Green juices are easy on the digestive system and an excellent way to flood your body with nutrients and hydration. Read ahead for our favorite green juice recipe and my top tips for getting the most benefits out of your green juice!
Our favourite green juice recipe
My kids love green juice and mornings around our house usually include some type of green juice or smoothie. Not only is it an excellent way to get in a bunch of green goodness, but there are a whole host of benefits that come along with green juice.
My key tip to making our favorite healthy green juice recipe is to keep the sugar low, or out completely. I know what you are thinking, doesn’t it taste tart without some sweetness? The more you drink green juices the more you get used to the taste, just like anything else.
What is the best green juice?
There is some debate as to whether green juice is healthy or not and in my opinion, any green juice that is low in sugar and high in nutrients is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.
Stick to water-filled green veggies such as spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, and broccoli. Avoid adding sugar because sugar causes inflammation and that is exactly the opposite of what we want. Instead, add in an apple or pear for natural sweetness. Even though apples and pears are full of nutrients and enzymes, stick to just one fruit to make sure the sugar content stays low.
During the juicing process, it is possible to lose some of the fiber from the vegetables but as long as that is replenished elsewhere in the diet, it shouldn’t be a concern. green juice on an empty stomach is a great way to absorb all the nutrients but you could also alternate green juices with smoothies to ensure you still get enough fiber daily. I typically use my Vitamix blender to make our favorite green juice but I also borrow my mom’s juicer on occasion. Either option works great but you do keep more fiber using the Vitamix.
Benefits of green juice
Let’s talk about some of the amazing benefits of green juice! I have noted just a few below but all of them make it worth giving our favourite green juice recipe a try!
- IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION
Over 70% of our immune healthy comes from our gut, and green juice is packed with enzymes that are great for digestion. That means, drink up!
- STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Green veggies are packed with an essential nutrient called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is great for boosting energy, improving overall health, and fighting illness. It can also boost red blood cell production and assist cells in carrying oxygen around the body.
- IMPROVE YOUR SKIN
Green juice boosts hydration and is packed with antioxidants that help flush out toxins from the body. Antioxidants also prevent free radicals from damaging blood cells in the body. Boost your skin naturally from the inside out with green juices!
- FIGHTS INFLAMMATION
Inflammation is the root cause of many preventable diseases. Green juices help fight inflammation by fighting the free radicals attacking the body. When we reduce inflammation we also help boost our immune system, just another reason to love green juices!
To make our favourite green juice recipe, just combine the ingredients below into the juicer (I use this one) or Vitamix blender (this is the one I have).
Important tip: Do not add citrus peels to the juicer or blender. The essential oils in the skin are much too powerful. Instead, remove the skins and add the whole lemon or lime in or squeeze the juice directly in.
Our Favorite Green Juice Recipe
- 2 cups organic spinach
- 1 cup organic kale
- 1 whole organic english cucumber
- 8 ribs organic celery
- 1 thumb size of organic ginger, peeled
- 1 lemon, beeled
- 1/2 organic apple or pear
- Combine all ingredients into juicer or vitamix and consume within two days.
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