Yesterday I told you about my 30 day juice fast journey. Today I wanted to share with you one of the juices I will be drinking every morning.
You can drink as much of this juice as you like.
Most people drink between 3-4 liters of green juice daily, plus 12-16 cups of water. I am not a doctor, so I just listen to my body about the juice and water.
For those of you who haven’t seen the film, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, it’s a much watch on the benefits of juicing.
Today’s recipe is a take on the Mean Green Juice in the movie. I added pear and grapefruit to my juice.
You can omit grapefruit if you don’t like the tartness of it. You can also do two apples instead of pear.
I also will be rotating my greens daily, as I read that it’s important to rotate greens due to toxicity in greens.
You don’t have to rotate daily but I will suggest weekly.
Rotate your leafy greens according to family.
- Crucifers: kale, collards, arugula, cabbage, bok choy, radish greens, mustard greens, broccoli
- Amaranth: spinach, chard, beets
- Asteraceae: dandelions, leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce
- Apiaceae: parsley, cilantro, anise, celery, chervil, cumin, dill, fennel, parsnip
- Poaceae: wheatgrass
Juice everything together, stir and enjoy! You can strain the juice if you’re not into pulp.
I must admit, this is the best green juice I’ve ever tasted.
Don’t put to much ginger unless you like it spicy!
Super Mean Green Juice Fast Day 1
Servings: 3 cups
1 apple, seeded, peeled if non organic
1 pear, seeded, peeled if non organic
2 cups kale, tough stem removed
4 stalks celery
1 cucumber, peel if non organic
1/2 inch piece ginger
1/2 lemon, peeled
1/2 grapefruit, peeled (optional)
Wash all produce well, peel produce if non organic. Remove tough stem from kale. Remove seeds from apples and pears.
Dice into small chunks. Juice everything and drink.