The Power of Green

Green Juice Recipe

By Sally Cameron on January 28, 2013

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With a new juicer in my kitchen, I’ve been concocting all kinds of healthy juice recipes. They taste fantastic and are loaded with nutrition. Here’s the recipe for my favorite green juice recipe. I call it the Green Blast, because you get a blast of nutrition and flavor when you drink one. It’s the power of green.

The Key to Health: Fruits and Vegetables

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is key to achieving and maintaining optimal health while reducing the risk for many diseases.  Eating whole fruits and vegetables is best, because you get the fiber. But consuming enough fruits and vegetables daily can be challenging. Juicing is an easy way to add powerful, plant-based nutrition to your diet.

Juicing: An Addition, Not Replacement

Juicing does not replace whole fruits and vegetables in our diet, but augments them. Think of juicing as a boost for our digestive health, immune systems and more. Juicing provides liquid nutrients that are quickly absorbed by our body,  so you still need to get enough fiber in your diet by eating whole fruits and vegetables.

Natures Pharmacy

Fruits and vegetables are like natures pharmacy…or you could say spell it “farmacy”.  They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and are powerful tools in fighting disease. We can’t get enough of them. Use juicing to boost your fruit and vegetable intake.

As I researched the nutritional benefit of each ingredient in this recipe I was amazed by what I found. This fruit and vegetable juice:

  • Helps our bodies to flush out environmental toxins from pesticides, heavy metals, and air pollution
  • Are packed with vitamin C, which is detoxifying and cleansing
  • Provide antioxidants like vitamin C and K, and trace minerals such as manganese, which improve circulation, support digestive, cardiovascular health, enhance brain function, and reduce the negative effects of stress
  • Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Are anti-aging (and don’t we all want this)
  • Boost energy
  • loaded with antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients.

Juicing at Home

Some commercial juices contain added sugar and preservatives, so when you make juices at home you are getting the best for your body. Be sure to make it then drink it right away. If it sits some of the nutritional power will be lost.

Juicing Versus Blending

Juicing and blending are both good, they’re just different. I do both. See what works best for you. I use my Vitamix blender each morning for smoothies and for pureeing soups, etc. For more information on juicing versus blending read this. After some research, I decided on a Breville Elite Juice Fountain and have been really happy with it.

Green juice

Health Notes

This recipe uses raw kale. If you have thyroid issues, check with your health practitioner about eating raw kale. Using lightly steamed kale may be better. If you don’t have thyroid issues. Also, if you are on blood thinner medication, check with your doctor about consuming kale as it has vitamin K, which thins the blood.


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Jan | January 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I so agree with you I juice as well and believe me I feel the dif. I have RA and it has been a major help. Unfortunately my Rheumatolgist says food doesn’t improve the illness, I beg to differ. I hope we see more recipes to come. Thank you!

    Sally | January 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Jan, I’m working on a red juice recipe with beet, orange, carrot, etc. Hope to have that out too! We agree and are loving our fresh juices! Hope it helps your condition. Food is medicine!

Debbie | January 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

We bought a Hurom masticating juicer for ourselves before Christmas and we’ve been juicing ever since. One of our favorite things to add to any juice is raw ginger. We love the heat/spice it gives.

If you have an Android phone, there is a great app for juicing called Juice Rx. The basic app is free, but you can upgrade it for just a couple bucks and that is well worth it. It gives you a searchable database of juice recipes by ingredient or what ails you. In other words, you can search “migraines” and up will pop recipes that are supposed to help with that condition. You can do a search with “spinach” and you’ll get all the recipes that have spinach in them, and the recipes include the caloric count, as well.

Happy juicing! 🙂

    Sally | January 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Debbie. Ginger is very cleansing and good for you too. Sometimes I add ginger as well. Will have to look up that app. Thanks!

Madonna | January 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

My family was just discussing how we think food is medicine. I did not know raw kale and thyroid were related. I just found out that soy and thyroid can be an issue, and now kale.

On a more trivial not, those juice glasses are beautiful. Would you share where we can buy them? I have been taking note that when I serve something in a beautiful dish everyone thinks is taste better lol.

    Sally Cameron | June 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Madonna. I don’t remember where I got those, but I love them too. Nice size as well. Maybe Anthropologie? If I ever see them again I will be sure to email you.

Allison MacNaughton | March 30, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I’m new to juicing and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I bought the giant bag of kale at Costco and am looking for green smoothie recipes. On a side note, Vitamin K doesn’t thin the blood. It is actually an antidote for some blood thinners and will help increase clotting. People on blood thinners do have to be aware and should avoid large amounts of Vitamin K.

    Sally Cameron | March 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Allison. Hope you enjoy juicing. Thanks for the clarification. I will look that up and edit the post accordingly. Thought K was a blood thinner.

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