This is one of my favorite green juice recipes. It’s crisp, refreshing, and perfect for the warmer months that are coming ahead! It has a lot of cucumber in it, which is great for hydration and the additional mint and basil give it a delicious fresh flavor. When adding some dark leafy greens, I use spinach in this recipe because it has a smoother and more subtle taste than other greens. The lime and ginger give it a tangy kick. It will quickly become your new favorite juice!
Juicing: The healthier option
Juicing is the answer when you’re looking to incorporate more veggies into your diet. Nutritionists say that we need at least 6 to 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but if you’re anything like me, consuming this many apples or sticks of celery can be a real challenge. Thus, juicing is a great way to meet that quota.
Those who drink their produce are more likely to consume a wider array of vegetables and in turn, a greater amount of vitamins and minerals. In this way, juicing can help boost your immune system and increase your energy. What’s more, you gain all of the nutrients from the vegetables without the refined sugars you would consume if you were to down a regular fruit juice.
Furthermore, vegetables like kale can be harder on your digestive system, which is another reason why juicing is a great alternative. Consuming foods in the form of a beverage can help aid digestion. This is the perfect recipe to start adding juice to your diet because this green juice contains health-enhancing ingredients like spinach.
The World Health Association recommends you eat spinach daily. It is packed with vitamins C, A and E. In addition, it is full of flavonoids that fight inflammation and help prevent the onset cancer. The flavonoids in spinach have actually been proven to slow down the dividing of stomach cancer cells.
Recent studies have shown that spinach can also help prevent eye problems. This leafy green also contains vitamin K, which is famous for its role in blood clotting. In addition to this, vitamin K helps us maintain healthy bones and prevents heart disease. Spinach is also low in calories and has about 10 calories per cup. Spinach is an amazing vegetable that we should all aim to add more of to our diet. This juice recipe is a great way to do that.
This recipe is shared with permission from our friends at drfranklipman.com.
“Mojito” Green Juice Recipe
Serves: 1-2 (Makes about 16 oz juice, depending on juicer / produce size)
Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time: None
- 1 green apple
- 1 lime
- 1 cucumber
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup basil
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- Add all ingredients to your juicer, and enjoy! (This could probably be made as a smoothie in a blender too, although I’ve never tried it that way. If you make it as a smoothie, I’d recommend adding a small piece of avocado for creaminess).