Green juice, the health sensation that’s sweeping the nation. The next time you’re stuck in traffic on your way to work, take a look around you at the other motorists struggling to deal with the situation. You’re bound to see a few frowny faces staring back at you, but the chances are that someone will be sipping on a green juice smoothie.
Green juice for breakfast gives your metabolism a kick-start in the morning. Adding fresh vegetables and fruit to your breakfast offers far more nutritional value than toast and cereal. Each serving comes loaded with potent antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that cleanse your blood, detoxify your system, providing you with energy until lunchtime.
If you’re keen to give the green smoothie revolution a try, check out these 12 ways to make tasty green juice in a blender. Choose a recipe to detox or boost your energy, our methods have something for everyone to enjoy.
1. Lemon and Cucumber Cool Down
Our first recipe includes celery, a natural diuretic that will send you to the bathroom a bit more than usual. However, it’s an excellent way of removing any bloat or gas for eating too many carbs. The diuretic properties of the juice help your body flush out toxins and free-radicals.
Try a serving of this juice after a hard day at the office or a brutal workout. The additional magnesium found in the celery helps to relieve stress.
1-head romaine lettuce.
2-large celery stalks.
1-medium-sized English cucumber – peeled.
Juice of half a lemon.
The juice from these ingredients is remarkably sweet, thanks to the addition of the Fuji apple. The lemon adds a slightly sour tinge to the flavor, making it a beautiful blend of sweet and sour flavors.
Mix all the ingredients in your blender and pulse until smooth. Store any leftovers in the fridge and consume within 24-hours. Yields 2-cups.