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4 Summer Juice Recipes

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By Sarah O’Toole of The Seasonal Diet

Juicing has become very popular in the last few years. I jumped on that bandwagon right away and I’m so glad I did! The health benefits of fresh juice just can’t be beat. I love having instant energy, getting those vitamins and minerals streaming into my body, and easing my digestion. I also love that it’s light enough to drink before an early morning run or at the end of the day without that weighed down feeling.

But, did you know that your Blendtec is the perfect tool for making fresh fruit and vegetable juice?

It is!

The great thing about Blendtec’s is that you can make whole juice, or go the traditional juicing route, just make sure you pick up a nut milk bag (found at most health food stores). Blendtec is big on whole juicing and keeping the fiber contained in the drink. However, if that’s not you’re thing, you can use a nut milk bag to strain the juice.

Below are my current four favorite juice recipes. They all use the best organic summer produce, but feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand. My only advice is to use produce that’s in season, as it’s not only the healthiest but also the tastiest.

If you’re not sure what’s in season, just look around your health food store or farmers market. Usually the produce that’s being advertised or is on sale is the seasonal stuff.

I make the four juices below for my husband and myself when I don’t want to do all the chopping and cleaning required for using our juicer. I hope you give these a try. Pick one or make them all and have a little juicing blending party!

4 Summer Juice Recipes

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The Green Juice
Serves 2

1 cup water
1 cucumber, chopped
1 head of chard
2 lemons, juiced
2 green apples, chopped, with cores removed
1 inch ginger, peeled
1 handful parsley

The Purple Juice
Serves 2

½ cup coconut water
1 cup blueberries
1 cucumber, chopped
1 green apple, chopped, with core removed
1 lemon, juiced
1 inch ginger, peeled

The Orange Juice
Serves 2

1 cup water
2 nectarines, chopped, with pits removed
1 orange, peeled
1 grapefruit, peeled
1 carrot, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1 inch ginger, peeled

The Pink Juice
Serves 2

1 cup coconut water
1 cup strawberries (with tops on or off)
15–20 mint leaves
1 grapefruit, peeled

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients for each juice in your Blendtec in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Press the Whole Juice button. If your Blendtec doesn’t feature a Whole Juice button, blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50–60 seconds.
  3. Next, strain the liquid over a large bowl using the nut milk bag. Discard the pulp and enjoy your juice over ice.
  4. If you choose not to strain, you can enjoy the juice (pulp and all) over ice.
  5. These will keep in the refrigerator, tightly sealed, for 24 hours.

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About the Author

juice recipesSarah runs TheSeasonalDiet.com with her husband, Peter, where they help people regain energy, eat less sugar, solve pesky stomach troubles and find support through an online community of people wanting to eat more plants and learn the benefits of a Seasonal Diet.

Website: http://theseasonaldiet.com

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(6) Comments on “4 Summer Juice Recipes

  • Laurel

    I had no idea you could make juice in a blender! I thought it would be too pulpy, so I’ve only made smoothies in the blender. The blender is so much easier to clean than the juicer, that I’m going to have to try out one of these recipes this weekend! Thanks!

  • Crystal

    Great post! Never realized one can make juice with a blender! Excited to give these very tasty sounding juices a try! Yum!!

  • Christiana greene

    Sarah/TSD is awesome!! I love these recipes they look so great and I can’t wait to try. They helped me love green juice! And they’re helping me eat more veggies!;)
    Blendtec I’ve heard is the best!!

  • Bekka

    Sarah,
    These juice recipes sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try them out!
    In the purple juice, if someone happened to not be a fan of blueberries, what would be a great substitute?
    Thanks for this blog post!
    -Bekka

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