The Complete Juicing Recipe Book
Love fresh juice? We do too. Before we opened Peak Press Juicery, we made juice at home (and often still do.) We love the way fresh juice energizes us and helps us stay healthy.
The Complete Juicing Recipe Book is for those that want to start making juice at home, or those who want to revitalize their at-home juicing experience with new and refreshing juice combinations.
Discover 360 juice recipes that utilize over 50 different fruits, vegetables and add-ins that address specific areas of your health, such as brain and heart health, immunity, cleansing and detoxifying, digestion and bone health.
I developed each juice with care (and Doyle taste-tested them all!) and hope you enjoy the recipes.
Author: Stephanie Leach, HC, CJT
Publisher: Rockridge Press (September 14, 2021)
Hardcover: 214 pages
ISBN-10 : 1638788146
ISBN-13 : 978-1638788140
Item Weight : 1.54 pounds
Dimensions : 7.75 x 1 x 9.5 inches
“Who needs The Complete Juicing Recipe Book? Everyone! This beautiful book will upgrade anyone's health, even mine. With juicing recipes for everything from reducing inflammation to boosting brain health, you'll give your body more of what it needs to thrive.” ―Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, Author of The Plant Based Solution
“Stephanie’s gorgeous book is a big winner for those looking to enjoy delicious and healthy juices. These immune-building blends really stand out from the traditional juice recipes out there. As a Juice Guru Certified Juice Therapist, Stephanie is a practitioner who knows exactly how to balance flavor with therapeutic value. Juice Guru Institute gives Stephanie a big thumbs up for this book.” ―Steve Prussack, Founder of Juice Guru Institute
“Juicing is one of the best healing techniques for an overtaxed body system. Stephanie has created simple but nutrient-dense recipes that are easy to make and yummy to drink. As a fellow Juice Guru it is refreshing that more knowledge is being shared in order to heal so many who suffer from disease. Now more than ever it is pertinent to strengthen our immune systems and focus on quality over quantity.” ―Chef Babette (chefbabette.com)
About the Author
STEPHANIE LEACH is a certified health coach and juice therapist trained in the Juice Guru Method. Through her coaching programs, website, videos and juice shop, she supports individuals ready to harness the power of plants to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, as well as avoid or reverse chronic conditions. Learn more at StephanieLeach.com and PeakPressJuicery.com
What's the shelf life?
The fresh, unpasteurized juice that we make has a 4-5 day shelf life, stored properly. We date mark your juice with this "drink by" date on the cap or bottom of the label. We recommend freezing any juice that you will not consume by the "drink by" date as soon as possible, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator when you are ready to enjoy it. Freezing does an excellent job of retaining vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and live enzymes. (Never use heat to thaw your raw juice.)
How is my order delivered?
We pack your juice into coolers to maintain proper temperature and deliver it ourselves. You'll receive a text message or email when we are on our way. If you are not home, just leave a cooler on the porch in the shade with an ice pack, and we will place your order in the cooler.
Is juice healthy?
In a 2017 meta-analysis of 95 studies, researchers concluded that 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day are needed for maximum protection from heart disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and premature death. That's 1.75 lbs of produce!
Juicing making makes it easy to get your fruits and veggies in. In the juicing process, the plant cell walls are broken open and the nutrition is liberated, making the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals more absorbable by your body. By removing the insoluble fiber, you concentrate the nutrition of all those fruits and vegetables into one delicious, drinkable beverage. The soluble fiber remains in the juice, so you still get all the cholesterol lowering, blood sugar regulating, and weight loss benefits of soluble fiber.
Most people can safely consume fresh, unpasteurized juice. If you have a particular health concern, please consult your doctor.
Juice Cleanse Q&A
What is a juice cleanse / juice fast?
A juice fast, or “juice cleanse” as it’s commonly called, is a period where you consume only liquids such as fresh juice, waters, herbal teas, and sometimes clear vegetable broth. A juice cleanse can also include a fresh nut or seed milk for extra support.
What are the benefits of a juice cleanse / juice fast?
Juice fasting is one of the most natural, healthy, non-invasive methods to roll back the years. I will cover just some of the amazing benefits here.
DIVERTS ENERGY TO OTHER PROCESSES
When you are eating food, your body spends a lot of time and energy on the digestion process. When you are consuming only juice and liquids, your body can quickly absorb all that nutrition and put it to work within 20-30 minutes. Your body can then spend its energy on other processes, like detoxification, cellular repair, and the removal of aging, dead or diseased cells.
A juice cleanse provides abundant vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, (disease fighting nutrients only found in plants,) enzymes and biophotons (stored sun energy that can enter our cells.) Our 3-day Signature Cleanse provides the nutrition of OVER 17 POUNDS of produce plus nutritious pumpkin seed milk for extra support and coconut charcoal water to help your body get rid of the toxins that have been released from your cells. Most people get more health promoting nutrition on a juice cleanse than they get all month long!
Detoxification occurs on the cellular level, and what you eat and drink either helps or hinders that process. Fresh, raw juice is high in nutrients that support and accelerate the detoxification process.
