Try this dandelion detox green juice when you need a little internal spring cleaning. This vibrant green juice is a powerful combination of dandelion greens, spinach, celery, herbs, green apple, lemon, ginger and cucumbers. Juice some up today and give your body a clean start for a fabulous spring and summer.
I have a few green juice recipes on my site, but this one includes dandelion greens and other delicious detoxifying ingredients. Green juice is good because green means chlorophyll, and chlorophyll rids the body of environmental toxins and promotes cleansing and detoxing.
For quantities please see recipe car.
- Dandelion greens
- Cilantro or parsley
- Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
- Baby spinach
- Fresh raw unpeeled ginger
- Granny Smith apple
Ingredient Health Benefits
Dandelion greens: More than just an annoying garden weed, dandelion greens are edible bitter greens, great for cleansing your liver and kidneys, and full of vitamins A and C, and minerals. Because of their bitterness, start with just a few leaves until you develop a taste for them. The ginger, lemon and apple in this juice help offset the bitter taste.
Cucumbers: The phytonutrients in cucumbers provide valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits as well as hydration.
Celery: More than "diet food", celery is an under-appreciated nutritional powerhouse provides potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, plus it's anti-inflammatory and one of the most alkalinizing foods you can eat.
Cilantro: Beyond guacamole and salsa, cilantro helps cleanse the body of toxic heavy metals, plus it's an incredible source of antioxidants, is naturally calming and has a long history of therapeutic use. Some people hate cilantro, so if you're in that club, use parsley instead and still get great health benefits.
Green apples: a rich source of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid, all of which are strong antioxidants. Antioxidants stimulate bile production, which the liver uses to release toxins. The old adage "an apple a day" has truth behind it!
Ginger and Lemon: Both add wonderful flavor to fresh juices. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and digestive booster as is lemon, plus lemon is great for cleansing and promotes hydration. Lemon also helps your body's alkaline levels as it turns alkaline when it hits your digestive system. Lime is another great option.
The Best Juicer
Drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juices is super beneficial for your health and juicing at home gives you the best nutrition. No additives, no pasteurization, and you control the ingredients (as in all organic). To make juice at home, you will need a juicer. The best juicers on the market are slow, cold-press, masticating juicers. They do the best job of extracting all of the goodness from your produce without oxidizing the nutrients.
My top choice is the Tribest Green Star Elite. It has technology that lets you juice up to 72 hours ahead of time with minimal nutrient loss. Order direct from Tribest at this link.
Wash Your Produce
When I get all of my groceries unloaded and into the kitchen, I fill a sink up with Eat Cleaner Food Grade Wash and wash all of the produce at once. No rinsing required.
Other Green Juice Recipes
Like this recipe and green juices? Here's another I love, my Clean Green Cabbage and Celery Juice.
Dandelion Detox Green Juice
- Electric juicer
- 6-8 ribs celery
- 3-4 leaves dandelion greens or more
- ½ bunch cilantro or parsley
- 3-4 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
- 4 ounces baby spinach 4 big handfuls
- 1" piece fresh raw unpeeled ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 Granny Smith apple cored
- Wash produce well. Chop produce into the appropriate size for your juicer, then juice according to the manufacturers directions. Strain if desired.
Thanks Sally for sharing the recipe, it looks delicious and I can't wait to try it out. I did not know dandelion greens are edible! I just finished reading this review on a green juice powder. https://www.totalbeings.com/organifi-green-juice-review/
Would love to get your thoughts on it and if it is worth trying.
Sally Cameron says
Thanks Amy! I've got to get my latest obsession out - celery and fennel! Hope you enjoy and be sure to play with it.