Francesca from Coconut and What shares with us her favourite juice recipes.

For those who follow me on social media, you will know that I have already done two liquid fasts this year. Yes, I know its only March… but I feel great doing them! Juice cleanses/ liquid fasts are not for everyone, but as long as you know what you are doing and are knowledgeable about the process — including how to refuel your body afterward (very important) — then juicing could leave you feeling great!

Raw organic pressed juices do take a bit more effort than a simple blender smoothie or a freshly squeezed juice, but I personally find these clean organic juices are digested more quickly. Here are some combos that I found work well for this time of year. I also try to have two shots of apple cider vinegar daily too!

My top ten juice recipes for optimum health

  • Kale, Lemon, Ginger, Cayenne, Water
  • Alfalfa Sprouts, Lemon, Green Apple, Celery, Water
  • Fennel, Lemon, Coriander, Cucumber, Water
  • Beetroot, Ginger, Carrot, Water
  • Cucumber, Lemon, Ginger, Parsley, Water
  • Spinach, Fennel, Lemon, Pineapple, Water
  • Coconut water, Acai Berry, Pineapple Juice
  • Grapefruit, Orange, Ginger, Water *
  • Watermelon, Ginger, Tomato/Red Apple
  • Watercress, Mint, Lemon, Wheatgrass sprouts, Water

*check if you can consume grapefruit as it can interact with some medication


  1. Wash and cut the ingredients to the size that will fit your juicer, you can squeeze the lemon in if you don’t want the rind.
  2. Once complete, strain through a nut bag until the mixture is wonderfully smooth.
  3. Either drink straightaway, or store in an air tight container in the fridge. Juices can be kept in the fridge for a day.

You can leave out the water if you prefer your juice to be thick — it really depends on how diluted you like it!

Tip: If you don’t want to create the juice, or you don’t have a juicer, you can also add the ingredients to a large jug of water overnight to infuse and drink it that way.

Let me know if you try them out in the comments below!