Healthy benefits in every cup.
Walk into any supermarket or convenience store, and you’ll find a litany of beverage choices such as specialty coffees, teas, and enriched waters. But, not all liquids are created equal. Freshly prepared juices – made in the comfort of your home – are packed with health-promoting fruits and vegetables. They’re an effective way to increase your daily nutrient intake, as well as promote greater health and well-being.
Whether you want to increase your consumption of plant-based vitamins and minerals, cut back on processed sugar and preservatives found in store-bought juices, or simply enjoy a refreshing treat, homemade juice is a great addition to any healthy, busy lifestyle. Studies have found that the juice made from some popular plant-powered produce, like carrots, citrus, and kale, for example, may help to reduce oxidative stress and the risk for heart disease. 1-3
The habit of preparing juice with loads of fruits and veggies may also encourage you to embrace other healthy habits. Think: juices can replace other highly processed snack foods – loaded with added sugar and saturated fat – that you may typically reach for.
What’s more, juicing doesn’t necessarily mean you only have to sip on a beet, celery, and spinach medley for improved health (although, go right ahead!). It also means you can have fresh OJ with your Sunday morning pancakes, watermelon juice during a lazy summer day, or even tomato juice for a classic Bloody Mary.
The ‘by-product’ of the juicing process – the pulp –is a fiber goldmine. You can use this pulp in a variety of tasty recipes. Try mixing it in dips or using it as a base in veggie patties or energy bites. The possibilities are endless!
Recipes to Try
Enjoying homemade juices can be one of the most delicious things you do for your health. Don’t believe us? Try one of these three favorites, which you can make in the new nutribullet Juicer.
- Sunrise in a Glass – Light, sweet, and touched with a hint of earthiness, this special juice delivers that early morning feeling any time of day.
- Watermelon Kiwi Nectar – Talk about refreshing! This bright, fruity mixture takes chilling out to a whole new level.
- Bright Start – A perfectly balanced blend of fruit and veggie goodness.