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Green Juice For Beginners

Filed in Recipes, Veggie — January 5, 2020

Recipes, Veggie

(You need a juicer for this recipe!)

Fresh juice can be intimidating to try for the first time. What do I add? How much? Will the flavor be too bitter? Here’s a starter recipe for a tangy, green juice, and some tips for creating custom juices with a flavor profile you’ll love.

High Water Yield Veggie Base

For a first-ever green juice, I would stick with large water yield veggies, which are mild and make a great base. Like celery, or cucumber. If you’re planning on making a juice with a cucumber base, you might want to stick with using green vegetables for the entire juice yield, so the color comes out vibrant and appealing. You don’t want your first juicing experience to result in a mucky color that you won’t want to drink. If you use a carrot base, stick with orange ingredients, etc.

Sweetness

Also, adding ginger adds a much needed zip! It gives the juice a mild – sweet taste. Another easy way to add sweetness is including a high water yield fruit like apples. Once you start to learn what flavors you like, you can start adding richer, greener veggies like kale or collard greens.

Quality Ingredients

Your juice will only taste as good as the ingredients you’re juicing from, so make sure you’re buying fresh, new produce at the store. Try and think of a store with great deals but bulk buys so you don’t spend a fortune to make 5 cups of juice.

Ingredients

  • 3 green apples, cut into slices and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch spinach, ends chopped off
  • 1 inch ginger root, peeled, and quartered
  • 2 large cucumbers, quartered

Directions

  1. Set up juicer and make sure all your chopped ingredients will fit inside the opening at the top.
  2. Feed each ingredient through the juicer.
  3. Strain into desired glass.
  4. Chill. Strain if desired, and enjoy.

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