Since the beginning of the decade, green juices are one of the biggest trends in the health industry. From the celebrities, social media influencers, wellness bloggers everyone is drinking and reporting about green juices and their healthy benefits, including improved digestion, weight loss, reduced inflammation, and boosted immunity.
Green Juice is considered to be a beverage made of green vegetables and herbs. There’s no official recipe, but common ingredients include celery, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, wheatgrass, cucumber, parsley, and mint. Often green juice tends to taste bitter, most recipes add small quantities of fruit — which may or may not be green — to sweeten it and improve its overall palatability. Popular fruit options include apples, berries, kiwi, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit. Although, green juice is not a substitute for a healthy and balanced diet, it shares many of the benefits that come along with eating more fruits and vegetables. Because of the high amount of vitamins, it is recommended to have a green juice after a Hatha yoga flow class or a Kundalini yoga class to replenish and nourish the body.
Green veggies and their juices are excellent sources of several essential vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. For example, Swiss chard and kale are packed with vitamins A and K, while wheatgrass supplies plenty of vitamin C and iron.
Research suggests that eating leafy green vegetables daily may help reduce inflammation, heart disease risk, and your risk of age-related mental decline. There’s also evidence that certain compounds in fresh juice can function as a probiotic, which feed and support the growth of beneficial bacteria living in your digestive tract. With all that in mind, it is best if you can drink it freshly squeezed to avoid it being pasteurized or sweetened with commercial sugars. This is one of our most popular green juice recipes. It has all the green superfoods you need, spiced up with ginger and sweetened with apples.
This recipe makes FOUR cups of juice. Only 6 simple ingredients to make a truly delicious, super healthy, and really easy Green Juice Recipe!
1 bunch curly kale roughly chopped
1 large lemon peeled and quartered
1 inch ginger peeled
1 large cucumber cut into long strips
2 large granny smith apples cored and sliced
4 whole celery stalks
Some of the healthy benefits of this YUMMMMI Juice are:
It’s super healthy. This recipe is PACKED with tons of fruits and veggies.
It makes you feel good and fresh.
Your tummy will be happy.
Your skin will glow.
You will crave more healthy goodies during the day and avoid processed food and candies!
It will increase your energy and optimism during the day.
Wash and prep veggies.
Juice in the order listed.
Optional - strain through a sieve (if you don't like pulp)
Drink immediately and enjoy!
Pour it over ice cubes, if you like it cold!