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The 25 best juicing recipes for weight loss

by | Aug 8, 2019 | Last updated Feb 25, 2023

  • Juicing can help you get your recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • At Noom, we don’t recommend juice-only diets—instead, juicing should supplement healthy meals.
  • There’s a wide variety of healthy juice recipes that you can make at home with fruits and vegetables as you’re trying to lose weight.

Juicing is a quick and easy way to get lots of fruits and veggies in your diet, along with key vitamins and minerals.

However, while juicing is a popular weight loss approach, many juices being sold in stores are calorie-dense and full of sugar.

So, we’ve rounded up the top 25 juicing recipes for weight loss that are low in added sugars and empty calories. You can make these at home—all you need is a juicer (or blender or food processor) and the raw ingredients. 

But first, let’s find out if juicing will help with weight loss in the first place. 

Note: Consult your health care provider before making any dietary changes.

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Is juicing a good way to lose weight?

At Noom, we don’t believe that drinking your calories is the best approach to weight loss. 

Yes, juices pack in plenty of nutrients, but they’re usually not as filling as whole fruits and veggies.

Why? Because juicing removes a lot of the fiber that’s normally present in the whole versions of these foods.

And according to the Cleveland Clinic, some types of fiber just might help you feel full for longer periods of time. That means you’re less likely to feel hungry between meals and overeat—making it easier to maintain the caloric deficit needed for weight loss. 

Research also suggests a link between fiber intake and weight loss. One study found that “the most influential predictor” of weight loss was how much fiber participants were consuming

Now, this doesn’t mean you should avoid juicing altogether. Juices can actually help you reach your recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables more easily. 

And if you’re not typically a fan of munching on veggies, don’t worry! Just a little fruit goes a long way in masking the taste of some of those veggies you don’t typically enjoy.   

But juicing shouldn’t be done in place of eating. Juice diets (a.k.a. juice cleanses or juice fasts) aren’t sustainable long term, and we don’t recommend them.

Instead, supplement your meal with a nutrient-dense juice.

Balance out that vitamin-rich breakfast juice with an egg-white scramble on whole-wheat toast. Or drink juice in place of a snack between lunch and dinner. 

Noom’s best juicing recipes for weight loss

Looking for juicing recipes that can help you quickly ramp up your nutrient intake—and kick start weight loss that’s actually sustainable?

Take a look at our favorite juicing recipes for weight loss. No grassy concoctions here—these homemade juices taste so good you’ll actually look forward to them. 

And if you’re looking to boost your fiber intake, feel free to add some of the pulp from the juicer back into your juice when it’s done.

1. Green flex juice

This delicious green juice recipe offers tart, sweet citrus flavors from your choice of oranges or lemons. (For a more adventurous option, you can even experiment with lime juice.)

A filling glass of this green juice makes a nice contribution to a meal or a stand-in for a snack.

And you can modify ingredients as needed. Swap out kale leaves for spinach, the ginger root for honey, green apples for red apples, or combine them all for a boost in flavor profile.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch chopped kale or spinach
  • 1 large lemon or orange, peeled, deseeded, and quartered
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (peeled) or 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 large cucumber, cut in four strips
  • 2 large Granny Smith or red apples, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 whole celery stalks

Instructions:

Wash and prepare all the produce. Juice each item in the order it’s listed and drain juice through a strainer (if you prefer less pulp). Chill or serve over ice cubes (if desired), and enjoy!

2. Energizer juice

This delicious and energizing weight loss juice is packed with earthy root vegetables. 

It includes a carrot juice base, a little spice, and the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

This fresh juice is perfect when you need a morning or afternoon energy boost. 

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 medium beets, trimmed and halved 
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled
  • 2 medium apples, cored and quartered
  • 1/2 medium lemon, halved
  • 1-2 inches fresh ginger, peeled

Instructions: 

Wash and prepare all the ingredients. Juice each item in the order it’s listed. Strain the juice if you prefer less pulp. Chill or serve over ice (if desired), and enjoy!

3. Sunset citrus elixir juice

Wake up and improve your blood flow with this citrusy, nutrient-packed blend of fruit juices.

Beets can help lower blood pressure, while oranges and pineapple provide lots of vitamin C. So if you’re looking for a healthy juice recipe, this is it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium grapefruits, peeled and separated
  • 2 large green apples, cored and quartered
  • 1 large orange, peeled and separated
  • 2 cups of pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 beet, trimmed and halved
  • 1 sprig of mint (as garnish or juiced in)

Instructions:

Wash and prepare all the ingredients. Juice each item in the order it’s listed. Strain the juice if you prefer less pulp. Chill or serve over ice cubes (if desired), and enjoy!

