Blogs are a great place to start learning about juicing and picking up tips and tricks to maximize your juicing experience. But there’s no doubt about it – a good book is a convenient way to get the deep scoop on juicing as well as an array of topics for which you’re juicing anyway – nutrition, health, and general wellness.
Here are our favorite juicing books to get you started!
The Juicing Bible
This book is an oldie but a goodie which lives up to its name. This book is a fantastic resource (I still refer to it constantly) for both juicers in any part of the juicing journey. The book has 350 recipes that cover both juices, smoothies, tonics, cleansers, and more.
What’s especially great about this juicing book is that it goes into topics that are crucial to know if you’re juicing for health. There’s easy-to-understand information on general body systems as well as recommendations on how to naturally overcome common health concerns.
But the most helpful part is the book’s detailed description of specific fruits, vegetables, and especially herbs (which most of us don’t have too much knowledge on) that you can use to heal and/or better yourself.
The Big Book of Juices
This one is a must-have. There are over 400 recipes in this huge book but it’s not so overwhelming since you can search and find the recipes by key ingredients, by nutrients provided, and even by health benefits.
This book is great for two simple reasons: HUGE variety and range + simplicity. Each juice recipe tells you exactly what it’s good for, be it boosting energy or for better skin quality.
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Juicing Recipes for Vitality and Health
This is a must-have book if you’re looking for a wide variety of healthy, creative juicing recipes to take on-the-go. I love The Big Book of Juices (above) but it’s cumbersome to take around with me (I like to have some juice recipes with me when I go produce shopping).
Drew Canole’s book is an e-book so you can have it with you anywhere and everywhere that you take your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Android, etc.
This book doesn’t go into so much detail about wider health issues, but it’s a great book for researched, detailed juice recipes. Perfect both for newbie juicers looking for recipes to try as well as experienced juicers who want to try a wider range of juicing ingredients.
The Healthy GREEN DRINK Diet
I love juicing. And of all the juices, veggie juices are my favorite. And of all the veggie juices – the green juices are my absolute favorites. Green juices are the best-est of the best (yes, that’s my good-est English) and this book is a great starter book on green drinks.
In all honesty, if you’re already downing green juices every day, this book is not going to be much help, but it is helpful for people who are just starting to go green. There are recipes in this book that don’t even require a juicer to make, recipes that actually taste good.
The book is also beautifully laid-out and presented – which doesn’t seem like it’d make a big difference – but is really helpful when you’re first starting out on the bizarre journey of drinking stuff that looks like grass and want to know what things look like, etc.
Juice Fasting & Detoxification
The juice fast has been much talked about – some say it’s great and say say it’s risky. My view is that anything that can be done can be both beneficial and risky. The determining factor in which way it goes – to health or harm – is how it’s done.
If you’re interested in doing a juice fast or a juice detox – this is a must-read book. It was around before juicing was cool and it goes into practical, helpful advice to get you safely through a juice fast. There are specific juice recipes and detox techniques, but the most helpful part of this book is the simple, easily organized and easy-to-follow information that outlines exactly how to do a juice fast properly (and be fine throughout doing it) and how to exit when you’re ready.
This book is not for beginner juicers who are simply looking for juicing recipes – I recommend it specifically for people who are going to do a juice fast and want to ensure it goes beautifully.
Like the title suggests, this book is a great resource for all things juicing-related. The scope is pretty broad and she touches upon enough things for the book to be genuinely helpful for both beginning and advanced juicers alike. The book covers the usual information, such as general information about juicing – such as tips on juicing certain fruits and vegetables – as well as juicing recipes. The difference is that the juicing recipes are organized according to the meal or event that suit it best. For example, she has breakfast juicing recipes and dessert juicing recipes.
The book also differentiates itself from other juicing books by providing creative ways to use juice pulp – along with specific recipes to help you make use of leftover pulp.
The Gerson Therapy
If you really want to know how much juicing can do for you, this is a MUST-READ. The Gerson Therapy has been making its rounds in the news, wellness blogs, and among the health community for some time now. And it’s no surprise why – the Therapy has been around for over 60 years and has helped people overcome “incurable” diseases such as cancer, emphysema, arthritis, and more.
This book shows you how to heal yourself of disease and illness by changing your body chemistry, provides specific advice for specific illnesses, and shares juicing tips and techniques to maximize healing power.