assorted juices from around st. louis photo by carmen troesser

9 juices to make - or buy - right now

Put the squeeze to fruits and veggies, then drink in the nutrients. Handier than a basket of leafy greens, fresh-pressed juice offers nature’s bounty in a glass. Settle your health-kick fix with one of these nine beverages you can make at home or order at the cafe counter. Ready to start juicing at home? Plunk your produce in the trusty Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed Juicer, available at Sur La Table.

Respect the Carrot: 3 medium carrots, 2 apples, 1 orange (peeled), 1-inch piece fresh ginger Local Harvest Grocery,

Green 101*: ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1 stalk celery, 2½-inch piece cucumber, 1 quarter green apple, 1 cup kale leaves (stems removed), ¾ cup coconut water, 1 teaspoon agave nectar, squeeze lemon juice Frida’s,

Sweet Beet: 5 medium carrots, 2 medium red apples, 1 medium beet Green Earth Grocery,

Middle row, from left:
Minty Rush: 1 medium cucumber, 1 Fuji apple, 3 handfuls spinach, 1 large handful mint, 6 stems parsley, ½ lemon (peeled), ½ orange (peeled), ¼-inch piece fresh ginger Seedz Cafe,

Watermelon Fresca*: 4 cups watermelon, 5 mint leaves, 4 tablespoons lime juice Seedz Cafe,

Kale-aida: 3 cups chopped kale, 1 cup chopped pineapple, ½ cup chopped cucumber, 1½ cups coconut water, ¼ cup lemon juice, ¼ cup lime juice Revel Kitchen Food Truck,

Bottom row, from left:
Cuapple: 1 medium cucumber, 1 red apple Juicemasters Food Truck,

Cheryl’s Detoxifier: 5 stalks celery, 1 medium cucumber, 1 medium beet, 8 kale leaves, 1 generous handful parsley, 1 generous handful cilantro, ½ medium lemon (peeled) Foundation Grounds,

The Cardio: 2 medium Gala apples, carrots, ¼-inch piece fresh ginger Nadoz Bakery Café,

*No juicer? No problem. Whip these up in your blender.

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