This is one of my all time favourite green juices and perks you right up if you’re feeling a little wilted in the morning or mid afternoon, or any time of day in fact!
I fed it to a 6ft 2 client who was an ex-army soldier who came to see me for a nutrition consultation as he was getting panic attacks and feeling very anxious a lot of the time. I happened to make a big batch of green juice that morning so I offered him a glass upon arrival thinking he’d politely turn it down as he didn’t strike me as the pro-juicing kind, but instead, he accepted my offer, saying he’d give anything a go once and drank the whole lot! It went down in one! Amazing!
Within 10 minutes he stopped our consultation and told me he was feeling the best he’d felt for a long long time. He asked me if I had drugged the green juice with something because he couldn’t quite work out why his brain was so switched on and he felt so much more alive after only 10 minutes! The power of food blows my mind, and when you juice it, you can get such amazing healthy side effects as it really dumps a whole lot of goodness straight into your blood stream within minutes rather than hours.
If you’re new to juicing then you’ll want to add more fruit than I have included in this recipe since you may not be familiar with the green juice taste but you’ll grow to adore it, I promise. Especially after how good it will make you feel!
Broccoli – A VIP in the cruciferous kingdom since it’s calcium, vitamin C and K levels are so high. It’s high folic acid levels are worthy of an extra mention since folic acid is required by the body for so many different functions including keeping your blood healthy, building protein and lastly, but not exhaustedly for reducing symptoms of tiredness. This might explain why my client felt so perky after only 10 minutes.
Kale – Full to the brim with chlorophyll, the best blood builder there is. Chlorophyll is spookily almost identical in makeup to human blood and it’s purpose is to transport oxygen and nutrients to where they are most needed in a plant, in the same way that our blood functions in our bodies. Our blood also helps to bind & remove toxins from deep within our cells and blood to make us less toxic. By ingesting foods rich in chlorophyll (think green), our cells can breathe and our blood, tissues and organs can be cleansed.
Watercress– Part of the cruciferous family, these tiny stems are full of vitamin A for healthy eyes and an alert immune system. Because good things come in threes, vitamin A is also needed to produce your body’s iron, which carries your body’s oxygen, keeping your cells breathing.
Here’s to feeling amazingly healthy, inside and out.
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All the healthy best,
- 1 handful of kale or spinach
- 1 broccoli stem
- 1 cucumber
- 1 handful of watercress
- 2 pears
- 1 small handful of mint
- Half a lemon
- Knob of ginger
- Chop your ingredients into chunk so that they fit through the funnel of your juicer with ease.
- Add all the ingredients, one by one into your juicer.
- Depending on the make of your juicer and how powerful the motor and blades are, you may need to interchange between your more fibrous greens and then a bit of pear or cucumber which is more watery so it'll help to push the kale or spinach through without getting a trafffic jam in your juicer!
- Add a couple of ice cubes to your jar/glass and pour the juice and enjoy every sip!
- If you have any leftover or you want to enjoy half now and half later on then store it the fridge in an airtight container or in a glass filled as closely to the top and cover it with cling film to reduce the oxidation.