Drinks

Juice up your diet with veggies, fruit

Nov. 5, 2012 at 11:01 AM ET

Juices are a great way to pack in extra vegetables and fruits in your diet. Here, sports nutritionist Heidi Skolnik shares her recipes for some nutritious juice options. Do you juice? Share your favorite combinations in the comments below!

Carrot/apple juice

  • 3-4 medium carrots
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple

Carrot juice is surprisingly sweet and goes well with the tartness of the apples. When buying Granny Smiths, choose firm ones -- they will produce a clearer juice.

Makes 10 ounces = 200 calories, 0g fat, 49g carbs, 4g protein

Spinach/cucumber/celery juice

  • 2 cups packed spinach (4 oz)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk.

Because celery isn't overpowering, it allows the spinach and cucumber juices to stand out. Spinach is a good source of calcium, iron and potassium.

Makes 10 ounces = 139 calories, 1g fat, 35g carbs, 1 g protein

Note: Cucumbers add a lot of water to the juice. You can add lemon to cut the bitterness from the spinach.

Pineapple/blueberry/ginger juice

  • ¼ pineapple
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (1/4-1/2 inch)

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which have been shown to fight certain types of cancer. The ginger aids digestion, and sets a South Pacific mood when combined with pineapple.

Makes 12 ounces = 80 calories, 0g fat,16g carbs, 7g protein

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