This morning I woke up bright and early and started getting ready to head to the university. I’m going to be gone until mid-afternoon, so I decided to prep two very different juices.
The first, is the Mean Green from “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. It’s a nice mixture of dense vegetable matter with a great trick: apple/lemon/ginger…it’ll mellow out anything. It’s got a subtle grassy flavor from the celery and kale. The cucumber ads lots of mellow liquid. The apple sweetens the mixture and the lemon/ginger mask the bitterness of the kale. It’s a brilliant concoction, and is close to being a staple in the juicing world.
The official recipe used in “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” from the Reboot Program.
6 Kale Leaves
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1 piece of ginger
I found this second recipe on Choosing Raw, a really great site about vegan and raw food choices. It’s quite sweet from the beets, carrots and apple, so I it’s a nice one to throw in the mix when everything else tastes grassy. The grapefruit gives it a nice tangy zing which complements the ginger well. And, as you can see by the pictures, it has the most lovely sunset color from the orange carrots and deep red beet. I tossed in some ice, and poured it into my insulated Klean Kanteen. I’ll enjoy this around noon after a few hours of class.
4 large carrots
1 inch ginger
1-2 cups grapefruit