“Superfood” is a relatively new term used to describe a vitamin-rich food believed to be highly beneficial for our health and well-being. Though scientists and nutritionists claim it’s mostly a marketing angle, there’s no denying that superfoods are good for you. Homemade superfood juice drinks definitely have a place in the diet of anyone who is committed to healthy living. They’re not only super nutritious, but downright delicious!

Dark leafy greens are the stars of superfood drinks. Kale is a micronutrient powerhouse, spinach has the mildest flavor, and Swiss chard is loaded with vitamins K and A. Because of the high chlorophyll content, green juices are said to cleanse and detoxify your body. In any event, a tasty homemade juice with a supercharged dose of nutrients is a great way to start your day.

Making superfood juice drinks at home is really easy, and you don’t need a fancy juicer either. Just put the ingredients into a high speed blender, and whirr for a minute or two until the mixture has the consistency you prefer. Served in our clear recycled glass wine decanter set, the drinks are instantly elevated from mere sustenance to a casually elegant, eco-friendly experience.

Common ingredient choices for a green juice recipe include baby spinach, kale, Swiss chard, cucumber, celery and carrots for the vegetables; apples, berries, bananas, pineapple and other fruits add natural sweetness; fresh herbs, lemon, lime and ginger all give it zing; coconut water or almond milk provide volume.

We wanted to share a few superfood drink recipes to get you started, but feel free to experiment and add or delete ingredients based on your own taste preferences. There really is no wrong way to make a superfood juice!


Recharge Superfood Drink:

1-1/2 to 2 cups chilled coconut water

1 cup (packed) baby spinach leaves

1 cup (packed) kale or Swiss chard, stems removed

1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries

1 cucumber, roughly chopped

1 small handful fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes

1” piece of fresh ginger

Adapted from: http://www.forkknifeswoon.com/food-drink/breakfast-brunch/2013/11/superfood-green-drink/


Tropical Green Superfood Drink:

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 avocado

1 cup pineapple, cubed

1 pear, cored

2 cups baby spinach or Swiss chard

1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes

1 tablespoon almond butter

Adapted from: http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/category/recipes/


Superfood Spectrum Juice

5 carrots

1 medium beet, scrubbed and trimmed

1 large green apple, cored

5 large kale leaves, stems removed

Juice of 1 lime or lemon

1” piece of fresh ginger

1 teaspoon golden flaxseed

Adapted from: http://www.movenourishbelieve.com/nourish/3-quick-reboot-superfood-juice-recipes-julie-morris/