Green Juice provides a fast and convenient way to make vitamins, minerals, live enzymes and more a part of your regular daily diet. Most green juice recipes call for a combination of green vegetables and fruit, along with a variety of sweet and savory ingredients to add flavor. This means that green juice can be custom tailored right in your kitchen to fit your particular taste- while still providing a healthy serving of vegetables and fruit that most Americans don’t get in the course of an entire day. If you’re looking to lose weight, boost your energy levels and cleanse your body naturally, all you need is a juicer and a little creativity with some green juice recipes.
What Makes Green Juice so Good?
Two things make green juice good: taste and nutritional value.
When it comes to taste, green juice recipes are virtually limitless. Green veggies are often bitter, but some can be slightly sweet as well, such as spinach and iceberg lettuce. Other vegetables used in green juices have very little taste at all; especially celery and watercress. But regardless of the type of greens you put in your juicer, the taste can be entirely masked by adding fruits and other ingredients. Apples, pears, peaches, strawberries and kiwi can provide enough flavor and sweetness to mask even the taste of broccoli. Whole lemons, peeled oranges, ginger, carrots, and a lot more can be added to suit your tastes. In fact, it’s quite easy to create your own green juice recipes that even kids will love!
The second thing that makes green drinks so good is the incredible nutritional value. Green juice is one of the only food items available that has live enzymes. These live enzymes are powerful natural cleansers that are not found in pasteurized juices of any kind. And because you remove the fiber by juicing fruits and vegetables, there is no wasted digestive energy- the live enzymes and all other minerals and vitamins in green juice are able to go to work in the body immediately. This means that a person who consumes green drinks on a regular basis will make better use of the nutrients that go into their body, resulting in an increased ability to burn fat, improved sleep functions and improved ability to manage stress.
Green Juice is also rich in chlorophyll, magnesium, vitamin C, Folate, amino acids, carotenoids, non-dairy calcium, vitamin A and a great deal more nutrients- depending upon what particular greens and fruits you put in your juice. And because green drinks are extremely high in antioxidants, drinking them on a regular basis can also help reduce and even reverse the effects of aging.
Start juicing and enjoying the health benefits of greendrinks right now- all you need is a juicer. Juicers can be either electronically controlled or manual. Some have many additional features and some are just workhorse juicers. Try to buy a juicer that will accommodate the size of the vegetables and fruits that you will use, and that will be able to perform even if used heavily. This last part is important because most people find that once they start juicing, they soon feel and look better and make juicing a regular (and smart!) part of their everyday diet.
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Juice from 1 young coconut
1 cucumber, juiced
2 celery stalks, juiced
2 apples, juiced
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 – 2 oz fresh wheatgrass juice
Juice of 2 limes
Pinch Himalyan salt
Small handful ice
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
- Optional: Blend with an avocado for a creamier and more filling drink.
“I like to keep this drink in a mason jar in the fridge and drink it throughout the day. It’ll need shaking every time before you drink it too, which is why the mason jar is so perfect. If you find the wheatgrass taste too overpowering just start with 1/2oz of it in the juice first, then work up to it. Or when you drink this juice do it as a shot, so it’s gone quickly!” Russell James-The Raw Chef
We like making this GreenDrink in our Breville Juice Fountain-See the Full Review!