Basic Green Juice

Green Juice RecipeWhy does juicing make you feel so great? Vitamins, minerals and chlorophyl are essentially mainlined into circulation, oxygenating your blood and helping rid your body of toxins. An addiction you can live with… !

If you have not tried juicing, I encourcage you to try a 3-day juicing experiment. Buy fresh juice from an organic juice bar, if needed. Beware of many popular retail brands of packaged juices. As tasty as they may be, you are often buying very expensive apple or orange juice. Some have sugar levels over 40 grams from GMO produce. Fresh, organic juice energizes you, without creating blood sugar chaos. But, my favorite reason for juicing is the tone it sets for my day. Before the day unfolds, I’ve done something healthy and nourishing for my body.

Green Juice IngredientsPrep the ingredients by using a produce wash and a vegetable scrubber on all but the leafy produce. Even organic produce will likely have traces of pesticides. Next, trim any exposed  and damaged spots. Then, simply process the produce through your juicer, skin and all.

Slicing Away Lemon RindMy one exception is lemons. Due to their thick rind, I buy conventional lemons. Most juicers can handle whole lemons. But, the rinds of conventional lemons are covered with fungicides and disinfectants, which do not long belong in fresh juice! It only takes a minute to cut away the rinds.

INGREDIENTS: 16 OUNCES

Greens Options for Color and Nutrition
(Select One or Combine)

  • 6 leaves Kale
  • 6 leaves Romaine
  • 1 small bunch Spinach

Other Vegetables for Water Content and Nutrition
(Select One or Combine)

  • 6 leaves Kale
  • 6 leaves Romaine
  • 1 small bunch Spinach

Other Vegetables for Water Content and Nutrition
(Select One or Combine)

  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 1/4 section of fennel

Fruit Options – for Sweetness, Flavor and Nutrition
(Select One)

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear

Other Ingredients for Flavor and Nutrition
(As Many as You Like)

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 to 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, cilantro or mint

RESOURCES:

The Food Matters Juicer Buying Guide
Juicing Versus Smoothies
Naked Brand Juice Sued for Using GMOs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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