How to Make a Green Juice that Makes you Wake up and Dance!

I must admit, I have a reputation for being able to drink anything that you can dredge out of your hedge.

A dodgy looking 'green' drink

And this little drink is really no exception (and no, it’s not a pint of Guiness). I’m having a good laugh as I write this, gleefully anticipating sharing with you what is in it. I know making green juices really isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (excuse the pun), but they give you such a health boost and are great to incorporate into your lifestyle.

This isn’t one for the faint hearted. When I’m having the greens, I don’t add fruits to sweeten things up as I really notice how cleansing and purifying these purely veggie drinks are.

So what do I do? I reckon I need to make a video for this little number but here it is in words to get started.

I think that quantities don’t really matter. Just pop any amount into the juicer that you think you’d like. Your body will tell you if that works and you can adjust next time if necessary.

Okay, here we go:

  • 1 small carrot (just washed if organic, if not peel it)
  • small beetroot (for that fun mind-boggling colour as it blends with the dark green)
  • a big handful of spinach leaves
  • several big leaves of very dark cabbage – kale is good and today I used cavolo nero cabbage
  • a stick or two of celery
  • 1/3 of a cucumber
  • a big chunk of ginger
  • garlic
  • …and a big handful of homegrown sprouts of your choice
  • And when I’ve juiced all of that, I then add a heaped tablespoon of wheat grass powder as my juicer is a centrifugal one which can’t process the wheat grass.

You can either hydrate the powder a few moments before by adding it to a little water and then to your juice when it is ready. Or just toss it into the juice and stir – which is what I do. If you want to find out about all the amazing benefits wheat grass has, check out this link.

And how do I feel when I’ve drunk one of these? As if I’ve just properly woken up and the day is ready to start with a bang.

Proof of the pudding - a tasty 'green' drink

Yes, I can hear you saying, but that doesn’t look very appetising. Well, you could have a point there. The beetroot juice does indeed make it look intriguing. But I’m not afraid of colours and love to play with the blends. If this isn’t your thing, you could just close your eyes and drink up.

However, beetroot juice has so many benefits, you really don’t want to be leaving it out.

I think now I have to make this on video and share the fun with you. Juicing is fun and so healthy that I reckon, once you start, you’ll just not want to stop.

N.B.: I got busy and made the video straight away. Here is it: How to Make a Green Juice as Part of Your Raw Food Diet

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4 Responses to How to Make a Green Juice that Makes you Wake up and Dance!

  1. Mark Keane says:

    Thanks Fiona! looks divine 🙂 So much fun creating elixirs! My cheeky favourite at the moment is soya milk, banana, peanut butter with cacao, maca, guarana and honey. Free Elixir with entry to next Conscious Clubbing in Bristol on 18th Feb 😉 xXx

    Mark Keane

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Mark, yes it is fun creating these concoctions. And your mixture certainly sounds like something to put the bounce back in your step! 🙂 x

  2. It actually looks and sounds brilliant to me. Love beetroot juice anyway. I may have to make this and might even try with ginger…… I have been naking smoothies with most of these things in. What’s the benefit to juicing over smoothies?

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Louise

      If you can put the wheat grass in, that really packs a punch and is a super cleanser. It detoxes big time so go easy on it to start with. I take a heaped tablespoon, but a teaspoon might be more than enough at the start.

      Ideally these things are juiced because they bypass your digestive system and get straight in where they’re needed. When you make the smoothies, they are much heavier with all the fibre and your digestive system has to pull them apart first, literally. The pure juice also tastes very different from the thicker smoothie so you might get a surprise at first.

      When you drink a veggie juice, you don’t have that heavy feel as if you’ve just eaten a meal but you get all the benefits.

      There is another option. You can make a big load of smoothie and then filter it all using one of those ‘mylk’ bags. That takes all the extra baggage out and leaves a really nutritional green juice too. If you don’t eat a load of simple carbohydrates and other heavy foods, then you really don’t need those big amounts of fibre.

      I’ve just added another ingredient that I forgot….garlic.

      I’ll be blogging and doing more videos on all of this so keep the questions coming. 🙂

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