Why You Should Start Juicing and 5 Keto-Friendly Juice Recipes to Get You Started

Keto Juice Recipes to Start Your Health Journey

Marry the benefits of juicing and a keto diet with these delicious keto juice recipes that are easy to make with simple, fresh ingredients.

Does it ever feel like starting a new diet is too difficult? Or when you do start you don't see and feel the results as quickly as you want to?

You are not alone. Millions of people around the world are struggling to kick start their health journey with the right diet plan. And while there may not be a one-size-fits-all model to nutrition, there are certain changes you can make today that will help you uncover the healthiest you.

Whether you are already on a keto diet or looking to start, you can couple those habits with fresh, healthy juices to help you lose weight and have more energy.

Still skeptical?

Keep reading to find out why juicing is such an effective strategy and for 5 of the best keto juice recipes, you can try today.

 

Why Juice?

While juice cleanses sometimes get a bad reputation, they can be effective as a method of getting started on a new diet or weight loss regimen. Beyond that, consuming freshly juiced fruits and vegetables can support your physical and mental health.

Here's what you need to know:

 

1. Fruits and Vegetables are Full of Nutrients, Antioxidants, and Fiber

Fruits and vegetables support your body's immune system and provide important nutrients for energy. They also help harvest healthy gut bacteria and have even been linked to disease prevention.

 

2. People Don't Get Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Only 1 in 10 adults consume the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This means that 90% of us are missing out on important key nutrients and health properties harvested from fruits and veggies.

But sometimes it can be hard to fit in 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables each and every day. So why not get all your daily servings of fruits and vegetables in one tall glass of juice?

That's right - you can fit all the fruits and vegetables you need into a morning smoothie! 

 

3. Juicing Is Different from Buying Juice

Plenty of juices at the store advertise as being "healthy", but many of them have tens of grams of added sugar. 

So, unless you are buying fresh juices from a trusted source you may be subjecting yourself to a high sugar beverage without any real fruit.

You can take the guesswork out by making your own juices at home! And the recipes below will give you a few ideas to get started.

 

Keto Juice Recipes

As you may already know, the ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet used by individuals that want to lose weight, have more energy, and overall feel better. 

Most fruits and vegetables are acceptable while on a keto diet with the exception of a few high carbohydrate fruits and some starchy vegetables. For example, bananas and peas are technically not keto-friendly.

So if you are looking to add a healthy juice drink or smoothie to your daily diet, try these keto juice recipes first.

 

1. Creamy Green Lemon Smoothie

This delicious green juice keto recipe is refreshing and nutritious. Best of all, it's keto, so you can enjoy it guilt-free for breakfast, post-workout, or sipping by the pool.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups organic baby spinach leaves, lightly steamed
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop grass-fed, undenatured whey protein
  • 1 cup ice
  • Xylitol or stevia to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Brain Octane MCT oil (optional)

You can blend up all of these ingredients together and enjoy! If you prefer a thinner consistency you can add water and blend again. You can also top with fresh berries or a lime wedge if you're feeling fancy!

 

2. Gin-ger and Juice

This is a simple recipe but it packs a punch of vitamins and flavor that you are sure to love. Take this simple list of ingredients and make it your own with a protein or other keto-friendly supplement.

Ingredients:

  • 3 kale leaves, stemmed
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 cup ice (optional)

Blend up your ingredients for a smooth texture. You can chase this delicious juice with an orange wedge.

 

3. Nice to Mint You!

This indulgent avocado mint smoothie is keto-friendly and absolutely delicious. You can substitute the almond milk for another nut-milk if you prefer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of an avocado (about 3-4 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Sugar substitute (stevia) to taste
  • 5-6 large mint leaves
  • 3 sprigs of cilantro
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup crushed ice

Blend up all your ingredients except for the ice. Once all items have been fully blended, add the crushed ice to your desired consistency. 

 

4. Orange You Glad It's Keto

This fresh juice features a blend of spinach and carrots for a nutrient-rich beverage to start your day. There are only 4 ingredients and you can throw them right in the juicer together. 

Peel the carrots first and trim the ends for the best results. You can add ice or water if desired.

Ingredients:

  • 2 .5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 2 medium whole carrots
  • 1 whole organic lemon quartered
  • 2 inches of fresh ginger root

 

5. Summer Vibes Watermelon Cooler

If you want that beach cocktail feeling without the alcohol, this is a must-try recipe for you. Because watermelon has such a high water content, it is perfect for a refreshing keto juice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cold cubed watermelon (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 1 cup filtered water (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • 3 cups chilled sparkling water (720 ml/ 24 fl oz)
  • Ice (to taste)

Peel and remove seeds from watermelon first. Then, blend all of your ingredients and serve chilled with a mint leaf garnish. 

 

It's Juice Time

With these keto juice recipes, you have everything you need to increase your fruit and vegetable intake without breaking a keto diet.

Try mixing and matching the ingredients for your own special juices and smoothies too!

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