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Green Juice Diet: What It Can Do For You

Green Juice Diet: What It Can Do For You

Cup of green juice with various healthy ingredients

Boost Your Vitamins and Nutrients with Green Juicing

While a lot of people are going on juice cleanses to become healthier, it is far more beneficial to your body to just drink one glass of green juice each day. Green juice is made by adding several different varieties of leafy greens in a juicer or blender. There is no better way to instantly add vitamins and nutrients to your body than green juicing, but following these simple rules will allow you to get the most benefit from green juicing.

Drink It Immediately

Taking your time to drink your glass of green juice is one of the worst things you can do. The enzymes in the green juice start to break down as soon as they are exposed to air, so they become less nutritious over time. It is recommended to drink your green juice immediately after it is made to give your body the most nutrition possible. Also, instead of gulping down the juice, try to eat your juice or swish it around your mouth before swallowing. Doing this will mix with your saliva and you will absorb more of the amazing nutrients into your system, which is the whole point of these juices.

Don't Add Much Fruit

A lot of the green juice recipes that can be found online include more fruit than vegetables. While this will certainly make the green juice taste better, it is also going to add unwanted sugars. The last thing you need when trying to live a nutritious life is to drink a glass of sugar each morning. If you are going to use a green juice recipe, make sure that it contains the least amount of fruit possible.

Drink First Thing in the Morning

If you drink green juice on an empty stomach in the morning, then the vitamins and nutrients will be absorbed in your body immediately. If you drink the juice after a big meal, then it is going to take your body hours before it absorbs all of the vitamins. Drinking green juice first thing in the morning is also a great way to get your body awake and ready for a long day at work.

Mix Up the Greens

Kale and spinach may be the most popular choices for green juice, but they should not be the only two greens you are adding to your diet. There are dozens of greens that work great in green juice, and they are all going to supply your body with different vitamins. If you want to get the most out of your green juice, then you need to change up the greens every week.

Green Juice Recipe for Starters:

The following will make about 2 servings. Puree the ingredients in a blender or a juicer until smooth. If it is too thick add more water.

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 10 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 celery ribs
  • ½ - 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 granny smith apples (green)
  • 1 cup of green grapes
  • 1 tsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup water

Have you started juicing daily? Share your experiences below as I and everybody else would love to hear your thoughts.

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