The now past Jack Lalanne was a major inspiration in the U.S.A. He played a major role in bringing more health consciousness to the American public. He practiced what he preached!
Of course his juicer is now as famous as he is, the infomercial for his juicer is a classic! If you reached this page then there is a good chance that you have already been sold on that infomercial 🙂
While these power juicer recipes for the Jack Lalanne juicer machine are perfect for the Jack Lalanne juicer machine they will work fine with any centrifugal juicer machine. There is another distinct type of juice machine called a masticating juicer machine. If this is news to this check out my article about the difference between centrifugal and masticating juicers.
Anyhow – on to the recipes!
1/2 a sweet potato
1/2 a beet
5 broccoli heads
1/2 a red bell pepper
1/2 a cucumber
1″ slice of ginger (optional)
This is a variation on the classic V8 that you find in the stores. This one is way better however, it’s fresh and not processed, thus it’s way, way, way more nutritious. Processed juice loses much nutrition, especially anti-oxidants. Such a potent source of anti-oxidants in fact, that there are major anti-cancer benefits to drinking this vegetable mix daily. Boosting your immunity, supporting healthier skin and detoxification are all health benefits that this drink may provide.
Handful of spinach
Handful of wheat grass
2 cups of pineapple
Cut about 2 cups worth of pineapple into sizes that will fit down your juicer chute. Since the jack Lalanne juicer is a centrifugal juicer and is therefore not very good at juicing really thin stuff like kale, spinach and wheat grass. A way to get a little more juice out of thin leafy greens is to get them wet and roll them up in a ball before dropping them down the chute. The juicer will juice “balls” or something with substance better than something flat and leafy.
Wheat grass and spinach are excellent sources of chlorophyll, one of the most potent of antioxidants with some very unique properties. Studies have found that the chemical nature of chlorophyll is almost identical to hemin, an aspect of our red blood cells. When we digest chlorophyll out body can actually convert it into hemin and thus help us create new blood cells!
Another awesome benefit of chlorophyll is its anti cancer benefits. Studies have found that it is particularly effective at protecting our DNA from oxidative damage. Damage that could otherwise lead to mutations and / or cancer.
Super Jack Veggies
4 celery stems
1/2 red bell pepper
Here is a great tip, don’t peel your carrots if they are organic. Carrot peel is an excellent concentration of antioxidants so definitely don’t peel them! However, if they are non organic carrots then it’s better to peel them. The skins will be where most of the pesticide residues will reside.
Celery is awesome at reducing high blood pressure. A juice everyday with celery in it may really help. Studies show that regular intake of celery juice really does help bring blood pressure levels down. There is a chemical in celery that somehow help the artery walls relax. This in turn helps them expand and contract better, thus helping pump blood around the body better and with less strain on the heart. Sound good to me.
1″ slice of ginger
Apples can be juiced whole, especially if they are organic, then the skins will not contain pesticides. Juicing a whole apple will also produce a drink with more nutrition in it. There is a great concentration of antioxidants in the skin and the core of an apple. So but the whole sucker in there!
Pectin is another great benefit of consuming apple skins. Pectin helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels. While it’s well known that most of the fiber from fruit and veggies doesn’t make it into the juice but is what makes up most of the left over pulp, that is only true of insoluble fibers. The other type of fiber called soluble fiber (pectin is a type of soluble fiber) does actually make it into the juice. So enjoy the benefits of pectin!
Pectin as actually been shown to bind itself to LDL cholesterol within the intestines, inhibiting it’s absorption into the bloodstream. This means less LDL cholesterol in the blood.
Plain ‘Ole Apple Juice
Don’t be overwhelmed with all the ingredients in this recipe 🙂
Plain ole apple juice is a classic and inexpensive juice, even when choosing organic apples. Apples are actually one of the cheaper fruits to buy organic. If you have a family to juicer for then consider going to your local farmers market to find organic apples in bulk. It will save you a lot of cash if you find the right deal.