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Green Juice Recipes for Health

Updated on April 07, 2016
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Don't Eat Your Greens, Drink Them!

Here are some fantastic green juice recipes and all sorts of information about why you should drink green juice every day.

Most people don't eat enough fruit and veg. A survey for the American Center for Disease Control found that less than a third of us eat the right amount.

A diet rich in fruit and veg is healthier and we should be eating them at least 7 times a day! But sometimes it is hard to eat that much, and that's why juicing is so brilliant. It is much easier to drink your veg, and better still you don't throw away half the vitamins in the cooking water.

This is where you'll find a green juice recipe that you'll love and every one you try will be extremely beneficial to your health.

My passion is adventure travel and I definitely enjoy my travels more when I feel fit, healthy, and full of vitality.

I am not a doctor, but I have been researching this topic and I've included some very useful links to experts for anyone interested in learning more.

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Samson 6-1 Single Auger Wheatgrass & Multi Purpose Juicer - Model GB9001 - IVORY
Samson 6-1 Single Auger Wheatgrass & Multi Purpose Juicer - Model GB9001 - IVORY

After all this talk of healthy juicing we treated ourselves to one of these. I'll be posting a video I made of me opening the box and you'll see how impressed I was. But now after just a few days I can already tell you that it's BRILLIANT for so many reasons.

It's much better than my last juicer - no comparison - it is pure quality, the pieces fit together like a glove. And it's easy to clean - my last one was a nightmare!

The juice tastes wonderful too. We all drink a whole glass of juice each day now and we're going to test how it makes us feel. Very interested to see how my 85 year old mother in law will feel. More about that another time!

I'll be adding more information about my new juicer on this Hub - so do keep visiting for updates.

 

Recipe No. 1: Spinach Plus

2 cups of spinach

1/2 cucumber

2 stalks of celery + leaves

1 apple

2 carrots

Simply put everything in the juicer and drink!

The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great
The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great

This is an excellent book, which includes green drinks that don't require a juicer. It is really comprehensive. It has received 102 5 star Amazon ratings out of a possible 149 and 26 4 star ratings. You really can't get much better than that.

 
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Green Juice is Much Tastier than it Sounds

We are concentrating on delicious green juice recipes because they are particularly beneficial.

I don't know about you, but in my household we find it fairly easy to eat a lot of fruit, and my son thinks that some raw vegetables are also quite tasty, but it is very hard to eat a lot of raw green vegetables, let's face it they taste awful! They are just not palatable in large quantities.

Knowing that my family, including my 85 year old mom, were missing out on all the goodness of fresh uncooked green vegetables was a real worry and that's why I decided to treat us all to a proper juicer and to just get on with it.

Since buying it about a year ago I can report that we have been juicing practically every day and if I mix the right combinations of fruits and veggies, my son actually loves it. He is 14 years old and he has told me that he feels stronger and less 'foggy' when he's in the class room.

My wife has felt the same 'brain fog lifting' and so have I. My mum enjoys juice that has not too much iron in it due to irritable bowel syndrome, so I make her juice with more cucumber, celery, apple and beetroot and that has helped with her arthritis pains - a bit.

We are all quite addicted to green juice now, and when my wife told our family doctor that we were doing this he was absolutely delighted. The right green juice recipe is out there for everyone - they really are delicious!

We won't look back.


Recipe 2: Carrot and Kale

Take some carrots, kale, and a few drops of lemon and juice them to your taste.

Juicing Tips

Here are a few tips on making great juice we have picked up during the past few months.

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Recipe No 3: Mighty Green

1 some Kale

3 celery stalks

1 cucumber

1/2 lemon

2 green apples

small piece of ginger

Dice all the veggies (don't bother removing the rind but wash them thoroughly - add a few drops of vinegar in the water) Drink and enjoy!

Manual Green Juicers

These juicers work very well on soft green leafy vegetables like spinach or wheat grass. They are much cheaper than the electric ones, but they will not do large pieces of harder food like whole raw carrots, you'll have to cut all the veggies into small pieces. This is one I picked out but there are others on Amazon.com. Just click on any this one and you'll be taken directly to their site.

Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer MJ445
Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer MJ445

13 4 and 5 star Amazon ratings out of a possible 14, which is very good indeed. Nice solid juicer. Need quite a thick table so read through details carefully.

 

How to Juice Properly!

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Why Green Juice is so important

Juicing For Health.com is full of valuable information if you want to go into detail about why green juice is especially good for you. Here you will find information about each vegetable and it's health benefits.

