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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!
If you want a super healthy green juice that doesn't taste awful then "The Green Supreme" is what you are looking for. The sweetness provided by the apples, kiwi and lemon offsets the bitterness of the antioxidant packed broccoli and green bell pepper.
Tips for making "The Green Supreme"
Be sure to peel the kiwis - although edible the skin is very sour.
If the apples are organic then feel free to juice the peel too, the peel is loaded with antioxidants and soluble fibers that actually make it to the juice.
Tips for Making the "Sweet Tropical Wheatgrass" recipe
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.
Some health benefits of the "Sweet Tropical Wheatgrass" recipe
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.
Tips for Making the "Super Jack Veggie Juice" recipe
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.
Some health benefits of the "Super Jack Veggie Juice" recipe
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.
Tips for Making the "Refreshing Fruit Ginger" recipe
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!
Some health benefits of the "Refreshing Fruit Ginger" recipe
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.
Don't be overwhelmed with the variety of 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.
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.
Kale is known for being a superfood - a powerhouse of nutrition but it doesn't make very pleasant juice. The apples sweeten things up and make for a much tastier juice.
Tips for Making the "Green 'n' Kurly" recipe
As mentioned in tips for previous recipes it's best to juice apples with their peel on if they are organic. Most of the antioxidants in an apple are found just between the skin and the main flesh of the fruit. The exception to this is if the apples are not organic, then peeling the apples first is recommended. Non-organic apples are severely sprayed with pesticides.
Tips for Making "The Beet's off Disease Juice" recipe
Top and tail the carrots and the beets. The stems and leaves of the beets are edible and nutritious so feel free to juice them as well. The white pithy section between the peel and flesh of the lemon is a cornucopia of antioxidants. So while we don't want to juice the actual peel because it tastes real nasty juiced, getting some of the white pith into the juice is of great value
Some health benefits of "The Beet's off Disease Juice" recipe
In some studies, consuming around 2 cups of beet juice each day lowered blood pressure in healthy adults. Beet juice can also help with stamina when exercising. In one study, those who drank beet juice for 6 days experienced greater stamina during intense exercise.
Carrots and tomatoes together make for a substantial and almost thick and creamy juice. In fact you could warm it up as a soup if you wanted.
Tips for Making "Carrot & Tomato" juice recipe
Carrots are among the most heavily sprayed produce when not organic, so be sure to peel them first if the carrots aren't organic. If they are organic then just give them a good wash and enjoy all the soluble fiber and phyto-nutrient benefits of the skin.
Tips for Making "The CAL" juice recipe
As you may have read in my instructions for previous recipes for apples, whether we peel them or not depends on if they are organic. If not organic then peel them for sure to limit the amount of pesticides that make it to the juice. Most of the pesticides, as you may expect, are on the exterior of the apple and embedded in the skin. However, the peel is massively nutritious and loaded with antioxidants and soluble fiber (a type of fiber that actually makes it into the juice and has major health benefits). The exact same thing applies for cucumbers. The skin of a cucumber is loaded with antioxidants and also chlorophyll.
I like the crisp taste of Granny green apples in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite apples. Switch out the butter lettuce for your favorite too. The butter lettuce does have a unique taste of its own though that I think works well with the apples and cucumber. Enjoy!
In loving memory of Jack Lalanne: