9 Delicious and Healthy Juice Recipes for Fighters Cutting Weight

9 Delicious and Healthy Juice Recipes for Fighters Cutting Weight

Calories are the enemy of fighters during the lead up to a fight. Fighters struggle with the seesaw of maintaining their natural weight while at the same time look for that competitive edge by cutting as much weight as possible to fight in a lighter weight class. 

But when you are cutting weight, you are trying to constrict your calorie consumption but get the need nutrients in so that your body operates at an optimal level.

Juices are packed with vitamins and minerals that can be missing in a reduced calorie diet. If you are looking to cut weight fast (for a fight or in general), then consider these juices to replace one of your meals.

Rather than sticking to just one juice a mix of juices will contain a greater variety of vitamins and minerals. Because fruit is often high in sugars, by teaming with vegetables you can create a lower calorie juice. This goes the same if you decide to go the smoothie route rather than the juice route.

Slow Juicer Versus Fast Juicer

Before we detail our juice recipes, a note about juicers. Not all juicers are the same. The recipes detailed will work better with a slow juicer. 

Fast juicers have a spinning blade and catch the juice through a strainer. A slow juicers uses screws and augers to masticate the pulp and fruit fibers. A slow juicer is a slightly more expensive piece of kit than a fast one.

​But a slow juicer is a great investment for serious juice enthusiasts that want to include a full range of fruits, vegetables, and grasses in their juicing recipes. Slow juicers also have the added benefits of producing the best quality juice loaded with nutrients that stays fresh for up to 3 days.

Slow juicers produce a a higher quality of juice as you'll get the sticky nutrients from the seeds, pith, skin, and fibers. 

​The juice produced by a slow juicer also keeps longer than from a fast juicer and will allow you to make a large jug of juice that will keep for up to 72 hours.

You'll also be able to juice a far greater variety of fruits with a slow juicer such as peaches and avocado, and harder fruits and vegetables such as carrots and apples. ​ There are some fruits such as berries that while delicious to juice, it’s downright wasteful to put these often more expensive produce in a centrifugal or fast juicer since so much of the juice is lost and discarded.

Similarly, a slow juicer can better deal with and masticate or grind grasses so that the juice is effectively extracted. Once again, if you intend to make grasses part of your juicing regime then it’s far better to invest a little more in a slow juicer.

You'll also get a higher juice yield from a slow juicer so it will soon pay for itself. Here's our top 9 healthy and delicious juices are all less than 100 calories per serving.

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All of these juicing recipes are very simple. You feed the ingredients into your slow juicer and you're done.

Turmeric & Ginger Weight Loss Juice

Serves 4

This delicious juice also packs a punch with the addition of turmeric and ginger. Turmeric can help a weight loss plan as it helps to reduce the inflammation associated with obesity. Ginger also decreases inflammation and suppresses your appetite.
Ingredients:

  •     ​2 medium pears
  •     ​3 stalks of celery  
  •     3 medium carrots
  •     ​2 medium apples
  •     ​2 lemons, peeled 
  •     ​5 oz turmeric root
  •     1 oz ginger root

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (4 servings total)

Calories 95, Total Fat 0g, Total Carbs 30g, Sugars 15g Protein 2g, Fiber 1g

Provides 70% RDA of Vitamin C

Strawberry & Carrot Sunrise

Serves 4

Strawberries are a delicious fruit and still low in calories while being nutrient-packed. They can help to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and inflammation associated with obesity. This filling juice contains 60% of your RDA of vitamin A.

 Ingredients

  •     1 ½ cup strawberries
  •     ​6 medium carrots
  •     ​2 medium apples
  •     1 large orange
  •     1 small beetroot
  •     ​½ cucumber
  •     1 stalk of celery
  •     ½ lemon, peeled

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 84, Total Fat 0g, Total Carbs 26g, Sugar 17g, Protein 2g, Fiber 1g

Provides 60% RDA of vitamin A.

Beet & Raspberry Delight

Serves 3

Beets are a favorite of Jon Jones when he is juicing. Raspberries have superfood status due to their high nutrient content. The phytonutrients found in raspberries can increase metabolism. Raspberries are an expensive fruit which is why it’s best to extract every last drop of goodness with your slow juicer.

Ingredients

  •     ​3 medium beetroot
  •     ​1 cup raspberries
  •     ½ lemon, peeled

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 80, Total Fat 0 g, Total Carbs 27 g, Sugar 16g, Protein 1 g, Fiber 1 g

Kale & Cucumber Cocktail

Serves 4

Cucumber juice is perfect for losing weight. Cucumbers juice well in slow juicers retaining both soluble and insoluble fibers. They are packed with nutrients, including Vitamin K, Vitamin C, B-6, iron, and zinc. Parsley is also great for weight loss and acts as a natural diuretic due to the high potassium content.

Ingredients

  •     1 cucumber
  •     ​6 oz kale
  •     ​2 stalks of celery  
  •     ​2 large oranges
  •     ​2 medium apples
  •     ​½ lemon, peeled
  •     Handful of parsley

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Calories 75, Total Fat 0 g, Total Carbs 22 g, Sugar 15g, Protein 3 g, Fiber 1 g

Provides 54% of RDA of Vitamin C.

Tropical Carrot Juice

Serves 4

Carrots are a great juicing ingredient. The sweet, bright orange juice is high in a host of vitamins and minerals, in particular vitamin A. Low in calories, this juice is ideal served as a breakfast juice and can help prevent snacking.

Ingredients

  •     ​12 medium carrots
  •     ​2 large oranges, peeled
  •     1 medium apple
  •     2 tsp lime juice
  •      ½ lemon, peeled

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 90, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 27g, Sugar 17g, Protein: 1g, Fiber 1g

Provides 20% RDA of Vitamin A

Classic Green Breakfast Juice

Serves 4

This classic bright green juice is full of healthy spinach. It is rich in vitamin B content which may help boost metabolism naturally. Spinach is also packed with iron. This mineral can enable muscles to burn fat.

Ingredients:

  •     ​5 handfuls of spinach 
  •     ​4 stalks of celery
  •     ​3 large apples
  •     ​1 large orange, peeled
  •      ½ lemon, peeled
  •     ½ thumb tip of ginger

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 64, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 20g, Sugar 13g, Protein: 1g, Fiber 1g

Provides 41% RDA of vitamin C

Super Green Juice

Serves 4

With less fruit, this juice may be an acquired taste for some. Kale is known as a “superfood”, due to the high amounts of nutrients it contains. This predominantly vegetable juice contains just 55 calories per serving. It’s packed with Vitamin C and other nutrients.                                                

Ingredients:

  •     7 oz of kale
  •     ​1 cucumber  
  •     4 stalks of celery
  •     2 medium apples
  •     ​½ lemon, peeled
  •     1 thumb tip of ginger

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 55, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 16g, Sugar 9g, Protein: 2g, Fiber 1g

Provides 55% RDA of vitamin C.

Mixed Fruit & Beet Juice

Serves 3


Yes, you can juice sweet potatoes with your slow juicer! They are high in nutrients and are low-glycemic food. Therefore, they don’t cause your blood sugar to spike. Cinnamon is also thought to increase your metabolism.

Ingredients:

  •     2 medium apples
  •     ​1 orange
  •     1 small beetroot
  •      1 5oz sweet potato
  •     ​½ lime, peeled 
  •     ¼ tsp cinnamon

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 78, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 24g, Sugar 14g, Protein: 1g, Fiber 1g

Provides 24% RDA of Vitamin A & C.

Anytime Sweet Pineapple & Carrot Juice

Serves 4

Pineapple juice contains bromelain. This enzyme helps to metabolize protein and helps to burn belly fat. It is, however, high in sugars so this recipe teams it with lower-calorie carrots, beets, spinach, and cabbage. A single-serve is packed with nutrients but contains just 67 calories.

Ingredients:

  •     ​3 medium carrots
  •     8 oz pineapple 
  •     1 beet
  •     ​1 orange, peeled 
  •     2 handfuls of spinach
  •     2 oz red cabbage
  •     ½ lemon, peeled

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 67, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 20g, Sugar 13g, Protein: 1g, Fiber 1g

Provides 56% RDA of Vitamin C.

(Last Updated On: March 6, 2020)