I am sharing some of my favorite fresh juice combinations. Most of them are vegetable juices for a very good reason. Even though fresh fruit juice is better than canned fruit juice, in that it has live enzymes, it is still a “rush” of fructose to your system, and therefore can raise your blood sugar levels beyond what most people need.
Most of them are also based on carrot juice. That’s because carrots are sweet enough to taste good, readily available, relatively inexpensive, and mix well with other produce. *Tip*: Adding a small amount of flax seed oil to your carrot juice mix will help regulate the blood sugar spike that carrot juice tends to produce. Fat or oil in general will help balance out any item high on the glycemic index (those items that raise your blood sugar level the most).
One more disclaimer—I have not experimented with a huge variety of vegetables. Please use this list to just get you started. I encourage you to experiment on your own with other fruits and vegetables. At the bottom, please see some suggested books on juicing.
Carrot-Beets (include the beet greens)
I actually have six books just on the subject of juicing alone. The two that I like the most are:
The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing by Jay Kordich; This one has lots of good recipes, tips on buying and storing the produce and what nutrients are in the produce.
Heinerman’s Encyclodpedia of Healing Juices by John Heinerman; I like this one because it has a long section of therapeutic benefits for each item of produce listed, more than any other book I’ve seen on this topic.