How to Juice Fruits & Vegetables

Learn how to juice fruits and vegetables

Juicing can be healthy and refreshing. It's also a good way to ensure you are getting the adequate servings of fruits and vegetables a day. A standard serving for juice is 4 oz., which is considered equal to a ½ cup of fruits/vegetables. Below you’ll find juicing tips, tools and recipes.

Juice can supply many of the vitamins and minerals found in whole fruits and vegetables. Most dietary guidance suggests that we drink no more than 1 cup of fruit juice a day. Unlike most shelf stable juices, raw juices made at home are not pasteurized, so you’ll want to drink the juice immediately as it’s perishable. Also, consider buying organic produce that is grown and processed without synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Prep Work:

  1. Clean your fruits and vegetables with plain water.
  2. Scrub firm produce, like potatoes, with a vegetable brush to remove dirt and contaminants.
  3. You can choose to peel fruits, such as oranges and mangos. Most fruits and vegetables are fine to juice unpeeled, if the skin is edible.

The peel/skin of fruits and vegetables tend to boost a lot of the insoluble fiber (which plays a role in helping to promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation). The peel often contains the vast majority of photochemical and antioxidants.
Mix-and-Match Your Favorite Flavors:
You can juice almost any fruit or vegetable—a good rule of thumb is to pick a variety of flavors to balance the taste. Start with your favorite produce and then experiment with new juice combinations.
  • Sweet fruits: apples, berries, cantaloupe and melons, grapes, mango, papaya, pears and pineapple
  • Acidic fruits: citrus; such as grapefruit and oranges, lemon and lime
  • Root vegetables: beets and carrots
  • Leafy greens: broccoli greens, kale, spinach and romaine lettuce
  • Herbs: basil, mint leaves and parsley
  • Spice: cayenne pepper, ginger and paprika
  • High-yield (produce that gives the most amount of juice with the least amount of leftover pulp):  apples, celery, cucumber and tomatoes

Juicing Tools:
Juicing Tools
H-E-B carries many tools to extract juice from your favorite fruits and vegetables. Choose from manual juicer options that you operate by hand or an electric juice extractor.
Manual juicers usually have a cone shape to allow you to drain the juice and are easy to clean.
Electric juicers have multiple speeds to turn produce into dry pulp, from which juice is released.

Juicing Recipes:
Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream
This delicious citrus smoothie blends fresh squeezed tangerine juice with frozen peaches, Greek yogurt and vanilla.
Strawberry Lemon Fizz
Strawberry Lemon Fizz
Mash. Sip. Enjoy.
Simple and fresh ingredients come together—mash honey, mint and strawberries with a muddler. Then mix with fresh squeezed lemon juice and Topo Chico sparkling mineral water.
Basil Grapefruit Fizz
Basil Grapefruit Fizz
Refreshingly different—this twist on an ice cube combines fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and chopped basil. Serve with diet ginger ale or sparkling water.
Green Juice with Honey
Green Juice with Honey
This bright green concoction is packed with veggies and zest! The combination of spinach, green apple, kale, ginger, cucumber and cilantro is balanced with the flavors of honey, cayenne pepper and lime juice.

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