Cold Press Juice Recipes: Vegetable Juices

Cold Press Juice Recipes: Vegetable Juices

You don't have to use fruit in your juice! Vegetable juices are packed full of nutrients and are a vital addition to any raw food diet. Make sure you leave the skins on your veggies when juicing because so many nutrients can be lost after peeling. Your Cold Press Juicer will preserve all the living enzymes in your vegetables for the healthiest juice possible!

Veggie JuiceWe have put together some healthy juicing recipes, using our Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer to get you started.

 

Garden Juice

The combination of watercress, spinach and carrots makes an ideal drink to increase blood oxygenation.

Ingredients:

  • handful watercress
  • 4 leaves bok choy
  • slice of onion
  • 4-5 carrots

Preparation instructions:

  • turn the notch on the Juicing Nozzle to 2
  • then juice the carrots alternating with the bok choy and watercress
  • now juice the onion and stir mixture

Preparation time: 8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Watercress is usually available in supermarkets with the herbs and sprouts. If you can’t find watercress, inspire the management of your local supermarket to start offering some. Watercress is also wonderful in salads, soups and on bread. Feed the carrots by the thin end first.

Nutritional information:
Watercress is exceedingly rich in sulphur, phosphorus and chlorine. It is a very good intestinal cleanser and is best not taken alone, as it is very acid forming. Bok choy is a very vital food for the stomach, duodenum and the small and large intestines. Raw bok choy acts as a cleanser of the intestines as it reconstructs and regenerates the intestinal linings. It is rich in calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc, carotene and many more minerals.

 

Lettuce Juice

Lettuce is a great base juice to be mixed with any other herb or green vegetable. The darker its colour the higher nutritional value and the more chlorophyll is contained in the leaves. Mustard greens have similar benefits to watercress but their taste is due to the sharper mustard oil.

Ingredients:

  • ½ head lettuce
  • small bunch of snow pea sprouts
  • even smaller bunch of mustard or beetroot greens
  • water

Preparation instructions:

  • cut lettuce into long slices
  • turn the notch on the Juicing Nozzle to 2
  • juice the mustard greens at the same time with the snow pea sprouts and the lettuce by slightly wrapping it around the sliced lettuce

Preparation time:10 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Mustard greens are also valuable in salads. Be careful with the burning sensation of the mustard oil when the greens are made into juice. To avoid irritation of any kind, never drink it on its own. Select firm and crisp lettuce such as Cos or Romaine to get a good amount of juice. Add as much water as you like to the juice.

Nutritional information:
Cos lettuce originated from the island of Cos in Greece and is rich in natural sodium, which makes it one of the most beneficial juices for conditions affecting the adrenal glands. Mustard greens are rich in sulphur and add to a normal regeneration of the blood. Fresh snow pea sprouts are high in living enzymes when consumed as soon as possible after harvesting.

 

Snow White with Radish

RadishThis is a light drink, which is great after exercise or before going to a dance party. It is wonderfully refreshing. Because radish salad is my favourite salad, I designed the much easier drinkable white radish drink for days when I don’t feel like having a salad or I am short on time.

Ingredients:

  • ½ white radish
  • 1 small celery stalk if wanted
  • ½ cucumber

Preparation instructions:

  • juice the radish and the celery on notch 2
  • juice the cucumber on notch 1
  • stir

Preparation time: 8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Buy organic fresh radishes, as they are usually milder in flavour. Peal the cucumber if you want a very mild tasting juice or leave it on for more nutrients. Radish helps cleansing the body of mucus from the lungs and sinuses and for this reason I prepare it just before I go to do a workout.

Nutritional information:
Radish is high in potassium, sodium, magnesium and iron. It helps restore the mucus membranes in the body. Celery is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, iron and sodium. Its natural combination of organic minerals is excellent to help the body restore to normalcy.

 

Cupid's Capsicum Shot

Red capsicum is one of our favourite vegetables because its flavour is outstanding and it can be used easily to create a wonderful taste sensation. Add a touch of chili to this juice and you are on fire with this delightful indulgence.

