Green Juice Recipes for Health
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.
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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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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Green Juice Maker - A Macerator
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
2 stalks of celery + leaves
Simply put everything in the juicer and drink!
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.
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.
A good book full of variety - which is of course the spice of life. Very tasty recipes.
Here are a few tips on making great juice we have picked up during the past few months.
Our son has really gone to town with the sound effects this time!
Recipe No 3: Mighty Green
1 some Kale
3 celery stalks
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.
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!
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.
Recipe No 4: Green Fruit & Veg
1/2 of a Honeydew melon (remove rind)
Some white grapes (seedless)
2 skinned kiwi fruits
small amount of mint
Adjust quantities to your taste. Whiz up and drink!
Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer
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.
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.
Miracles can happen if you feed your body instead of poisoning it:
Air Tight Jug
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.
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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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!
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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