Juicing for Energy and Weight Loss

A lot of people believe that in order to have great energy levels and a slim stomach, they need to eat nothing but boring and bland foods. However, that’s simply not true. While it’s true that you might have to cut a few different foods out of your diet if you want to achieve your ideal weight, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a rich collection of delicious foods and beverages that constantly leave you craving more.

Juicing is a great way to lose weight and flood your body with nutrient dense fruit and veg. With the right weight loss juice recipes, you can not only give your metabolism the kick start that it needs, but you can also make sure that you have the energy that you need to motivate yourself to spend more time doing daily exercise.

Choosing the Perfect Ingredients

No matter what you’re trying to achieve with juicing, most of the time, it will come down to picking the perfect ingredients. The aim is generally to create a juice mix that helps to boost the metabolism, and increase energy levels, while still tasting great.

Many picky eaters find that they struggle to stick to their juicing cleanses, simple because they run out of delicious tastes to try and end up getting bored, or turning back to sugary fruits instead of their vegetable-rich blends. The important thing to remember is that you need to try a vast range of different flavors if you want to enhance your energy and improve your weight loss regime effectively.

Don’t just find a single mix that seems to work for you and stick to it for months at a time – that’s a quick way to make sure that you end up feeling sick to death of the same flavor. Instead, try multiple different flavors and make sure that you pick different ones for different reasons. For instance, if you have a sweet craving, you might go for something rich in berries, whereas if you’re feeling more savory, you might look for a pure green blend.

Juice Recipes for Energy and Weight Loss

Though the chances are that you’ll find your own perfect recipes as you explore the world of juicing in greater depth, we’re going to get you started with some of our favorites. You can use these recipes for inspiration, or build on them as you find new ingredients that help to enhance your stamina and endurance for big workouts.

1:The Lemon and Cucumber Cleanse

Lemon and cucumber are two incredible ingredients for weight loss. Lemon helps to kick start the metabolism, while cucumber rehydrates your system and keeps you feeling energized. These two ingredients mixed together with a splash of mint will help to refresh you in the morning before your workout, and give you the energy you need to plow through your exercise effectively.

All you need for this mix is:

  • 1 cucumber
  • Half a lemon
  • A Sprig of mint

If you don’t like the flavor of mint, then feel free to keep it out of your juice entirely. Mix with a glass of water for a more diluted flavor.

2:Green Garden

When it comes to quick and healthy juicing ideas, this one is fantastic for energy and weight loss. The greens in this mix are perfect for boosting the metabolism and getting every aspect of your body working at top form.

All you need is:

  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • Half a cucumber

3:Fruity Plum Treat

If you feel like something a little fruitier than your standard vegetable mix, how about a blend that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and natural sweetness too? Make sure that you remove the plum pits before you get started here, and remember that you can leave the skin of the apple on!

You’ll need:

  • 1 apple
  • 3 plumbs
  • 1 cucumber
  • A squeeze of lemon

Mix everything in your juicer, and then add the squeeze of lemon at the end with a whisk for an added dash of zingy tartness. If you have a powerful high speed blender or Thermomix you can blend all of these ingredients for minutes with cup of water and a few ice cubes.

4:The Tropical Juice

When it comes to blending smoothies, berry recipes are usually the most popular option, because they’re packed with flavour, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Perfect for ensuring that you lose weight faster, and maintain plenty of hydration energy.

You will need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 mango
  • Half a cup of raspberries
  • A sprig of mint

 5:Spicy Carrot Boost

You can’t enjoy a really great workout if you’re feeling terrible. With that in mind, it always makes sense to pay plenty of attention to your immune system when choosing your juicing ingredients. This spicy carrot mix will help to boost your immune system and assist in fighting back against colds and flu, so you can hit the gym on time without any excuses.

You’ll need:

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 carrots

Juice all the ingredients and add ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper for an extra kick.

6:The Lime and Carrot Cleanse

Rich in both vitamin C and Beta Carotene, here’s yet another carrot-based blend that will cleanse your system, offer unlimited energy, and boost your immunity all with a great taste! You can even juice the peel of the lime if it is organic – it will give some extra zing.

You’ll need:

  • 1 lime
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 6 carrots

7:The Fitness Favorite

This is a favorite for many fitness enthusiasts, because it’s perfect at boosting energy levels while maintaining a sweet and subtle taste. The cucumber in this fruity blend helps to cut through the sweetness of the fruits, while offering extra hydration too!

You’ll need:

  • 1 pear
  • 3 cups of grapes
  • Half an apple
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 quarter of lemon

If you have a powerful blender or Thermomix these ingredients can be blended with a handful of ice and a cup of water. That is a great way to get all that fiber goodness, help you to feel satiated and full.

8:The Winter Workout Blend

A recipe is perfect for winter nights, the winter workout blend will keep you feeling fierce and energetic even when the temperatures start to fall. This is great for weight loss and it helps to detox the body too. Plus, the cinnamon gives you a natural sweetness boost without the worries of excess sugar.

You’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • Half a lemon
  • 5 apples
  • Half a cucumber

If you have a powerful blender or Thermomix these ingredients can be blended with a handful of ice and a cup of water. If not you can juice the ingredients and then stir in the cinnamon.

9:The Kiwi Rehydrate Blend

If you like slightly more exotic juice flavors, but you still want to make sure that you get all the hydration you need for a workout, then this could be the perfect blend for you. The combination boosts your immune system and enhances weight loss too, since Kiwi is a fantastic source of vitamin C. For extra detoxification, add a dash of lemon!

You’ll need:

  • 2 large kiwi fruits
  • 1 large cucumber
  • Remember to peel the kiwis before juicing to make the process easier on your machine

10:The Mean Green Energy Machine

Finally, for energy, fitness, and health-boosting purposes, it doesn’t get much better than this incredible green juice candidate. It’s low in calories, high in vitamins, and brimming with nutrients to give you a workout that’s better than ever.

You will need:

  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 large leaves of Kale
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cucumber

If you have a powerful blender or Thermomix these ingredients can be blended with a handful of ice and a cup of water. Otherwise you can juice the kale, apple and cucumber, then blend with the mint and spinach and ice.

Our guest Rebekah has contributed to this blog. Rebekah is a passionate wordsmith and health blogger who spends her time delivering fitness and dieting tips to audiences around the world! If you would like to be a guest blogger and are passionate about juicing, nutrition and health then please get in touch via trish@passionjuice.com

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