You can make Green Juice with soft veggies too
You can make Green Juice with soft veggies too | Source

Recipe No 4: Green Fruit & Veg

1/2 cucumber

1/2 of a Honeydew melon (remove rind)

Some white grapes (seedless)

2 skinned kiwi fruits

Fresh spinach

Celery

small amount of mint

1 lemon

Adjust quantities to your taste. Whiz up and drink!

Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer

Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear household Masticating Juicer, Chrome and Black
Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear household Masticating Juicer, Chrome and Black

This type of juicer is best for green juice because a centrifugal style juicer won't extract much juice from leafy green vegetables, and won't juice wheat grass at all, because the pulp clogs up the netting.

Also, centrifugal juicers heat the vegetables because they juice at high-speeds and this reduces the nutritional value of the vegetables.

This is one of the best juicers of this kind there is for under $400.

It's a good strong model with a 10 year guarantee.

 

Safety Precautions

My green juice veggies - not all green you'll notice!
My green juice veggies - not all green you'll notice! | Source

The fact that you won't be cooking the vegetables means that bacteria is lurking! It is therefore essential that you wash everything thoroughly before juicing. I can't stress enough that it is EXTREMELY important that they are sterilized.

Here's what I do:

  • store all my veggies in the fridge to keep them as fresh as possible
  • wash them thoroughly in cold water and then sterilize them with either vinegar or Milton baby bottle sterilizer.
  • If you use vinegar leave it to soak for about 15 minutes. The Milton has instructions on the bottle.
  • Never store juice, but if you have to do not store it for longer than 30 minutes, unless you put it in the fridge in an airtight container. You should really drink it freshly made if possible.


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Air Tight Jug

Takeya Airtight Drink Maker Pitcher / Jug, Set of Two (Black)
Takeya Airtight Drink Maker Pitcher / Jug, Set of Two (Black)

Sometimes you may want to store your juice in the fridge but if you do so for more than about half an hour you'll need an airtight jug.

Here's a good example of a jug that has an airtight twist top lid, is stain and odor proof and be stored in the fridge door or on its side because it is leak proof and has a soft grip handle. It is BPA free AcraGlassTM. It can even hold hot or cold drinks and is dishwasher safe.

 

Take Control of Your Health - This video shows how much you can achieve if you have the right mindset.

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Don't drink too many fruit juices - you'll get too much sugar. PLUS vary the vegetable juices you make. Don't always make the same things. Variety is the spice of life!

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The green juice that comes from cabbage is quite peppery - not very tasty to be honest!
The green juice that comes from cabbage is quite peppery - not very tasty to be honest! | Source
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Green Blood! Green Juice!

When I was expecting my baby we bought a juicing machine and started juicing all kinds of vegetables and fruits to drink. I did so very willingly even though they tasted pretty awful because we were not following any particular recipe. We were just aiming for variety and the color green! I drank one big glass each day.

I seemed to be doing very well on it. But it wasn't until we visited the hospital for blood tests that we really discovered exactly how well.

The nurse took my blood samples, and had them analyzed. I was very relieved to see that my blood was still red and had not turned green! The nurse said that in all her experience with working with pregnant women she had never seen such good strong blood!

I was so pleased and proudly told the nurse that it must be the green juice we had been making. The nurse had never heard of green juice (this was about 14 years ago in London!) she looked astonished and called her colleague in to hear about this blood booster juice!

My son was born a beautiful, fit and healthy baby, who soon grew to look like a little Buddha! He is now 14 years old and is over 6 foot tall! We often wonder if this could this be the result of the wonderful green juice too!


Aojiru

There is a juice called Aojiru that comes from Japan and it’s main ingredient is kale. The translation of this is Green Juice. In 1943 Doctor Niro Endo developed this kale juice for his family to make up for the lack of healthy food in Japan during the war.

Apparently the juice is so disgusting that in Japan it is used as a challenge in games show on the TV!

Keep happy I wish you every success with your juicing

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 24 months ago from London UK

      Thanks so much for your visit and vote up I really do appreciate it. I advise you to make juice with all the veggies you like first and add a little apple - they can taste a bit odd at first but believe me they grow on you. Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 24 months ago from London UK

      Thank you I am very lucky because my husband is so focused he makes the juice - then we drink it! However I must say he has a great routine and it only takes about 15 minutes, while supper is cooking, he's juicing. Thanks very much indeed for your visit and for voting the article up. I really do appreciate it.

