This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.
Below are the primary ingredients for this drink that create its primary flavor. Choose organic whenever possible.
- 1 banana
- 1 peach (cored and cut into quarters)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
Base Nutritional Ingredients
These ingredients are good to include in most blended drinks. They don’t alter the flavor too much and provide a base of ingredients with powerful nutritional benefits. Recently added to this list are spinach, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, and the Dynamic Fruits & Greens.
- 1/4 cup Kretschmer Wheat Germ
- 1/2 cup baby spinach (Earthbound Farm Organic)
- 1 scoop Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Goji Açai Berry
- 1 scoop Dynamic Fruits & Greens Strawberry/Kiwi w/ Acai, Gogi, Mangosteen, Noni & Pomegranate Super Fruits by Nutri Dyn
- 1 tbsp Linwood ground flax, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds & goji berries
- 1/2 scoop NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate (25 grams of protein)
- 1 tbsp Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses (USRDA 20% Calcium and 25% Magnesium)
- 1 tbsp Lecithin Granules by NOW Foods
- 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes by NOW Foods
- 1 tbsp Whole Psyllium Husks by Now Foods
- 1 tbsp Raw Organic Cacao by Healthworks
- 1/2 teaspoon Magnesium Oxide by NOW Foods
- 2 cups whole organic milk (Hansen’s or Kalona Supernatural)
- 2 cups organic yogurt as an alternative to milk (Kalona Supernatural)
- 1 cage free organic vegetarian fed egg (such as Farmers’ Hen House or Egg Land’s Best)
- 1 cup ice cubes
Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.
- 1 plum (pitted)
- 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)
Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.
Juicer System Benefits and Drawbacks
Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:
Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:
- Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
- Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
- They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
- These are known as cold pressed juicers.
- Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
- Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.
Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:
- Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
- Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
- The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
- The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
- They are a little easier to clean up.
- They work well with soft ripe foods.
- They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.