
  • ½ Lime (peeled)

For this recipe, I suggest either red or black grapes (seeded if you can get them), but green will work just fine.  Same for the apples. Sweeter varieties are preferred but if you have a bowl full of super tart Granny Smiths, give them a whirl!  

4. Yellow Brick Road 

Makes 1 Liter

  • 4 Oranges 
  • 2 Yellow Bell Peppers
  • 4 Yellow Carrots (orange is ok if you can’t find yellow)
  • 1 Lemon (peeled)

Let this fun, tasty juice brighten your day!  It’s not only delicious but chocked full of nutrients like Vitamins C & B and Potassium.  

5. Summer Melon Cooler

Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich

Makes 1 Liter

  • 1 Melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)
  • 1 Lime (peeled)

Choose your favorite summertime melon for this recipe.  I get super excited when all the heirloom melons come into season and experiment with them using this recipe. 

See, juicing doesn’t have to be complicated! Start with these simple recipes to get going, then blaze your own juicing trail by experimenting with your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables. The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy the juice!

If you’re still looking for the perfect juicer, check out my juicer reviews for both information and inspiration.

About the Author

Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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