With so many possible fruit and veggie combinations, it’s hard to pick just one favourite cold press juice recipe. So, I’m featuring a few of my top picks that you can easily incorporate into your healthy diet. I hope you enjoy making them at home as much as I do!
BioChef Axis: Green Cold Press Juice Recipe
Every cold press juicer probably has one green juice recipe in their booklet. That’s because the chlorophyll in green juices is ideal for enriching our bloodstream with oxygen.
Sufficient oxygen in the blood helps us avoid health conditions like low energy and vitality, poor digestion and metabolism, and an increased onset of disease.
Green juices, however, can be bitter. But the addition of natural sweeteners like lemon and apples can help make this healthy drink more palatable.
- 1 small bunch curly kale leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 lemon, peeled and quartered
- 5cm fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 cucumber, cut into strips
- 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
- 4 celery stalks
- Push all the ingredients into your cold press juicer. Pour your green juice blend into glasses. Garnish with a celery stalk or cucumber stick if you wish.
- Alternatively, you can chop the ingredients, then process them in a blender with some water. Pass the mixture into a fine-mesh strainer before serving immediately.
Optimum 600M: Frothy Red Fruit Shake Recipe
I love serving this yoghurt-based cold press juice recipe. Aside from the essential minerals and vitamins from the berries, you’re also keeping your gut healthy.
So, if you’re looking for ways to make your kids eat more yoghurt, this fruit shake is an excellent addition to your magic tricks. And if they are not fans of red currants or strawberries, try other berries or soft fruit like mango, banana or cantaloupe.
- 125g red currants, stalks removed, plus extra for garnish
- 200g strawberries, hulled
- 250g dairy-free yoghurt
- 300ml dairy-free milk
- Juice of ½ lemon, to taste
- 2 tbsp clear honey, to taste
- Put the fruit, yoghurt and a little of the milk in your juicer. Pour into four chilled glasses.
- Blend the remaining milk with lemon juice and honey for a sweet taste, then top up each glass.
- Stir and garnish with extra red currants.
BioChef Axis: Immune Booster Cold Press Juice Recipe
We all know that having a healthy immune system is crucial now more than ever. But it’s hard to boost your immunity and nutrient intake from eating whole foods alone.
Healthy juicing recipes can help solve that. The carrots in this fresh juice, for example, are rich in vitamins C and B complex, potassium, iron and sodium. These micronutrients not only boost the immune system but also improve liver function.
On the other hand, adding raw garlic enhances the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of your drink. Try drinking this healing juice the next time you have a cold for faster recovery.
- 1 to 3 cloves of garlic
- 5cm fresh ginger
- 1 bunch of rainbow carrots, peeled with tops removed
- Push all the ingredients into your cold press juicer. Pour your healthy juice into a glass. Garnish with a carrot stick if you wish.
- If rainbow carrots are not available in your area, you can use any variant or type of carrot.
Optimum 600M: Spicy Tomato and Celery Juice Recipe
Here’s a Bloody Mary cocktail minus the vodka! I love making this cold press juice recipe a lot. It’s like serving a party drink the healthy way.
Your body gets to have all sorts of nutrients from tomatoes and celery in every sip. Plus, without the alcohol, your tastebuds can enjoy all that sweet and savoury goodness.
- 6 very ripe tomatoes
- 2 large stalks of celery, plus extra with leaves intact for garnish
- Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce
- Celery salt
- Roughly chop and juice the tomatoes and celery using your juicer.
- Stir in the sauces to taste. Pour into glasses filled with ice and top with a pinch of celery salt.
- Garnish each glass with one leafy celery stalk for stirring if you like.
Are you looking for other cold-pressed juice recipes? Try celery juice! It’s easy to make and contains several health benefits.
Cold Press Juice Recipe Tips
Here are some helpful tricks you can do to keep your favourite drinks delicious.
- Wash your produce thoroughly before juicing. Also, while not necessary, opt for organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
- Always peel your citrus as the pith can make your fruit juice bitter.
- If juicing greens and herbs, there’s no need to remove the stems. However, do trim away the bad bits.
- When homemade juicing, put dry and watery ingredients into the juicer alternately. It will help extract more juice from your produce and prevent blockage.
- Consume your freshly pressed juice right away. If you are saving your juice for later, put it in a sealed jar, keep it chilled, then consume within 24 to 48 hours.
- Find ways to make use of the leftover pulp. For example, you can stir in veggie pulp into stocks and soups. Fruit pulp, on the other hand, can bulk up your muffins, bread or granola.