Add one or more of these ingredients to your juice to get even more nutrients and bring your health to another level! They are all excellent for weight loss as well.
Olive oil is heart-healthy and contains abundant antioxidants.
Olive oil is best consumed cold without heating, and putting it in juices is a wonderful way to get a dose of this healthy fat into your diet.
Put 1 teaspoon of olive oil in any of your juices. It tastes best with juices that include tomatoes, cucumbers or zucchini. You can consume olive oil every day.
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Not only does coconut oil help with weight loss and support your thyroid function, it has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, helping to even fight off yeast infections! The benefits of coconut oil are so numerous that it is recommended you get at least a tablespoon of coconut oil every day.
You can heat up a tablespoon of coconut oil to melt it and mix with your juice. You can also quickly blend it with the juice in a blender. Coconut oil tastes good with any juice.
Ginger is an excellent immune system booster and anti-inflammatory agent. Juice a small piece of ginger once in a while with all other produce. Ginger has a strong taste, so start small.
If you have a burning sensation in your stomach, try using less.
If the taste is too bitter for you, adding a pinch of Stevia will help. You can consume ginger every day.
Garlic, like coconut oil, has powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and researchers have found that it even has cancer fighting properties.
It is an excellent way to supercharge your juice, if you can tolerate the taste. It has quite a strong and bitter taste so it may not be for everyone.
Start with half a clove of garlic and work your way up.
You can consume garlic every day.
Powdered Wheat Grass
Wheat grass is full of antioxidants, stimulates metabolism, alkalinizes the body, and provides nutrients that accelerate and facilitate detoxification, especially in your liver where most of your body’s detox occurs.
It also has the amazing power to reverse white/gray hair for some people, especially if the whitening/graying of the hair occurred due to temporary stress/trauma.
If you have a twin gear or masticating juicer and can juice fresh wheat grass, that is the best way to get all the nutrients.
Otherwise, another easy way to consume wheat grass is to put powdered wheat grass in your juice. Try mixing in a teaspoon of wheat grass in your juice as often as you can.
You can consume wheat grass every day.
Chia is an edible seed that has been used for thousands of years. It is rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and antioxidants. It also expands considerably, so it can help to curb your appetite as well.
Chia seeds are a great source of fiber. 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of chia delivers 11 grams of fiber, which is about 44% of the recommended daily fiber intake for women.
You can consume chia seeds whole or grind them. Simply sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds (whole or ground) into your juice, and drink immediately. If you wait too long, the juice will become a gel so you will have to eat it like a pudding :).
You can consume chia seeds every day.
Mixing protein powder with your juice is an easy way to ensure that you get all the protein you need. Make sure to avoid any protein powder that contains a lot of sugar.
You can simply mix in the protein powder into your juice, using a fork.
Enjoy these drinks after strength training to help build muscle (which will accelerate weight loss)!
You can consume protein powder every day if needed. However make sure not to over-consume them, as they tend to be high in calories.
Hemp seeds are a great source of fat, especially if you are on a complete juice fast. Hemp seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which helps control blood pressure and inflammation.
They also contain fiber, magnesium, iron and potassium.
Using a blender, quickly blend a handful of hemp seeds with fresh juice.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera juice can be taken internally to heal ulcers and other irritations of the intestinal tract. It may also cure bad breath which is typically caused by acid indigestion.
If you suffer from irritations of the gastrointestinal tract, try adding aloe vera juice. Start with 1 tablespoon a day. Do not drink too much as it has a laxative effect.
It is recommended that you only drink these when you have gastrointestinal irritations, for maximum effect.