Recipes

Juicing With Strawberries


Christened as the “queen of fruits”, strawberries are packed with numerous minerals and vitamins that can have a significant impact on your overall health. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, manganese, iodine, copper, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

Below is an outline of some of the health benefits that these juicy, heart shaped fruits have to offer.

• Helps burn stored fat
• Enhances short term memory
• Helps reduce the intensity of inflammation
• Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
• Prevents esophageal cancer
• Fights the effects of aging
• Promotes weight loss
• Lowers the risk of macular degeneration, a condition associated with vision loss

While strawberries can be eaten whole, you can juice them along with other fruits and vegetables to increase the fruit’s nutritional value. Below are some strawberry juicing recipes you may consider sampling.

Recipe #1 – The Strawberry Serenade

Ingredients

• 16 ounce packages of Strawberries
• 1/2 Cantaloupe
• 5 Carrots
• 1 Bunch of Spinach
• 1 Knuckle of Ginger

This recipe yields up to 4 servings

This is a tasty recipe that combines the ingredients together in a remarkable manner. The flavor of this juice will depend on the sweetness and the quality of the strawberries used. If you want something more precise, you may change the ratio of Cantaloupe, Carrots and Spinach to 2, 3 and 5 cups respectively.

Recipe #2 – The Strawberry Sunkissed

Ingredients

• 1 pint of strawberries
• 1 apple
• 5 leaves of kale

This recipe yields up to a maximum of 5 services

Besides enjoying the sweet flavor of the juiced strawberry, the spinach enhances the iron levels in your body. In case you want something more precise, use 2 cups of strawberry, 2 cups of apple and 2 cups of chopped kale for your recipe.

Recipe #3 – The Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients

• 2 pints of strawberries
• 1/2 lemon

This recipe yields 2 servings

If you need to cool down on a hot day, this is the recipe to go for. The lemonade adds the cooling effect to this recipe, while the strawberry complements the lemon’s sour taste. If you want a larger serving, you may increase the amount of apples to 4 cups and the lemon to 1 cup.

Recipe #4 – The Sweet Surprise

Ingredients

• 1ounce of strawberries
• 1 bunch of grapes
• 1 pear
• 1 bunch of kale
• 1 knuckle of ginger

This recipe yields up to 4 servings

This is a cleansing juice recipe that comes with a light ginger taste in the background. You may use different types of Kale, depending on your preference. Also, you can increase the ratio of these ingredients of these recipe 3 cups of grapes, 1 cup of pear and 5 cups of chopped Kale while maintaining the same amount of strawberries.

Due to their small size, you usually don’t have to cut the strawberries; they can fit perfectly into any juicer. They are perfect for recipes that also include a lot of greens since their sweet taste can help cover some of the less palatable green vegetables. Pop a few into your favorite juicing recipe and see how the strawberry can take it to another level.