Chilled juices feel like a treat straight from heaven when the sun is burning hot, brutally scorching out every drop of water from your body.
Summer is already knocking at the door, and staying hydrated in this season is of utmost priority. Every year, millions of people fall sick due to dehydration. But if you are thinking of an alternative to drinking the same boring water every time you feel thirsty, then we might have a great solution for you.
Water is undoubtedly the best drink to have when parched, but it’s not the only option. I’m not suggesting the carbonated drinks or artificial juices that are stacked up on store shelves, but did you know that cold-pressed juices are not only full of nutrition but are wonderfully tasty too? Keep scrolling for some must-try options to beat the summer heat.
What is Cold-Pressed Juice?
They are made using a hydraulic press for extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables instead of a conventional blender or fruit mixer. They have been around for ages but only became popular over the last decade. Unlike pasteurized juice, they cannot be preserved for a very long time since they are made from 100 percent fresh fruits without any added preservatives. The price tag is a bit higher than other juice drinks, but they are worth every penny. The way they are produced destroys bacteria on a molecular level and preserves the original taste and nutritional value of the fruit. Cold-pressing the fruits helps to retain more vitamins, enzymes, and minerals and makes them taste natural. Drinking them is a great way of detoxing your body, boosting your immune system, and energizing yourself on the go. Don’t forget to carry some the next time you’re spending the day outside.
Now that you are aware of the benefits, we can straight jump into some of the most refreshing choices.
Green doesn’t always need to be yuck.
If you love the cleansing benefits of vegetable juice, then you will love this. This perfect green smoothie will give you an instant energy boost for getting through your day. All you need is some fresh ginger, juice extract from three or four lemons, 500g of spinach, half a dozen apples, and a quarter of a celery stalk. Press them cold under the hydraulics and you will have a delicious mix rich in iron, vitamin A and C, and bioflavonoids. Make sure you finish it within three days so it doesn’t go stale.
When you are craving something sweet, spicy, and tropical, this is the perfect solution. Take a spoonful of turmeric, drizzle in an ounce of argan oil, throw in a few ripe oranges and carrots and 200g of fennel, and wrap it up with some ginger. Fire that “presser” and enjoy the perfect drink to satisfy your craving. The juice is rich in antioxidants and can cure an upset stomach while boosting the immune system. The carrots and oranges bring plenty of vitamins A and C and will make your skin clearer and brighter.
This blend is far better than any early morning coffee. Pour a liter of coconut water into your cold press, wash and add a few pitted dates, a handful of almonds, a few drops of vanilla essence, and a pinch of salt. Press them well and finish with some coffee. This juice is way healthier than anything you can find in the store. Serve it to your friends and family and listen to them rave about the taste.
Drank Too Much Last Night?
Whenever that headache is grinding your brain after partying all night, just remember this mix and do yourself a favor. It is a lot like a Bloody Mary, but without the vodka. It is also full of vitamin C, lycopene, and other essential nutrients. Start with three medium-sized tomatoes, a cup of lemon juice, one jalapeno pepper, one small cucumber, two celery stalks, and some ginger, and press them all together. The spice will restore your energy whenever you feel sluggish. Be sure to drink responsibly!
Good health is your greatest asset, and here is one to your health. This extract will boost your immunity and help ward off illness. It is deep red and lifts your mood whenever you take a sip since it is made with some of the best things found in nature. Take a handful of spinach, one beet, two celery sticks, one lemon, and an apple and press them on your machine. The benefits of drinking this cold press juice are unparalleled and one of the best things you can have to keep yourself hydrated this summer.
Cucumbers are like portable water bottles made by nature. It doesn’t matter how you take it, your body is going to love you a bit more just for having them in your system. And they can be delicious as well. Take one-fourth of a ripe cantaloupe and remove the seeds. Cut it into chunks but leave it on the skin. Add two celery sticks and a half cucumber cut into slices. Finally, add the juice of a lemon and start pressing. This is great for sipping on a sunny day at the beach.
Try out all these cold-pressed juices this summer, and don’t forget to share your experience with us.