Get Your 5 A Day – Green Juice Recipes

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Juice – what is it that comes to mind when you hear that word?

For me it used to make me think of a large glass of orange juice with bits, you know, the kind that goes so well with your continental breakfast. The one that most definitely was not from concentrate.

While orange juice hasn’t disappeared from shop shelves, or from our shopping lists. When it comes to health nowadays, the only color juice people want these days, is green.

And for good reason, juicing offers many health benefits nothing else can match.

 

Green juice requires hardly any digestion, so all its nutritional goodness gets rapidly into your system while simultaneously giving your digestive system a rest

 

  • Power-packed with nutrition
  • Greens produce chlorophyll, which oxygenate your body
  • lose weight
  • Improved focus and mental clarity
  • Anti-Aging
  • Improved bone and joint function
  • stronger immune system
  • Better digestion
  • Healthier hair, skin and nails
  • More ENERGY!

 

With these health benefits of juicing, you will want to juice every day!

However, it’s worth noting that if you’re looking to get the most benefits out of your green juice, there’s nothing quite like making it yourself, whether in a blender or a juicer.

Here are 12 veggie-heavy green juice recipes that are easy to make at home, just using a cup measure (officially, a US Cup is 240ml, UK cups 200ml. I get mine from the pound shop). Don’t get to hung up on measurements as it takes the fun away and it is better to experiment to find what suits your taste. What a healthy way to start every day, or sip when you need an all-natural pick-me-up.

Please note that the juices here are not really classed as low carb, so don’t forget to count them in your macros if you are counting.

 

1 – Original Green Juice

1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
6-8 leaves kale
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp ginger

2 – I See You Green Juice

5 small carrots
1 large cucumber
3 handfuls of coriander
2 handfuls of kale
1 small lime

3 – Green Lemonade Juice

1 green apple
5 large celery stalks
1 cucumber
5 kale stalks
Handful of parsley
lemon juice to taste

4 – Vitamin C and Iron Boosting Green Juice

1/2 cucumber
1 cup green grapes
1/2 cup spinach
2 small kiwis
1 to 2 cups of water

5 – Glowing Skin Green Juice

1 cup blackberries
4 sprigs mint
½ fennel bulb
2 stalks kale
2 small green apples
1 cup broccoli
1 handful watercress
1 small cucumber
1 lemon, peeled

6 – Green and Lean Power Juice

1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
juice from 1 lime
1 cup baby spinach leaves
10 mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp agave nectar
crushed ice

7 – Antioxidant Green Juice

1 cucumber
1 heart of cos lettuce
3 celery sticks
4 cups ripe pineapple
1-inch piece ginger
1/2 cup coconut water

8 – Think Healthy Green Juice

1 celery stick, chopped
1 green apple, cored and chopped
2 large kale leaves, stems removed
1 cucumber, chopped
1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped
Handful of spinach leaves
Handful of mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes
2 teaspoons stevia or raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt flakes
600 ml cold water1 teaspoon spirulina powder (optional)

9 – Blueberry Detox Smoothie

1 avocado
1 banana
1 cup blueberries
1 cucumber
1 handful spinach
coconut water

10 – Chia and Almond Green Smoothie

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup frozen banana slices
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

11 – Green For Go Smoothie

1 cup ice water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
3/4 cup fresh spinach
1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/2 green apple, cored, roughly chopped
1/2 green pear, cored, roughly chopped
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 avocado
8 to 10 ice cubes

12 – Green Pear Smoothie

1 heaped cup spinach leaves
1 heaped cup chopped kale leaves
1/2 pear
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups cold almond milk
1 tablespoon honey

WARNING

BAD SEEDS

While juicing is amazingly beneficial, not all fruit seeds and rinds are created equal. The following seeds and pips contain a chemical that releases cyanide into the body when ingested. DO NOT USE the following seeds in your juices:

  • Apple seeds
  • Cherry pips
  • Peach pips
  • Apricot pips
  • Plum pips