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How To Make Green Juice

This recipe is great for detoxing both before and after the holidays! Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift. Like many green juices, it makes you sing from the inside, and is reason enough to invest in a juicer! And it tastes great and feels good to drink! 

Juicing can be time intensive. I think that is why so many people are inclined to purchase fresh juices instead of making them at home. The punch of citrus in this recipe cuts down the bitterness of the kale and if you want to sweeten it up naturally or mellow it out you can also add green apples or carrots. The Juicer will separate the pulp from the juice. With the pulp you can compost it and go even more green. 

During the juicing process, skins, peels and pulp separate from the juice and go into a waste container. If you’ve been throwing these scraps away, try adding them to your garden’s compost bin instead. This fibrous pulp breaks down quickly and infuses your compost with a variety of nutrients. Once the scraps have turned into compost, add them to your garden for healthy soil and robust, high-yielding plants.


  • 2 to 3 kale leaves, to taste
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1 head romaine
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, trimmed
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled, deseeded
  • 1/2 lime, peeled, deseeded
  • 1 1- inch cube of peeled ginger
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled


Combine the above in a juicer – serve, refrigerate, or freeze immediately. Refrigerated, I’ve found the green juice to be pretty great on day two, as well as the morning of day three.

Pro Tip:

– Wash, trim, and prepare your produce when you come home from the market. Then refrigerate. This way, it’s straight into the juicer when you’re ready.

– Make more then you need in one go. Certainly, fresh, immediate juice is the best. That said, its just as easy to make a three day supply, and keep it refrigerated.

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