We’ve all heard of how “putting a rainbow” on your plate benefits our health, but did you know that “pouring a rainbow” in your glass can make an even bigger difference, too? Now, we don’t actually mean you should mix all those juices, but striving to have multiple options of thirst-quenching power juices will do wonders for you and your body.
We love the traditional OJ, but it’s time for you to step up your game through indulging in the powers of cold-pressed juices!
The key is to acknowledge that every fruit and vegetable are best classified through their colors. All the orange-colored ones have a consistent trait of having those fierce carotenoids, and Vitamin K, nitrates, and magnesium are abundant in greens.
You see, if you constantly stick to only the like-colored food, you’re likely taking the same set of vitamins and minerals. Juicing is an excellent way to enjoy all of those benefits through frequently varying your choices.
But What Is the BEST Juice out There?
While some fruits and vegetables may seem to outweigh others in terms of vitamin and nutrient content, our bodies were never meant to stick to only one. So maybe tomatoes have a stronger concentration of Vitamin C than prunes, but the latter has more variety or vitamins and nutrients than the former.
Keep exploring and changing your juice options every once in a while. All bodies are unique, and so it would be impossible to give a precise answer on which ones you need the most.
Because of this, changing your options more frequently gives more value to your juicing experience!
What Are the Best Fruit Juice Combinations?
Although it generally won't hurt to combine your favourite fruits and vegetables, people love to search tried and tested recipes on the internet to avoid the hassle of trial and error. And who can blame them?
After all, we want our juice to be just as delicious as how healthy they are.
While you may have already heard how pineapples go well with passion fruit, or how mangoes taste sublime with the kick of oranges, there are actually loads of other flavours that go well together. Here are four healthy juices to buy right now.
#1 You Can’t Go Wrong With Green
Regular intake of green vegetables increases vitality as well as brain and health support. Phytochemicals in the form of isothiocyanates and indoles are responsible for the popularity of these cruciferous treats.
Easily dubbed as one of the healthiest foods that man can ever take, it’s no wonder why people add them in their juices despite not contributing so much to the sweet or tart side.
Known for being an effective soothing agent, they do wonders when incorporated in your juices. However, most people take these green wonders with other fruits as they usually have a balmy or spicy aftertaste.
Kale, celery, and spinach are some of the most popular choices but if you’re new to the juicing scene, you might not enjoy it very much when they are taken without other fruits and vegetables. But if you like to keep it all-green, we recommend mixing it with goodies that have a mild and pleasant balance to it, such as green apples and cucumbers!
These are wonderful for overall vitality, which is why people are raving about juice combinations like this Greens Cold Pressed Juice!
PUR Greens has the perfect ratio of the kale, celery, apple, cucumber, ginger, and lemon. It comes in 12 and 16 oz bottles. Juicing isn’t exactly the hardest thing to do in the kitchen, but isn’t it neat to have a ready-made option that you can have anytime?
#2 Sunny Combinations of Orange
Foods with a bright and happy orange colour are usually packed with beta-cryptoxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which are all the nutrients that start off Vitamin A production. Research has shown that these nourishing beta-carotenes in most orange fruits and vegetables play a powerful role in reducing the risk of long-term health conditions.
What fruits and veggies join the orange club? Our Sunny Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice Blend helps support weight loss, boost immunity, and increase energy. This refreshing juice features a delicious blend of pineapple, carrot, lemon, apple, ginger, and turmeric.
We like adding ginger and carrots in our citrus blends, as the ginger gives it a balmy sensation and the carrots give it a nice balance.
A good balance to orange foods would be some tart berries, or the balmy, healthy greens. Powdered spices are also popular options to add, such as cinnamon, turmeric, and nutmeg. You don’t need to wait for autumn for a refreshing and healthy drink with a hint of spice! Our personal pick? Try blending pineapple, carrot, lemon, apple, ginger and turmeric for that well-bodied flavour profile.
#3 Red Is a Powerhouse
We’ve all heard of the mighty Lycopene, the antioxidant that not only gives the pretty red pigment to certain fruits and vegetables, but is also known to support our health. It’s no wonder why a lot of research tells us that foods high in Lycopene are linked to steadily maintaining heart functions and overall health.
Carotenoids, a potent form of antioxidants, are also widely present in these red treats. We would never let a day go without mixing up these delicious treats in our juices.
Because these red gems pack so much value for our bodies, they’re perfect for all-day lemonades standing by your fridge. Strawberries are excellent options for alternate lemonade juices.
Here’s a way to level it up — basil! Plant leaves are actually great additions to any juice as they sophisticate the flavours from red fruits.
Our Strawberry Basil Lemon is made with strawberries with a touch of basil. The basil makes the flavor sophisticated, not over-sweet, but still a hit amongst kids and adults alike!
#4 Bright, Bold, and Blue
Purple and blue fruits and vegetables gain their vivid colours from anthocyanin, an antioxidant known for supporting overall wellness. They are also wonderful allies for maintaining heart health and soothing muscles and joints for adults.
There aren’t many blue-colored juices around, unless you are looking at plain blueberry juice. But whether you’re already a juice aficionado or a newbie in the scene, we’re sure this brightly blue-hued drink will surprise you. And nope, you’d be surprised how this one does not have ANY food colouring at all.
The Blue Chia Apple Pineapple juice offers a hydrating blend of apple, pineapple, chia, and blue spirulina. A serving of a refreshing sensation, paired with extremely high nutrients and a powerhouse of antioxidants bottled up just for you.
Other Goodies Worth Adding
We’re a milk-loving kind of species, and so when the alternative milk options graced the aisles in the grocery stores, we rushed to them for the hopes of having a healthier choice while still enjoying that milky goodness.
In our juices, adding milk can be a good way to add great flavour and boost the nutrient value. Some of them include hemp milk, almond milk, oat milk, and coconut milk, to name a few. We personally love almond milk the most due to its delicate and lighter goodness.
Rich in important nutrients and unbelievably high in protein, yoghurt is a wonderful staple for any health conscious guy who still wants their creamy dessert fix. When added in your juices, they contribute tartness and a creamier consistency that both kids and adults love!
Plant-based Protein Powder
Ramp up the fibre and protein by choosing to have plan-based protein in your milk or juices! Although they are known to support weight management and maintain overall health, plant-based proteins can be hard to find on their own. You can still indulge in protein-filled beverages by ordering ready-made ones anytime.
Seeds and Spices
Although you don’t see a lot of juices with seeds, they’re actually starting to grow popular everywhere! Just make sure you add ones that are small enough to effortlessly blend in your drink, such as chia seeds, basil seeds, and flax seeds!
Basils is a popular choice for the spice and herb category, but there are others too. You can always opt to blend in those mint leaves, turmeric powder, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and even lavender!
The Bottom Line
Juicing is popular for many reasons, but even after you get hooked on it, it’s easy to see a pattern of favourites. Some might find themselves constantly picking up oranges, carrots,and apples, while others may be building an unconscious alliance with the green leafy veggies. After all, we all have favourites, don’t we?
Just like in eating food, the rainbow is required in taking your juice as well. It’s understandable why people typically opt for crowd favourites like bananas, cucumbers, and berries, and that’s okay! At the end of the day, any natural juice is healthy.
But if you really want your body to enjoy the benefits of juicing in a more holistic approach, try letting go of your favourites for a while and explore the combinations mentioned above, as every type of food packs in different types of vitamins and nutrients. Your body will thank you for it!
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