Juicing Recipes

Green Juice Recipes – Leafy and Yummy!

Green juice is mostly vegetable juice – it is dark, leafy green vegetable juice that contributes a lot to the nutrient-successes of juicing, and therefore its popularity today. Green juice allows us to consume a full day’s worth of vegetables in just one cup of liquid!

Green juice recipes abound on the Internet, and a little research will have you finding the green juice recipe that works best for you. Below, we offer some of our absolute favorite green juice recipes. Each of these recipes is guaranteed to pack a micro-nutrient punch, while also having a satisfying, rich flavor. Generally speaking, for maximum nutritional impact, green juice recipes should feature at least 60% leafy greens and other green vegetables, and 40% other fruits and vegetables. Feel free to tweak these recipes to your heart’s content – make them your own in your effort to live a healthier, more vital life!

MEAN GREEN JUICE RECIPE (FROM PHIL STAPLES AND JOE CROSS)

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

This is the original “Mean Green Juice” as featured in the movie “Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead.” Phil Staples created the recipe for his own personal use, and it helped him beat his chronic urticaria, as well as shed over 200 pounds! The recipe has generated a movement of its own, and been shared all across the Internet, so we share it here as well, as a starting point. (This recipe makes approx. 8-10 oz.)

‘GREEN AS IT GETS’ GREEN JUICE RECIPE

4 Bunches Kale
2 Bunches Swiss Chard
2 Bunches Spinach
1 Bunch Cilantro
1/4- 1/2 Head Cabbage
3 Stalks Celery
4 Cucumbers
1 Head Broccoli
2 Lemons, Peeled
1 Small Piece Ginger (approx. 1/8 cup)
2 Granny Smith Apples

This recipe is chock full of leafy green vegetables, giving your whole system an immediate mega-boost of micro-nutrients! The flavors of the kale, chard, and spinach provide a very satisfying and rich flavor, which many people enjoy on its own – however, the inclusion of ginger, lemon, and apples will help mask the taste for those who do not. The flavor of the cabbage can also be strong for some people, so experiment with the amount you want to add. (Makes approx. 20-24 oz.)

‘GREEN FIELDS’ GREEN JUICE RECIPE

4 Bunches Kale
1 Bunch Spinach
4 Cups Turnip Greens
6 Medium Beets
4 Large Carrots
2 Stalks Celery
1 Head Broccoli
3 Cups Blueberries / Blackberries
2 Bunches Cilantro

This green juice recipe is called ‘green fields’ because of its use of turnip greens and beets – two roots which produce green fields above ground. This juice has an incredibly deep and delicious flavor, derived from the combination of beets and blueberries (or blackberries, whichever is preferred/available.) An extra bunch of cilantro is added to give the flavor some depth and dimension. (Makes approx. 20-24 oz.)

Healthy Juice Recipes

Juicing is great for health – throw some veggies and fruits into a juicer and drink the result and there’s no doubt you will be healthier for it. However, if you try that you might have a lot of trouble drinking that glass of juice, because it might not taste so good! Putting together juice that is healthful and also delicious is a very fine art and acquired skill. Here are a few of our favorite, and most delicious, recipes.

1 medium piece (approx. 1/4 cup) Ginger
2 Lemons, Peeled
1 Very Ripe Peach
4 Red Delicious Apples
2 Large Cucumbers
3 Carrots
1 Bunch Cilantro
2 Bunches Kale
1 Bunch Spinach

The secret of this juice recipe is, as the title implies, ginger! Ginger can be a powerful flavor so reduce the quantity if necessary…but ginger’s delicious potency can also be wonderful for adding flavor to any juice recipe that seems a little too bland. The peach and cilantro in this recipe also deliver a nice level of sweet to balance the ginger. (Makes about 20-24 oz.)

LONGEVITY LIQUID JUICE RECIPE
6 Bunches Kale
2 Bunches Spinach
1 Small Head Broccoli
6 Large Cucumbers
4-6 Celery Stalks
2 Large Grapefruits
6 Granny Smith Apples
2 Lemons, Peeled
2 Cups Red Seedless Grapes
2 Carrots

This juice recipe is powerful for longevity and great health thanks to its overabundance of kale, spinach, broccoli, and cucumber, all of which are packed with powerful micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants, and lignans. Kale and spinach can produce very little juice, but cucumbers produce quite a bit! The presence of grapefruit here also adds a great level of heart-healthiness to the mix, and then the bitterness of these flavors is balanced with the apple, grape, and carrot juices. I have been known to sprinkle just a little bit of organic sugar into this mixture to up the sweetness, too (a dab will do ya.) (Makes about 24 oz.)

FRIENDLY FRUITS JUICE RECIPE
2 Large Grapefruits
6 Red Delicious Apples
1 Ripe Mango
3 Overripe Bananas
3 Cups Honeydew Melon
1 Papaya
2 Cups Blueberries/Blackberries
2 Lemons, Peeled
5 Large Carrots
1 Small Piece (approx. 1/8 cup) Ginger
2 Bunches Kale

This juice recipe, for those who dislike the taste of liquefied vegetables, is extremely delicious and packs a very strong punch in vitamins A, C, and D. The presence of banana also adds a healthy dose of potassium, which is key to healthy muscles. And of course we still sneak some kale into the mix to make the drink super healthy. (Makes about 18-20 oz.)

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