Healthy Homemade: Green Juice


Earlier this year, I decided to buy a juicer; it is my most exciting purchase yet. I was first introduced to juicing through the crazy fabulous world of veganism, raw food, and detox. Once I learned all the yummy details, I just had to get my hands on a machine that can spout out glorious green juice.

When you think of juice, you might think about juice fasts. And then you might think, well, how can you do a juice fast? No food? That’s not enough! Actually, juice fasting will not deprive you of any nutrition. You are basically getting all the nutrition you need without the fiber and thereby letting your digestive system take a little break. In fact, you’re getting a lot more of those kale, spinach, broccoli, carrots, and green apples in to your system more than you would ever imagine in your wildest dreams.

Although some people fast for three weeks, one week, or even a few days, I opted to just add green juice as my morning routine. It takes me 30 minutes to prep the fruits and vegetables, juice, drink, and clean my juicer. A perfect way to start out my day in a healthy way!

Julie Sophonpanich is a senior at Brown University concentrating in History of Art and Architecture. She enjoys cooking and baking with her friends, strolling through grocery stores, and traveling to sample delicious cuisine.

**Recipe**

Morning Green Juice
Serves 2 (32 ounces)

Ingredients
1 cucumber, (peeled)
5 stalks kale
3 stalks celery
3 leaves romaine
1 broccoli stem
1 green apple (quartered)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1 bulb ginger (1 cubed inch)

Using a juicer:
Rinse all the fruits and vegetables. Cut the fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces that will fit into your juicer. (If you have a wide-mouth juicer like mine, then no need to cut anything except for the apple, which has to be quartered). Turn on your juicer, and then juice away!

Using a blender:
If you don’t have a juicer, you can also make green juices by using a blender and a nut milk bag (available in any grocery store). Blend all your fruits and vegetables in a blender with 1-1/2 cup of cold water. Strain out the pulp using the nut milk bag and voila! Green juice!

**Some juicy juicing tips**

1. Buy your fruits and vegetables and in bulk and you can save a lot of money
2. Putting the pulp through the juicer a second time can give your more juice
3. Use the pulp to make raw nut pulp crackers…yummm

Originally posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012

10 Responses to “Healthy Homemade: Green Juice”

  1. Krista Suh

    May 7th, 2012

    Wow, do you notice a change in your health?

  2. Louisa

    May 7th, 2012

    You have inspired me to buy a juicer and incorporate a green juice into my morning routine!! What a great and simple way to add nutrients to your diet.

  3. Celia Sophonpanich

    May 8th, 2012

    so just the green juice for breakfast or is it in place of our regular breakfast orange juice?

  4. Green Juice

    May 8th, 2012

    Excellent routine, I too add in a qt of green juice every morning. A green juice a day keeps the doctor away is my motto :-) Check out my green juice community http://www.greenjuiceaday.com let me know what you think

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    April 17th, 2013

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  8. Melissa

    August 5th, 2013

    Do you have the nutrition information? Thanks.

  9. Gisele

    September 26th, 2013

    Love my green juice too! It’s completely changed my life, my skin, my energy levels and my overall mood!

    One small tip – You don’t need to peel that lemon! Buy organic lemons and throw the whole thing in that juicer…you’ll get all the benefits of the extra vitamin C that’s in the skin, and it tastes great in juice too :)

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    March 12th, 2014

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