3 Green Juice Recipes Without that Heavy ‘Green’ Taste

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Hey Fam! Welcome to another blog post. So here’s the thing, everyone should have something raw, something nutritious and something truly beneficial everyday. For me a green juice, without fruit, first thing in the morning is just the ticket. Fruits are great but they are essentially sugar which feeds inflammation, so it is not something I want to put in my body first thing in the morning. And I know myself, I cannot just sit and eat raw greens every day. I would have to add a little sumpn, sumpn; like dried fruit, nuts, a little olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, vinegar, steamed vegetables accompanied by a meat or a complex carb like sweet potato. So you see my problem then- it is is not truly raw. So the quickest and simplest way for me to get greens raw and into my system is through a green juice.

In this way I will be ingesting vegetables at its purest and at its highest potency. Vegetables have the power to heal the body, so this is the one thing I want to have raw. Studies show that eating nutritious unprocessed food is best. Why? Because the enzymes needed to breakdown the food are present due to minimal processing. Therefore it is easier for the body to digest the food. There is also little to no stress on the immune system. Why? Because white blood cells are not released as much as it would be if consuming processed food. Again, the quickest and simplest way for me to get greens into my system is through a green juice

Trust me, I understand, the thought of drinking vegetables may really turn you off. I once thought like that but now I try to make a conscious decision to eat well everyday. The taste of the green juices are honestly not that bad and the benefits far outweigh a few seconds of ‘discomfort’. So if you want to start off slowly here are a few green juice recipes with  a light ‘green’ taste. These green juice options do not have dark leafy greens added. However, as you get more into the routine you will get braver and can begin to add vegetables like kale and romaine lettuce to each of these recipes. The taste will not be drastically different.

Bright Light Green Juice (makes 3 cups)


Ingredients:

  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 whole organic lemons or limes
  • Blender (NutriBullet Pro, Ninja, Vitamix)
  • 16 oz container accompanying the blender
  • knife
  • strainer (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  • 500 ml Cool to Cold Water

Directions:

Step 1: Thoroughly wash the vegetables. Step 1.1 (optional) : Soak vegetables in salt water for about a minute and rinse thoroughly.  Step 2: Cut up vegetables to fit into 16 oz container (do not pass the fill line) Step 3: Add water to fill line. Step 4: Blend (Vitamix, 15 seconds to 45 seconds; NutriBullet PRO, 30 seconds to 1 minute; Ninja, 1 minute). Step 5 : Squeeze in lemons or limes straight or through strainer (optional). Step 6: Pour into a glass and drink.

Recipe Notes:

Blending at such high speeds produces heat. Using the cool to cold water ensures that the vegetables are not cooked when they are being blended, but warms it up, to at most, room temperature. You will notice how the lemon or lime cuts out a lot of the green taste and it tastes more like unsweetened juice. If you absolutely need some sweetness, try Stevia. It is an all natural sweetener that has no effect on glucose levels and it is deemed safe. However, there has not been enough long-term research to know it’s true effects. There is an after taste, which is more pronounced in hot beverages than cold ones. Be careful when choosing brands as some manufacturers make it as unsafe artificial sweeteners.

Cool Heat Green Juice (makes 3 cups)


Ingredients:

  • 1 stalks of celery
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 whole organic lemons or limes
  • an inch of ginger
  • cayenne pepper
  • Blender (NutriBullet Pro, Ninja, Vitamix)
  • 16 oz container accompanying the blender
  • knife
  • strainer (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  • 500 ml Cool to Cold Water

Directions:

Step 1: Thoroughly wash the vegetables. Step 1.1 (optional) : Soak vegetables in salt water for about a minute and rinse thoroughly.  Step 2: Cut up vegetables to fit into 16 oz container (do not pass the fill line) Step 3: Add water to fill line. Step 4: Blend (Vitamix, 15 seconds to 45 seconds; NutriBullet PRO, 30 seconds to 1 minute; Ninja, 1 minute). Step 5 : Squeeze in lemons or limes straight or through strainer (optional). Step 6: Pour into a glass and drink.

Recipe Notes:

Blending at such high speeds produces heat. Using the cool to cold water ensures that the vegetables are not cooked when they are being blended, but warms it up, to at most, room temperature. You will notice how the lemon or lime cuts out a lot of the green taste and it tastes more like unsweetened juice. The ginger excites the mouth as well as settles the stomach. Cayenne Pepper aids in digestion and cuts fat. If you absolutely need some sweetness, try Stevia. It is an all natural sweetener that has no effect on glucose levels and it is deemed safe. However, there has not been enough long-term research to know it’s true effects. There is an after taste, which is more pronounced in hot beverages than cold ones. Be careful when choosing brands as some manufacturers make it as unsafe artificial sweeteners.

Sweet and Sour Green Juice (makes 3 cups)


Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 whole organic lemons or limes
  • 1/2 inch of ginger
  • 2 medium carrots
  • Blender (NutriBullet Pro, Ninja, Vitamix)
  • 16 oz container accompanying the blender
  • knife
  • salt (optional)
  • 500 ml Cool to Cold Water

Directions:

Step 1: Thoroughly wash the vegetables. Step 1.1 (optional) : Soak vegetables in salt water for about a minute and rinse thoroughly.  Step 2: Cut up vegetables to fit into 16 oz container (do not pass the fill line) Step 3: Add water to fill line. Step 4: Blend (Vitamix, 15 seconds to 45 seconds; NutriBullet PRO, 30 seconds to 1 minute; Ninja, 1 minute). Step 5 : Squeeze in lemons or limes straight or through strainer (optional). Step 6: Pour into a glass and drink..

Recipe Notes:

Blending at such high speeds produces heat. Using the cool to cold water ensures that the vegetables are not cooked when they are being blended, but warms it up, to at most, room temperature. You will notice how the lemon or lime cuts out a lot of the green taste and it tastes more like unsweetened juice. The ginger excites the mouth as well as settles the stomach. Carrot adds sweetness. If you absolutely need more sweetness, try Stevia. It is an all natural sweetener that has no effect on glucose levels and it is deemed safe. However, there has not been enough long-term research to know it’s true effects. There is an after taste, which is more pronounced in hot beverages than cold ones. Be careful when choosing brands as some manufacturers make it as unsafe artificial sweeteners.


Leave me a comment down below letting me know what you think. I would really love to hear from you. Are you going to try any of these recipes? However, if you just want to leave me some positivity, click the heart down below. Kindly share this post with everyone, especially someone who may need it and keep the conversation going. Thanks again for stopping by, until next time Fam, walk good.


Reference

 

Healing Daily. (2002).Raw foods and enzymes. http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/enzymes.htm

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