This is my daily, go-to Green Juice Recipe.
The original name for this lovely drink is “Dr. Nick’s Anti-inflammatory Juice”, which was created by my nutritionist + biochemist as a way to detoxify my body, balance my hormones + prevent Breast Cancer from coming back after I was diagnosed.
I’ll be honest though… Green Juice didn’t always tickle my taste buds. When I began juicing back in 2009, there were plenty of mornings I gagged (just because it was green) + called it the “I-don’t-want-to-effing-drink-this-sh*t-today-juice”. Luckily, I’m a little more mature about it now.
My palate eventually adjusted once I realized how fabulous I felt. Now, I can’t live without it!
On a typical morning, I drink anywhere from 20-32 oz. of this green elixir.
Hello Breakfast of Champions!
What You Need
- High-Speed Juicer (I use a Breville IKON)
- Cutting Board
- Cucumber – 1 large, peeled (wax is indigestible)
- Kale – 3-4 big leaves
- Parsley – small handful, with stems
- Carrot – 2, unpeeled, stem removed
- Apple – 1, quartered with seeds + core, stem removed. Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, or Pink Lady Apples are my favorites.
- Celery – 2 Stalks
- Fennel – 1 layer of the bulb + fronds
- Ginger – ½ inch chunk, peeled
- Lemon – 1, peeled. Meyer Lemons are my favorite
- Juice all ingredients.
- Drink ASAP!
Why It’s Good For You
KALE – The Big Daddy of things to juice! It is anti-inflammatory + anti-cancer (carries oxygen to blood cells), boosts immune system by resisting infections, wards off cardiovascular disease, guards against illness + cell damage, helps the body develop healthy tissue, bones + teeth, increases muscle contraction + function, nerve transmission + pulse signals throughout the body, protects eyes from UV sunlight, enables blood clotting to stop bleeding during injuries, maintains glowing skin, helps depression, relieves excess menstrual flow.
PARSLEY – Nutritional powerhouse that cleanses blood, protects against arthritis, halitosis, reduces occurrence of bladder, kidney + urinary tract infections, anti-inflammatory + anti-cancer (neutralizes carcinogens + reduces free radical damage), promotes hair growth, heart health, known as an immunity booster, regulates monthly menstrual cycle, increases wound healing.
CUCUMBER – Try to use the largest cucumbers you can find, as they are the best base for juice. Unless organic, peel them – the wax is indigestible. Alkalizes body’s pH, regulates blood pressure, builds connective tissue, regulates body temperature, diuretic, reduces water retention, inflammation + puffy eyes, promotes healthy hair growth, relieves sunburn, eczema, psoriasis + acne, cleanses the liver + gallbladder.
LEMON – Alkalizing to the stomach, increases level of enzymes detoxifying carcinogens, wards off colds, digestion, soothes tired feet, dry skin, sore throats, swollen gums, heart burn, anti- inflammatory + anti-cancer.
GINGER – Known to have 12 types of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, increases circulation, aphrodisiac, anticoagulant, fights colds + fatigue, aides digestion, lowers cholesterol, helps menstruation disorders + is anatural pain killer.
APPLE – Anti-viral properties, flushes kidneys + liver, cleanses + rejuvenates intestines, immediate source of energy, promotes healthy bones, skin, hair + nails, antioxidant properties, increases memory + brain function, reduces risk of cancer.
CARROT – Known as “Miracle Juice”, regulates anemia, balances blood sugar, helps with skin problems + acne, repairs eye health, anti-inflammatory + cancer-fighting, increases fertility, boosts immune system, maintains digestive health + urinary tract, fights fatigue + bacterial infections, relieves congestion, constipation + water retention.
CELERY – Reduces allergic reactions, lowers blood pressure, balances pH acidity, anti-inflammatory + anti-cancer, hydrates + cools the body, nerve tonic- calms the nervous system aiding in insomnia, diuretic + curbs sugar cravings, cleans kidneys, reduces stress + anxiety, strengthens nerve + heart tissue.
FENNEL – Blood strengthener, detoxifier, aides in digestion, diuretic + weight loss, prevents nausea, kidney disease, hypertension, calms the mind + releases endorphins.