5 Green Juice Recipes For Beginners
Beginning the green juice journey isn’t always easy. A question I often receive is “what green juice recipes would you recommend for a beginner who doesn’t eat vegetables?” Using this question as a guide, I decided to create five easy and delicious green juice recipes for beginners. These recipes are tailored to be more pleasing to the palate and still provide you with the important nutrient from dark leafy greens.
1. Sweet Cucumber
4 handfuls of Spinach ( swiss chard is another great substitute)
4 small Fuji Apples (2 medium fuji apples)
Spinach is among the top healthiest vegetables, loaded with a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals along with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Spinach Nutrition: Vitamin K, Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), Manganese, Folate, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, Calcium, Potassium, Tryptophan, Vitamin E, Copper, Protein & Zinc.
2. Kale Pineapple Mint
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Cup Pineapple
3 Kale Leaves
1 Handful Mint
1/2 Lemon (remove peel)
Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods. Some of it’s health benefits include immune boosting, cardiovascular support, skin-healing, bone-building, aids in detoxification and loaded with anti-cancer nutrients. Kale nutritional properties have been shown to lower your risk of at least five different types of cancer, which include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. There are at least 4 different kale varieties sold in grocery stores, include all varieties in your diet. Eat more kale and drink more kale!
Pineapple is known for the alkaline substance bromelain, which aids in digestion and is linked to a reduction of inflammation in arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
Kale Nutrition: Vitamin K, Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, Tryptophan, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium
3. Kale Apple Love
3 Kale Leaves
5 small Apples (or 3 medium apples)
Apples are an excellent addition to any juice recipe. Not only do they make a great base for your juices, they contain many health properties from vitamins, minerals and malic acid to detoxification benefits, digestion aid, cholesterol lowering and improved condition of the skin. There are some many varieties of apples to try, some of my favorite are fujis, galas and pink lady apples. Red Delicious tend to have a lot more sugar, where as the Granny Smith variety is one that has lower sugar content.
Apple Nutrition: Vitamin C & Polyphenols
4. Spring Cooler
1 Fuji Apple
1/2in Ginger Root
1 small handful Mint
Cucumbers high water content and mineral balance hydrates your body down to the cellular level. Cucumbers top three phytonutrients are s are cucurbitacins, lignans, and flavonoids. These specific phytonutrients provides out bodies with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.
Cucumber Nutrition: Vitamin K, Molybdenum, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium & Tryptophan.
5. Green Juice
2 Celery Ribs
1 Handful of Cilantro
4 Sprigs of Basil
Last but not least, this green juice recipe features two important herbs you should include in your diet, cilantro and basil. Cilantro contain antibacterial and ant-fungal compounds that have been shown effective against salmonella. Cilantro is widely know for its heavy metal cleansing properties, but cilantro also supports cardiovascular health, contains anti-diabetic properties, anti-anxiety effects, blood sugar lowering effects and antioxidant properties.
Basil also offer antibacterial properties, cardiovascular health benefits, anti-inflammatory effects, and DNA cell protection.
Basil Nutrition: Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A ( beta-carotene), Manganese, Tryptophan, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin C and Potassium.
*Each juice recipe produces 18-20 oz of juice.
- If you’re new here or new to juicing and are struggling or need questions answered, share them down below in the comments section.
- If you know someone that may be interested in juicing and incorporating liquid nutrition into their diet, feel free to send them this article.
Photography: Ashley Robinson