Mean Green Juice: Enhanced | Green Juice Recipe

| July 6, 2012 | 35 Comments

13 Green Juice Recipe | Mean Green Juice: Enhanced

Mean Green Juice Recipe

Mean Green Enhanced


1 head of celery

1 cucumber

3-4 apples

3 swiss chard leaves

6 dinosaur kale leaves

4-6 red russian kale leaves

1/2 bunch of parsley

1 lemon

ginger (1 inch)

turmeric (1 inch or more)



Beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium, manganese, cooper, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, vitamin B6, B-complex, tryptophan, molybdenum, protein & zinc.


Many of you may be aware of the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. If not, I’ll give you a little background. The creator Joe Cross is sick and tired of taking steroids and other prescription medication because they have brought no success for his severe autoimmune disease, known as chronic urticaria. He decides to embark on a 60 day juice fast to get rid of the extra 100+ pounds, regain his health but more importantly allow the body to naturally heal itself.  Throughout the 60 days he only consumes fresh fruit and vegetable juices. After his fast, he was able to lose all the excess weight, gain increase energy but more importanly reverse his autoimmune disease that he was dealing with for many years.

The Mean Green Juice is one of the popular juice recipes featured in the film. So I created this green juice recipe as an enhanced version, still very tasty but loaded with more nutrients & minerals. This juice recipe features two types of kale. Kale contains many health benefits, such as, it’s rich in nutrients (contains antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients & anti-cancer nutrients), which support the very hectic lives many of us live.  I chose two types of kale to offer a full spectrum of nutrients, loaded with vitamin K, vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C and more.

Vitamin A: Protects you against infections. Helps boost the immune system. Prevents night blindness, prevents cataracts and preservers/improves your eyesight. Protects skin against sun damage and acne. Reverses signs of aging.

Vitamin K: A critical nutrient for bone health and helps prevent osteoporosis. Helps prevent calcification in tissues and arteries.

Vitamin C: Protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood pressure, prevents strokes, prenatal health problems, eye disease and may help decrease the chances of gallstones.

This mean green juice recipe alone will surpass your daily requirements of fruits/vegetables.

Have you seen the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead? Do you have any questions or comment? Post them below.  Make sure to like and share this mean green juice recipe with anyone you think will benefit.


About the author

Mariam Turay Author: Mariam Turay is a passionate natural health advocator & health researcher. An expert in juicing, human nutrition and plant based nutrition, she has helped many lose weight naturally and regained their health. She has a strong passion to help transform the lives and health of her fellow human beings through whole living foods and the healing powers of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. This simple approach has helped her lose excess weight and regain her health and vitality. Google

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  1. Curt Craig says:

    Thanks for this post Kay. It made me do some looking around and I found some interesting sites that go into this. Makes me really think twice about what I'm reading here. I'd suggest anyone serious about juicing and using these recipes read this first.

  2. You can also use a blender and strain.

  3. This is a great question. Yes, you'll want to use a juicer. You can toss your leftover pulp into a compost pile, add into a pasta sauce, baking treats….just some options.

  4. Ok so I am probably asking dumb question but you just put all of this stuff in an actual juicer and just drink the liquid what do you do with the leftover veggie pulp? I just asking because I do not have a juicer yet and wondered if a blender would work and just strain the liquid off ??

  5. hi Mariam: I started juicing for the health benefits it offers. I have been juicing now for one week. My first two days was not to bad. Day three, four very tired, my tongue had white junk on it that was removed with a good brushing. I am beginning to feel some better. My goal is 21 days. Wish me well.

  6. DeAnn Davison Slade says:

    Is this recipe for one person. In other words if I make this recipe do I drink all of it in one day?

  7. Shaun O'Grady says:

    Since vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble (i.e. get absorbed when paired with fat). why is it you don't hear of juice recipes that include fat?

  8. I am new to juicing and have read about the dangers of juicing cruciferous veggies like collards, bok choy, kale and broccoli. I have seen many recipes calling for kale that I want to try, but I am now sceptical. Is the danger in using these veggies determined by the amount you use?

  9. Dustine Garcia says:

    Hello! I love your site! i am new to juicing, and would like to do the mean green juice fast. My body needs desperate cleansing, and I need to lose weight for my health. I want to change my lifestyle to a healthy one; I think this would be a great start. I’m going to start 10 days then, see how I feel, then keep going. How much juice do I make if I’m not eating? Big help : ) thank you!

