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Juice Up: 4 juicing combos that pack a healthy punch

Try our simple juicing recipes for an early morning kick-start, midday boost, or tasty hangover cure!

Juicing is a fantastic way to get a healthy dose of the plant-based nutrients and minerals we need. It’s also an ideal way to jumpstart your morning routine, or help replenish energy after a long workout. Whether you’re new to juicing, or looking for some new recipes to try, here are some surefire combinations that will keep you happy and healthy throughout the day.

Evergreen

Credit: Breville USA

Credit: Breville USA

A pretty self explanatory drink: everything in it is green! Perfect for starting your day with, its combination of fruits and veggies pack an energetic punch, help with inflammation and digestion, and serve as an antioxidant for the heart and a detoxifier for liver. It’s a sure fire way to get you up in the morning!

  • 2 cups of kale/spinach
  • 1 cup of cucumber/celery
  • 1 small bunch of parsley
  • 1 green apple

Pick-Me-Up

Credit: Breville USA

Credit: Breville USA

Starting to feel a slow and sluggish in the middle of day? Try this juice for a much-needed boost. The beets will keep you alert and awake, as they help increase the blood flow to the brain. Meanwhile, the heat of jalapeno will kick your metabolism into gear and keep you running circles around your co-workers.

  • 2 cups of beets
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small jalapeno (seeded)

Sweet Recovery

Credit: Breville USA

Credit: Breville USA

Sweet potatoes may not sound like a good base for any juice, but they provide a wonderful creamy texture when mixed with oranges and carrots. Notice the theme here is orange: That’s because these orange foods are high in potassium, which allows your body to replenish electrolytes lost during a workout or a long day at the office.

  • 2 cups of sweet potatoes
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 2 small carrots

Happy Hangover

Credit: Breville USA

Credit: Breville USA

Gotten a little too merry at happy hour? Let last night’s wine be your cure the next day. Potassium-rich grapes help replenish electrolytes, while the diuretic quality of the melon will flush out toxins. Finally, the celery will help that nasty headache to go away.

  • 1 cup of cantaloupe
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of red grapes
  • 1 cup of celery
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Bucky has over 6 years experience as a fitness columnist, personal trainer, chef and healthy lifestyle coach. You can follow his holistic lifestyle brand on Facebook and Twitter.