9 Field Greens | Green Juice Recipe
1 Head of Celery
3-4 Fuji Apples
1 Lemon or Lime (with peel if organic)
1/2 Bunch of Wild Dandelion Greens
2C Wild Lamb’s Quarters
2C Sting Nettles
1C Wild Watercress
You can find a lot of these nutrient dense wild greens at your local farmer’s market, your backyard and in nature. When picking from your backyard and in nature, make sure the environment is free of chemicals like pesticide and away from any motor traffic.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B-complex,Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Selenium and Zinc.
Dandelion Greens -Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Will strengthens the immune system and also helps with weight loss and cholesterol levels. Great source of iron and calcium.
Stinging Nettles – Improve muscle and joint pain. Helps maintain a healthy urinary tract and flush toxins from your system, which reduces fatigue and improve thyroid, kidney and bladder functions. Excellent source for iron.
Lamb’s Quarters – Extremely nutritious plant. Loaded with minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients, such as cancer-protecting flavonoids and polyphenols.
Watercress – Watercress has strong cancer fighting capabilities and can also help to reduce cholesterol and aid with weight reduction. It is a good source of vitamins A and C.
Celery – Lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss.
Apples – Cleanse liver and kidneys, reduces the risk of kidney and liver disease. Reduces bad cholesterol levels and enhances cardiovascular health.
Turmeric – Contains anti-inflammatory properties, improves indigestion and gall bladder disease.
Lemon or Lime – Rejuvenates the skin
Lamb’s quarters has been found to prevent the proliferation of two strains of breast cancer cells.
The juice of stinging nettles has even more minerals than wheatgrass; the taste is also much more enjoyable than wheatgrass.
Whenever possible add in some wild green to your juices they are highly nutritious and offer many health benefits when compared to cultivated greens like spinach. Make good use of these “weeds”, they’re readily available.
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