However, I need to be honest here: I truly hate green juice. Complete nightmare.
I drink green juice the same way I used to take cod liver oil when I was a little kid: holding my nose, closing my eyes and forcing it it down the throat while telling my body 'this is good for you now gulp it!"
According to some “with a green juice in your system cravings for junk food will fade away quickly”.
Personally, after drinking a green juice cravings for (any kind of) food just disappear. Green juice makes me noxious.
So I decided to embark in a “green juice quest”. I collected as many recipes as I could find and tried them.
Green juices can be "made" with several different ingredients, as long as they are green (or greenish). The most common “items” include: kale, spinach, swiss chard, celery, cucumber, parsley, romaine, apples, and lemon.
Almost 99% of the recipes I found are a combination of the above ingredients. There are other favorites though such as pear, kiwi, lettuce and beets.
However, if you ever meet a “green juice purist” he/she will tell you that adding the latter ingredients will alter the "purity" of the green juice.
Anyway, after much suffering and endless torture trying all sort of different combos, I honestly think this is the best green juice recipe. Hope you'll like too!
The Best Green Juice Print this recipe!
I really don’t like how apple tastes in the green juice but I know it’s a fave of many juicists, so I mentioned it as an optional ingredient. I’ll let you make up your mind on that one.
3 romaine leaves
5 celery ribs (leaves on)
3 kale leaves (stems off)
3 swiss chard leaves (stems on)
Handful of spinach
Handful of fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 green apple (optional)
Process all ingredients (except lemon) through a juicer and add lemon juice at the very end. Before drinking remove with a spoon some of the foam that forms on top.
One serving of green juice score 156 calories, 0 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs and 2 grams of protein.