MY GREEN JUICE RECIPE
1) Slice up one ripe Gala apple (this will make your green drink sweet and delicious)
2) Open up a grapefruit and peel the thick skin off (the grapefruit will add a bit of acidity and freshness to your juice)
3) Use a handful of spinach or more if you want
4) Add some kale or parsley to the mix!
Grapefruit is a very important fruit for weight loss because they are high in fat burning enzymes and antioxidants. Grapefruit also decreases your insulin level which helps with weight loss because it burns energy more effectively and increases your metabolic rate. For those looking to fight off the common cold and free radicals, grapefruit provides you with lots of Vitamin C! Grapefruit is also useful for ridding yourself of indigestion. It can be digested quickly and easily, reducing the heat and irritation that is in your stomach.
Juicing spinach can be a bit tricky because it is fairly difficult for the body to metabolize it compared to other vegetable juices. Most people don’t use it as the main ingredient in juice mixes. I only use a handful. Try and use fresh spinach quickly because it will eventually lose beneficial nutrients when stored over longer periods of time (more than a few weeks). Spinach is supposed to be helpful for improving regularity and cleansing the heart and liver.
Kale is also an excellent source of nutrients, especially vitamin A and calcium. With a combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, kale is a dieter's dream food. It provides decent amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium.
The crappy thing about juicing is, you don't get the beneficial fiber. It actually goes to waste unless you use it for "jook" afterwards. I guess you can also use it for a face mask by mixing it with honey. I usually end up just throwing it away...
I try to switch back and forth with a juicer and a blender or sometimes I'll use both. I will juice some fruits and veggies and then blend it with a banana or add in some blueberries to make sure I'm getting some fiber. It's a lot of work having to wash everything afterwards but if it becomes part of your daily routine, you'll get used to it!
Some other veggies/fruits I like to juice include: