Feeling Zen is a state of mind, many hope to achieve. Maybe they try to find it by lying down and practicing meditation, when they’re in a downward dog at hot yoga, or when they’re trying to find a few moments to breathe throughout their busy lives. But what if we told you that Zen can also be achieved through the drinks you drink—better yet, the fruit and veggie juices that will have you feeling oh, so zen in no time. Read on for 15 of these delicious and healthy recipes.
15. Blackberry Pop
This sweet juice will leave you feeling joyful. With only five ingredients, Blackberry Pop is delicious. All you need is a blender, 1 cup of blackberries, 1 kiwi, 1 medium sized pear, 10 leaves of peppermint (optional) and ¼ of a peeled and cored pineapple. Not only does this juice taste good, but it’s also good for you. The pear in it contains boron, which is anti-inflammatory and helps the body retain calcium.
14. Banana Mango Smoothie
This bright yellow smoothie not only leaves you feeling happy and rejuvenated, but it looks bright and cheerful, too. For this banana mango smoothie, you will need 1 large banana, 1 cup of frozen mango, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, ½ cup of orange juice, ½ cup almond milk (you could use regular or coconut milk as well) and you could also add 1-2 drops of orange of lemon essential oils, if you wish.
13. Refreshing Detox Juice
These four juices will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day. You can even print out the picture and stick on your fridge so they’re always there when you need ’em. Drinking them while looking outside a window or just relaxing on your couch will give you the energy to get your day started and help remove negativity from your body.
12. Glowing Skin Juice
This beautiful red juice not only looks beautiful, but it will help you look beautiful through giving you glowing skin. The simple ingredients make a light juice, and all you need is 1 beetroot, 2 oranges, 2 carrots, 2 red apples, 1 cucumber, and a stick of celery. If you aren’t a fan of beets, you can always substitute some berries instead.
11. Svadhisthana Chakra Juice
This vibrant orange juice that awakens your chakras, will help your confidence, and is also beneficial for fertility and vitality. The three simple ingredients of 8 carrots, 2 tangerines, and an option of 1-2 drops of orange essential oils make this juice easy to make.
10. Better Sleep Evening Smoothie
This green juice is a relaxing drink to help with insomnia. All you need for a better sleep is 1 cup of kale leaves, 1 cup natural yogurt, 1 ripe banana, 1tbsp of raw almond butter, 2tsp of ground flax seeds, 2 kiwi fruits, and ½ a cup of almond milk.
9. Hot Pink Juice
This bright-coloured juice will lift anyone’s spirit. This recipe makes two servings with 2 beets, 3 carrots, 1 lemon, 1 apple, 5 kale leaves, 4 stalks of celery, and 1-inch of ginger.
8. Virgin Piña Colada Pineapple Detox Juice
This juice will give you the taste of a Piña Colada without all of the guilt. All you need is 1/3 of a large pineapple, 2 apples, 2 peaches and a thumb-sized piece of ginger. This juice helps with your digestive enzymes, as well as has a great deal of vitamin C infused in it.
7. Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice
You can add some sparkle and fizz with this juice by adding sparkling water to your cup of pomegranate seeds and 2 cups of blueberries. It is a great light juice that is perfect for the summer.
6. Sweet ‘N’ Tart Citrus Juice
This red juice has the perfect blend of sweet and sour in it. With 3 cups of cranberries, 2 thumb-size pieces of ginger, 3 oranges, 2 small ruby red grapefruits, and 2 limes, this juice will satisfy your cravings and relax you into a Zen state at the same time.
5. Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Apple Green Juice
This tart juice will leave you feeling great as it’s packed with vitamins. All you need is 2 medium stalks of celery, 4 romaine heart leaves or 2 outer leaves, 2 kale leaves, 1 cup of spinach, 1 medium green apple, ½ of a cucumber, ½ lemon rind with pith removed, and 1 slice of ginger the size of a quarter.
4. Peachy Keen
This sweet delectable juice will help with any hormone breakouts as well as satisfy your tastebuds.
3. Watermelon and Grapefruit Detox Drink
This drink screams summer with its sweet watermelon flavours. All you need for this bit of sunshine is 4 slices of chopped seedless watermelon, 1 red ruby or pink grapefruit, and 1 tbsp of honey.
2. Purple Rain Detox Juice
This juice will make you forget about those dreary rainy days. With 2 fuji apples, 1 beet with stalk, 3 kale leaves, and 1 cucumber, you will think you have fallen into paradise with this purple juice.
1. Goji Tea Juice