Juicing Recipes for Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most well known of nutrients. Just about everyone knows that oranges are a great source of vitamin C and that vitamin C is good for the immune system and for fighting off colds. In addition to this vitamin C delivers a variety of other health benefits too. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C protects LDL cholesterol in the blood stream from oxidative damage. Without this protective effect, damaged LDL cholesterol will attach itself to the artery wall and start developing into a hard plaque called atherosclerosis, a health condition that is a leading contributor to heart disease. Vitamin C is also 100% essential for the creation of collagen – the sticky protein that literally holds our cells together. Without collagen we would fall apart! Visit Vitamin C Benefits to learn more.

Below is a table that gives the nutritional value of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables that are generally availble and practical for juicing. There are other fruits such as the loganberry, Indian gooseberry and kakadu plum that contain incredibly high levels of vitamin C but are not easy to come by. Below the chart are some juicing recipes that are great sources of vitamin C.

Top 10 Juicable Fruits and Vegetables High in Vitamin C

Blackcurrants200Red Bell Pepper190
Strawberry60Brussels Sprout80
Cantaloupe Melon40Spinach 30
Grapefruit30Green Cabbage30
Mango28Tomato (yes I know)10
Data courtesy of Wikipedia.com

Vitamin C Juicing Recipes

Sweet Orange Juice
– 5 large oranges

Peel oranges, juice and enjoy.

Kiwi Wisdomberry

– 3 kiwis
– 2 Cups of blueberries

Peel kiwis and wash berries through.

The Berry Fruit Juice Recipes Smoothie
Berry Medley Smoothie
2 cups of strawberries
2 cups of blueberries
1 and a 1/2 cup of raspberries

Wash berries thoroughly and juice.

Super C greens
Apple, cucumber, celery, carrots and spinach
– 1 cup of spinach
– 1/2 cucumber
– 2 stalks of celery including leaves
– 3 carrots
– 1/2 apple

Carrot, Celery and Red bell Pepper
Carrot celery and red bell pepper juicer recipe
– 4 large carrots
-4 celery stems and their leaves
-1/4 of a red bell pepper.

2 Responses to “Juicing Recipes for Vitamin C”

  1. Jason Ulsrud says:

    I’ve been juicing for only a very short time now, and after watching the movie, “Sick, Fat, and Almost Dead”. Currently, I am just juicing one drink with all the goodness in it, but must say it doesn’t taste very good.

    Gonna try your recipes out, but with the 1/4 cup parsley really juice, and will it really add that little something that helps the taste? It doesn’t seem like a 1/4 cup is enough to get any juice out of.

    Thanks for your insight and I look forward to trying some of this out…

  2. veronica says:

    Hi Jason,

    Great to here you are drinking fresh juice. Parsley is a pretty intense flavor, so I keep it low. Also, depending on what type of juicing machine you are using will make a difference in the amount of juice you get out of leafy greens like parsley. I haven’t really made the distinction in this post, but if you are using a centrifugal juice extractor then it is probably a good idea to double the amount of parsley used because these machines are not very effective at juicing leafy greens – or anything that is “flat”. If you are using a centrifugal juice extractor, wet the parsley first and roll it all into a ball to give it thickness and this helps to get a little more juice out of it. However, if you are using a masticating juicer then you will be fine, as these are excellent for juicing leafy greens and produce a much better yield.


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