Apple Juice Recipes
Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts
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Apple Juice is a treat on its own but even better mixed with other juices. Kids love apple lemonade and it's delicious with ginger, lemon
and a variety of green juice.
It's the only fruit that mixes well with all types of vegetable
juice, and I often use it in my Vegetable Juice Recipes to make them lovely and sweet.
Apples are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits so I like to use organic apples when I can.
Caution: Apple pips contain small amounts of cyanide. While you
would need to eat an awful lot of apples to suffer any ill effects, I
like to remove the apple cores when juicing - especially when making
juice for children.
Here are some of my favourit juice recipes:
Apple, Carrot, and Celery Juice Recipe
A family favorite!
- 1 apple
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk of celery
How to make
- Wash the apple and the vegetables.
- Core the apple
- Cut to fit your juicer.
- Juice and serve
This is a sweet tasty juice which my son loves. I like to add more carrots and celery, and sometimes ginger and lemon too.
Apple and Grapefruit Juice Recipe
A lovely apple juice recipe, and a great way to use windfalls in the autumn.
Apple and Grapefruit Juice
- 2 large apples
- 1 grapefruit
How to make
- Wash the fruit.
- Core and slice the apples to fit your juicer.
- Peel and slice the grapefruit.
- Juice and Enjoy.
Apple Juice Recipe with Celery, Nettles and Lemon
This apple juice recipe is surprising sweet and delicious considering just how green it is!
Apple and Nettle Juice
- 3 apples
- 2 celery stems
- 3 stems and leaves of nettles (optional)
- ½ lemon
How to make
- Wash the fruit and veg.
- Cut to fit your juicer if required.
- Alternate juicing the apples and celery with the nettles.
- Either peel and juice the lemon, or simply squeeze the lemon.
Tip: Centrifugal juicers don't really like
juicing soft greens, so if this doesn't work I'd just miss the nettles
out - apple and celery juice is lovely anyway.
Apple Juice Recipe with Spinach and Broccoli
Apple and Spinach Juice
- 3 apples
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- left over broccoli stems
- lemon and ginger to taste (optional)
How to make
- Wash and core the apples.
- Wash the broccoli and spinach.
- Slice the apples and broccoli to fit your juicer.
- Juice and enjoy.
Like the previous recipe this one works best in a masticating juicer.
You can also make it using a centrifugal juicer if you
juice the spinach in-between the apples and broccoli stems.
More Apple Juice Recipes
Health Benefits of Apples
The well known saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may well
be true! Apples are great in juices, but to make the most of their
amazing cleansing and detoxifying properties eat them whole with their peel, and add them to smoothies and puddings too.
skins contain anti-cancer chemicals, and beta-carotene. Unfortunately
the skins of apples often contain harmful pesticides so buy organic if
Apples are rich in pectin a type of soluble fibre which may:
- Remove toxic metals such as lead, mercury, and aluminium from the body.
- Bind with radioactive residues and remove them from the body. (Apple pectin was given to children exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl disaster).
- Improve the health of the intestines.
- Help reduce high cholesterol.
Apples and their juices are said to:
- help protect the lungs from the damage caused by smoking.
- contain malic and tartaric acids which reduce the spread of bad
bacteria in the guts, and reactivate beneficial gut bacteria. Studies
at Cornel University discovered apple extracts reduce colon cancer by
- have a high mineral content, and are great for healthy skin, fingernails, and hair.
If you'd like more information on the health benefits of apples visit www.bestapples.com.
The nutritional value of apples:
A good source of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, Vitamin C,
vitamin K and folate, plus smaller amounts of Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2,
B3, biotin and Vitamin E.
Rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, plus smaller amounts of iron, manganese, copper, and zinc.
Apples contain many beneficial phytonutrients. Apple skins, and red
onions, are rich in quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine.
- 100g of apple contains 52 calories.
- A medium 3" (7.5cm) apple contains roughly 95 calories.
If you'd like more raw apple nutrition facts go to the USDA National Nutrient Database and enter "raw apples" into the search box.
Best Juicer for Apples
Apples juice well in most juicers. Crisp apples make a lovely clear juice, while soft apples make cloudy juice. Their soft firm texture means they're easily shredded by centrifugal juicers and crushed by masticating juicers.
The main advantage of centrifugal juicers is their ability to make a lot of juice super fast, on the down side they can be noisy and the juice doesn't necessarily keep that well. Masticating juicers on the other hand are slower but make juice that keeps better and is said to be more nutritious. They are also nice and quiet. You get the best of both worlds when you juice with a wide mouth slow juicer such as the JR Ultra 8000 Juicer.