Overwhelmed by the Juicing Craze? Read Our Juicing Guide!

The juicing craze has hit us hard and doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Boutique juice shops are popping up everywhere and grocery stores are carrying tons of juicing brands and cleanses. While these options are definitely convenient, their price tags can add up quickly. The more affordable option is to simply make them at home.

Juicing can be overwhelming because the ingredients are endless. Alternatively, juicing is also awesome because the ingredients are endless. You can literally blend anything together and create unlimited combinations. I try to follow this basic formula: leafy green + fruits & veggies + boost + liquid.

Kale and spinach are the most common choices, but you can also use Swiss chard or even collard greens. (Spinach is the mildest green out of the bunch). Fruits and veggies are fairly easy to mix; fruits normally pack more flavor than veggies, so it’s easy to mask the (not always pleasant) flavors of veggies while still getting all the benefits. As for the boost, my favorites are chia seeds, flax seeds, or protein powder. Other options are ginger, good for the digestion system, or cayenne pepper, which not only kicks up the flavor, but also kicks up the vitamins. And lastly for liquids, it depends on preferences. For a smoother, thicker concentration, add Greek yogurt. Or to keep a straight juice feel, just add water! The majority of ingredients release water once blended, and lemon or lime juice is an easy addition. Also, while buying fresh ingredients is ideal, don’t be afraid to buy frozen fruits. It’s a cheaper option and they last a whole lot longer.

Here are my 3 favorite go-to juice and smoothie combinations:

Power Green Juice

Power Green Juice

This is my go-to for a late afternoon pick-me-up! Includes: kale, green apple, cucumber, celery, mango, carrots, lime juice, and chai seeds.

Rainbow Smoothie

Rainbow Smoothie Juice

I’ll fix this smoothie first thing in the morning; it pairs perfectly with oatmeal or a granola bar! Includes: spinach, carrots, mango, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and flax seeds.

Chocolate Banana Pump

Chocolate Banana Pump

This combination is delicious (and easy!) right after a great workout. Includes: plain Greek yogurt, pineapple, banana, shredded coconut, and chocolate protein powder.

What are your favorite juice or smoothie combos?


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