Treat your family to fresh produce and start each day with a delicious glass of antioxidant and vitamin filled Fresh Pressed Juice!
Equipment needed to make fresh pressed juice:
A few years back, we bought a juicer. I should actually say, we invested in a juicer. I say it was an investment because a) it was expensive, and I like to rationalize everything over $100 as an "investment" and b) it actually is an investment in our health.
Juicing is a hard habit to get into. You have to have a lot of fresh ingredients on hand. You have to be willing to spend the money on produce that you're going to crush up and reduce in size. You have to be willing to sacrifice your counter space and clean the darn thing every day. Let me tell you something - its completely worth it.
Fresh pressed juice ingredients and benefits:
We make this juice nearly every single day and we think we've perfected the combination of ingredients we use. We play around a bit with the greens we add which can be anything from spinach, to kale, to parsley, to radish greens, or any combination. For this particular post, we just used the beet greens. Here are some of the benefits to the ingredients we used in this juice:
Apples: Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Lemon: The benefits of lemons are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein.
Ginger: Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Carrots: Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Furthermore, carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Cucumber: Here is a short list of the impressive benefits that a cucumber carries: they keep you hydrated, cucumber fights heat, it flushes out toxins, it nourishes you with vitamins, cucumber supplies skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, potassium, silicon, it aids in weight loss, and furthermore cucumber cuts cancer risk.
Mint: The popular herb has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems. It is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties.
Beets: Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for good nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
When you combine all of those incredible health benefits into a tasty glass of juice, your entire family benefits!
Recipe video below!
Full Recipe Instructions
Fresh Pressed Juice
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- 3 apples (tart apples work best)
- 1 lemon (peel removed)
- 3 carrots
- ⅓ of a cucumber
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 inch chunk ginger
- 1 medium sized beet with greens
additional ingredients we also love to add:
- pomegranate arils
- Run all ingredients through a juicer. Enjoy!
I don't drink a lot of juice myself because it's just too sweet for me. But I have learned to really enjoy carrot juice as it's not nearly as sweet. I love all the information about different types of veggies and fruit for juice. Your recipe is definitely better than most juices as it has some veggies in there to counterbalance the sweetness of the fruit. I was wondering...what do you do with the fiber left over? Do you just throw it out or do you make breads or muffins or something?
I have baked with the leftover fiber before, but now I just give it to my goats or chickens. They make great food waste reducers!
The ginger and mint make this one taste so good!!
What a wonderful, refreshing, flavorful and empowering combo of ingredients - I love it!
I really like this recipe. I didn't have mint, but everything goes so well together. Tart apples definitely make this juice. I subbed one of the green apples for a gold and held off on the lemon because I didn't want it to be too sour. Ended up only squeezing a little lemon in after juicing. Perfect and delicious! Thank you for sharing!
Taste good and healthy. This juice is highly recommended.