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6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Juice

mason jar of green juice surrounded by greens, parsley and broccoli

 


MY NAME IS TENIEL AND IM A CRAZY JUICER! ARE YOU?

Along with raw food I adore my green juice.
Juicing is part of my everyday routine. It would feel some what strange not to have my green juice in my day.
I have lots of reasons why I love to juice:
1. I find it refreshing
2. It helps me add so many extra greens into my diet
3. It easier on my digestion 
4. Its very alkalising  (very important)
5. Quick release of nutrients into my body
6. Recipe combinations are endless
I like too keep my juices as green as possible. By this I mean my juice is about 95% greens and the rest are spices and lemon.
This is the way I like to make my juices, as I don’t wont to overload on fruit sugars each day. (Fruit is great, but I don’t need them in my juice so why add it.)
 I understand my combinations are not for everyone. So adding an apple is a great way too add a little sweetness.
Pictured below are the typical ingredients that go into my green juice most days. 
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • dandelion
  • aloe leaf
  • cucumber
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • lemon
woman drinking green juice and green juice ingredients
To make your juicers extend further and add extra nutrients I always add the following as a base for every juice I make

  • Lemon/lime
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
We have so many wonderful greens that are full of vitamins and minerals.
 So remember to think outside the box and add some different greens to your juices
You don’t always have to be stuck with kale or chard!
Here are some of the greens I like to rotate in with my juice
greens to juice, burnweed, dandelion, stinging nettle, marshmallow
Most kids love juice. So it’s a great way too sneak in some greens with fruit if you need to.
These days I do not need to sneak greens in. The kids see what goes in and they are fine with it as long as I add some
fruit to make it palatable for them. I often include an apple or pineapple along with celery, kale, lemon, ginger, turmeric and cucumber for them.
kids drinking green juice with green mustaches
Other great greens to add include:

  • Beet top greens
  • Radish top greens
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Aloe leaf

So If you don’t juice I hope I have inspired you to try it. Its a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen as they
love to help use the juicer and make something themselves with some supervision.

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