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.
ac8336April 12, 2011 at 1:20 am
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your GG glass, so cute!!! You are inspriring me to try this out, although I don’t have a juicer and they seem to be pricey. The more I read about juicing the more I want to try it. I’ll get there, maybe I should ask for a juicer for Christmas! ;)
AudreyApril 12, 2011 at 2:21 am
I’ve never had fennel in my juice before. I’ll have to try that. I have to say that I much prefer green smoothies to juicing, mostly because I think they are tastier and because I hate washing my juicer! (I’m really lazy, lol). Do you have any handy tips for recycling juice pulp, or do you just pitch it?
KatApril 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm
Many people use the pulp in their smoothies… :)
AnonymousApril 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm
I love to juice and love what you have posted. I have the Breville 8005 and would encourage you to upgrade to that as you will save so much money by having a true masticating juicer. We switched and have seen a huge difference. Also try to only add two items with fructose to keep your sugars down, so only carrot and apple or only grapes and lime, my favorite!
The Glamorganic GoddessApril 19, 2011 at 2:40 am
Can’t find the Breville 8005… is that the correct name for it?
The GG :)
AnonymousApril 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Just tried this and it’s not too bad! I really like the ginger and fennel; it makes it spicy and less… well green! lol! One question, can I make a bigger batch and keep it in the fridge? How long does it last in the fridge? (I was wondering if I could just make a big batch and only have to juice every other day). Thanks so much for your FANTASTIC blog!
The Glamorganic GoddessApril 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm
It’s not awful, right? I’ve had some awful ones!!! YUCK! Lol. You just have to ease into it and don’t be too hard on yourself ;)
About the bigger batches… Kris Carr makes it once a day in the morning (drinking 1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the afternoon) I believe. They say that you should drink your fresh juice ASAP or w/in 15 min. of juicing so it doesn’t oxidize (loosing it’s nutritional value) which happens as soon as you break the cell walls down. She uses glass mason jars and fills them to the top (not allowing an room for air) and keeps them in the frigde. I’ve tried it… and the smell of leftover juice turns my stomach for some reason. So I do it everyday and drink it for breakfast. That’s why they say the best juicer is the one you’ll use everyday I guess. Hope this helps!
The GG :)
KordulaJune 3, 2011 at 7:34 am
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who is struggling to start juicing. This is similar to a juice I make but the idea of adding fennel sounds fantastic. I’m definitely trying this asap!
The Glamorganic GoddessJune 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm
Nope, I wasn’t kidding- NONE of this came naturally to me :) Let me know how it works out Lady!
The GG :)
Holistically HauteJuly 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Ooh great tip with the plastic bag in the catch basket! I too prefer juicing kale to eating it :) Great recipe.
minaJuly 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm
you are all my heroes! I just GOTTA buy a juicer!
minaJuly 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm
just found this comparison of three juicers on youtube…
LimitlessLivingJuly 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm
If you use a like Samson or one of the other slow grinding juicers then your juice will not oxidise as fast and you can hold it for 24 hours BUT they are very expensive and a complete b@#ch to clean!
I have been feeling very virtuous drinking spirulina smoothies for breakfast but might just have to try some green juices as well! I’ll probably skip the fennel tho!
I just have to try it because of the name!!!
LizMay 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm
Hey!! Do you pair the juice with something else for breakfast or just drink alone?
DanielleMay 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Hi Liz. I just drink it alone + eat lunch a little earlier. Hope this helps! xo <3
DanielleJuly 2, 2013 at 12:40 am
I drink my Juice by itself + have either an early lunch if I’m hungry, or a few handfuls of seeds + nuts to hold me over.