Best Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss
by Rika Susan

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What are the best juicing recipes for weight loss - Why is the cruciferous vegetables list crucial when it comes to juicing for weight loss?

Rika Susan shares her passion for juicing and healthy living on her website Check out more of her recipes at Smoothie and Juicing for Weight Loss Recipes.

Did you know that by simply remembering to add goodies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, you could be giving your juicing for weight loss recipes fat-fighting clout at a whole new level!

These days our environment simply isn't as wholesome as it used to be. This applies to factors such as our water, the air we breathe, the everyday-foods we ingest, chemicals used in our places of work and even the preservatives used in make-up. Most of us are aware that we are exposed to all kinds of toxic substances and pollution. But how many of us realize that some of these toxins not only affect our health in general, but can really play havoc with our metabolism and our efforts to lose weight?

The culprits I am referring to are chemicals called xenoestrogens. These are also known as hormone disruptors and mimic the effect of our natural estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that plays a variety of roles, including affecting the storage of fat in our bodies. Apart from adding to cancer risks, xenoestrogens are known to cause our bodies to store more fat than usual, while at the same time making it very difficult to lose extra weight.

How Can The Cruciferous Vegetables List Help?

Luckily we are not helpless in our exposure to these hormone disrupting chemicals. This is where the cruciferous vegetables list comes in. The buzz terms here are substances called DIM (diindolylmethane) and I3C (indole-3-carbinol). All cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of these phytonutrients. DIM (diindolylmethane) and I3C (indole-3-carbinol) can contribute to:

  • Improving your metabolism

  • Detoxification

  • Hormonal balance

  • Blood sugar control

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Body fat reduction

Ultimately, these can spell weight loss! This is apart from helping your body to keep cancer at bay. Your mom was absolutely right when she urged you to eat your broccoli!

The best juicing recipes for weight loss, should always include ingredients from the cruciferous vegetables list. By giving your body the tools it needs to fight against xenoestrogens, nudging detoxification in the right direction and helping with hormonal balance, cruciferous vegetables are uniquely positioned to promote fat loss in your body.

In addition, cruciferous veggies also help certain enzyme systems in your body to function optimally, further contributing to liver detoxification. These veggies are of course also loaded with a variety of other nutrients and phytonutrients that are vital for maintaining good health in general.

The bottom line is that by including cruciferous vegetables in juicing recipes for weight loss, your body will be receiving a boost in the nutrients it needs to metabolize xenoestrogens efficiently. The detox pathways of your liver is of the utmost importance here. Almost every nutrient you take in, contributes to the effective functioning of these pathways, but cruciferous vegetables are major players to include.

Cruciferous Vegetables List To Use When Juicing For Weight Loss:juicing vegetables

  • Cauliflower (white or purple)

  • Broccoli (green or purple)

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Kale (green or purple)

  • Bok choy (chinese cabbage or pak choi)

  • Cabbage (green, red or purple)

  • Collards greens

  • Watercress

  • Radish

  • Broccoli sprouts

  • Arugula (rocket)

  • Kohlrabi (white or purple)

  • Mustard greens

  • Turnip

  • Broccoflower

  • Daikon

Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss Also Helps With A Healthy Digestive Tract

The whole cruciferous family, but cabbage in particular, is also known for its soothing and healing effect on the digestive system. A healthy digestive tract is of crucial importance when it comes to your absorption of the vital nutrients mentioned above. By using juice recipes that include cruciferous veggies, you will improve the nutrient absorption ability of your body.

In a sense, your juicer pre-digests the produce, so that your body can assimilate the nutrients with greater ease.

You can further increase the uptake of nutrients by adding a small amount of healthy fat when having your juice. This can be done in a number of ways, such as by sprinkling some freshly ground flax or pumpkin seed over the juice, adding a bit of coconut, having a slice of avocado or enjoying peanut butter on a celery stalk.


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Juicing For Weight Loss Recipes:

Now we get to the good stuff! Here are some of my favorite juice recipes with ingredients from the cruciferous vegetables list. Remember that these veggies can be quite potent, so always dilute the juice with a variety of other produce. If you have any ailment (particularly a thyroid, kidney or gallbladder problem) speak to your doctor first, before getting into juicing. The same applies if you are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy or want to give the juice to very young children.

If you need to increase the quantity of a juice recipe, it is easy to do this with water-rich cucumber! Many folks struggle to eat lots of cruciferous vegetables daily. With juicing recipes for weight loss, you can easily increase your intake. At the same time, you will probably also find that you are consuming a much wider variety of these vegetables. Happy juicing!

Colorful Health Festival Juice Recipe:

1 small to medium beetroot, discard greens or see below*
1 red tomato
4 carrots, discard greens as they are toxic
2 firm yellow pears
2 red apples
3 thick slices pineapple (wash before cutting)
4 Brussels sprouts
4 white or purple cauliflower florets
2 arugula (rocket) leaves
6 Broccoli florets

* Beetroot greens can be quite potent. If you do choose to use them, try to get young greens and use only 2 or 3 leaves at a time.


Wash and prepare Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Trim beetroot ends, peel thinly, and cut into chunks.

  • Quarter tomato.

  • Trim carrot ends and discard greens.

  • Quarter the pears and apples (don't peel, but discard all seeds).

  • Peel pineapple slices, discarding rind. Cut slices into strips.

  • Bunch up arugula (rocket) before juicing.

Add all the vegetables and fruit to your juicer or juice extractor and juice. For the best results, add arugula, broccoli and cauliflower with carrots and apple.

Servings: 3 to 4 medium servings.


Beautiful-Body-Benefit Juice Recipe:

2 small zucchini (baby marrow or courgette)
1/4 to 1/2 small purple (red) cabbage, according to taste
2 red apples
4 green or purple kale leaves
4 white or purple cauliflower florets
1 cup blueberries
1 orange, peeled (never juice with skin)
1/2 medium cucumber
Shredded coconut for added sweetness (optional)


Wash and prepare Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Trim zucchini ends.
  • Cut cabbage to fit juicer's feeding chute.

  • Quarter apples (don't peel, but discard seeds).

  • Roll kale leaves into balls.

  • Remove any stray stems or leaves from berries.

  • Peel orange thinly, discarding skin (leave as much of the white pith as possible, as this is nutrient-rich)

  • Peel cucumber only if waxed. Try to buy organic and unwaxed, as the skin is rich in nutrients.

Juicing: Add all the vegetables and fruit to your juicer or juice extractor and juice. For the best results, add kale leaves with the apples.

Variation: Stir in some shredded coconut if you enjoy it.

Servings: 3 to 4 medium servings.


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