By Nicole Teh
If your belly is bloated, your digestive track seems to be doing less digesting and more distending or you’re just looking to throw your health into high-gear, step away from the medicine cabinet and into the kitchen to whip up a green juice!
Full of raw, seasonal produce, green juice is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acid to nourish our insides for healthy skin, hair, nails and teeth. And because it’s in an easy-to-drink juice form, it’s both quickly digested and absorbed with minimal effort by our bodies – meaning you get more bang for your buck, without having to eat 8 cups of salad for breakfast!
Not a vegetable lover? Good news for you! Green juice not only allows you to easily get loads of vegetables into your body –– but also tastes considerably better than what you imagine chopped up kale, celery and chard to taste like!
How to Make Green Juice
As with most things, there is no right or wrong – but merely some suggestions on how to begin your green juice journey. Depending on your preferences and the seasonal produce available, your green juice will differ from batch to batch. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks with a few helpful pointers…
Be fresh. Always use fresh, seasonal produce – and aim for organic when possible.
Go dark. The darker the leafy greens, the richer they are in nutrients. So, experiment with chard, kale, spinach and more!
Clean up. Not only should you make sure your vegetables are clean before making your green juice, but also be sure to clean your juicer well before and after use.
Sip Stat. Vegetable juice is one of the most perishable foods, so try to drink your green juice when it’s freshly juiced.If you absolutely need to store some, make sure to stick to use a glass jar with air-tight lid and fill it to the very top to keep air to the bare minimal, then store in refrigerator.
Start Simply. While green juices can get spicy and vegetably very fast, if you’re just beginning try a sweeter combination like spinach, cucumber, green apple and lemon. When you’re ready, swap out the cucumber and use kale instead. Rally ready to up the ante, ditch the apple and add parsley and celery.