Whether you’re a full-fledged juicing aficionado or a twice-a-year smoothie sampler, there’s a beverage for everyone in The Juicery founder Cindy Palusamy’s new book Juice. Blend. Taste. Not only is it packed with more than 150 recipes for both juices and smoothies, from refreshing greens to warm caffeinated concoctions, a third of the ideas from the popular London-based juice bar come from dozens of wellness experts whose advice is worth heeding, including Tata Harper (yes, of the organic skincare line) and Dr. Frank Lipman of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in N.Y.C.
So, in the spirit of juicing and blending—it’s still the month of resolutions, after all—we asked Palusamy to share some of her favorite elixirs. Scroll down to see what she drinks and why they work.
Tata’s Hydrating Juice by Tata Harper
"This juice is loaded with fruits like cucumbers and melons that are packed with hydrating and antioxidant power," says Palusamy. "They combat dry skin from the inside out. Cucumber also contains silica, a mineral that’s important for collagen production which makes our skin look young and dewy."
Ingredients:½ stalk celery2 inches cucumber2 apples2 oranges, peeled2 tbsp raw honey1 tbsp aloe vera juice1 tbsp orange blossom water⅓ cup unsweetened coconut water
Directions:Juice the celery, cucumber, apples, and oranges, then add in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, blended with ice, poured over ice cubes, or at room temperature with no ice.
Chocolate Surprise Smoothie by Dr Frank Lipman
"Made with greens, berries, chia seeds and nut milk, this creamy goodness is a great meal in and of itself. There are lots of healthy proteins and fats that help curb cravings, keeping you full and satisfied for a long time."
Ingredients:1 cup unsweetened almond nut milk or coconut milk or half water and half coconut milk¼ avocado1 cup tightly packed kale1 cup blueberries1 tbsp chia seeds5 ice cubes
Directions:Blend all ingredients together. Serve immediately.
Liver-Cleansing Juice by Michelle Roques-O’Neil
"If you need to kickstart an upcoming cleanse, this potent yet delicious tasting juice is rich in nutrients that help boost the body’s detox function.
Ingredients:6 inches cucumber½ beet2 carrots1 head romaine lettuce2 stalks celery1 inch fresh ginger½ green apple½ pink grapefruit, peeled10 mint leavesOptional: 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
Directions:Juice all ingredients, then stir in the wheatgrass powder. Serve immediately, blended with ice, poured over ice cubes, or at room temperature with no ice.
The Hangover Helper by The Juicery
"Intentionally named, this one contains beets and lemon which help boost the liver’s function, allowing your body to get rid of the toxins—fast! It’s hydrating with a good dose of antioxidants to fight inflammation. Ginger beats any nausea and indigestion you might be feeling.
Ingredients:2 oranges, peeled1 beet2 stalks celery5 inches fresh ginger½ lemon, peeled1 tsp aloe vera juice
Directions:Juice the oranges, beet, celery, ginger, and lemon, then stir in the aloe vera juice. Serve immediately, blended with ice, poured over ice cubes, or at room temperature with no ice.