Green Blast Green Juice

By Sally Cameron on January 28, 2013

Dairy Free, Juices, Smoothies & Milks, the daniel plan, Vegan

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 green juice, because you get a blast of nutrition and flavor when you drink one. It’s the power of green.

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Green Blast Green Juice

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 your diet, but supplements them. Think of juicing as a boost for your digestive health, immune system and more. Juicing provides liquid nutrients that are quickly absorbed by your body,  so you still need to get enough fiber in your diet by eating whole fruits and vegetables.

Natures Farmacy

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. For more information on juicing versus blending read this. I use a Vitamix blender for morning smoothies and for pureeing soups and sauces. For juicing,  I started with a Breville Elite Juice Fountain. I’m now looking at trading up to a masticating juicer, a Tribest Slowstar Vertical Slow, Cold Press Masticating Juice Extractor. I’ve looked at a few other brands but Tribest stands out and it’s the choice of my friend, raw chef and juicing expert, Jenny Ross. She’s been juicing for 17 years!

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. Also, if you are on blood thinner medication, check with your doctor about consuming kale as it has vitamin K, which can mess with your medication.

Green Blast Green Juice

Loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, this nutrition-packed green juice provides a load of vitamin C, K, manganese, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-disease nutrients. I use organic produce for my juices to reduce the pesticide load and use a Breville Elite Juice Fountain. Yield: about 1 quart (1 liter)
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 green pear or green apple
  • 4 Persian cucumbers or one English cucumber
  • 4 large celery ribs
  • 8 leaves green kale
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1-2 kiwi

Instructions

  • Wash all produce well. Juice your fruits and vegetables according to the manufacturer directions. Whisk the juice together if needed to incorporate  and enjoy immediately for optimal nutrition.

Notes

I use Meyer lemons, which are thin skinned, so I do not peel them. If you use regular lemons, you should peel them first. Check the manual of your juicer. 
8 Comments
  1. Jan - January 28th, 2013

    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!

  2. Sally - January 28th, 2013

    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!

  3. Debbie - January 28th, 2013

    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! 🙂

  4. Sally - January 28th, 2013

    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!

  5. Madonna - January 29th, 2013

    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.

  6. Sally Cameron - June 13th, 2015

    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.

  7. Home Plix - August 17th, 2019

    This green juice recipe is really amazing. I love this recipe and cook it. Thanks for sharing such an awesome juice recipe

  8. Sally Cameron - August 26th, 2019

    You are welcome! Happy juicing!

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