The wonderful world of green juice makes essential nutrients like vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and minerals more readily available for faster absorption into the blood stream. This helps to keep the body hydrated, nourished and healthy all year round. Whether you always feel tired, suffer from a bad skin, or you need help with weight loss, green juicing can help fix your problem. Here are some great-tasting green juicing recipes you should consider trying and the possible health benefits that they may offer you.
Kalicious Apple Recipe
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green apple (for sweetness)
Improves Skin Complexion and Prevents Premature Aging
Consisting of more than 90% water, cucumbers are naturally hydrating and cooling. They are also rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium and silica that improve skin complexion, leading to a healthy glow.
Kale on the other hand, contain vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as calcium that help to fight free radicals, which cause premature aging. In addition, apples in this juice are a great source of vitamins A and C that tone the skin and preventing sagging.
If you are having digestion problems (constipation, poor digestion, bloating etc), this juice is for you. Apples and kale are both high in fiber, which helps to not only clean out and remove the wastes accumulated in your digestive tract, but also repair, heal and nourish your system.
- 1-inch piece ginger
- 1 handful kale
- 1 handful parsley
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 large cucumber
- 8 stalks celery
- ¼ organic lemon (with rind)
The next time you feel the urge to drink coffee, try this green juice instead. The chlorophyll in green plants such as spinach and kale help in oxygenating the blood, consequently increasing brain function and physical activity.
Improves Sleep and Mood
Spinach is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes better sleep and improves your mood. It is also high in magnesium, which relaxes the muscles and nerves. Hence, drinking this juice can be a great way to relieve stress after having a long, stressful day.
Helps in Fighting Colds
The high Vitamin C content in lemon helps in safeguarding the immune system from common colds and other infections. On the other hand, ginger is a warming herb that stimulates blood circulation, relaxes muscles around the blood vessels and prevents blood clot formation. These warming effects help to keep colds at bay.
The high amounts of iron in spinach make this drink great for people who suffer from anemia. Iron not only reactivates and regenerates red blood cells, but also supplies our bodies with fresh oxygen. In addition, spinach helps in eliminating accumulated toxins from the body. Therefore when taken regularly, this juice can detoxify the body, leading to healthy hair growth and glowing skin.
Promotes Weight Loss
Celery is low in calories and high in fiber, hence this juice improves weight loss as well as digestion.
Kale Cabbage Concoction
- 1 wedge lemon
- 3 leaves kale
- 1 piece of ginger (thumb sized)
- 1/8th head cabbage
- 1 papaya (small)
The fiber content in cabbage and kale cleans out wastes from the upper bowels and stomach, which reduces constipation and improves digestion. Another powerful digestive aid in this juice recipe is papaya. It contains papain, an enzyme that helps in digesting proteins. Ginger also helps to relax the intestinal tract and reduce gas.
Accelerates Weight Loss
If you’re trying to lose weight, the lemon in this recipe can help you achieve your goal faster.
Freshly juiced kale produce a compound called sulforaphane, which slows down the division of cancer cells, particularly in stomach, breast, skin, cervical and prostate cancers.
Clean & Green
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 carrots
- 8 stalks celery
- 1 stalk broccoli
- 1 handful spinach
Reduces Sugar Cravings
The celery stalks and carrots help in adding some much needed sweetness in the juice, thereby reducing sugar cravings.
Boosts Immune System
Garlic has sulfur-containing compounds, which are powerful in boosting the immune system. Broccoli is also rich in Vitamin C, which helps in increasing the production of white blood cells (WBC). And as you may already know, WBC cells fight infections, making you less likely to become sick. So, sip this juice all year round to stay healthy and happy.
The high fiber content in carrots, celery, spinach and broccoli helps to eliminate waste materials from the digestive tract and improve digestion.
Drinking this juice regularly will also improve your eye sight, as carrots contain vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient for good vision.
Overall, it’s never too late to take total control of your health. While Breville juicers are very fast machines, they are not the most ideal for leafy greens. The recipes above will probably be better served using a masticating juicer. However, if you have a centrifugal machine you can still make some delicious green juice cocktails, it just may not be as efficient a masticating juice extractor. Hopefully these recipes can give you some wonderful ideas to experiment with your juicer and have some fun in the kitchen.