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Healthy Green Juice with Lemon

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

I'm just coming off a pretty nasty cold and wanted to pop in and share this super healthy green juice recipe that helped nurse me back to health.

It's never fun catching a cold, and it's often times unavoidable, but there are some things we can do to support our immune system and help our body fight back. One thing I personally swear by is lots and LOTS of greens.

Healthy Green Juice with lemon, kale and green apple!

Whenever I'm sick, I try to drink as much green juice and green smoothies as possible. I tend to lean more towards to the smoothie side of things, but drinking the same green smoothie for multiple meals a day does get a teeny bit boring. That's where this delicious green juice recipe comes into play!

I've talked a little bit about juicing before (remember when I did that 3-day Juice Cleanse?), but I think it's important to note that juicing and blending (i.e. making smoothies), is very different. That's not to say that one is better than the other, they're just…different.

Unlike smoothies, juicing removes all the fiber from your fruits and veggies, leaving you with a delicious liquid that is packed with nutrients. Unlike smoothies which take a longer to digest because of the fiber, juice is easily absorbed and gives you the jolt of nutrients that each ingredient has. That's why it's also a great tool to add to your cold-fighting arsenal. That instant rush of nutrients helps give your immune system a nice little boost.

How to make a super healthy & detoxifying green juice!

The perfect green juice blend

Building a green juice is super simple, but personally, I like to make sure that I have a good blend of greens, veggies, fruit and boosters. I also like to go with watery vegetables so that I can maximize the volume of juice that I'm getting.

Here are some ideas for each of those. Really you can't go wrong, and which way you combine these ingredients, you'll have a tasty, healthy juice that will fill your body with nutrients and boost your energy throughout the day.

  • Greens: kale, romaine, collards, swiss chard
  • Watery veggies: celery, cucumber, zucchini/summer squash, fennel, broccoli stems
  • Root veggies: carrots, beets (I like to use yellow)
  • Fruit: apples, pears, grapefruit
  • Boosters (for flavor!): lemon, lime, ginger root, turmeric root, fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro & basil are my faves), jalapeno

Use a combination of greens, roots and fruits and I promise you'll have a delicious juice on your hands. It's important to balance your sugars, so try to incorporate one of the greens into each of your juices.

Healthy Green Juice with lemon, kale and green apple!

Healthy Green Juice with lemon, kale and green apple!
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Healthy Green Juice with Lemon

Use a combination of greens, roots and fruits and I promise you'll have a delicious juice on your hands. It's important to balance your sugars, so try to incorporate one of the greens into each of your juices.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy smoothie, lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 158 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 leaves of kale
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium carrot optional
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 " piece of fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Wash all your ingredients.
  2. Juice ingredients according to your juicer's instruction manual. If you don't have a juicer, you can use this method.
  3. Sip slowly and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Green Juice with Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 1171mg33%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 18040IU361%
Vitamin C 178mg216%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. Thanks for this amazing natural fruit juice reciepe, There is another mouth watering fruit juice recipes that will just make you want some more! Try these juicing recipes today that lifts your mood instantly! You can check this I’m sure you will love it :
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  2. Great recipe! The juice looks so refreshing. You could add a little ginger too – I found that the ginger can help the juice smell and taste a lot better!

  3. Hi Anusia! Thanks for visiting. I highly recommend juicing – especially in the morning – it's a great way to wake up and gets you really energized throughout the day. I never taste my juice as I go. Usually if I have one or two sweeter ingredients then I'm okay. This one was good as is! Hope you enjoy 🙂

    xo Alyssa

  4. Thanks for the post Alyssa! I have wanted to juice for sometime…after reading this, I may just do it tomorrow. I am guessing you need to taste the mixture as you make it in order to adjust to your tastes no? – Anusia

  5. I was in the same boat. I kept see delicious recipes and I just had to go out and get one. The one that I bought was only $45 and it's awesome! If you're looking for a juicer I definitely recommend this one!! xo

  6. This sounds like a very tasty and extremely healthy juice! Its recipes like this that make me want to run out and get a juicer. 🙂

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