Ingredients:

  • 1 dark red fresh capsicums
  • 4 medium carrots
  • ¼ of a fresh chilli husk or a pinch of chilli powder
  • pinch of black pepper powder

Preparation instructions:

  • juice the capsicum and the carrots on notch 2
  • juice the chilli husk separately if you are not sure how much heat you can take
  • mix both together according to taste and sprinkle with black pepper powder

Preparation time: 5 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
You can prepare this juice as an appetiser for a dinner party several hours before you serve it. Fill the juice in tall glasses and decorate the rim of the glass with a fresh chili husk by slicing it open in the middle with a knife. Add one ice cube into each glass just before serving and sprinkle with black pepper. You can grind peppercorns yourself in your Living Food Processor. It’s going to get the party going!

Nutritional information:
Red capsicum is rich in vitamin A, C, potassium and silicon. It reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases by assisting in the prevention of blood clot formations. Chili is a stimulant for the whole system and is rumored to increase passion.

 

Nefertiti's Beauty Secret with Aloe Vera

Aloe VeraNefertiti was also an Egyptian queen maintaining an unlined face and youthful complexion until very old age. She bathed in aloe vera juice and drank it. However it was the Greek and Romans that provided a more specific documentation on the healing properties of aloe vera. Try this variation of aloe vera juice to see if it might suit you better than the first one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 inch long piece of aloe vera
  • small slice of ginger

Preparation instructions:

  • juice the aloe vera first on notch 1
  • then juice the orange and the ginger on notch 2

Preparation time: 5 min

Yield:
50 ml

Preparation hints:
Always juice the aloe vera first. Its consistency tends to stick to the screw and juicing the orange afterwards easily cleanses out any leftovers. If you like to change the taste at times, add a piece of celery to the juice.

Nutritional information:
Medical practitioners, applying aloe juice externally on to patient’s insect bites, bruises, boils, and other skin abrasions, have also used aloe vera. Always consult your physician first if you consider using aloe vera on any severe skin irritation.

 

Cleopatra's Beauty Secret with Aloe Vera

It wouldn’t surprise me if the legend is true about Cleopatra drinking Aloe Vera juice every day. She also bathed in it to moisten her skin. If you want to add the aloe vera bath gel to your beauty care, make double the amount of juice and pour it into your bathtub or rub it into your skin before bathing. Slice some cucumber and place on your face to relax even more; it is really worth a try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch long piece of fresh aloe vera
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • herbs

Preparation instructions

  • take a piece of aloe vera from your garden, cut a small chunk off preferably from the middle part and wash thoroughly
  • cut the cucumber into long slices>
  • take a small bunch of herbs you would like to juice, for example, parsley/li>
  • turn the notch on the Juicing Nozzle onto 1, and push the herbs and the aloe vera into the guide first, then the cucumber
  • stir

Preparation time: 5 min

Yield: 50 ml

Preparation hints:
Aloe vera grows in great abundance in warmer countries and is easy to find. You can keep a leaf in the fridge for over a week and slice off a piece every day. The fresh juice is thick in consistency and some people don’t get used to it. Looked at it as a vitamin pill like wheat grass that you drink quickly. Nevertheless a two-week beauty fast with aloe vera juice in the morning as an additional step, gives your skin great nourishment. Cucumber is also a skin cleanser. Leave the skin on to get the maximum nutrients that cucumber has to offer.

Nutritional information:
Aloe vera is a natural healer, its use dating back more then 4000 years. Aloe has countless healing and protective powers and scientific research has shown that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-puritic, moisturizer, regenerator and detoxifier. In 1992, J.C. Pittman found that aloe vera acts as a stimulant on the immune system. It seems too good to be true but consuming one glass of this juice daily can help prevent diseases and supports your well being enormously.

 

Cold Carrot Juice

CarrotsThis juice is a little meal in itself - deeply satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium carrots
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ a clove of garlic and some onion if desired

Preparation instructions:

  • juice the basil leaves, celery, garlic and carrots on notch 2
  • juice the tomatoes on notch 1

Preparation time: 8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Garden tomatoes and garden basil are best.