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      poetryman6969 24 months ago

      I still prefer to eat my greens rather than drink them. And we tend to buy green drinks rather than take the time to juice it ourselves. But a good case can be made for juicing.

      All of your precautions and cautions are very useful for those who wish to partake. Voted up.

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      Patricia Scott 24 months ago from sunny Florida

      I adore those veggies but have never drunk green juice. so today I will take the plunge and give them a try.

      Thanks for the heads up

      Voted up++++ pinned and shared

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      It's essential that we don't juice lots of fruit because it will have far too much sugar in it and be counter productive. Yep just mix em up, hold your nose 9if you have to!), and drink them down -that's what my son does! lol! Thanks for your visit I really appreciate it.

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      RaintreeAnnie 2 years ago from UK

      I do like juicing. I agree its better if you follow a recipe but sometimes I just throw in what we have and it generally turns out OK lol!! We do make them low sugar though as Hubby has diabetes.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      Oh my word you'll need building up then! Thanks for your visit.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for the nice comment. I hope it won't take too many days before I can go back onto solids. I don't need to loose any weight, only a little over 7 stone now.

      Yes I will have a great week hubbing, I love this platform very much for writing.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      Thanks for your visit and support Merry I really appreciate it.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      I wish you a speedy recovery Elsie - in such circumstances I would treat myself to delicious exotic fruit smoothies - they really lift the spirits. I wonder how long you will be on a liquid diet. Sadly, my son had a cracked back tooth removed and so he could eat solids. He drank soups through a straw for 5 days and lost so much weight that he needed new shorts! Not sure why I'm telling you this - probably because I was amazed! Have a great week hubbing!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Looks very nice on HubPages. I only think juice as I would rather chew food instead of drinking it.

      I have to have a operation in a few weeks time to remove a large lump I have under my top lip, the specialist say's I will only be able to dink my food for a while as I will have stitches against my gums and will not be able to chew, so will return and use one of your recipes then. Thanks.

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      Merry Citarella 2 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This is great Adventuretravels! You have included so much info here along with the recipes. I've been wanting to try making my own juice drinks on a small scale, so this is extra helpful. Pinning!

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      anonymous 2 years ago

      great lens! so much useful content in one place.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @tazzytamar: Yes!!! well done for breastfeeding. I have a lens all about that too if you're interested. Here's the link : http://kids.squidoo.com/breastfeeding-advice. The green juice will give you both such a healthy boost. Make sure you wash the veg well in a little vinegar and drink soon after you've made it. Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS on your new arrival.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @Richard1988: Go on give it a go! You never know you might like it! lol. It's really good for you. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      I've just started this and am feeling the health benefits already. I'm breast feeding a very large and very greedy little boy so I felt it was a good time to try it. So far we're both sleeping better and healthier and I'm convinced the juice has something to do with it! Great lens, I will definitely try some of your lovely recipes!

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      Richard 2 years ago from Hampshire - England

      Very interesting lens, I have made my own fruit juices before but never with green veg. Sounds like I should try though!!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @NellyWerff: Wonderful! I hope you like them. Start with the ones that you think you might like first. They are nicer if you put them in the fridge for 10 minutes. It does take a bit of getting used to but I love them and couldn't be without them now. Thanks very much for your visit and positive comment.

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      Nelly van der Werff 2 years ago from The Netherlands

      My daughter told me about green juicing, also as a way to loose some weight. I'm definitely going to try these recipes.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @Niktravelfit: It's a healthy way but sometimes not very delicious!! lol. I drink it every day and it really does depend on what veggies I use. The taste improves dramatically if you put the juice in the fridge for 10 minutes. No longer though or you'll forget to drink it and have to throw it away. Fresh green juice cannot be stored for more than half an hour. Thanks for your visit.

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      Niktravelfit 2 years ago

      It surely is a more healthy and conscious way of drinking. Great lens, thanks.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @GypsyOwl: Good luck with it. I'm glad the juice is making you feel better. Let me know if you need any more advice. Wishing you all the best.

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      Deb Bryan 2 years ago from Chico California

      Thank you for the Green Juice Recipe! I have been having a green juice a couple times a day for a few months. I feel a lot better! I haven't tried making it myself. This page will help me learn how.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @Steve Dizmon: I must admit it does take commitment -but we're so used to it now we really miss it when we're away from home with no juicer! Thanks very much for your visit and comment.

