If you’re looking to lose weight or are simply wanting to do everything in your power to be the healthiest YOU you can possibly be, it might be time to think a little outside the box. The typical, standard diet routines to lose weight, get healthier and have more energy work for a lot of people. However, there’s a great number who need to kick it up a notch to see real results. For those people – or for those who’d simply like to supplement their healthy eating with juicing – the following fantastic juice fasting recipes, found in The Complete Idiots Guide to Juice Fasting, will prove invaluable. (More about the book below.)
Tropical Paradise Juice
This scrumptious juice will transport you to a stress-free tropical paradise. This juice explodes with bright, sunny flavors, leaving you in total bliss.
Yield: 4 cups
Serving size: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- In a juicer, alternate pressing papaya slices, pineapple slices, ginger, and kiwi.
- Gently stir coconut water into juice.
- Serve immediately.
Juicy Fact: This juice was a chance discovery at a roadside juice stand on the beautiful island of Kauai. Although the juice stand is no longer in business, we are happy to share this recipe and keep this best-selling juice alive. It is simply incredible.
Hollywood Celebrity Juice Blend
This brilliantly colored pink juice blend is famous for its tasty pineapple flavor that perfectly complements earthy beets and bright spearmint.
1/2 medium-small red beet, sliced
2 large Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
1/2 large pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 medium sprigs spearmint
- In a juicer, alternate pressing red beet slices, Granny Smith apple slices, pineapple slices, and spearmint.
- Stir and serve immediately.
Juicy Fact: This was the most popular drink served at the renowned Source Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in the 1970s. The restaurant was one of the first all-organic venues in the world, and many Hollywood celebrities dined there, hence the name of the juice. At the time, though, this drink was named the Hollywood Sunset.
Muscle-Builder Juice Blend
This savory, power-building juice is bursting with flavor. A medley of some of the most nutritious and tasty flavors out there, we recommend you drink it before or after a workout and during your juice fast.
Yield: about 4 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 4 cups
5 medium-small ripe tomatoes, sliced
3 medium celery stalks
3 medium carrots
1 medium lemon, outer rind removed, white pith intact, and sectioned
1 small lime, outer rind removed, white pith intact, and sectioned
Large handful small blueberries
1 TB. cold-pressed flaxseed oil
1/2 cup filtered water
- In a juicer, alternate pressing tomatoes, celery, carrots, lemon sections, lime sections, and blueberries.
- Gently stir flaxseed oil and filtered water into juice.
- Serve immediately.
Juicy Fact: This juice was inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, which details Joe Crosss personal mission to regain his health. Joe used the power of juice fasting to lose weight. He even was able to throw away his medications after fasting reversed his chronic ailments.
More About The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Juice Fasting!
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Juice Fastingis one of the latest books from the geniuses behind The Complete Guide To.. series of books. The book is filled with recipes and even more facts, The Complete Idiots Guide to Juice Fasting explains everything you need to know to get more from your body than you ever thought possible – from cleansing and detoxing to helping you lose weight and feel more energetic.
Fueling your body with fresh, healthy juice gives your body what it craves. It’ll then reward you with more energy, more strength, better health, better skin, hair, and nails and even better (steadier) moods!
Packed with over 75 delicious juice recipes, plus mouthwatering transitional foods to help you ease into and out of your fast, this tasty guide gives you everything you need to reap the benefits of juice fasting.
About the Authors:
Steven Prussack is an author, radio host, and Founder/ Editor-in-Chief of VegWorld Magazine (vegworldmag.com), featured as “What’s Hot” and a top grossing digital download in Apple’s Newsstand and iTunes. Steve also hosts an award-winning radio show “Raw Vegan Radio” (rawveganradio.com) and produces programs with visionary leaders such as Dr. Will Tuttle (worldpeacemastery.com) on how to spread the message of compassion, harmony, and vegan living. Steve founded and co-produced the world’s largest online vegetarian summits, Veganpalooza: 2012 Vegetarian World Summit (veganpalooza.com) and Rawpalooza: 2012 Raw Food World Summit (rawpalooza.com).
Additionally, Steve produced the “Jay Kordich’s School of Juicing” with Jay and Linda Kordich in January, 2012. School of Juicing is an online coaching and mentoring program, teaching the fundamentals and health benefits of juicing (schoolofjuicing.com).
Bo Rinaldi is an entrepreneur, chef, and co-owner of the acclaimed Blossoming Lotus restaurant in Portland. A proponent of the fantastic benefits of the vegan lifestyle, Bo is the co-owner of VeganFusion.com and CookingHealthyLessons.com. He is the co-author of many Top Selling Books, including Vegan Fusion (with Mark Reinfeld) and four Complete Idiot’s Guides (Juice Fasting, Green Smoothies, Eating Raw, and Low-Fat Vegan Cooking). Bo has been a vegan since 1960 and has managed, partnered, or owned many companies in the organic movement. Bo was one of the founders of the organic food movement in the California Sixties, got involved in the PC Revolution as the VP Marketing for ComputerLand, was the EVP for the largest boutique Software Consulting firm in Silicon Valley. He lives in Lake Oswego, outside of Portland, Oregon. (Read my Review of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Smoothies)
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