There are two types of drinks that I want to introduce as being great energy juices. One is a fruit juice recipe while the other is a vegetable juice recipe. Both have their advantages. In actual fact, there is nothing to stop you having more than one fresh fruit and vegetable juice each day. So why not try both?
It is important to realize that it is not just carbohydrates that we need for energy. The minerals contained in fruit and vegetables also have a big part to play. The juice recipes for energy below are some of my personal favorites.
Banana Fruit Smoothie
This first drink has lots of options. I’ll present a few of them and you can decide for yourself how you want to make your fruit smoothie.
- Apples (1-2 depending upon size)
- Oranges (2-3)
Pick a base for your smoothie, either apples or oranges. Then once you have used your juicer to extract the juice, it is time to get your blender ready for action.
- Banana (1)
- Strawberries (a few)
The banana is the main event. It is packed with carbohydrates but is still a fairly low glycemic load food. It has abundant potassium which plays an important role in energy metabolism. Oranges also have a high potassium content so choosing to use them as your base turns this into a mega-potassium booster. If you want to add another flavor to your smoothie, strawberries area great choice.
Vegetable Alkaline Boost
I wrote about the V4 juice on the page, Juice Recipes for Health. This is a good drink that provides a rich supply of Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Calcium. These minerals result in the alkaline effect of this juice. This promotes pH balance in our body. The better our pH balance, the more energetic we feel. This is something you will notice for yourself once you have been juicing constantly for a few weeks. Not only do you feel more alive, you’ll have more get up and go along with a brighter disposition.
The alkaline boost comes primarily from greens, e.g. kale and spinach. Give this a go
- Carrot (2)
- Celery (1/2 stalk)
- Kale (5 leaves + stalks)