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      Steve Dizmon 2 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I like the concept of juicing, I just don't want to go to the trouble. Great Lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @taliasmith23: That's right don't tell them!! What they don't know certainly won't hurt them in this case! Thanks for your visit and brilliant comment.

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      taliasmith23 2 years ago

      I use Lots of spinach and some blueberries to mask the green color to get my 4yo and 2yo to drink it. if i told them i put a huge handful of "leafs" in there they probably wouldn't drink it ;)

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @happynutritionist: Great! Thanks very much indeed for your visit.

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      happynutritionist 2 years ago

      What a beautiful page of recipes! I use a NutriBullet and have been having spinach, a piece of lemon with skin, blueberries and sometimes other frozen fruit in the mid-afternoon...sometimes I add water, and sometimes almond milk. I will try some of these too.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @norma-holt: The fibre does come out of the vegetable and so that is waste -although I use it in my garden to make compost. Much of it remains in the juice though. The goodness is in the juice - we get enough fibre in our diets (if we eat brown bread and whole foods that is) this juice is for all the nutrients that we need to boost our immune systems etc. Thanks very much for your visit. I do hope you give it a go. It's a commitment, but well worth it. I love my juice!!

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      norma-holt 2 years ago

      You are so right about the nutrition derived from vegies. I like the idea of the juicer that chops everything so fine that it turns even the skins into juice and there is no waste of fibre. You have definitely converted me. Great lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @brianvallois lm: I decided to to take the plunge and bought a juicer - I don't know what nutir-bullet is. I buy whatever organic veggies that are on offer. I make sure I wash them well in a little vinegar, and that I choose fresh veg. It's something that you have to do every day. Let me know if you decide to do it. I feel a lot better on it I must say! Thanks for your visit

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      brianvallois lm 2 years ago

      Great idea, but never tried it, I saw this awesome advert one for something called a nutri-bullet, it made me want to buy it and start juicing

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @smine27: Kale juice sounds good. Do you buy it already made? You don't need a fancy juicer to start making green juice and food processor works too -it produces thicker juice - so be very careful what veg you choose!! My son often holds his nose a just swallows - bless him lol! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love green juicing although I don't personally do it. I do drink a Kale juice every other day.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @AlleyCatLane: If you experiment you'll find that they aren't as bad as they sound. I actually miss drinking them when I can't make one - they've really become a part of my diet. I feel better for it. Thanks very much indeed for your visit and comment.

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      AlleyCatLane 2 years ago

      I might be able to drink the one with fruit (#4), but I don't know about the others.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @BodyHairRemoval: Let me know how you get on. Green juicing is a commitment -a change of life style. If you start juicing then, mark my words you'll start other things too like walking. Here's a lens I wrote about https://caloriebee.com/workout-routines/walking-to... Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @canhealth: Aren't they funny! Thanks very much for your visit and comment.

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      BodyHairRemoval 2 years ago

      I'm trying to get healthier again, this really helps me a lot.

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      canhealth 2 years ago

      I especially liked the veggie poodles! What a great lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @ToxicFreeClub: Too true - I had celery, apple and beetroot this evening -mmmmm! Thanks for your visit and comement.

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      ToxicFreeClub 2 years ago

      Cant beat fresh juice!!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @yayang0405 lm: That's a very good start. One apple and a carrot everyday will go a long way to improving your diet. How will you juice them? I know someone who puts hers in a fruit processor. Let me know how you get on. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      yayang0405 lm 2 years ago

      I wanted to buy my own juicer someday. But I think I will try carrots and apple first.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      @yogameditation33: There are more to come! Thanks for you visit and comment.

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      yogameditation33 2 years ago

      Great tips for juices! Thanks :)

