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

Method:

  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!