My go to green juice which packs lots of nutrient rich veggies and natural sweetness helps detoxify and adds a punch of essential minerals, iron and vitamin C. It combines alkalizing spinach with parsley and cilantro, two great heavy metal detoxifiers. Spinach alone is a sweeter/mild nutrient packed green and cucumber adds highly mineralized water to the mix combined with fiber rich pear and apple, vitamin C containing orange all for a little added sweetness.
I enjoy making juice once a week for myself and neighbors as a added/quick way to get vitamins and nutrients into mine and my toddlers body. I don’t use juices as cleansers or meal substitutes, but rather as a healthy snack or along with a meal.
Using a higher vegetable to fruit ratio helps keep the juice lower in sugar and adding higher fiber fruits will also balance out that natural occurring sugar as well.
Detoxifying Green Juice
- 1 cucumber
- 3 ribs celery
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 handful parsley
- 1 handful cilantro
- 1/2 lime
- 1 pear
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
- Chop the cucumber, apple, pear, and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
- Cut lime in half and cut away the peel of 1/2 the lime leaving the white pith and lime flesh…it should be small enough to fit into the juicer without cutting.
- Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the greens and cucumber/celery, lime, pear, apple, and orange.