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Merrci: Hello Merry. If you don't have a juicer use a blender - add a bit of water and you'll get similar results. Not too much fruit. Half an apple, a carrot, a piece of cucumber and a couple of leaves of kale. Zap them and see how that feels!! Good luck with it. Believe me it's worth the effort. Make sure you clean the veg well soak it all in vinegar and water for about 10 minutes - I feel a bit responsible!!! Gulp! Let me know what you think. Thanks for your visit.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I'd like to try making it myself one of these days. You've put together some great recipes for it too. I'm bookmarking it--thanks so much!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @esmonaco: Do it! All it requires is the will. I'll be perfectly honest - it takes a bit of time out of your day, but it's worth it and it soon becomes a routine. If you have a blender - try something with that first. Half a cucumber, half an apple, half a carrot,a handful of curly kale - zap it - you may need to add a little water. Hold you nose - if you need to! and drink it. Do that for a week and you'll be hooked. Add anything. Be very sparing with garlic -it burns! Make sure you wash the veg thoroughly - see my lens. Let me know how you get on. Thanks for your visit.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @chrisilouwho: That's great to hear.Help me spread the word. Share my lens with all your networks. And write one yourself -it's really interesting once you start delving into nutrition. Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      I just recently purchased a juicer and have tried a few green juices. Like you, I realized that I wasn't getting near enough vegetables in my daily diet. Looking forward to trying one of your recipes here. Thanks for sharing!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      A wonderful lens with so many health benefits, I don't eat enough vegetables this seems like an easy way to get in :) Thanks

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment. It's good to eat them -but I now realize that it's really hard to eat the correct amount!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      I think you have written a great article. I'm not a juice person, but I do eat fresh green vegetables everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Heidi Vincent: Yes indeed. Thanks so much for your visit and leaving a comment.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Great for overall health.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @betterhealth235: Thanks a lot - I admit that my husband does the juicing. He is remarkably focused. It takes planning and commitment -but we do drink it every day and it's doing us the world of good. Thanks for your visit and good luck with it.

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      betterhealth235 3 years ago

      I love green juice but I don't do enough - your tip for including them as opposed to fruit only is a good one..great lens

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Halloween Cosplay: I've heard of green vegetable powder but I've never tried it. It might be a useful thing for me to have in the larder. Where do you buy it? Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment.

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      Halloween Cosplay 3 years ago

      Green juice is so good. I sometimes cheat a little and use green vegetable powder instead of getting out the blender and making it myself.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @JimHofman: Go on if you start with something you like -for example cucumber and gradually build up to the heavy stuff -then it is perfectly doable!! Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment.

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      JimHofman 3 years ago

      I like to make fruit smoothies...now I should incorporate green veggies. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @benjamindlee: You've come to the right place! Thanks for your visit.

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      benjamindlee 3 years ago

      Just got a vitamix.. now just need some good juice recipes!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @norma-holt: Thank you very much for your visit and your kind comments.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Great health food. I love vegie juice. Great lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @invisibleearUtah6: You probably realize that I highly recommend it. It has made me stronger with more vitality. And my family too. It is a commitment though! Thanks very much indeed for your visit and for leaving a comment.

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      invisibleearUtah6 3 years ago

      I never try it to drink that sort of vegetables but I will try after this article.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Mary Crowther: Absolutely! It works on my son that's for sure. I've got my juice reading and waiting in the kitchen as we speak! Happy New Year. Nice to meet you.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      This is a wonderful alternative for those that do not like to eat vegetables to get those nutrients. Love this lens!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @ConnieGreen LM: That's great to hear. It has really helped my family - we couldn't be without it now.

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      ConnieGreen LM 3 years ago

      Great lens! I recently did a 3 day juice fast and now I juice greens one day a week.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @takkhisa: Drinking your greens definitely makes you feel better. We can't bare not to now that we have started! Thanks very much indeed for you visit and for leaving a message.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      To be honest I hardly drink greens but I eat it always, Great lens! :)

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @MaryRoseFitz: I ma truly very pleased to hear that. I will say that it is a bit of an effort to start with but once you do get into a routine, then it just becomes part of your life like brushing your teeth. I started to feel the benefits almost immediately and that helped me to continue. I can't say that it's always delicious, but we are so used to it now that when I don't do it we all really miss it. good luck let me know how you get on. It really does make a lot of sense.

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      MaryRoseFitz 3 years ago

      Juices are a wonderful way to get more raw veggies into your diet. I have never considered doing my own, but I am sure it is more benefical to prepare your own juices as you need them, not buy ready made. I always thought that juicing would be such an effort, but I think you have convinced me to have a go.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @sponias lm: You're welcome. I hope the juice fills you with health and vitality. Thank you very much for your visit and for your comment. Please let us know how you get on.

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      sponias lm 3 years ago

      Thank you for your tips!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @pshinde2109 lm: Mint and lemon juice sounds very nice. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      pshinde2109 lm 3 years ago

      This is very good concept of green juice.i always have lots of greens in my pantry and use in all juices.one healthy and green juice recipe at http://lazy2cook.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mint-and-lemo...

