Use fruits, vegetables, and herbs to create your own juices. Give yourself an energy boost, a dose of vitamins, or simply a refreshing sip.
Ginger aids in digestion and adds a bit of tropical flair to this juice that is loaded with antioxidants
If you’d like this drink to be more tart, use plain instead of vanilla fat-free yogurt. For a garnish, twist a thin slice of carrot on a small skewer.
Drink this to boost your daily veggie count: Each serving of this smoothie offers a half-cup of vegetables, plus a little fruit.
Don’t judge a mango by its color—it isn’t a good sign of ripeness. Instead, choose a mango that gives slightly when you gently squeeze it.
Ginger paste and mint paste are available in resealable tubes in the produce section of the grocery store. If you can’t find the pastes, substitute 1 tablespoon grated ginger and 10 mint leaves. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, then pour the mixture into a pitcher and stir in the carrot juice.
Frozen peaches do double duty in this frosty drink: Not only do they add flavor, they keep the drink cold without diluting it as ice would.
Beets are nutritional powerhouses, giving you vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Choose beets with fresh-looking green tops, and wear gloves or use a kitchen towel when handling them to prevent your fingers from getting stained.
The star fruit, or carambola, is the “star” of this beverage and tastes like a blend of apple, pear, and citrus fruits. The entire fruit is edible. Here, it is pureed and then strained to create a delicious, fragrant juice.
Make this when you want a large dose of vitamin C: Kiwifruit contain more of the antioxidant than oranges, and strawberries are a good source of C, too. Kiwifruit has also been shown to support eye health.