This Spring, green juices were very popular. I’ve seen them everywhere, on magazines, blogs and sites. I don’t follow trends in diets, but these green juices like any other colorful foods caught my attention. I used to make juices with green ingredients, but not only, so the result would be a brownish thing to drink! Yucky, right?! So I make them more appealing by choosing a certain colored fruits for the juice, or more colors that match. It is said that fruits( the exception are apples that have neutral effect) and vegetables are not to be combined together, they require different enzymes for digestion. While I don’t entirely agree with this, you might want to follow this rule. I suppose the meals we have, usually contain 2 or 3 different foods that will require different enzymes to digest, so why worry about this certain combination?
You can make the juice using the blender or the juicer. I used both, for best results. I only use the juicer for the veggies that have a rough fiber like the cabbage or the french turnip, maintaining the fibers into the juice as much as possible for the rest of the fruits and veggies, using the blender only. If you find the taste too raw, add more apples or fruits and reduce the veggies.
So I placed in my blender:
• 6 green apples unpeeled, a handful of spinach, one green pepper, the leaves from 1/2 bunch of parsley and 1/2 bunch of dill, a cucumber
• and the juice from 1/2 cabbage and a french turnip
Why to drink green juices? Green juices are packed with nutrition. Greens produce chlorophyll, which oxygenate your body, this enables us to release stored toxins. The hemoglobin (proteins components of red blood cells and transporters of the oxygen in your blood) will get elevated improving the blood circulation as a result and giving your body a boost of energy. A green juice will cleanse your digestive system, lungs, liver and uterus. So if you are a smoker, this is an excellent supplement to your diet.