Fresh and Green Juice Recipe
Usually, I prefer to mix greens with fruit so that you get the vital minerals from the greens combined with the glucose from the fruit to help deliver them both to your cells more effectively..
However, I recognise and appreciate that some people don’t want any fruit which is why I created this juice recipe.
It is very light, under 100 calories for the entire 500ml of juice which makes it ideal for a low-calorie juice option.
Very light and refreshing juice that is easy to drink and well balanced. You mostly taste the cucumber with a hint of ginger.
- 4 cucumbers (500g)
- 4 kale leaves
- 1 piece ginger, 2cm
Time: 2 mins
Qty: 500 ml
- Remove leaves from the main stem (you can juice the stem)
- Roughly chop the leaves
- Cut into chunks to fit down the chute
- Juice with skin on
- Wash and dry
- Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on
Cold Press Juicing Method
Always juice the light ingredients first.
Add the kale to the juicer in handfuls at a time. You might need the pusher to help push the kale onto the press.
Next, add all the ginger pieces.
Finish by adding each of the cucumber chunks one by one.
Tip: substitute the kale leaves for silverbeet, swish chard, or even handfuls of baby spinach if you want a lighter-tasting green flavour.
Kale is brain food.
A nutritionally packed leafy vegetable that contains incredible healing and rejuvenating properties. Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, K, B-complex and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
The most beneficial component is its ability to relieve inflammation, thanks to its antioxidants.
Kale also provides a good amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha linolenic-acid (ALA), vital for good brain health.
Cucumber juice is highly alkalinizing and very hydrating. When your blood is well hydrated it can carry more oxygen which increases energy levels, kills bacteria and viruses and improves circulation.
Cucumbers can counteract toxins and lift depression; cleanse the blood; quench thirst, moisten the lungs, and purify the skin.
Cucumber juice also cools most inflammatory or heat-related conditions, including stomach inflammation, conjunctivitis, sore throat, acne, and inflamed skin diseases. Hence the saying cool as a cucumber.
Cucumbers are also allies to the liver due to their ability to hydrate it. Your liver’s always in need of living water that’s filled with minerals and other nutrients because your liver keeps your blood hydrated. It relies on sources such as cucumber for that living water.
Plus you get lots of juice without any calories.
Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.
Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.
Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.
Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.