Juice - it's more powerful than you might think. It can ward off cancer, boost your immune system and even decrease your chances of a heart attack. But what are the best detox juice recipes to try?
Finding a healthy detox juice recipe can be just the kickstart you need when it comes to looking and feeling better than ever.
Even if you’re in need of a major health overhaul, juicing is a great antidote to that sluggish feeling we all get from time to time – you should feel lighter, healthier and more energized after just a couple of days. Juices shouldn’t leave you feeling hungry – when consumed as part of a sensible plan, they provide all of the goodness and nutrients for whatever task may be at hand.
These juice detox recipes are quickly and easily made by putting all the ingredients into a juicer, no need to chop, peel or prep. But if you haven’t got one, don’t fret – you can make a smoothie version of all these juices with a normal blender!
Click through to see all of our favourite detox juice ideas, and give them a try. The green ones aren’t as scary as they look, we promise!
Recipes from The Juice Master, Jason Vale.
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What’s in it? 2 apples | A handful of spinach leaves | 1 slice of cucumber | 1 slice of lime | Half a celery stick | ¼ pineapple | ¼ avocado | Ice cubes
Why it’s good for you: Rich in potassium, vitamin C and iron, this detox juice helps boost the immune system. It’s great for rebuilding red-blood cells and has plenty of protein and natural sugar helping those white-blood cells fight off any bad guys.
What’s in it? 4 carrots | Small handful of diced mint leaves | ½ tsp spirulina
Why it’s good for you: Carrots contain beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off cancer. It’s also excellent at cleansing your liver, helping with digestion and lowering cholesterol. Plus, they’re sweet enough not to need any additional sugary fruit.
What’s in it? 2 apples | ¼ cucumber | 1 stick of celery | 1 handful of spinach | A handful of mixed green leaves like parsley and watercress | Ice cubes
Why it’s good for you: All those fresh greens will cleanse your digestive system and balance the acidity within your gut. It’s a full blown tummy MOT! If you’re not a fan of green detox juices, this is a great one to start of with, as the apples soften the sometimes ‘grassy’ taste.
What’s in it? 1 apple | ¼ pineapple | ¼ banana | 200g natural yoghurt (soya if vegan) | Half tsp spirulina
Why it’s good for you: Iron is one of our most common mineral deficiencies but, luckily, this juice is here to save the day. Iron’s good for your hair and nails and helps improve your concentration. The juice is also full of calcium which is great for teeth and bones.
What’s in it? 2 apples | 2 carrots | 1 slice of lemon | ¼ inch ginger | Ice cubes
Why it’s good for you: This zingy juice will help you wake up and stay strong and healthy. Ginger is full of antioxidants that help to kick-start your metabolism and eliminate toxins. It’s also one of nature’s natural decongestants – ideal for those bunged up winter noses.
What’s in it? 2 apples | Half a pineapple | ¼ mug alfalfa sprouts | ¼ mug watercress | ¼ mug parsley | ¼ mug of kale | ¼ mug broccoli | 1 tsp wheatgrass powder | Ice cubes
Why it’s good for you: This juice is packed full of superfoods, vitamins, folic acid and iron. This combo is a winner in the fight against high-blood pressure and constipation.
What’s in it? 3 apples | A pinch of cinnamon
Why’s it good for me? The perfect winter warmer, this is for someone who likes looking after their skin. Apples are one of the finest health promoters available and this little gem will flush your liver and kidneys of any nasties and keep your skin hydrated.
What’s in it? 2 apples | A handful of mixed green leaves | Small carrot chunk | Handful of alfalfa sprouts | Slice of cucumber | Half a stick of celery | Slice of broccoli stem | ¼ inch slice of raw, unpeeled beetroot | ¼ inch slice raw courgette | ¼ inch slice ginger | Ice cubes
Why it’s good for you: Packed with calcium, iron and a lots of other vitamins, this juice is great at beating the winter blues, healthy skin, eyes and bones but also contains beetroot – a great blood builder. It’s also rich in carotenoids, which has anti-cancer properties.
What’s in it? 1 skinned peach | 50g pineapple | 50g mango | 1 kiwi fruit | juice of one orange
Why it’s good for you: A fruity blast of tasty flavours, the Exotic Peach juice could be a great way to help prevent obesity-related diseases suh as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Peach is also an excellent source of vitamin C – which could help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
What’s in it? 3 stoned plums | 100g red grapes | 50g strawberries | juice of one orange
Why it’s good for you: Did you know that plums are a good source of fibre? They also contain Sorbitol and Isatin which all help to regulate the digestive system.
What’s in it? Half a melon | sliced | 100g mango | 50g raspberries | half peach, sliced
Why it’s good for you: Mangoes contain the antioxidant zeaxanthin, which filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health. They also contain beta-carotene, which could lower the risk of developing asthma
What’s in it? 50g red grapes |
50g stoned cherries
| Juice of two oranges
| 50g strawberries
Why it’s good for you: Cherries are a good source of potassium, which may reduce the risks of hypertension and strokes. They also contain a melatonin, which helps you to get a restful night’s sleep.