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Health Benefits Of 5 Power Vegetables Plus 7 Healthy Juicing Recipes

Ready to try more healthy vegetable juicing recipes using some of the most powerful vegetables available? Do you know what the health benefits of yams are? What about the benefits of broccoli or tomatoes? You can easily use your juicer to make absolutely sure that you and your family get a powerful health punch every day.

Vegetable juicing recipes can help with everything from vitality to fighting cancer. Any of the recipes on this page can be adjusted according to what you have available or what your favorite tastes are! Feel free to experiment. That is what makes juicing fun!

5 Power Fruits And Vegetables And Their Health Benefits

Yams

Yams are rich in a wide variety of nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. The benefits of yam juice may include helping your body to...
  • fight cancer
  • improve digestion
  • lose weight
  • experience better blood pressure control
  • keep blood vessels in a better condition
  • cope better with menopause

Tomatoes

Tomatoes come packed with lycopene, a carotenoid pigment. They also have tons of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K and minerals such as potassium, manganese and magnesium. The health benefits of tomato juice recipes can include...
  • more effective cancer fighting, especially when it comes to prostate cancer
  • revving up bone health
  • improved support for your cardiovascular system
  • helping to lower cholesterol
  • helping with weight loss
  • being anti-aging

Broccoli

Some folks like it, some run a mile. But raw broccoli added to juicing recipes, won't even be noticed! Yet, it can be huge in terms of health benefits. The broccoli you juice could easily supply in more than your daily need for vitamin C and more than half of the beta-carotene you need daily! And that at a minuscule calorie count. You will also get vitamin K, vitamin B1, iron, calcium and potassium, among other nutrients.

Always choose the richest green broccoli you can find. For a juicing recipe, you can use it all, including the stalk and the leaves. What are some of the health benefits you may experience?

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Can be anti-inflammatory in your body
  • May help to prevent allergies
  • May lower your risk of developing cancers such as prostate cancer or ovarian cancer
  • May help you to detox your system
  • Promote healthier skin and eyes

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Kiwifruit

These little gems are huge in terms of vitamin C - more so than oranges! They can also help you to push up your level of potassium. These also offer additional antioxidant protection, apart from the vitamin C, which is crucial. Why should you enjoy some kiwifruit in your juice recipes?
  • May help to prevent cardiovascular problems
  • May help with a healthier upper respiratory tract
  • Could help to keep your eyes healthy
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cancer-preventing antioxidants

Sweet potatoes

These humble-looking veggies can be one of your best choices if you want to increase your intake of beta-carotene! Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 (as well as some of the other B vitamins), potassium and manganese. It has been found that by adding a bit of fat, you could maximize beta-carotene absorption. If you are juicing sweet potatoes, you could consider having a few nuts or a piece of cheese with your juice.

Let's look at possible health benefits of your sweet potato juice recipe...

  • Fabulous for healthier, clearer looking skin!
  • A powerful boost for your immune system
  • The phytochemicals in sweet potatoes may help to prevent cancer
  • Could help to regulate blood sugar
  • Act as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • May even be anti-bacterial
  • Recent studies show that there could also be anti-fungal properties in sweet potatoes
Now we can get to the REALLY good stuff! Let's try some juicing recipes!

Easy Energizer

2 Ripe Pears
1 Carrot
2 to 3 Oranges (depending on size)
1 Small yam
(If your juicer is small, check the manual to make sure that it can handle yams)

Method

  1. Wash pears and quarter. Discard stem.
  2. Trim end and top of carrot. Discard greens. Scrub carrot thoroughly.
  3. Peel oranges, but leave as much of the white pith as you can. Section.
  4. Scrub yam thoroughly and cut into chunks or slices. If you prefer, you can peel the yam.
  5. Run goodies through your juicer.

Body Builder

1 Young Beet
1 Sweet potato
2 to 3 Carrots (depending on size)
1 Apple

Method

  1. Peel beet and cut into smallish chunks
  2. Scrub sweet potato well and cut into chunks
  3. Trim carrots, discarding greens. Scrub thoroughly
  4. Wash apple, quarter and discard seeds
  5. Run produce through juicer and enjoy!

Skin Boosting Body Cleanse

1 Cup Broccoli (you can use the stalks as well)
3 Carrots
1 Celery stalk
1/2 Cup of spinach leaves
1 Red Apple

Method

  1. Rinse broccoli thoroughly and cut into manageable pieces if necessary
  2. Trim carrots, discarding greens. Scrub thoroughly
  3. Wash celery and cut into pieces
  4. Rinse spinach
  5. Wash apple, quarter and discard seeds
  6. Run ingredients through juicer. You will get more from the spinach if you roll the leaves into balls and juice them with one of the harder items, such as carrots

Sweet Gold Treat

2 to 3 Medium carrots
1 Sweet potato
1 Apple
1 Cup fresh pineapple chunks

Method

  1. Trim carrots, discarding greens. Scrub thoroughly
  2. Scrub sweet potato thoroughly and cut into chunks
  3. Wash apple, quarter and discard seeds
  4. Run ingredients through your juicer

Turn-Back-The-Clock Tonic

5 Juicy, ripe tomatoes
Handful of broccoli
1 Celery stalk
2 to 3 Oranges
1 Red apple
Optional: Small piece of fresh ginger

Method

  1. Wash and halve tomatoes
  2. Wash broccoli
  3. Wash celery and cut into pieces
  4. Peel oranges, but leave as much of the white pith as you can
  5. Wash apple, quarter and discard seeds
  6. Run produce through your juicer, alternating harder and softer items. If you use the ginger, it will give an extra bite to the juice.

Fresh And Fruity

1 Cup strawberries
1 Red Apple
3 to 4 Carrots
1 Kiwifruit
1/2 to 1 Cup grapes

Method

  1. Wash and hull strawberries
  2. Wash apple, quarter and discard seeds
  3. Trim carrots, discarding greens. Scrub thoroughly
  4. Wash kiwifruit. You can peel it if you wish, but if your juicer can handle it, you can juice it with the skin
  5. Rinse grapes
  6. Run the goodies through your juicer. It is better to alternate the softer and the harder ingredients

Pineapple Power Punch

1/2 Pineapple cut into chunks
1 Sweet potato
4 Oranges
2 Carrots

Method

  1. Scrub sweet potato thoroughly and cut it into chunks
  2. Rinse oranges and peel. Leave the white pith if you are able to
  3. Top and tail carrots, discarding the greens. Wash thoroughly
  4. Run everything through your juicer.
I hope that you have enjoyed learning about these 5 power vegetables and that you are ready to experiment with your new fruit and vegetable juicing recipes.



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