‘Mean Green’ Juice Recipe

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When I tell people I love drinking green juice I don’t always get the best reaction.

Most people I’ve talked to have viewed it quite negatively.

“Ewww that sounds gross”

 “That sounds awful. Sorry but it does. Why are you torturing yourself”

 “That looks like you’re drinking grass. Smells like grass too? Why are you drinking that? Are you a cow?”

That last comment was made by my dear old mom, who prior to getting fit and healthy herself had detested all things green and thought a well-balanced meal for a child when we were growing up was a McDonald’s kids meal. YES REALLY!

Thank goodness she’s seen the light. She only goes back to McDonald’s on the rare occasion that she’s craving a sausage and egg McMuffin. I give her dirty looks while she eats it.

Now back to the green juice…

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This is one of my favorites. I first learned about it after watching an amazing documentary called, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. The guy in the movie, Joe Cross, was overweight and suffering from a number of ailments. He decided to go on a juice cleanse for sixty days and he only drank fresh fruit and vegetable juice. I give the guy major props because the longest I’ve lasted on a cleanse is 3 days and I was delirious at the end of it lol.

Joe’s original recipe for Mean Green Juice:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 8 celery stalks
  • 4 apples
  • 16 kale leaves with stalks
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 inch piece of ginger

Directions:

  1. Wash all produce well
  2. Peel the lemon and core the apple
  3. Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy

 Servings: Makes 2 servings of 16-20 oz (500 – 600ml)

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My weekly fruits and veggies 🙂

I modified this recipe. I didn’t add lemons because I drink lemon water each morning. I substituted pineapples for the apples because I live in the tropics and pineapples are more readily available. Also, I think 4 apples is a lot of sugar. I also added bok choy because it is very nutrient dense. I added carrots because they contain a lot of vitamin A and that’s really good for your eye health. I’ve got major vision problems *sigh…

My modified recipe for Joes Mean Green Juice :

Ingredients:

  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 pineapple
  • 10 kale leaves
  • 2 bunches of bok choy
  • 2 inch piece of ginger root
  • 6 carrots

Servings: Makes 2 servings of 16-20 oz (500 – 600ml)

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The finished product! It tastes better than it looks!

And there you go! Happy Juicing!!

Please watch Joe’s documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It really opened my eyes to the benefits of incorporating juicing into ones life inorder to improve your overall health and well being.

Learn more about Joe’s documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead HERE

Buy the Breville Juice Fountain blender that Joe and myself both use HERE

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I should try this, I have never used Buk Choy before in my smoothies or juice.

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    1. You should! I started using Bok Choy in my juicies a couple months ago when I read that it has a really high nutrient density. I now choose what I juice based on this nutrient density scale: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/andi-guide . Helped me alot because I used to juice mostly fruits. Now I juice mainly green vegetables.

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      1. I will try that out. I try to strike a balance between fruits and vegetables or sometimes based on what i have at home. Thanks for the tip, i am following your blog now and i look forward to more tips from you.

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