To the max green Juice

I love any type of green juice but this To the max green Juice is delicious. The apples save the tartness of this drink.

To the max green juice

I have not made juice in for ever. This To the max green Juice is superb.

While we love to drink smoothies most of the time, I like to have a refreshing veggie juice once in a while. The only thing about having juices is that the fiber is not included in them, and that to me it is very important. I have to device a way to use the scraps and maybe incorporate them into some sort of muffins or pancake next time. I hate wasting them.

However, I am going to make it a mission to at least have a couple of homemade juices a week. I have had my juicer put away to long, but no more!

When drinking juices, pretty much the sky is the limit. I like to use ginger to counter act the flavor of the strong veggies, in this case the kale, parsley and celery. I just love ginger. I wanted to point out a few of the nutritious facts of the ingredients I used, their properties have great health benefits.

Kale is very high in bet carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C and rich in calcium. Kale is a source of two carotenoids, lutein and zezxanthin.Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties.

Parsley is a very potent antioxidant. Parsley’s volatile oils—particularly myristicin—have been shown to inhibit tumor formation. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley’s volatile oils qualifies it as a “chemoprotective” food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.

Ginger aids in digestion, alleviates high blood pressure, treats nausea and morning sickness and lowers LDL cholesterol.

Celery has antioxidant properties, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. Many of its phytonutrients fall into the category of phenolic antioxidants that have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits as well.

On another note, I can’t wait for fall baking. There are pretty much just 4 weeks for fall. Smelling apples, pumpkin and cinnamon are one of my favorite things while baking. I have a few great fall baking recipes lined up, so stay tuned for that.

Until my next post, I leave you with this amazing nutritious To the max green Juice.

Enjoy!

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This juice is just awesome. Talk about getting some super nutrients. A great way to start the day.

To the max green juice

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To the max green juice

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic apples
  • 2 organic pears
  • 2 tbs fresh ginger root unpeeled, I used more
  • 4 stalks organic celery
  • 1 cup parsley, stems and all
  • 1/2 lbs fresh kale

Directions:

Process all the ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately.

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 11.20.50 AMNutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 4 servings.

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22 comments

  1. This is such a pretty color! It looks so healthy and delicious.

  2. Glad to see I’m not the only one dusting off my juicer! I returned to juicing around the first of August. Every morning now begins with a quart of fresh juice: Carrots, Spinach, Apples, Celery and Cucumber. I also have a second quart of the same mixture for a late afternoon snack. Already experiencing major health changes all Good!

  3. This recipe looks so good Miryam. Juicing is my favorite way to eat my veggies but I fall off the bandwagon because it takes so long to prepare and clean.

    I think the same thing as what you said in your article – I should find a good recipe for this “waste.”

    But so far all I did was start a worm farm. On the plus side I have lots of good compost :)

  4. i love green juice sometimes i even crave for it..missing fiber saddens me too but its just so refreshing.

  5. I finally got a juicer a month or two ago and quite shamefully, I have only used it once. But this makes me want to go get it out of the cabinet and make some gingery green juice!

  6. Thanks for the veggie and herb facts, Miryam! I always learn so much from your posts. This green juice looks so scrumptious and super healthy. Love that it’s full of so many antioxidants and that the color is so vibrantly green! It even LOOKS good for ya… :)

  7. The green is so so so beautiful!!

  8. I loved reading about the nutrients in the veggies. Thanks!

  9. This looks like a great GREEN recipe that I can use when adding in my scoops of Ultimate Foods Drink Mix. Thanks!

  10. Can I use dry parsley? How many stems is a 1/2 lbs of kale?

    • No dry parsley will not have any water, juice so you will no be able to get the nutrients from it. I wouldn’t be able to tell how many stems is 1/2 lb of kale, sorry. Thanks for visiting.

  11. Thank you! I’m off to get fresh. I hope 1 bunch of Kale will do.

  12. so informational. thanks for sharing. love this green juice, I need to make it sometime.

  13. I definitely need to get my juicer back out too. My hubby and I did so well before, time to get back into being healthy to combat all my fattening desserts I consume!! ;) This juice looks delicious, and thank you for all the nutritional facts!

  14. I haven’t tried drinking GREEN juice. But my aunt who is a nurse, said that it’s good for the body. Since I love apples and pears, what the heck! I’ll add the celery, parsley and kale. :D Thanks!

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  16. Wow, I love the addition of ginger to a smoothy. I’ve never thought of doing that before. Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!

  17. you can use the left-over fibre from juicing in stews, casseroles, soups etc, to thicken. failing that the compost heap! recycling!!, using the goodness to grow your own, free from chemicals, veg, etc!!! lol.

  18. For our juice scraps/fiber we make veggie burgers! We mix the scraps with black beans and various spices and they’re fabulous! We freeze them for whenever we want burgers and it’s way better than any processed junk! You can also dehydrate the scraps into crackers.

  19. We also put our veggie scraps with some water and spices in our slow cooker and strain them to make veggie brothe for stuff later. We then freeze the veggie broth into ice cube trays.

  20. I love green smoothies. I started drinking them a few years ago and they have had a tremendous effect on my health an energy levels. I prefer smoothies to juice though.

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