5 Refreshing Green Juices – Great for Breakfast!

If you would like to include more greens in your diet, a freshly made green juice is a great way to boost your nutrient intake. With leafy greens on the top of the list of nutrient dense foods (ANDI scores) there is every reason to get the juicer going and make some refreshing green drinks. Green juices may be a bit daunting for some, especially if you are new to juicing, but they aren’t as bitter as one may think as the fruit masks the taste of the greens. Green juices are a great alternative to fruit juices, as they mainly consist of vegetables and hence contain a much lower sugar content.Here’s my top 5 Green Juices which I often make for breakfast, but you can also make them at any other time if it suits you better, but I find them a great start to the day.cucumber-pear-juice 1) Cucumber Pear Juice
1 medium cucumber
2-3 stalks celery
1/2 slice fresh ginger
1 1/2 pear, cored
1 handful kale

Directions: Wash produce thoroughly and cut to fit juicer. Juice, stir and enjoy immediately. If you want your juice extra chilled you may serve on top of ice cubes.

2) Cabbage Juice
1 large wedge green cabbage
1 bunch romaine leaves
2 small pears
1/2 slice ginger root

Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut cabbage and core pears. Cut produce to fit into juicer. Juice and Enjoy.

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3) Mean Green Juice
This juice has become a bit of an iconic drink as it was featured in the “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” Documentary. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s very inspiring and clearly shows how fruits and vegetables can transform lives.

Ingredients:
1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 green apples
6 leaves kale
1/2 lemon, peeled
1″ ginger

Directions: Wash produce well and peel lemon (if you are using organic produce you may leave the skin on, but you may find it very bitter). Chop produce to fit the your juicer. Once juice, stir and enjoy straight away for best quality.

kale-spinach-juice4) Kale Spinach Juice
1 large handful spinach
4-5 leaves kale
3 romaine lettuce leaves
3 celery stalks
1 cucumber
1-2 green apples
1 lemon, peeled

5) Zesty Ginger Juice 
1-2″ ginger root (depending on your liking)
1 cucumber
4 carrots
3 leaves kale
1-1/2 pear

Directions: Wash produce well (no need to peel) and core pear. Chop to fit juicer, juice and enjoy!

Recipes adapted from Joe Cross

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