Now, I’m not promoting juice fasts, but I love making juices and thought it would be fun to look into creating a recipe to support each phase of your cycle. Obviously you can just choose to each any of these veggies and fruits fresh if you don’t feel like juicing them!
And remember fresh juice is best, not bottled juice or stuff that was juiced hours, or days ago. And if you don’t have a juicer feel free to whip up a smoothie based on these recipes as well!
Menstrual Phase Juice
My goals — nourish, rest + renew
Veggies: beet, kale
Fruits: blackberry, blueberry, grape, watermelon
I love beet, kale and watermelon, which I think would be a great combo for a juice. And I like to balance out my veggies and fruits so it’s not to sweet and not too “earthy”.
+ 2 beets
+ 4 - 6 sticks of kale
+ 2 - 3 cups of watermelon (I find that the easiest way to juice watermelon is to just toss it in a blender and pour that through a strainer)
Follicular Phase Juice
My goals — reenergize + motivate
Veggies: carrot, parsley
Fruits: grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, pomegranate
Carrots are one of my favorite veggies to juice! I think a great combo would be carrot, orange and then lemon or lime (depending on if you have a preference).
+ 4 - 6 carrots
+ 2 - 4 oranges
+ 1 lemon or lime
Ovulatory Phase Juice
My goals — outgoing, stamina + motivation
Veggies: chard, spinach, tomato
Fruits: cantaloupe, coconut, raspberry, strawberry
I’m not a fan of chard, but if you are throw it in there! I think a great combo would be spinach, tomato, cantaloupe and strawberry.
+ 2 handfuls of spinach
+ 4 tomatoes
+ 1/2 cantaloupe
+ 2 handfuls of strawberries
Luteal Phase Juice
My goals — slow down, let go, + calm down
Veggies: celery, cucumber, ginger
Fruits: apple, peach, pear
I love love love ginger, and apples in juices. But I’m not a fan of celery. A great combo would be cucumber, ginger, apple.
+ 2 cucumbers
+ “thumb” sized portion of ginger
+ 4 apples
+ 4 stalks of celery (if you’re into that)
I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling just thinking of these. I’m going to go whip up a carrot, apple, ginger juice because that’s what I have sitting in my fridge right now.
What are your favorite juice recipes?