Juicing

Drink Your Way To Better Health With These Green Juice Recipes

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Juicing is a wonderful way to consume your daily allowance of fresh produce to help you get the vitamins and minerals that your body to perform at an optimal level.  With that in mind, we have come up with 7 of our favorite concoctions that we love to fix in our own juicer at home. As you will notice each recipe has at least one green vegetable in the list of ingredients. When consumed raw, green vegetables are undoubtedly some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. You can always throw in a sweet ingredient like a fruit but make sure you don’t overdo the sweetness.

Each recipe is filled with nutrients that will not only give you lots of energy but also rejuvenate and restore you. All the juices are very easy to prepare. The ingredients are readily available and the only appliance that you will need is a juicer. The directions for each recipe are the same – throw the ingredients into the juicer, hit start and then stop when the juicer has separated the juice from the pulp effectively. Each recipe serves one but feel free to increase the ingredients in a ratio that can satisfy your quantity needs.

Dandelion Ginger Juice

This juice is packed with four different vegies; but the main one is dandelion. It is rich in inulin – a fiber that is known to regulate blood sugar and it also detoxifies the liver.

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch rainbow Swiss chard
  • 1 c dandelion greens
  • 0.5-inch fresh ginger
  • 0.5 lemon, peeled

Nutritional Value

183 calories, 167 mg sodium, 59 g carb, 32 g sugars, 8 g protein, 3 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0 sat fat

Parsley Cucumber Juice

This recipe is impressively wholesome. Spinach protects your brain from cognitive decline while cucumber ensures that your cells are always hydrated. The pear is rich in fiber that enhances gut performance and parsley and mint offer a calming effect.

Ingredients

  • 2 c baby spinach
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 c fresh parsley
  • 1 medium pear
  • ¼ c fresh mint

Nutritional Value

125 calories, 100 mg sodium, 39 g carb, 18 g sugars, 6 g pro, 1.5 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 0 sat fat

Pineapple-Kale Juice

This is probably the sweetest green juice in this list so if you are new to green juices then you might want to try this one first as you progress to the ones that are less sweet.

Ingredients

  • 6 large leaves of kale (do not remove stem)
  • 1 medium apple (yellow or green)
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1/4 pineapple meat with no skin

Nutritional Value

93 calories, 30 g carb, 17 g sugars, 7 mg sodium, 2 g pro, 1 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 sat fat

Fennel-Apple Juice

Fennel bulbs are surprisingly magical when it comes to nutritional value. They are rich in antioxidants that eliminate inflammation, fiber that aids substance flow in the gut, potassium that enhances fluid retention and folate. Dill is great for digestion.

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 c baby spinach or Earthbound Farm Organic Zen Blend
  • 0.5 lemon, peeled
  • ¼ c fresh dill

Nutritional Value

210 calories, 195 mg sodium, 68 g carb, 30 g sugars, 7 g pro, 2.5 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 0 sat fat

Cilantro Apple Juice

This juice is rich in vitamin K, calcium, and iron thanks to kale. It also contains citrus (from lemon) that is loaded with vitamin C and cilantro that has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 green apples
  • 2 large kale leaves
  • 1 med cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • ¼ c fresh cilantro

Nutritional Value

175 calories, 82 mg sodium, 51 g carb, 32 g sugars, 5 g pro, 1.5 g fat, 1 g fiber, 0 sat fat

Celery Apple Mint Combo

This is yet another green juice that tastes fairly sweet thanks to apple. Carrots and celery have a great taste too and go great together. The mint is superb for adding a desirable aroma. It will also leave your breath with a fresh feel.

Ingredients

  • 8 stems parsley
  • 6 stems fresh mint
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large apple (any kind)

Nutritional Value

118 calories, 28 mg sodium, 34 g carb, 19 g sugars, 8 g pro, 1.5 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 sat fat

Orange Spinach Juice

Oranges are great fruits. They are rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B, vitamin A, folate, calcium and copper among others. On the other hand, spinach is full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. The two make a great combination and are further complemented by other ingredients like ginger and apple in this amazing green juice.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 1.5 c fresh baby spinach
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 0.5-inch fresh ginger

Nutritional Value
162 calories, 54 g carb, 39 mg sodium, 33 g sugars, 4 g pro, 1.5 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 sat fat.

Going Green

If you are looking for a simple way to change up your diet and improve your nutrition then there is simply no better way than to get more green veggies into your body. Whether you increase your weekly intake of salad, or you go out and get yourself a juice extractor, finding some method that you will enjoy and keep up routinely to get your greens can go a long way to increasing your energy and overall well being. It is time to get keen on the greens.