4. Bright cucumber cabbage juice

It might sound weird to put cabbage in your juice, but trust us—this drink is delicious. 

This juice is bright and refreshing thanks to the cucumber and apple, while the cabbage is barely noticeable (if at all). 

Plus, the cabbage may have health benefits like aiding digestion.

Along with supporting healthy digestion, cabbage is also rich in minerals, such as calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium green cabbage, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large red apple, cored and quartered

Instructions: 

Wash and prepare all the vegetables and fruits. Juice each item in the order it’s listed. Strain the juice if you prefer less pulp. Chill or serve over ice (if desired), and enjoy!

5. Bloody Mary juice

This healthy, non-alcoholic take on a Bloody Mary could almost serve as a meal substitute because it’s so savory and filling!

Try swapping out different veggies like sweet potatoes, celery stalks, cucumber, and herbs of your choosing. For a little kick, try adding finely ground black pepper or a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper, too.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 2 regular red bell peppers
  • 1 regular yellow bell pepper
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 regular zucchini
  • 1 handful fresh herbs (oregano, basil, and parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 dash Himalayan sea salt 

Instructions: 

Wash and prepare all the vegetables. Make sure to chop all ingredients to fit through your juicer. Juice the produce in the order listed. Add salt, oil, and pepper (if using), stir, and enjoy!

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The best vegetable juicing recipes for weight loss

Want to get the vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and potassium your body needs from vegetables without having to chop veggies to snack on all day long? 

These vegetable juicing recipes for weight loss are exactly what you need. 

6. Six-vegetable juice from Taste of Home (66 calories per serving) 

7. Tomato-vegetable juice from EatingWell (46 calories per serving) 

8. Celery juice from Feasting at Home (65 calories per serving) 

9. Savory kale-tomato juice from Food Network (82 calories per serving) 

10. Homemade V8 juice from The Kitchn (75 calories per serving) 

The best fruit juicing recipes for weight loss

These fruit juicing recipes for weight loss pack in nutrients (like vitamin C, potassium, and folate) and flavors from your favorite fruits. 

11. Grapefruit juice from A Couple Cooks (127 calories per serving) 

12. Watermelon juice from Cookie and Kate (107 calories per serving) 

13. Strawberry-apple juice from Food Network (245 calories per serving) 

14. Kiwi agua fresca from Averie Cooks (43 calories per serving)

15. Mango-pineapple juice from Food Network (233 calories per serving)  

The best juicing recipes for energy and weight loss

Need a quick energy boost with your meal or snack? These juicing recipes contain energizing ingredients rich, like apples

16. Breakfast zinger juice from Allrecipes (158 calories per serving) 

17. Sweet potato carrot spiced life juice from Allrecipes (318 calories per serving) 

18. Morning green juice from The Petite Cook (130 calories per serving)

19. Beet-carrot-apple juice from Food Network (153 calories per serving) 

20. Lemon and ginger green juice from Clean Eating Kitchen (63 calories per serving)

The best juicing recipes for detox and weight loss

Give your body a detox of the cell-damaging free radicals that are caused by environmental factors, like air pollution. 

These detox juicing recipes for weight loss are rich in antioxidants which protect your body from these harmful free radicals. (Think berries and ginger).  

21. Green vegetable juice from Clean Eating Kitchen (42 calories per serving) 

22. Fresh carrot and mixed berry juice from Food Network (207 calories per serving) 

23. Carrot juice with orange and ginger from Clean Eating Kitchen (91 calories per serving) 

24. Blueberry-cabbage power juice from EatingWell (77 calories per serving) 

25. Apple lemon ginger juice cleanse starter from Goodnature (155 calories per serving) 

Reflection exercise: 

Think about how you’ll fit juicing into your diet each day. If you’re busy throughout the week, what are some ways you can make time to prepare your juices? 

Organize, chop, and portion out your ingredients the night before. This will help you save time, keep track of your ingredients, and cut down on food waste.

More foods for weight loss

Juicing is a delicious way to hydrate and get essential nutrients quickly. And it may also help you succeed in your weight loss goals over time, too.

So, take these weight loss juicing recipes and add them to your arsenal of new foods that will help you build a sustainable weight loss plan.

If you need more recommendations, check out our guide to the best foods for weight loss.