Thursday, 24 July 2014

Green juice - an introduction and recipe

Have you been watching the health nuts of the world post day and night
about their green juices? Have you wondered how, what and why
they are so popular? Lets take a look at the famous green juice.

green juicing for beginners 

What is it?

Green juice is the name given to a juice made from
leafy green vegetables. These days other vegetables as well as
fruit are often added to these juices.

 These juices are often made from these ingredients:
Spinach, Apple, Zucchini, Cucumber, Lime, Carrot, Silverbeet,
Beetroot, Pear, Ginger, Celery, Lemon, Tomato, Turmeric,
Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Parsley or many others...

 What's so good about them?
Well from what I understand, green juice is basically a vitamin hit. It's packed full
of nutrients and it is an easy way to get the goodness out of vegetables.
As long as you drink it quickly (so it doesn't lose all the nutrients) it's an excellent and
healthy thing to add into your diet.

BUT this is not to say it's the best way to get your nutrients.
The fibre that you injest when you eat vegetables is a necessary part of a diet.
Juice is not a substitute for eating vegetables!

Today's "Green Juice" Ingredients were:

  •  1/3 Lemon
  • 1/2 Zucchini
  • 1 Apple 
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/4 Beetroot
  • 1 1/2 cups of Broccoli (from the garden!)
  • 4 cups Spinach (Loosely packed)
  •  5/6 shredded Mint Leaves (from the garden!)
  • Handful icecubes


 Wash all ingredients in cold water and pat dry. 

Put ice and mint into the container that will catch the juice to cool and add extra flavour.

Roughly chop large ingredients so that they will fit through a juicer.

Juice ingredients* and pour into glass over extra ice (if you wish).


I would note that you should try to use home grown or organic
produce when  juicing as non-organic produce is usually grown using
many chemicals that may be harmful.

* You are going to need a juicer or cold press machine to do this recipe. If you don't have one but you do have a blender you could blend the ingredients. This will come out with a think mixture with lots of pulp. You could thin this down with water or coconut water or you could put it through a sieve to get out the pulp.

Have fun with your juicing! Send me any good recipes you find/create!


P.S. Please don't throw the pulp into the trash! Put it on the garden, into the compost, leave it out for the birds to eat or even cook with it! I will try to upload a recipe which you could use the pulp in soon!

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  1. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog Laura.Nice to meet you :) Thank you for your lovely comment and another introduce to another cool blogger.
    Such a nice inspiration, and of course 'healthy' post. Well, if I have time, I might dash myself trying on your recipe. Love all the photos :) I'll keep update your blog via Bloglovin' ;) See ya

    1. You're very welcome! Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely comment :)
      I have also followed you so I'm sure you'll hear from me soon enough! Ha
      Glad you like the post.

      Laura xx

  2. This looks utterly divine! Wow! <3

    The juice is reminiscent of a gorgeous chocolate milkshake, so anyone that doesn't love veggies could be tricked! ;) Saying that, it sounds super lovely, super nutritional and super yummy, so a win-win situation basically ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  3. YUM that sounds so delicious! I'll have to give that one a try! :) xx