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How Do You Make Green Juices? 7 Amazing Health Recipes

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Having green juice is a phenomenal strategy to kick off your day and maybe the first step towards a plant-based lifestyle. Fresh juices taste amazing, and that reason alone is enough to learn how to make green juice recipes.

You will quickly notice that green juice isn’t simply green in presence. You feel it. It contains vegetables that provide overall health improvements, minerals, driving forces, chlorophyll and other ingredients that your body needs.

The aim is to include a green vegetable with some fruit for the palette. I added some greens, such as a cucumber along with a sugar addition like lemon, an apple, carrot, or orange. Yes, carrots have sugar.

You will see that lemon and cucumber is used in most of the recipes. That’s because cucumber works extremely well to increases the overall substance to juice, and the flavor is uncompromised.

Lemon introduces a little kick to the juices, and if you are going to mix it with apples, it provides a subtle tarty sweetness. This doesn’t bring in too much sugar though, and shouldn’t cause you to worry over your level of sugar shooting up.

Below are some great juice recipes you can try. Most blenders will work just fine.

1. Popeye’s Secret

popeye secret green juice

If you grew up in the ’80s, you’ve watched Popeye cartoons. His favorite food was spinach for its strength, which also increased spinach consumption in America by one-third over a small and surprising mistake.

Regardless, we know spinach is extremely rich in iron, and a deficiency can bring on a host of issues. This power-packed green juice will kick off any day with a bang.

Ingredients:

  • A few handfuls of spinach
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 lemon squeezed (or the whole thing, peeled)
  • 1/2 a large cucumber
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

With iron being one of the most vital minerals, one of the health benefits of managing iron levels include eliminating fatigue. Iron also plays a vital role in immune system function, treating anemia, boosting hemoglobin, and much more.

Additionally, spinach is packed with calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin A.

2. Sweet & Sour

apple lemon juice

This recipe combines the sweetness of apple and a bit of sour with lemon. It’s the cucumber and romaine lettuce that truly brings all the flavors together. Finally, adding some celery brings in some good inflammation-fighting properties and helps with digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large celery spines
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • A few handful of romaine lettuce
  • 1 average Fuji apple
  • 1 lemon squeezed (or the whole thing, peeled)

This green recipe can also act as a diuretic, flushing out toxins from your body. It’s a great juice drink, with a smoothly blended taste.

3. Glucose Smasher

cantaloupe juice

With this one being higher on the sugar side, it’s important to keep your glucose levels in mind. The added banana will give it a nice smoothie feel, while the melon still keeps it closer to a juice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cantaloupe
  • 1 large Fuji apple
  • A few handfuls of romaine lettuce
  • 1 lemon squeezed (or the whole thing, peeled)
  • 1/2 a banana

Cantaloupe contains zeaxanthin, which helps play a protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from macular degeneration. This drink will keep you start you off exceptionally well hydrated.

4. Super C

green pepper juice

There are a lot of people who wouldn’t think to add green pepper in their juices. However, you might not know this vegetable contains some of the best-known antioxidants like carotenoids and a rich wellspring of vitamin B6, C, and folate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 green pepper (sliced)
  • 2 celery ribs
  • A handful of kale
  •  1 regular cucumber
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple
  • 1 peeled orange

This mixture will really help get you in high-gear, especially if you’ve woke up feeling a bit groggy.

5. Morning Delight

spinach carrot garlic juice

This is a perfect juice first thing in the morning to wake you up with powerful health benefits. The combination of ginger and garlic is a knock-out punch to help fight any infections. Plus, they both help lower blood pressure and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

  • A large handful of spinach
  • 2 peeled carrots
  • A pinch of parsley
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A small piece of peeled ginger

This green juice is a little spicy. If you can handle it, add a few more garlic cloves. Your co-workers might notice the garlic, but you win with the massive health benefits.

6. Antiox Bliss

strawberry green juice

This drink is simple and delicious! The strawberries taste so sweet, and all without any artificial flavors. The powerful antioxidants in these berries will be sure to protect you against free radicals.

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 strawberries
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 5 celery ribs
  • 1 regular cucumber

Another option is to make the drink the night before and let it chill over night for a cool treat first thing in the morning. Or, just throw in a few ice cubes for a dessert-like juice.

7. Heart Juice

heart juice

If you’re looking for heart health, look no further. This juice has so many heart-healthy benefits. Since it has cucumber, it’s still technically a “green” juice, but this will most definitely be red after blending. There’s so much vitamin K in this mixture to crush calcium deposits from your arteries, along with massive antioxidants and so many other nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • 1 regular red Anjou pear
  • A handful of red lettuce
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 lemon squeezed (or the whole thing, peeled)
  • 1 medium cucumber

Wrapping Up

And there you have it. These are just some simple recipes to kick start your day.

I love to add flax, chia, and hemp seeds along with some turmeric powder to all my juice drinks. Feel free to experiment and come up with your own green juice recipes too.

If you try the juices above or have some exciting juice ideas of your own, I would love to hear about them in the comments.

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