In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I humbly submit my favorite recipe for green juice. Unlike many juicers, I must avoid the extremely sweet juices (from carrots, beets, and most fruits) that are so often used to mask the taste of greens. Fortunately, and much to my surprise, green juice can be delicious without them. Really. I actually like drinking this juice. A little sour green apple and some cucumber take the edge off here with very little sugar, which makes this recipe ideal for anyone with blood sugar issues (e.g., diabetes or hypoglycemia) or for Candida-prone individuals.
My Favorite Green Juice
1 head organic romaine lettuce
1 bunch organic spinach
1 bunch parsley or cilantro
1 to 2 heads organic celery, leaves included
1 to 2 cucumbers, skins included (be sure not to use waxed cucumbers and keep an eye out for mold; if either is a problem, peel them first)
2 small zucchini squash
1 organic Granny Smith apple, cored (apple seeds contain naturally-occurring arsenic)
If possible, use all organic ingredients and wash skins thoroughly. This recipe makes a lot of juice, probably around 6 cups, so feel free to halve or quarter the recipe as needed. If you like, you can dilute it slightly with water and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Now go drink to your health!