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Nourishing and Quick Juice/Smoothie Recipes

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I created this post to give you some fresh ideas on how to produce fruit and veggie flavor combinations.  In general, I find that most fruits and veggies blend (or juice) well together, but you want to be careful with the green bitters if you are new to this. They can quickly overpower a recipe and turn your smile upside down.

How to Reduce Bitterness

Bananas are the go-to when it comes to blended drinks. They are excellent for covering the taste of greens if you have a hard time getting it down, and they create a thick creamy texture. Make sure your bananas are ripe, this is when your body can digest them, and they are nice and sweet.  I let the bananas ripen on the counter; then, I freeze them.  To freeze them, you will want to peel them first, lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze them, and once solid place them in a large freezer-safe container.  This process makes it easy to always have ripe bananas on hand and makes the smoothie creamy and cold.  To learn how to create smoothie without bananas, click (here).

Fresh Lemons are another great item to add to green drinks to help reduce the bitterness. You can add them to smoothies or green juices. Fresh lemon juice is much better than the store-bought. But use whatever you can at the time. We want our drinks to nourish our bodies as well as taste delicious!

The following section is some Smoothie Ideas. Blend in a blender and enjoy!

Sweet & Sour

Pineapple, Grape, Green Smoothie


Finger Banana-Spinach

Bosc Pear-Raspberry-Kale

Quite Combination Ideas:

Chocolate Banana Orange Smoothie

Below are Juicing recipes. Push all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy!

Lemon~Lime Ginger Ale
(Serves 1)

Gingered Apple Cider
(Serves 1)

Peach~Pear~Apple Juice
(Serves 1)

Fruit Punch
(Serves 1)

Fruit Nectar

Sparkling Tropical Fruit
(Serves 1)

  1. Process the fruit in a juicer.
  2. Pour the juice into a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve.

Blueberry~Cherry Juice
(Serves 1)

More Fruit Juice Recipe Ideas …


Cucumber~Celery Cooler

Garden Salad

Calcium Drink

Sweet Potato Carrot Juice

10 thoughts on “Nourishing and Quick Juice/Smoothie Recipes

  1. MC Girbaud says:

    what juicer do you think is best for quick & easy clean up? i currently use a Kenwood juice extractor JE600, which makes great juices, but cleaning the machine is a bit of a nightmare, as it has multiple parts to clean, etc.
    I see you have lots of options for veggie shredders, just wondering if you have recommendations for juicers. the easier the use and cleanup, the happier camper i am! lol

  2. Hi Amie-Sue, quick question, when you add your ripe, frozen bananas – are you putting the frozen banana pieces into your juicer and juicing them? I add frozen bananas to my blender for a smoothie but I’ve never used them in juicing?

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Penny,

      I don’t juice the bananas. I would either make a smoothie with them and the other fruits/veggies. OR you can juice the other produce items, then out in the blender and blend in the banana. I hope that helps. Blessings, amie sue :)

  3. 70baybrook says:

    Can I just cut open the avocado seed and drop it into the juicer?

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening,

      I don’t recommend it because it could damage your blender… even a high-powered one. If you want to add it to the smoothie, I would wrap it in a towel and break it in smaller pieces by hitting it with a hammer. Blessings, amie sue

  4. Wstegenga says:

    Can’t wait to start making the juice recipes. Thank you

  5. mickeybendavid says:

    Hi Amie, what are “finger bananas”?

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