Unusual Ingredients to Consider for Juicing

While whirling up the leafy greens might be the only way for some people to gulp those in, others love to try out unique ways to level up their juicing game. Numerous local stores also offer a lot of varieties of juices to help people follow a healthy diet. However, it is not always possible to rush to the nearest store or order a big glass of juice. 

What is The Norm?

People who have adopted juices as the main part of their diet cannot help living without them. These are the people you will see blending numerous ingredients and fixing themselves juices whenever they please. The most common ingredients that are considered juice-able include the items people would otherwise not choose to eat. For example, kale, ginger, spirulina, spinach, scallions, spring onions, and various fruits. 

As monotony is boring and people love to experiment with new things, juice lovers and enthusiasts have also been witnessed coming up with new ingredients to up their juicing game. 

Are you a beginner in juicing field and feeling confused right now? Go through this Juicing for Beginners Book and start on your juicing journey. Finally, let us take you through a list of ingredients that people have experimented juicing with. Maybe you will find the awesome blend for your next green juice!

Unusual Ingredients to Consider for Juicing 

 

1. Horseradish 

 

Frozen bee pollen

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Yes, you heard it right! Just like wasabi or cabbage, horseradish is also one of the ingredients that people have included for making their daily juices. If ginger could be used to spice up your green juice, the horseradish is also an excellent option for adding tons of healthy aspect to your already nutrition-packed juice blend. 

Horseradish is composed of numerous compounds that are nutritious and beneficial for your liver. It helps in detoxification of your liver from carcinogens while adding the aromatic, earthy taste that combines exceptionally well with leafy greens, such as parsley and beets. 

 

2. Bee Pollen 

 

Frozen bee pollen

In addition to honey – the end-product by the honey bees – the bee pollen is also a powerhouse laden with essential nutrients. Bees use it to feed their young ones, and it is beneficial in their development. If you find it fascinating, then do give it a try as adding bee pollen to your juices increases the proteins, sugars, and fatty acids in your blend and promises a health punch. 

Side note: bee pollen is composed of a lot of different types of fungi and hence is not recommended for expecting or nursing moms. 

 

3. Onions 

 

chopped red onion

Though raw onions are considered very nutritious, owing to their harsh flavor and smell, most people cannot simply eat them raw. Whirling them up with other ingredients of your choice is a perfect way to overcome its raw taste and smell. 

Rich in biotin and flavonoids, onions add a powerful nutritious punch to your juices. Also, you can use onions of different colors to give your drinks various colors, such as green, purple, or yellow.    

 

4. Fennel 

 

fennel and sliced lemon on a wooden cutting board

Fennel is another amazing vegetable that you can consider juicing. It has a mild aniseed flavor and has numerous health benefits. Fennel is an amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is a powerful alkaline which offers the benefits of quercetin and rutin. 

Adding fennel in the list of your juice-able items would be an intelligent choice. It is full of vitamin C and various essential minerals such as potassium and folate. It boosts colon health and promotes a healthy heart. 

 

5. Turmeric 

 

raw turmeric and turmeric powder

Turmeric is a significant part of Asian cuisines and herbal medicines. Packed with warm flavors, adding turmeric to your juices will certainly enhance the taste of your juice. Turmeric has some amazing healing and effective anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

6. Chili 

 

chili peppers in a basket

Though not such a big hit with everyone who might try adding it in their green juice, chili is an amazing ingredient that takes the taste of your juice up a notch. The taste of chili is so fresh and crunchy that once you get the hang of it, you are going to want to add it to every other juice you make. 

If you are not a spice-loving person, then you can opt for the large finger chilies. These are not at all very hot but add that strong flavor to your blends. Chilies are claimed to have significant antioxidant properties that benefit your overall health. 

 

7. Nut Milk

 

almond milk

If you are tired of trying to add a little bit of thickness to your juices, then consider adding nut milk. In addition to their obvious health benefits, nut milk makes juices so creamy and smooth that you would regret not adding it to your juices earlier. 

Whether it is coconut milk or almond milk, add it to your juicer and enjoy the creamy and filling juice. You can even whip up some nut milk at home instantly. Just toss the nut of your choice in a slow juicer and add some water in it. And yes, don’t forget to soak the nuts overnight before you intend to make fresh nut milk at home. 

 

8. Mushrooms 

 

fresh mushrooms in a basket on a wooden table

Mushrooms are an excellent choice for a healthy diet. They are high in proteins and contain fewer calories; thus, they satiate you quickly and keep you filled up till a long time. Mushrooms also have amazing medicinal properties that cannot be overlooked. 

So, if you hear about fungi juice somewhere, do not be amazed! The mushrooms are juiced by soaking and steaming them fully before using a sieve to press all the juice out of them. 

 

9. Seaweed 

 

A dish of spicy pickled seaweed

If you are not a novice at juicing, then you probably would have heard about these nutritious ingredients being added in juices by many people. The most popular forms of seaweed used for juicing are nori, Kombu, wakame, dulse, and kelp. These edible green sea vegetables are usually in powdered form and are rich in various micronutrients and minerals, such as magnesium, iodine, potassium, and B vitamins. 

 

10. Brewer’s Yeast

 

a pack of brewer’s yeast by Oat Mama

Nutritional brewer’s yeast is different from the actual brewer’s yeast as it is in a deactivated form. It adds a bitter taste and nutty taste to your drinks and is worth a try. It comes in a powdered form and is a vital source of adding B vitamins and proteins to your juices. 

However, people who are allergic to yeasts in any form should refrain from trying out this unusual ingredient. 

 

11. Zucchini 

 

fresh zucchini

Zucchini is a perfect ingredient to add in your juice regime without your kids knowing. It is tasteless in juice, hence suitable for people who do not want to compromise on the taste but need the health benefits. Zucchini is laden with vitamin C and folate. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties along with health advantages such as maintaining the blood sugar level and antimicrobial properties. 

Final Words 

If you had been looking for inspirations to try something new with your juices, then this article should be helpful to you. Nobody appreciates limited options and people love to try out new things as it excites them. Try mixing and incorporating these ingredients in your juices and enhance your juicing experience while gaining all the incredible health benefits.