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Increase your knowledge about green juicing!

Green-Juice-RecipesThe juice of organic vegetables will not only speed up the process of detoxification, it will flood your body with enzymes, vitamins and minerals for quick absorption….and greatly benefit the immune system.

The juice of organic vegetables is rich in nutrients. As the cells of your body are bathed in these fresh, alkaline vegetable juices, they begin to release acids, which are toxins that can then be removed through the elimination channels of the body i.e. the lungs, kidneys, skin etc.

Juicing provides a rich source of live enzymes essential to the digestive process. Enzymes are proteins that break down foods into nutrients your body can readily digest. When you eat, digestive enzymes are released from your saliva glands sending signals to the stomach and small intestine in preparation for digestion.
If you are new to juicing, then start slow and gradually introduce vegetable juice to your body.

Fresh vegetable juice is more concentrated than the vegetables you eat. In addition, the nutrition and benefits of the vegetables are released and made available to the body much faster than if your body were digesting a whole vegetable.

If you are new to juicing, then you will want to begin with more basic vegetables such as carrots, celery, parsnips, cucumber, etc. Then with time, gradually introduce the green vegetables such as dandelion leaves, parsley, beet greens, etc. Purslane and wheat grass are more powerful juices and should be introduced after juicing for a while.

You need to be more careful when using green juices such as broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, dandelion, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, kale and all other greens.

These juices tend to be more powerful and so you will want to start off slow and gradually increase. Ultimately, you never want more than ¼ of your juice to be green juice.

I never drink my green juices alone. Not only are they powerful in that they can cause loose bowel movements, but their taste can be rather strong. Green juices are usually mixed with apple, celery, cucumber or carrots.
Fresh vegetable juice is great, but you are still going to need to eat your veggies too!

Your body is a natural juicer. As an example, when you eat a carrot your body begins to digest it. Essentially, your body extracts the juice from the carrot and then gathers the nutrition from the juice for its bodily functions. Then, the fiber passes through the colon and helps keep you regular.

The benefit of juicing is that you help your body by removing the step required to extract the juice from the vegetable. But in doing so, you also loose the all important fiber.

So continue eating your veggies to get the fiber you need to help maintain regularity.  Read more below on what to do with left over pulp from juicing!

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Alfalfa Spouts
Traditionally Used For
Anemia
Eyes
Fatigue
Hair Loss
Impotence
Liver
Kidneys
Thyroid
Weight Loss

A Good Source Of
Calcium     Chlorine / Magnesium / Phosphorus / Potassium / Silicon
Sodium / Zinc / Vitamin A / B Complex     / Vitamin C / Vitamin E
Vitamin K  / Chlorophyll /     Amino Acids
Freshness Test
Alfalfa sprouts should have small green leaves. Once harvested, keep in the refrigerator.

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Kale
Traditionally Used For
Anemia
Asthma
Arthritis
Circulation
Eye Problems
Hair Loss
Hay Fever
Impotence
Liver
Skin Problems
Ulcers
Weight Loss
A Good Source Of
Calcium / Iron / Vitamin A / Chlorophyll
Freshness Test
Kale is best in the spring or fall. Look for firm Kale leaves.
Important
Due to the fact that Kale is a green juice, you will find it beneficial to have no more than about ¼ of your juice consisting of green juice.
General
Kale can have a powerful taste, although it’s definitely a vegetable worth juicing to its high chlorophyll content. You can grow Kale quiet easily yourself.

Kale is very high in calcium and makes an excellent calcium alternative.

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Parsley
Traditionally Used For:
Anemia / Arthritis / Bladder Problems / Circulation / Endocrine System / Eye Problems Kidneys / Liver / Prostate / Skin / Urinary Tract  / Weight Loss

A Good Source Of:
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Sulfur
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Chlorophyll

Freshness Test:
Parsley is easily grown by yourself. It grows without any special care or attention. If you have a garden, simply throw some seed down and Parsley will magically grow. Look for dark green leaves. The darker the leaves, the more chlorophyll there is.

Important
Due to the fact that Parsley is a green juice, you will find it beneficial to have no more than
about ¼ of your juice consisting of green juice.
Parsley is a natural diuretic also. Parsley should never be drunk by itself as it is simply too
powerful.
Parsley is very concentrated and so I try not use to any more than 1 ounce in every 8 ounce
glass.
Parsley is high in oxalic acid and should be avoided by those who suffer from or are at risk for
kidney stones, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and those whose stomach is easily
irritated.
Since parsley is high in oxalic acid, you should also avoid combining parsley with other
vegetables that are high in calcium, such as broccoli. Oxalic acid combines with calcium to
create an indigestible compound. You should also avoid eating calcium rich food immediately
after eating or juicing parsley or any food high in oxalic acid.

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Cilantro Juice
Traditionally Used For
Appetite Stimulant / Arthritis / Digestive System  / Muscle Stiffness

A Good Source Of
Vitamin C
Chlorophyll

Freshness Test
Cilantro is easily grown by yourself.
Look for dark green leaves. The darker the leaves, the more chlorophyll there is.

Important

Due to the fact that Cilantro is a green juice, you will find it beneficial to have no more than
about ¼ of your juice consisting of green juice.
Cilantro should never be drunk by itself as it can be powerful.
Cilantro is very concentrated and so I try not use to any more than 1 ounce in every 8 ounce
glass.

Information gathered from: www.juicingbook.com

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There as SOOO many different greens and veggies that you can juice, the possibilities are truly endless. I just listed a few that I have been juicing.  It’s some powerful stuff!  Yesterday I took in 2 1/4 cups of pure green juice! Wow! As soon as glass nears your nose you start thinking of mowing your yard. haha I gulp it down and chase it with an orange wedge. That totally kills the green flavor and all is good.  I can tell that I am cleaning house inside of me.  This is day two of juicing fasting.  The interesting thing has been to find out that my mother loves the flavor of the stuff?!! Never met another like her.  She comes over now and I make her anywhere from 2-4 ounces.  She drinks it down with a smile on her lips.

We ordered the new vertical Omega juicer and I just love it!  I have other great juicers but they can’t handle the greens.  While we were in San Francisco we witnessed the greatness of this machine at the Home Gourmet convention show.  Not only will it juice your carrots but it will juice your kale!  It’s easy to operate, very quiet, easy to clean and does a great job juicing everything that I have put into it so far.  It also comes with a 10 year warranty.

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2 thoughts on “Green Juice Recipes

  1. Jami says:

    First…I LOVE the Print this Recipe feature!! I will end up with my own Nouveau Raw recipe book! :)

    Thanks for all this info…it’s funny that after hours and hours of online research on juicers, it was the new vertical Omega that I thought I needed! :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Jami, you do know how to make me smile. :) The vertical Omega juicer is a lovely one, I stand by it! Best of all, it’s not hard to clean which can often be the case with juicers. I will bring you mine so you can test drive it. :)

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