Fresh juice, packed with nutrient-rich recipes

Celebrities like Blake Lively and Michelle Williamsclaim this secret weapon helps them feel energized, makes their skin glow, and peels off pounds effortlessly. Oh, and it’s pretty tasty too.

What is it? Fresh juice, packed with nutrient-rich produce like kale and beets.

But you don’t have to be a VIP to reap the benefits of juicing. We tracked down Eric Helms, who launched Juice Generation cold-pressed juice bars in New York City, before the rest of the world (and Hollywood) jumped on the trend, to steal some of his juicy secrets. From detoxing cleanses to flu-fighting elixirs, his recently published book, The Juice Generation, is full of tasty tips on how mere mortals can juice it up—plus stars’ favorite recipes, which he shared with us.

Blake Lively’s Detox Drink

“A few years ago, I had a juice that changed it all for me—a mix that’s better than any po’ boy you’ll ever eat,” Lively says. “Vegetables in their purest form are refreshing and palate-cleansing, while the sweet notes of the fruits and mint make this both quenching and intoxicating. Now I can get my dose of veggies in a delicious way.”

kale-pineapple

Ingredients:
1 cup kale
2 Swiss chard leaves
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 small beet
1/2 cup pineapple
2 green apples (use red for sweeter flavor)
1 sprig fresh mint
1/2 lemon, peeled

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender or juicer and process until smooth.

Michelle Williams’ Green Goodness

“Making healthy food choices and preparing them takes a great deal of time that I don’t have,” Williams says. “Juicing takes the work out of the equation and frees me from thinking about food so I can concentrate on other things. I can’t think of anything that makes me feel as good.”

kale spinach recipe

Ingredients:
3 kale leaves
1 cup spinach
2 Swiss chard leaves
4 apples (use green for less sugar)
1/2 lemon, peeled

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a juicer or blender and process until smooth.

Recipe source from http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-recipes

4 Comments

  1. Zara says:

    Definitely going to try =) thanks for sharing!

  2. Gwen D says:

    Is this recipe diabetic friendly? 

  3. Marie Finch says:

    Blake lively is so pretty! Amazing recipe to try

  4. Mel Style says:

    I’ve tried these recipes, the taste was AMAZING!

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