After long winter (and gallons and gallons of green smoothies), I’m craving juices. Today, I’ve made some green juice – just looking at it makes you feel energized!
Green juice packed with vegetables is all the rage these days. It can be prepared with a variety of ingredients, such as kale, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, apple, kiwi, parsley and/or cilantro.
Juicing kale, broccoli, celery or parsley adds that green color and a multitude of health benefits. Throw in a sweet element to keep the juice palatable, but going too sweet may result in a dessert juice rather than a drinkable vitamin.
For beginners, I’d advise to steer clear of adding too much cabbage, cilantro or parsley (only because you may find the flavors too strong), and add more cucumbers, apples, a pear or a kiwi – to make it sweeter.
Green Juice Recipes
So, if you are willing to try a great juicing recipe for green vegetables and kale that will give you lots of energy, here it is.
4-5 celery sticks
5-6 leaves of kale (or other leafy greens)
1-2 apples or pears (green apples are less sweet, more tart)
1 lemon (if not organic, then the lemon should be peeled)
1/4 of a small cabbage
1/4 to 1/2 ripe papaya (1/2 results in a sweeter juice)
1 handful of parsley or cilantro
1 thumb-sized nob of ginger
You may also like to add some beets or carrots, but then of course it will no longer be a green juice. Some people like to add small slice of garlic and/or ginger.
Drink to your health and boost your immune system!
Other Juice Recipes to Try
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
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I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!