Refreshing Juice Recipes to Give You a Boost

These invigorating juices will refresh your body & soul

Summer is here and with an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs we can reap the phytonutrients that are easily absorbed by blending. These juices are delicious, nutritious and energizing!

Refreshing Juice
Photo: Kevin Clark

Ginger Nitrous

The beet is packed with nitrates that the body converts into nitrous oxide, thereby enhancing bloodflow, so this juice will have you quickly absorbing its nutrition and feeling the rush of the ginger. It’s a great sustainable-energy booster and a perfect replacement for coffee.
Prep time of 4 to 5 minutes. High-speed juicer required.

Serves 1, Makes 1¾ cups


  • 1 medium or large red beet, peeled
  • 1 medium or large apple, peeled
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • ½ inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. ginger citrus tea powder mix


  1. Juice the beet, apple, carrot, and ginger in a high-speed juicer.
  2. Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and tea powder mix.

Note: You can always add more ginger if you like. In my opinion, the more the better!

Nutrition facts per serving
Calories 251; protein 4 g; fat 0 g; carbs 60 g.

Refreshing Juice
Photo: Kevin Clark

Kale Mojito

Rich in chlorophyll, kale is one of the healthiest vegetables. It’s right at home in this refreshing Thrive Energy super-power smoothie.
Prep time of 3 to 4 minutes. High-speed juicer required.

Serves 1, Makes 2¼ cups


  • 2 medium kale leaves, stems removed
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ⅔ cup coconut water
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut nectar
  • About 3 cups ice cubes


  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the ice.
  • Add ice until about 2 inches above the liquid line.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth. Some small pieces of kale and mint will remain.

Nutrition facts per serving
Calories 166; protein 1 g; fat 0 g; carbs 39 g.

Excerpt from Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier. Text copyright © 2014 Brendan Brazier. Photography © 2014 by Kevin Clark. Published by Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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