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @WhiteTigerKungFu: Hi thanks for your comments. Yes I have heard this too, however juicing is not intended to replace a healthy well balanced diet. We should be getting our fiber from our 5 (or is it 7 now!) a day and from our whole foods etc. Green juice is an extra source of raw goodness. If you have a juicer that chews the food a great deal of the fiber comes out with the juice. Much of what is left is unpalatable. Do you juice?

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      WhiteTigerSchools 3 years ago from 1990 Westwood Blvd Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90025

      great lens. I have heard some nutritionists say that we should blend these foods rather than juicing them because the best part of the food is thrown away when you juice. for instance, lemon pulp is considered one of the absolute best sources of fiber, and yet that part is typically thrown away after juicing. of course, in some cases like wheatgrass, I don't know if the fiber is desirable (or palatable).

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @MarathonRunning: I'm very pleased you found it useful. Thanks for your comment.

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      Martina 3 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      I like juices of all colors :)Nice article, helpful information!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @hgb282: Thanks I'm glad you think so. I'm going to be adding information about growing wheat grass soon - just waiting for it to germinate! Thanks for visiting.

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      hgb282 3 years ago

      This lens is packed with great healthy juicing info.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      My 13 year old son told me he could taste the benefit that his juice is making! He used to hate it at first, but now he says he almost looks forward to drinking it because it gives him a real boost. I am delighted!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Diana Wenzel: Does that mean you add no sugar -or do you use veggies that have no sugar in them? Thanks for your visit.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Joanna14: Very, very true. Thanks for your visit and for your comment.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @changrcoacher: It really does work -that's the amazing thing! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @pshinde2109 lm: Thanks for your visit.

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      pshinde2109 lm 3 years ago

      helpful lense...

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      changrcoacher 3 years ago

      Thanks for this very thorough take on improving our health with healthier stuff!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      I make low-sugar green smoothies every day.

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      Christine Hulme 3 years ago from SE Kent, England

      It's a good idea to ensure you get enough vegies!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @angus28: This is very true Angus. I do make that point somewhere in my page - but thanks for reminding us. The fruit side of juicing does contain far too much sugar, so it's best to stick to vegetables, but they too should be varied. Do not always use the same recipes. I have stopped using fruit altogether - at most I add half an apple per person - but then it tastes so sweet my 13 year old son has now asked for only veg! That's a miracle I can tell you. we're addicted to juicing that's a great thing.

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      angus28 3 years ago

      Drinking a lot of fruit juice can also lead to excessive sugar in your system, even if it's fresh and healthy. It needs to be balanced with vegetable greens. Imagine the millions that could be saved in health care costs if everybody drank freshly juiced greens daily.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      @Klaartje Loose: I have just had a glass of juice made of purple cabbage, spinach, celery, cucumber, broccoli, apple, and carrot! How's that for variety of color! The overall color was green in the end! Not very tasty but to be perfectly honest - I can feel the health benefits - so well worth it. Good luck with it all. Let us know how you get on.

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      Klaartje Loose 3 years ago

      :Pinned this lens to my Healthy and Fit Pinterest Board, so I can find it back when I'm ready to start! Thanks for the extensive info.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from London UK

      @Spiderlily321: Great to hear! In fact we all really look forward to drinking them every day in my family. Make sure you wash the kale really well - add a drop of vinegar in the water if it's not organic.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      I love green smoothies and eating all kinds of greens often. In fact I eat kale or spinach every single day. I bake it in the oven or put them in the smoothies. So good for my health. I feel really good since I started doing it everyday.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from London UK

      @WriterJanis2: I think you're right! It certainly can't do us any harm. I feel so much better knowing my son is getting much more green food in him everyday than he used to. We all feel more energized.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This is so good for you.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from London UK

      That's great! I can tell you that my whole family have noticed a difference. It takes a couple of weeks, but then you start to miss them if you skip a day. We all feel more alert, not so tired or foggy minded. We're going to start gluten free next - why not!! Good luck with juicing please let us know how you get on with it.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from London UK

      @Sylvestermouse: You're very welcome. I am very happy to hear that my lens is of use to you. Thanks for taking the time to comment

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Clearly a few recipes here that I need to add to my diet and try. Thank you!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from London UK

      @boblewis87: That's very true. You should soak the them in a little diluted vinegar. That will get rid of things like pesticides that are on the peels. Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate it.

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      boblewis87 4 years ago

      Drinking green juice is very healthy. The only thing that needs to be careful that they should be cleaned properly with hot water and pesticides should be removed.

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