Doctors and health professionals recommend four to five cups of fruit and vegetables daily for women and five to six cups for men. How in the world can we possibly pack in that many fruit and vegetables daily, with our demanding routines of juggling work, family, exercise and a social life? The Simply Balanced staff likes to rely on a variety of healthy juices and smoothies. It’s a great way to get your fruit and veggies on the go.

Some of our favorite recipes:

Dr.Oz’s Green Juice- from Dr.Oz’s Three-day Juice Cleanse

Combine: four celery stalks, one cucumber, one cup of kale, one-half green apple, one-half lime, one tablespoon coconut oil, half-cup of almond milk and one cup of pineapple. Very powerful “green” flavor and the celery, lime and coconut give it a kick.

 

Better Beet juice

Combine: two beets, two apples, one cup of kale, one cup of spinach until blended. If the mixture is too thick, add ice or water to blend. Beets have a powerful flavor, and apples tend to add sweetness. Still not sweet enough to make you think you aren’t drinking beets? Add red grapes.

 

Carrot-Apple-Ginger juice

Combine: two apples, four carrots, and one-inch piece of raw ginger and ice until blended. I love adding ginger to any juice, especially when I feel a cold coming on or sinus pressure this time of year.

Drink up and enjoy from Simply Balanced!

Make today count,

Julia

Drink juice as a part of a 2000-calorie healthy diet. Always consult your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise.