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I vary most recipes and this is no exception, but it’s a keeper for your daily does of greens!
Bright flavor from the lemon and ginger can be given more dimension with some mint, cilantro or parsley. Make it fun!
- 1 med-lg cucumber
- 2-3 stalks celery
- 2 granny smith apples (or fuji or pear)
- 3-4 med kale leaves
- 2 lg romaine leaves
- 1 lemon (I had a couple of spare lime wedges I included)
- 1 slice ginger, tumeric
- several stalks parsley, cilantro or mint
- 1 c cauliflower (optional, I also had a few snap peas here which I included)
It looks like a lot but you can simplify, I just tend to grab what I need to use, in this case I had a surplus of pears and am light on granny smith, and where I could have left off cauliflower, I had some I needed to use.
This juice makes about 22-24 oz of some awesome tasting gorgeous green juice!
Kale is an excellent source of Omega fatty acids, containing 121 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 milligrams of omega-6 fatty acids. It contains many phytonutrients, one of which is indole-3-carbinol that is know to aid in DNA cell repair, and slow the growth of cancer cells. It also contains sulforaphane, which protects against breast, prostate and colon cancers. And kale provides 684% of the daily value of vitamin K, 134% of vitamin C, and 206% of the suggested daily amount of vitamin A.
Parsley has 3 times more vitamin C than oranges, and contains 574% of the daily recommended value of vitamin K, helping bone strength, and limiting neuronal damage in the brain. Aside from essential minerals iron and copper, parsley has manganese which contains super-antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SoD), and folate.
Apples contain enzymes that help with digestion, and antioxidants that help to raise “good” cholesterol
Cauliflower is a great source of vitamins C and K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, and phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, manganese, and contains an impressive 303 milligrams of potassium.
Celery contains among other things, calcium, folate (from which our bodies make folic acid), vitamin K, vitamin C, flavonoids, and polysaccharides. These and the plethora of other micronutrients in celery help to fight inflammation.
Ginger root reduces nausea, inflammation, relieves heartburn relief, helps digestion and may help to boost the body’s metabolism.
Turmeric root is great for the brain, eyes, supports the liver and makes skin healthier, and increases the body’s ability to produce it’s own powerful anti-oxidants.
So go now and get your green jeans on!
And if you’re not juicing by now and just thinking how good this would be, read this post so you can decide the best type of juicer for you.