For some reason, it never occurred to me to juice squash. But as I scrambled for veggies to fill my juicer this morning — and saw my limited selection — I considered how delicious squash juice actually might be. I rinsed it off and tossed it down the juicing chute, and in seconds I was sampling the sweet, subtle flavor of squash juice.
Squash is loaded with vitamin A, which is great for eye health and immunity. The vitamin C is great for faster healing and keeping skin firm and youthful. And the potassium helps muscles, blood pressure and aids in stroke prevention. Potassium is also an electrolyte, so it helps to maintain the balance of fluid in the body like a sports drink.
Of course, these aren’t the only nutrients found in squash. They have many other essential and non-essential nutrients, but it’s just a glimpse of how, juicing squash can be a great nutrient boost to you day.
Yellow squash is also very juicy, so I filled most of my jug in no time.
If you’re still not convinced — one cup raw only has 25 calories!
I added a few other ingredients to make it more of a blend. An apple, 3 strawberries and some turmeric worked well. I could also see it going great with pineapple and carrots and so many other combos. But I’ll try those later.
Here’s my recipe for squash, apple, strawberry turmeric juice.
squash, apple, strawberry, turmeric juice
Makes 1 serving
- 1 yellow summer squash
- 3 strawberries
- 1 small apple
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- Run the first three ingredients through the juicer. Add turmeric into juicing container and stir vigorously.
- Pour squash, apple, strawberry, turmeric juice over ice, and enjoy.