With spring and summer just around the corner, now is a great time to update your refreshing juice bar recipes. Along with the freshest produce available, a high-quality commercial fruit juicer will yield consistently delicious and healthy beverages for your patrons. The benefits of juicing abound and it offers an easy way to incorporate vegetables into your diet. Also? Yum.
Juicing tips: Note that U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day for reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart attack.
For those fast-approaching afternoons by the pool, on the beach, or lounging in the cabana, try these unique recipes to take your juicer for a spin and add some sunshine to your drink menu.
Apple Melon Mingle
6–8 Kale Leaves
6–8 Swiss Chard Leaves
3 Sprigs of Mint, Muddled
Juicing tips: Americans choose apples more than any other fruit. In 2015, apple intake totaled 1.6 gallons of juice and 10.7 pounds of fresh apples per person.
Pineapple Mango Bloom
1 Mango, Chopped
2 Cups Pineapple Chunks
2 Limes, Peeled and Pithed
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (Optional)
Garnish with a plum hibiscus flower for a burst of color contrast, and that summer island vacation vibe.
Juicing tips: Pineapple is good for your waistline and your busted ankle. 8 ounces of unsweetened pineapple juice will cost you just 130 calories. Pineapple juice also contains the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain, which helps heal sports injuries by reducing swelling and bruising.
Grapefruit Citrus Sunrise
3 Oranges, Peeled and Pithed
3 Ruby Red Grapefruits, Peeled and Pithed
2 Lemons, Peeled and Pithed
Add a splash of orange liqueur or vodka if it’s sundown!
Juicing tips: MyPlate.gov found that 4 ounces of 100% fruit juice equals a full serving of fruit.
1 1/2 Ounces Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 Ounce Medium Dry Sherry
1/2 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
Splash of Fresh Orange Juice
Splash of Cranberry Juice
5 Sprigs of Mint, Muddled
In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with sprigs of mint and orange zest. It’s 5:00 somewhere!
Juicing tips: Orange juice tends to be the most popular juice for Americans, with the average person drinking 2.7 gallons per year. It’s a potent source of vitamin C, chock full of healing properties. A single serving of OJ contains more than 200% of your body’s daily vitamin C needs.
Finally, don’t forget the drink umbrellas!