Just made this incredibly green juice and thought….that’s a good name for this juice!
It’s based on Joe Cross’ “Mean Green” (see: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com) and has the most energetic effect on your body after you drink it.
I didn’t have my coffee today…and now I feel like I don’t need it anyway. I got my vitamins and my energy level boosted higher than a strong shot of caffeine would.
The juice has been made with the aid of a juice maker. It is not a smoothie, but a 100% pure juice. My juice maker is part of a food processor with many functions….it is unfortunately not a slow juicer, but it does its job well and having one machine that can fulfil most of the kitchen tasks is a good thing for me, as the space in my kitchen is rather limited.
So here is what you’ll need:
- 1 lemon (peeled)
- 4 green celery stalks
- 1 small piece of turmeric (the size of your pinky)
- 1 small piece of ginger (the same amount as the turmeric)
- 4 handfuls of fresh spinach
- 4 apples (cut into 4)
I start by juicing the ginger and the turmeric. Then I add the rest of the ingredients, one by one, ending with the apples. It results in a beautifully green juice that will freshen up your day.
If you find the taste of celery is too strong, you can always add an extra apple, to make it taste smoother. Anyway, if in the beginning you may feel the need for that extra apple, you’ll see that after a couple of times of having this juice you’ll feel like going for something “stronger”.
I prefer drinking my juice in the morning, before going to work, because I think this quantity of vitamins is too crazy for the evening, when you should relax and prepare for sleep.