We use herbs for their complementary flavors, health benefits, and remarkable versatility. Everyone uses herbs and spices to season their food, so why not add some to your fresh fruit or vegetable juice too? From popular staples to options off the beaten path, there are plenty of fresh herbs that can help turn your juice recipes into something special. Learn more about these herbs that are surprisingly tasty for juicing.
Keep Calm with Chamomile
Chamomile is famous for its soothing properties. This herb is perhaps most popular in its tea form: many people drink chamomile tea to relax the mind, cure sleeplessness or insomnia, and soothe inflammation in the digestive tract. Luckily, chamomile offers all these same benefits when you juice it.
Chamomile’s delicate, floral taste pairs well with any light or sweet flavors. It’s an excellent addition to apple juice or orange juice. Chamomile also works well with raspberries, mangoes, or mint.
It’s Always Time for Thyme
Thyme acts as a natural cough suppressant and helps boost the immune system, making it a worthwhile ingredient for your juicing routine. As a classic green herb, thyme has a concentrated grassy aroma with hints of woodsy and floral scents. This translates well into green juices with ingredients like kale, cucumber, or wheatgrass.
Thyme also pairs well with various fruit flavors. Thyme and peach work brilliantly together to create a sweet yet balanced summery drink. Pineapple and thyme is another great combination, as thyme helps bring out the bright and fruity flavors of pineapple.
Everything’s Coming Up Rosemary
Rosemary is a popular ingredient in herbal teas and cocktails. Naturally, it’s also another herb that’s surprisingly tasty for juicing. Rosemary is a popular mood booster. It can help calm the mind and promote focus, making it an excellent addition to your morning juice.
The minty and slightly woodsy taste of rosemary makes it great for lightly sweet flavors like apple, pear, or pomegranate juice. However, rosemary also has hints of an earthy, sage-like flavor—with a slight, bitter aftertaste—that allows it to pair well with more savory vegetable juices, too.
Pro tip: juicing the whole rosemary stem produces a more bitter flavor that’s best for stronger juice recipes. If you want a lighter rosemary taste, only juice the herb’s leaves.
What juice recipes will you explore? Start experimenting when you add one of Juicernet’s fruit and vegetable juicer machines to your kitchen. You’re free to explore the endless world of juice recipes to your heart’s content with efficient juicing power and easy cleanup.