GREEN JUICE I LOVE YOU SO, GREEN JUICE YOU ARE MY AMIGO...
My personal favorite. It's just so good for you...loaded with chlorophyl, magnesium and zinc and a whole host of other phytonutrients.
You've probably seen a lot of people turning towards green juice drinks recently. I started my green juice/drink career about 5 years ago. I had an older gentlemen present a little gift to me. (It looked like a glass of swamp water.) I've always had a fear of swamps, so this was a little bit awkward for me. That day, I decided to drink my fear and slam this giant glass of gobblie goop. (Green Juice)
Let's just say I'm glad I did. I felt like the AMAZING after chuggin' this thing. My body was so nutrient deprived, it soaked up every last drop of the green juice madness and I became the HULK. I know, it's a cartoon pic... the real pic is too graphic for your young virgin eyes.
"Green Juice" has an alluring level of mystery to it.
Green Potion. Green Mystery. Green Machine. Green Lantern. Green
The term green juice, is meant to describe any juice - that is in fact some shade of the color green. Green juice may be a combination of fruit and veggies or it may be 100% veggies. Green Juice ingredients may be 100% crisp green, or a rainbow of colors. I'm a personal fan of using all greens.
ALL YOU VEGGIE HATERS DRINK UP!
Most people assume that if they hate veggies, they will dislike green juice. (Sorry to through you under the bus dad.) Not so. Green juice, when properly prepared delivers delightful intermingling flavors: salty and sweet. Spicy and sour. Pungent and mild. Tart and warm. Each ingredient produces a unique flavor property - and with a little creative license, you can easily craft your perfect variation of "Green Juice". Here are my favorite recipes - and a few steps to creating your own...
Also, don't be affraid to add weeds to your green drinks. Personally I love juicing recipes with dandelion greens, comfrey and nettle leaf. For more info on them go here. <---
Green Juice Ingredients. Here are a few of my faves and my flavor analysis of them:
Green Juice Ingredients:
Arugula juice- spicy, grassy
Basil juice - sweet, spicy
Bell Pepper juice- hydrating, sweet, zesty
Cabbage juice - mildly grassy
Celery juice - zesty, hydrating
Green Chard juice- grassy, sweet
Cilantro juice - sweet, fragrant
Collard greens juiced - grassy
Cucumber juice - hydrating, sweet/sour
Endive juice - bitter
Fennel juice - anise, zesty
Green apples juiced - very sweet, tart
Green grapes juiced - very sweet, tart
Green onion juiced - zesty, spicy
Green pears juiced - very sweet
Honeydew juice- sweet, hydrating
Jalapeno juice- spicy, zesty
Kale juice- grassy, dark
Kiwifruit juice - tart, sweet, zesty
romaine juice - hydrating, mild, grassy
Lime juice - sour, zesty
Mache juice- grassy, dark
Parsley juice - grassy, zesty
Spinach juice - grassy, dark, pungent
Watercress juice - spicy, grassy, hydrating
Wheatgrass juice - very grassy
Zucchini juice- hydrating, mildly bitter
Mint juice- vibrant, minty, cooling
assorted green herbs
Non Green Ingredients
Pears - very sweet
Apples - sweet/tart
Ginger - very spicy
Orange - zesty, sweet
Lemon - tart, zesty (remove seeds)
Pineapple - zesty, very sweet
Carrots - sweet, thick
Grapefruit - sweet/tart, mildly bitter
Blueberries - sweet, thick
Jicama - thin, mild, cooling
Radish - zesty
Beet - sweet, dark
Garlic - zesty, spicy
Tomato - sweet, zesty
Other Green Juice Add-in's:
Black Pepper - spicy
Spirulina - seaweed/nutrients
Cayenne - spicy
Wild Oregano Oil - Spicy
Habanero Powder - Man Up
Pine Polen - Salty
(I have more add in's - at the membership website)
In conclusion, get yo' greens dude. Stop messing around with your health. You can either pay for your health now or sickness later. Share this with all your friends and people you care about. Let's get this message out!