7 Best Summer Juicing Ingredients + 2 Recipes

Ah, summer is upon us! The time where we switch to flip-flops, constantly slather ourselves in sunblock and drink juice to refresh ourselves. We all know that summer is a time where we sometimes forget a little bit about our diets. Early in the year, we all try to lose weight and get those summer bodies, but during the summer, it’s easy to let yourself go in the heat.

Juicing is an easy way to get the nutrition you need. In this article, we will discuss the best summer juicing ingredients and at the end, you’ll find a few recipes! You’ll see that summer is a great season for juicing, with lots of amazing seasonal ingredients.

Pile of fresh tomatoes

Tomatoes

When you think about juicing ingredients, tomatoes might not come to mind right away. Contrary to popular belief, tomatoes are actually a fruit, and a pretty sweet one. They’re filled with Vitamin C, antioxidants and phytochemical, which help fight all types of diseases, including skin cancer.

Slices of fresh watermelon

Watermelon

Of course, watermelon is the king of hydration, as the name already suggests. Fluids are exactly what you need in summer. Did you know that when you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated and you’re actually too late already? The trick is to never get thirsty, and watermelon will definitely help you do that! That same high water content will also keep you feeling full, which will help you curb sweet cravings. As an added summer bonus, watermelon also contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from sun damage.

Strawberries

These sweet juicy summery fruit is a bonafide superfood. Very nutritious and packed with antioxidants particularly vitamin C, actually a cup  (250ml) of these sweet berries contains the entire day’s worth of Vitamin C which strengthens the immune system.

Raw Organic Green Celery Stalks

Celery

Nothing is worse than feeling puffy in the summer. Luckily, celery can help. It acts like a diuretic, helping you lose excess water weight without causing dehydration. The ingredients in celery stimulate the kidneys, causing them to flush out extra waste and extra fluid from your body. Beat that tummy bloat!

bunch of green apples

Apples

Apples are not only tasty and juicy, they’re also incredibly high in fiber. Keep the skin on the apple for maximum nutritional impact. Yes, if you cut the apples in small pieces, you can keep the skin on the apples even when you juice them. Be sure to wash the apples before using them though (or opt for organic), because apples are part of the Dirty Dozen – meaning pesticide could linger after consuming them.

Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens

Leafy greens usually do not have a strong flavor, but they’re super healthy and can help ‘green up’ your juices a bit. Fresh, raw spinach and kale is full of antioxidants and will help to make your skin stronger – something that comes in handy when you spend a lot of time in the strong summer sun. Leafy greens contain carotenoids, which your body converts to vitamin A, help protect the skin against sun damage, and also help the skin to heal after being damaged by the sun. If you want to consume more carotenoids, you can also add carrots, apricots, milk, egg yolks and cayenne pepper to your juices!

Ripe Pink Grapefruit

Pink grapefruit

You might know pink grapefruit for it’s cause of appetite loss. Because of this benefit, it is often used as a tool for weight loss – but pink grapefruit has a lot more health benefits you probably have never heard of! Grapefruits help with digestion, inflammation and acidity, all things you might struggle with in the summer. The juice extracted from pink grapefruit is beneficial in preventing acid formation and many other diseases that arise due to the presence of excess acidity in stomach.

Summer juicing recipes

While you’re probably juicing year-round because of the amazing health benefits, juicing in the summer is something else. When temperatures outside can get well above 90 degrees, nothing is better than a refreshing homemade juice.

Tomato Celery Juice Recipe

Recipe 1: Tomato + Celery Juice

  • – 1 large tomato,  cut into eighths
  • – large stalks celery, trimmed
  • – 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • – Ice cubes (optional)

Watermelon + Chia Seeds Juice

Recipe 2: Watermelon + Chia Seeds Juice

  • – 1 cucumber
  • – Big handful of spinach
  • – Handful of mint (3 to 4 big leaves)
  • – 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • – 1/4 cup chia seeds, soaked overnight in filtered water to make them soft
  • – A pinch of sea salt
This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. Jeremy says:

    I didn’t know celery could get rid of excess water weight and doesn’t dehydrate you, I guess you learn something new everyday. I think I’ll have to try the watermelon and chia seeds juice that you shared. That one sounds more delicious to me while quenching my summer thirst and providing me with great vitamins and nutrients. Thanks for sharing!

    • Juicing Fan says:

      Oh yeah, there’s actually more in a celery that we can imagine 🙂  It’s actually an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassiumfolate and vitamin B6. 🙂

      Watermelon is definitely the go-to summer thirst quencher! I strongly recommend for you to try it! 🙂 It’s really yummy! 🙂

  2. Cathy says:

    What a timely article. I have just started juicing green, meaning using more vegetable ingredients compared to fruits to help my mom curb her diabetic problem.

    My concoction so far is bitter melon, cucumber, romaine lettuce and green apple. I am thinking of using celery but am not sure if the taste will clash with the other flavors above. What do you think I should take away or can I just mix them all together? Thanks.

    • Juicing Fan says:

      Hi Cathy,

      I’m so sorry I’ve been away here for a while. My schedule was pretty tight. But the bitter melon concoction is definitely a good one. I have a couple of friends who just do bitter melon flat, I know it’s pretty hardcore of them but I do suggest adding a fruit to lessen the bitterness to the brew. Celery on the other hand can be a good addition, but you can add 1 stalk at a time until you’re good with the taste 🙂

      Hope you’re loving juicing as much as I do, they can do a lot of good things for your body. 🙂

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