Nutritional information:
Carrots have carotene, which is a natural protection against sunburns. Celery is rich in vitamin C. Garlic defeats high blood pressure and cholesterol, to name but a few of its many benefits. Basil is rich in calcium and iron and has a delicious flavour.

 

Fennel Juice

Fennel has an exotic taste and should be used within reason, as its taste is quite intense. For committed raw food eaters this can come as a welcome change.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small stalk of fennel
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1 small potato

Preparation instructions:

  • cut each apple into 6 slices and remove the core
  • cut the carrots into long slices and slice the potato
  • juice the fruits and vegetables together on notch 2

Preparation time:8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Wash the potato before juicing. Leave the skin on for extra nutrients. Please be aware that fennel has a very strong taste on it’s own. Start with little and then add more. You can also make this juice without fennel for people who don’t enjoy the taste unless it is being used as a remedy.

Nutritional information:
Fennel assists you as a mild sedative and in falling asleep. Fennel has been shown to reduce and control inflammation of arthritis. It also evens mood fluctuation and depressive states. Fennel has the rare nutrient called manganese, contains zinc and vitamin B complex, which makes it a very valuable choice for juicing.

 

Dandelion Juice

DandelionDandelion was used by our forefathers as a salad green and powerful healing herb. Its use has been re-established once again and dandelion can now be found for free in parks and meadows or even in your back garden. The taste of Dandelion is rich and invigorating and your body will be thankful for this taste experience. Combine it with a clove of garlic and you’ll definitely be on the right track to boosting your health.

Ingredients:

  • 8 dandelion leaves, green and the roots
  • 6 carrots
  • ½ stalk celery
  • small bunch of pine needles
  • ½ clove of garlic (optional)

Preparation instructions:

  • cut the carrots into 4 long slices
  • turn the notch on the Juicing Nozzle onto 1
  • juice the carrot at the same time as the dandelion by wrapping it around the slices and juice the celery after the pine needles

Preparation time: 8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
When you pick your Dandelion be sure to give it a good rinse. The darker leaves are more bitter than the young ones. Use the youngest pine needles from the top tips of the little branches.

Nutritional information:
Carrots are known to have a lot of anti-oxidant properties and they assist in breaking down excessive fats. Dandelion strengthens the immune system, has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good kidney and liver cleanser.

 

Grasshopper

Fresh juice with mandarins, pineapple and spinach. Not only does this juice taste terrific, it also has a consistency that is creamy, much like a delicious milk shake.

Ingredients:

  • 6 mandarins or 2 oranges
  • ½ pineapple
  • 6 spinach leaves

Preparation instructions:

  • separate the mandarins into 3 parts and remove the peal
  • peel the pineapple and slice it into 5 long pieces, remove the hard middle core
  • juice a mix of oranges, pineapple and spinach on notch 2

Preparation time: 8 min

Yield: 2 glasses

Preparation hints:
Some people like this recipe as natural as possible. If you don’t mind a very strong flavour just slice the pineapple into 5 long slices and juice it with the skin! If you prefer you can remove the skin and the hard part in the middle. However, this does not change the flavour and can be put through the machine without any trouble. It is better to wrap the spinach around a slice of orange rather then juicing the leaves on its own.

Pierce three pineapple leaves of different lengths with a tooth pick and place these on the rim of a cocktail glass to make a remarkable decoration.

Nutritional information:
Pineapples contain bromelain, a digestive enzyme that is helpful for good digestion. Pineapples are found to help the body detoxify in a very gentle way. Mandarins are rich in vitamin C, A, B1, B6 calcium and maintain healthy gums. Spinach is full of chlorophyll, zinc, iron and folic acid and assists in the relief of anaemia.

 

Green Juice

Eat more greens! Juicing your greens is a great way to consume a large amount of nutritious green veggies in one day! Maximise your vegetable intake with wonderful Green Juice.

A selection on our favourite green juice recipes can be found here.

 

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