Do you need a nutrient-rich beverage without the bulk and heaviness of a green smoothie? Try a light and refreshing whole juice instead!
What Is A Whole Juice?
A whole juice is made in a blender, instead of a juicer. This means that whole juices are whole foods that include fiber, but are made with water-rich fruits to give it a much lighter consistency than a thick, creamy smoothie.
Whole juices are perfect for drinking first thing in the morning or between meals. They are especially good during times of illness when your body needs nutrients and fluids, but you don’t feel like eating solid food.
Green juices provide important vitamins and minerals with a low-calorie impact, so they can help people who are trying to lose weight to satisfy a craving for sweets.
Juices are excellent detox and cleansing foods, however, I don’t recommend an extended juice-only diet.
How To Make A Whole Juice
The trick to making a whole juice in your high-speed blender is to select water-rich fruits such as citrus, pineapple or grapes and blend them with greens, celery and other veggies. You’ll add more water, coconut water or fresh-squeezed fruit juice than you would for smoothies to get a juicy consistency. Add fresh ginger, lemon or lime for an added kick.
Whole Green Juice Recipes
- Tangerine-Berry with Nopal (Cactus) Green Juice
- Green Citrus with Broccoli
- Fizzy Mango and Watermelon
- Sweet Pineapple Green Juice
- Tropical Fruit Nectar
More Juicing Information
Are you ready to make an investment in a high-quality, dedicated juicer? Read about the different types of juicers and which ones are best (and why).
You can also read about my own 5-day juice fast experience.
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.