Millions of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables in their diets. The Everything Giant Book of Juicing (F+W Media, 2013) by Teresa Kennedy is packed with 300 recipes for fresh, delicious and easy juices for nutrition on the run. Here we feature four juicing recipes for healthy skin to get you started juicing on the right foot. To read about the essential nutrients for healthy skin, hair and nails, check out the article Juicing for Beauty: Drink to Healthier Skin.
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Pineapple Juice Recipe for Silky Skin
Pineapple has long been known for its benefits to the skin. Add the silica-rich cucumber, and you’ve got an unbeatable combination.
• 1 cup peeled pineapple chunks
• 1 mango, pitted
• 1 cucumber
• 1/2 lemon, rind intact, thinly sliced
1. Process the pineapple through an electric juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
2. Add the mango and the cucumber.
3. Add the lemon.
4. Stir or shake the juice well to combine ingredients and enjoy! Makes 1 cup.
Per Serving: Calories: 270; Fat: 1g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 12mg; Carbohydrates: 70g; Sugar: 52g
Pineapple Benefits for Skin
Pineapple contains enzymes that improve skin’s elasticity. It also improves skin hydration, and speeds up the process that removes damaged and dead cells. In addition, the enzymes in pineapples fight freeradical damage and can reduce age spots and fine lines.
Cucumber Tonic Recipe for a Clear Complexion
Cucumbers are known to help the skin from becoming overly dry. Cucumbers contain silica, which helps improve the complexion.
• 1/2 large cucumber, peeled
• 1 celery stalk, leaves intact
• 2 sprigs fresh baby dill, for garnish
1. Process the cucumber through your electric juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
2. Add the celery.
3. Mix the juice thoroughly to combine and add fresh sprigs of dill to the top of the drink for garnish. Makes 1 1/4 cup.
Per Serving: Calories: 13; Fat: 0g; Protein: 0.5g; Sodium: 33mg; Carbohydrates: 2.7g; Sugar: 1.4g
Acne Blaster Juice Recipe
Whether you’re troubled by long-term acne problems or annoying little monthly breakouts, this one will help clear your skin fast!
• 2 medium carrots, trimmed
• 1 medium cucumber
• 1 cup spinach
1. Process the carrots through your electric juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
2. Add the cucumber, followed by the spinach.
3. Stir or shake the juice thoroughly to combine and serve alone or over ice. Yields 1 cup.
Per Serving: Calories: 102; Fat: 0.7g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 113mg; Carbohydrates: 23g; Sugar: 10g
Spinach and Memory
A recent study showed that when elderly people ate spinach, it can help prevent memory loss and has even shown signs of reversing it, so don’t forget to eat your spinach!
Green Glow Recipe
No, it won’t make you glow green, but it will give your skin and hair a marvelously healthy new look.
• 1 head romaine lettuce
• 5 leaves of kale
• 2 pears, cored
• 1 lemon peeled, cut into quarters
1. Process the lettuce through your electric juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
2. Add the kale, followed by the pears and lemon.
3. Stir or shake the juice thoroughly to combine ingredients and serve. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Per Serving: Calories: 328; Fat: 2.8g; Protein: 11g; Sodium: 83mg; Carbohydrates: 78g; Sugar: 37g
More about Kale
Kale is very rich in vitamin A, which not only fights cancer but also is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin.
Excerpted from The Everything Giant Book of Juicing Copyright © 2013 by Teresa Kennedy and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.