5 Juice Recipes from Celebrity Nutritionist and Chef, Melissa Petitto

Posted March 21, 2014 by in Health + Fitness

Back in January, JCPenney introduced us to celebrity nutritionist and chef, Melissa Petitto at their New Year, New You event hosted by Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars.

Melissa was onsite creating delicious and healthy juices and smoothies using budget friendly juicers and blenders including Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer and the Magic Bullet Blender.


Fresh juice has grown in popularity over the past two years, and it can easily turn into an expensive habit if you’re not doing it yourself. Below are Melissa’s favorite juice recipes that taste just as good as the bottles you can find at your grocery store:

Xersion Sweet Green Boost

The combination of ingredients in this juice is so packed with benefits, it’s hard to name just one. Blood sugar control, anti-inflammatory, digestion aid, vitamins and fiber all make this juice a wonderful way to rid the body of toxins and replenish it with amazing vitamins.


  • 2 white swiss chard stalks with stem and leaves
  • 2 kale stalks with steam and leaves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 Fuji apple, cored


Antioxidant Supreme Bullet Blast

The combination of the antioxidants in this juice help boost the potent phytochemicals that help fight the aging process. The recipe can be made in a blender or a juicer.


  • 1 cup blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 cup mango, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of filtered water


JCP Post-Workout Juice

This juice helps keep you hydrated, while providing essential nutrients to support exercise, muscle development, and helps reduce inflammation and oxidation.


  • 4 ounces red cabbage
  • 1/4 fennel bulb
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 small Fuji apple, cored
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered
  • 2 ounces watermelon meat


Karina’s Double D

Karina Smirnoff even got in on the fun and collaborated with Melissa to create Karina’s Double D, a refreshing mixture of carrots, ginger, fennel, apple, and mint.



  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 medium beet
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 1/2 English Cucumber
  • 1/2 Fennel bulb
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 2 celery stalks

 City Streets Refreshing Juice

This detoxifying juice helps fire up digestive juices, improves the absorption of essential nutrients and rids the body of unwanted toxins.


  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 medium beet
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 medium apple,cored


Want to try one of these recipes? Definitely consider purchasing a juicer. Melissa recommends the Jack LaLanne Power JuiceJuice Bullet and the Bella High Power Juice Extractor. Each juicer costing less money than a 3-day cleanse from Blueprint.