Ever wondered how some people seem to glow?
A healthy green juice recipe made primarily from vegetables just might be one of the reasons.
Our lifestyles are now so full of hustle and bustle, that even when you are eating a lot of high-quality food, other factors will be contributing to those nutrients being depleted from your body, leaving you feeling tired, unwell and lacking the vigour you deserve to enjoy.
Coffee, soft drink, alcohol, stress, poor quality sleep, sugar, inflammation and digestive issues all play a part in depleting your body of much-needed nutrients.
If you are missing lunches, grabbing food on the go, eating fast or processed foods and nudging the alcohol a little too much, then you know you will already be lacking important nutrients to keep you not only well, but firing on all cylinders.
So what is Green Juicing?
Green Vegetable juicing is NOT fruit juicing, though some recipes do include fruit.
Green juice is full of antioxidants which are amazingly beneficial for anti-aging, lowering inflammation, increasing energy production, and extra hydration helping your skin to have that healthy dewy glow.
It’s great for supporting and helping build your immune system and supporting gut health among many incredible benefits.
As always enjoy your green juice in moderation and enjoy different recipes (available in my shop) to ensure variety.
This delicious green juice recipe includes:
- An easy-to-follow green juice recipe that includes all the green juice ingredients you need and a couple of optional extras for taste.
- A picture guide of all the green juice ingredients so you can easily identify the products required.
- Tips on choosing the right appliance and how to make the most out of your green juice.
Common Questions about this Green Juice recipe
Is Juicing Expensive?
Inexpensive juicers can be found anywhere from Kmart and Target, Aldi (look out for some special buys) through to premium juicers like Kuvings and a host of online retailers. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, farmers markets are often a great way to source locally grown fruit and veg.
You’ll certainly get more bang for your buck than spending that equal amount on processed or sugary foods. I’ve not seen anyone lose when they invest in their health.
Any cost of being unwell, far outweighs the investment on proactively impacting your health.
Is cleaning the juicer hard work?
Once you have the routine of juicing, it’s like anything else. The pros outweigh the cons.
Cleaning the juicer immediately after juicing is the best way to make sure your juicer stays as healthy as you do.
Pulp can collect on the blades and parts of the machine and once dry will be much more difficult to remove. It only takes a few minutes to clean and dry your juicer. It is well worth the effort.
Should I juice every day?
If you are new to juicing, start slowly.
Making small consistent changes always creates bigger better results than large one in a while actions.
Adding a daily juice to your day will help to improve your health and wellbeing in a number of ways, as there are a number of benefits to juicing.
Just make sure you vary the recipe and enjoy a variety of different nutrients.
Can I drink juice on the go?
You can, but why not slow down and really enjoy it.
If you’ve seen any of my content, you would have seen me discuss slow eating. Being mindful, conscious and timely with your nourishment, whether that be your meals, snacks or juice, is an incredibly important part of ensuring you absorb those nutrients into your body.
Drink and enjoy your juice slowly. Sure, take it with you, making sure to keep it cool, but drink slowly instead of gulping it down. The rewards will be worth it.
Green juice does lack the fibre of the vegetables, so juicing any fruit or vegetables with natural sugars may raise your blood glucose levels. They won’t be raised like they are with processed foods, but it’s something to be aware of.
Green juices are also a rich source of oxalic acid, an anti-nutrient.
It can bind to minerals in food and can stop the absorption of some nutrients in your digestive tract. Oxalates can have negative health impacts if too many are consumed, so listen to your body, seek guidance from your health practitioner and add juices to your weekly intake, don’t replace food with them.
Remember, the biggest results are created by taking the smallest steps. One thing will never be the source of your success, it will always be a combination of choices that you make to suit you, your body, and your lifestyle.