  10. Hi Nadine.

    Thanks for checking my site out. Welcome. Organic spinach is a great substitute if you don’t have other greens available. Still very nutritious. The recipe makes 32oz. You can share that with him for 16oz each. 16oz is a great amount to start with per person. You can definitely increase along the way. Let me know if you have additional questions.

  11. mercedes says:

    great website. i just bought a hurom juicer and i am so excited and happy.

  12. Yolanda says:

    Hi there. I just bought a juicer and I really want to do the cleanse but I’m afraid of being so hungry that I get sick or something go completly wrong like low blood sugar and passing out from hunger. 🙁 Also do I just fast with the same juice or do I try different juices throughout the fasting process? Thanks.

    • The question you need to figure out is why do you want to do a cleanse or juice fast? If you’ve never done a juice fast or a juice cleanse, jumping into one isn’t the best idea. When you figure out why you want to do a cleanse, let me know and I can offer some solutions.

  13. Nadine Haefele-McLaren says:

    Hi there… love this site Mariam! Thanks! I'm new to juicing, just bought my juicer yesterday (centrifugal… unfortunately but struggled to find a masticating one in the Middle East). Now I'm trying do a budget for juicing and sourcing my veggies & fruit from VERY limited organic farmers, after all this is the desert. Can I use regular organic spinach rather than… swiss chard, dinosaur kale, red russian kale. Really struggle to find stuff other than the basics. I'm also really stuck on the whole portions vibe… I want to do a mean green juice every morning with the hubster… so how much would I need per day for 2 adults? Any help would be appreciated… hate wasting money or veg. Thanks a mill! Huge blessings! Nade

    • Nadine Haefele-McLaren says:

      BTW live in Dubai 🙂

    • Hi Nadine.

      Thanks for checking my site out. Welcome. Organic spinach is a great substitute if you don’t have other greens available. Still very nutritious. The recipe makes 32oz. You can share that with him for 16oz each. 16oz is a great amount to start with per person. You can definitely increase along the way. Let me know if you have additional quest.


  14. Jena says:

    So I want to start juicing every morning for breakfast. I just finished a 3 day juice cleanse and I feel great!
    I was thinking about doing one of your green juice recipes everyday until i get through all of them. What do you think? I also heard it was good to do a “rainbow” per week. Basically each day would consist of a new color. (ie: Monday-Red: Beets,Kale,apple, Tuesday-Orange: Carrots, Tumeric, ginger etc.)
    I want to do whatever gives me the most vitamins!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Jena,
      Welcome 🙂 Thanks for becoming a subscriber and joining my newsletter.

      Congrats on your juice cleanse. Isn’t it amazing how you feel post juice cleanse.

      That’s an excellent idea, most definitely go for it. Sounds like you’re on the right track.

      Feel free to fill me in on your progress and let me know if you have additional questions along the way.


  15. Sounds really good! It's funny this recipe name is similar to a book name for green cleaning that I helped write! lol Keep up the great work! 🙂

  16. I think I’m going to have to try this one next as an upgrade from the mean green. I love how you give all the nutritional info!

  17. Jason W says:

    Here is one that I have been making, it yeilds about a gallon with my Omega 8006.

    2# Kale – Leaf only (the bags you get from the store is great, it is
    only stems and it is alot less messy. My produce guy says
    that there is about 4-5 bunchs of Kale in each bag and I use 2)
    2 bags Spinach
    5# Carrots
    10 Apples
    1 Cucumber
    2 Lemons
    2 Limes

  18. Brad says:

    How much does this recipe yield?

    • Yields about 1 L or 32 ounces.

      • Jessica says:

        I was wondering if there is a way to make this recipe in a single serving? I am looking to get into juicing but in my household I will be the only one drinking it. Since nutrients in juice dont stay well I am looking for a single serve recipe. Thanks

        • Most of my recipes are about a quart of juice, I always suggest getting in at least a quart of green juice a day (You will fulfill your recommended serving of fruits and vegetables). You can break that down into two servings of 16 oz. If that is too much, just cut the recipes in half.

          • Jessica says:

            I am wondering if you use this green drink as a meal replacement or as something between meals? I am not trying to lose weight I just want to use it to help with my Lupus. I am completely new to this juicing thing and any advice would be greatly appreciated

            thank you!!!

          • Hi Jessica. I have my juices before a meal or in between. Allow at least 30 minutes after you drink your juice before you eat or wait 2 hours post meals to drink your juice.

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