Fruit and veggie fall juices are jam-packed with sniffle-fighting vitamin and minerals and tummy-trimming properties. I bet Swiss Miss can't claim to do the same. In fact, autumn is the perfect time to juice. Fruits and veggies that are in season tend to contain less sugar than their summery friends, and they also have more fiber. Even better, fall juices are bursting with vitamins C, A, and E, all which help you feel good, as well as look good. Here are 8 healthy immunity and weight-loss boosting juices. Your body will thank you for it.

 

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Orange juice and pumpkin smoothie 1

Citrus and spice and everything nice is what this refreshing pumpkin smoothie is made of. Unlike your average sugar-laden autumnal beverage, Green Thickies' recipe calls for less sugar and more spice.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water (If you are drinking this straight away substitute one cup of water for ice)
  • 1 Cup of freshly squeezed Orange juice
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins (or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
  • 1 Cup link Oats ,one cup of Quinoa Or 1 Cup of Sweet Potato
  • 2 cups Pumpkin, raw or cooked, chopped.
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg1/4 teaspoon Allspice (or mixed spice)
  • Pinch of Cloves

Instructions

Green Thickies suggests that you blend the ingredients in the order listed so that you can create more space in your blender. Add extra water for a thinner consistency. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.

 

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Nashi pear juice 2

Pears are like tiny superheros of the fruit family. Not only are they high in tummy-satiating fiber, but they help lower cholesterol, boost energy levels, and may reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis. Nashi pears are no different; they just have the added benefit of having a little more crunch and juice to them.

  • 2 Nashi Pears
  • 2 Green Apples
  • 2-3 Sticks of Celery
  • 1 Lemon

Instructions

Wash all the ingredients and chop if needed. Peel the lemon if desired (the peel gives the juice a more bitter taste). Juice, then pour over ice.

 

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Blood orange chili juice 3

Colds are scared of this spicy blood orange drink--and they should be! Blood orange is bursting with vitamin C, as well as a hefty helping of anthocyanins, which aid in preventing cancer, diabetes and bacterial infections, as well as reducing the risk of heart disease.

Ingredients

  • 6 Blood oragnes
  • 2 Serrano chilis
  • Agave nectar

Instructions

Juice blood oranges. Finely dice serrano chili's and allow chili to soak in the juice for 24 hours. Strain the juice, but take care to remove all the chili and add agave for additional sweetening. Enjoy!

The "beautiful body benefit juice" 4

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Green veggies are known for their soothing and healing effect on the digestive system. So drink up if you're feeling a little backed up or bloated. Nothing makes you feel more comfortable in your own skin like a happy tummy.

Ingredients

  • 2 small zucchini (baby marrow or courgette)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 small purple (red) cabbage, according to taste
  • 2 red apples
  • 4 green or purple kale leaves
  • 4 white or purple cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled (never juice with skin)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • Shredded coconut for added sweetness (optional)

Instructions

Trim zucchini ends. Cut cabbage to fit juicer's feeding chute. Quarter apples (don't peel, but discard seeds). Roll kale leaves into balls. Remove any stray stems or leaves from berries. Peel orange thinly, discarding skin (leave as much of the white pith as possible, as this is nutrient-rich.) Peel cucumber only if waxed. Try to buy organic and unwaxed, as the skin is rich in nutrients. Add all the vegetables and fruit to your juicer or juice extractor and juice. For the best results, add kale leaves with the apples.

 

 

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Raw beet and apple detox juice 5

Raw beet and apple detox juice

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Tired of green juices? Try a nice beet-based juice. The change will do your heart some good. Beets are great for lowering blood pressure, boosting stamina, and flushing out toxins. 

Ingredients
  • 1 medium organic red beet, scrubbed, peeled and finely grated (about ⅔ cup grated)
  • 1/2 of 1 small zucchini, grated (about ⅓ cup grated)
  • 2 medium organic sweet-tart apples, grated (e.g., Braeburn or Gala)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped organic celery
  • 1/4 of a medium organic English cucumber, grated (about 3 to 4 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2-1/2 cups ice water
Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth

Spicy apple-carrot juice 6

This spicy recipe will give your weight-loss efforts a nice little kick! The fiber from the apples will keep you feeling full, and the ginger gently helps move things along so that you feel less bloated and more energized.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 4 medium-large carrots
  • 1 inch slice of ginger

Directions
 
Wash and cut the fruits and vegetables according as you normally would and what fits in your juicer. Be careful not to use too much ginger as I can quickly overpower your juice. Keep in mind, you can always add more to increase the heat!

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Snickerdoodle green smoothie 7

Get all the snickerdoodle taste, without any of the snickerdoodle calories with this delish recipe courtesy of Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth. Jam-packed with heart-healthy fats and iron, this sweet and creamy drink is actually good for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Blend until creamy and smooth!

Gingered pear juice 8

Gingered pear juice

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This tummy-friendly recipe from All About Juicing is great for anyone who is looking to de-puff, especially around the holidays. The pears in this recipe act as a gentle laxative, and the ginger promotes good digestion.

Ingredients

  • 2 pears
  • 5 celery stalks
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root

Instructions

Juice all ingredients together and serve over ice or put in a blender with ice cubes to make it creamier.