Studies show that babies are born with over 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in their blood. Just imagine how many we have accumulated after years of living in a world with increasing pesticides and other pollutants in our food, water and environment!
During your juice cleanse, your body will be able to focus on removing the accumulated toxins stored in organs, cells and tissue spaces.
Juice fasting is often called a “juice cleanse” because of the cleansing nature of fresh juice. Many of us have pounds of waste that have accumulated in our colons. This can result in constipation, bloating, foul smelling gas, body odor, fatigue, skin eruptions, and other symptoms of ill health. Fresh juice contains soluble fiber and other nutrients that promote healthy bowel movements to clear the toxic waste out of your system. You may notice that uncomfortable bloating goes away, and you have a flatter stomach.
Fresh juice supports the healing of the entire digestive tract. Celery juice, for instance, has been proven to reduce or heal peptic ulcers. Fresh juice can also be used to improve other digestive complaints like irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and Chron’s disease.
Juice fasting is not only a vacation for your digestive system, but also a boost for your brain. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in fresh juice scavenge free radicals which prevents further damage to the brain and other organs. Research indicates that fasting can significantly reduce the effects of aging on the brain. “Brain fog” goes away, replaced by a sharper mind, better cognition, and better recall.
Looking to lose a few pounds? Many people lost 3-5 pounds on a 3-day juice fast. If weight loss is a goal, you may be able to increase that to 5-10 pounds by sandwiching your 3-days of liquids with a day or two of eating mostly raw fruits, vegetables, salads and plant-based smoothies on the days before and after your fast.
JUMPSTART A HEALTHIER EATING
A juice cleanse is an effective way to “draw a line in the sand,” so to speak, stopping the intake of highly processed foods full of saturated fat, sugar and salt. As you exit your cleanse you will be set up for a healthier eating pattern higher in vegetables and fruits and other plant-based foods that support good health.
SUPPORTS GOOD HEALTH AND IMMUNITY
You don’t need to have a health condition or ailment to benefit from a juice cleanse. Juice fasting is the best kind of preventive medicine, flooding your cells with the nutrition it needs to operate at its best – including a robust immune system that can handle today’s viruses.
How do I prepare for a juice cleanse?
If possible, prep your body for your juice cleanse by eating mostly fruits and vegetables for a day or two prior to your cleanse. This will help set you up for better elimination and minimize any detox symptoms. This can easily be accomplished with a diet of plant-based smoothies, salads, vegetable soups, cut up carrots, sliced cucumbers and bell peppers, and of course, fresh juice!
Caffeinated beverages are usually not consumed on a juice cleanse, so if you drink caffeinated beverages, it is a good idea to taper off caffeine over a few days to reduce the chance of a headache. If you do experience a headache, you can have some green tea, which has a small amount of caffeine, in order to dial it back.
How should I exit my juice cleanse? (IMPORTANT!)
How you reintroduce solid food is critical to the success of your juice cleanse! You may be craving a burger or pizza, but this is not the time for those foods. Your body has been consuming very little fiber and almost no fat for several days, and diving into a big meal is the recipe for gastrointestinal distress.
Instead, break your fast with some high-water content whole fruit or vegetables, like grapes, melon, strawberries, cucumber or bell peppers. Keep your meals small and chew well. You might also enjoy a small, simple smoothie made from plant milk, a banana and frozen fruit, or a simple vegetable soup.
When it comes to grains, reintroduce easier to digest gluten-free grains and save gluten-containing grains for a couple of days later. Reintroduce beans, lentils and chickpeas starting with ¼ serving and increase over a couple of days.
Keep fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and a small amount of nuts and seeds as the focus of your meals and you will reap the benefits far longer than the 2 or 3 days of your juice fast.
What should I expect during my cleanse?
Every person is different, and your experience will differ based on your current health and diet. Most people find any detox symptoms to be mild and well tolerated. These can include a mild headache, a little fatigue, and more frequent elimination. These are all good signs that your body is doing important work! If you experience stronger detox symptoms like diarrhea, fever, nausea or night sweats, you can slow down your detoxification by adding some chia seeds to one of your juices, or blending a green juice with some avocado. (Fats and fiber slow down detoxification.) But these symptoms are rare, and most individuals experience mild symptoms or none at all.
Will I be hungry?
Our juice cleanses include enough calories to support normalactivities. If you feel hungry, it is usually mental hunger rather than true hunger. We are used to chewing food, so the desire to eat something can be quite strong. We can also have the habit of eating for entertainment and comfort. If this happens, recognize what it is and distract yourself with another activity for 15-20 minutes. The craving will usually pass.
What else can I do to make my juice cleanse a success?
Cleansing is a terrific time to rest and reflect. Disconnect from technology or limit its use and enjoy a book or do some journaling.
Get a relaxing massage.
Engage in light exercise that you enjoy like Pilates, yoga or nature walks.
Get outside. Breath the fresh air.
Go to bed early. This will help you get more needed rest and avoid evening “stack attacks.”
Mind your mindset. Keep positive thoughts about your experience going. Imagine all that goodness flooding your cells, cleaning things up and helping you create your best health ever!