Refreshing and Healthy Smoothies and Juices

I’m back home in DC!!  I had a wonderful time in Texas but I was itching to get back into my routine, to return to the gym, and to get back on my diet.  I can not wait to get to the grocery store tonight and to get my juicing on!

A few of you had asked for my juice/smoothie recipes, so here are some of my favorite refreshing and healthy smoothies and juices.  I promise to share my recipes more often with you all.

Juices

“Everything But” Juice

  • 4 pears
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 tangerine
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apples

Yields 4 glasses of juice

Fruit for Juicing

Pineapple Sunshine Juice

  • 1 baby pineapple
  • 1 cup of cantaloupe
  • 2 pears
  • 1 apple

Yields 2 full glasses of juice

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Pomegranate Orange Juice

  • 2 pomegranates (seeds only)
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots

Yeilds 2-3 glasses of juice

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Texas Sunrise Juice

  • 4 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 carrots

Yields 3 glasses of juice

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Smoothies

Berry Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Frozen cherry blend
  • Tart cherry juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Coconut water
  • vanilla protein powder

Very Cherry Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 large chunks of pineapple
  • 1 packet of mango puree
  • a few frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Mixed Berry and Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Smoothie

Cran-Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup of Trader Joe’s Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Berry and Spinach Smoothie

What’s your favorite juice or smoothie recipe?

Comments

  1. LC says

    They all sound good! I love using Silk Chocolate Almond Milk, a frozen banana, and some spinich – its like drinking a choc milk shake but for much less points!

  2. says

    I discovered root vegetable milk recently and I’m over the moon for it!
    Combine juices of carrots, beet, sweet potato, something green (I used baby kale) and add a touch of almond milk. It’s super healthy and super delicious!

  3. Scarlet says

    Doesn’t all that fruit liquified into juice add a lot of extra sugar into your daily eats? I’ve always heard that it is better to just consume whole fruits because then your body has the added benefit of a ton of fiber to go along with the sugar you are taking in. Those recipes do sound delicious though! I want to try the cran-raspberry smoothie. Yummy!

    • says

      Hey Scarlet– I actually do not know for sure. Maybe some of my RD readers can help with this one. I do know that you lose the fiber found in the pump/skin, but I think that’s why it’s important to add veggies into your juices. If you’re doing only fruit juices, that can be a lot of sugar. I also find that juicing keeps me from eating other sweets.

  4. says

    Great juicing list, friend! I was just wanting to start a “Juicehead” (haha) board on pinterest. Looks like I’m starting in the right place!

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