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Spicy Green Juice Recipe

by | Jul 5, 2024 | Juicing for Health

Description

One of my favourite new juice recipes and if this is what you have to drink to detox and cleanse the body then count me in.

Drinking green juice daily is one of the BEST things you can do for your health because green vegetable juices are the optimal food for cleansing, purifying, and healing your body.

Green juice contains chlorophyll (the blood of plants) and is remarkably similar to our own blood (haemoglobin).

When you dink a daily glass of freshly extracted, cold pressed green juice your body receives a highly concentrated, powerful, instantly absorbable, living nutrition that has many benefits for the body.

Look at some of the benefits of green juice:

  • Healthy Glowing Skin
  • Improved Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Digestive Health
  • High in Amino acids to build proteins
  • High in Vitamin K for calcium
  • High in Plant-based iron

Happy Juicing!

Taste

The flavour is very “moreish” with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the spicy flavour. It’s clean, refreshing and very easy to drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 capsicum (green)
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 ginger knob (2cm)
  • 1 jalapeno

Juicing Time: 3 min
Juice Qty:  600ml
Serves:  2

Preparation

Celery

  • Chop stalks into small thumb-size pieces across the stalks (this shortens the long stringy cellulose fibre and stops it from wrapping around the press)
  • You can juice celery leaves, however it will add bitterness, so discard if you don’t like this
  • REVO830: No need to chop into small pieces
  • AUTO10: Cut long pieces to fit in the hopper

Cucumber

  • Cut into chunks to fit down the chute
  • Juice with skin on

Apples

  • Remove the stems and remove any stickers
  • Juice apples whole with skin and seeds.
  • Cut in half or quarters if too big to fit into the wide chute

Parsley

  • Roughly chop leaves and stems
  • Juice handfuls at a time

Ginger

  • Wash and dry
  • Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on

Jalapeno

  • Cut off the end with the hard stalk
  • Cut into half and remove the seeds
    (you can juice the seeds but only if you like it hot!!!)

Cold Press Juicing Method

Start making this juice with the cucumber chunks.

Once they have pressed through the juicer add the celery pieces one handful at a time letting the machine squeeze and press each handful.

Next add the ginger, the jalapeno followed by the capsicum.

Grab a handful of parsley, squeeze into a small ball in your hand and then add the ball to the juicer.

Finish with the hard apples to help push the light parsley through the press.

 

Tip: this one can get real spicy depending on the jalapenos you use and weather you juice the seeds or not. Try slicing a small piece off the end and tasting the spiciness before juicing.

 

AUTO10 Layering: parsley, cucumber, jalapeno, apple, celery, ginger

Health Benefits

Celery

Celery is technically a herb however we eat it and cook it like a vegetable.

Celery is a versatile vegetable that offers numerous health benefits, thanks to its unique nutritional profile.

Celery juice is very alkalising in the body, which is extremely important after a good workout to help flush lactic acid from the body.

If you want to learn about the amazing benefits of drinking celery juice I highly recommend the book titled "Celery Juice" by Anthony William.

Here's why celery is good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Celery is low in calories but rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and folate. It also contains antioxidants like flavonoids, beta carotene, and vitamin C.

Cardiovascular System: Celery contains compounds called phthalides, which have been shown to help lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around arteries and allowing blood vessels to dilate. The high potassium content in celery can also help regulate blood pressure levels.

Digestive System: Celery is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, prevents constipation, and may reduce the risk of digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticulitis.

Immune System: Celery contains antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants can help strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Skeletal System: Celery benefits the skeletal system through several key nutrients and properties. It is a good source of vitamin K, essential for bone health as it helps regulate bone mineralization and synthesizes osteocalcin, a protein that binds calcium to the bone matrix, strengthening bones. While not extremely high in calcium, celery still provides a small amount of this crucial mineral, necessary for maintaining bone density and strength. Celery also contains silicon, a trace mineral that supports bone strength and flexibility by playing a role in the formation of collagen, vital for bone and connective tissue health.

Additionally, celery has anti-inflammatory properties due to its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help reduce inflammation and protect bone health. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy bones and joints, and celery’s high water content contributes to overall hydration, supporting joint health by keeping the synovial fluid, which cushions joints, adequately supplied.

 

Inflammatory Response: Celery contains compounds like luteolin and polyacetylenes, which have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases.

Detoxification: Celery is a natural diuretic, which means it can help flush out toxins from the body by increasing urine production. It also contains compounds that may help stimulate liver enzymes, which are involved in detoxification processes.

Recipes: click here

Cucumber

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.

Nutrition: Cucumbers are a good source of vitamins K and C, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are important for bone health, immune function, and heart health. Cucumbers contain antioxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

All Systems: Cucumbers can counteract toxins and lift depression; cleanse the blood; quench thirst, moisten the lungs, and purify the skin. They are also a good antidote for conjunctivitis, sore throat, acne, and inflamed skin diseases. Hence the saying, 'cool as a cucumber'.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. A diet rich in potassium can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Cucumbers contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, both of which are linked to heart disease.

Digestive System: Cucumber juice also cools most inflammatory or heat-related conditions, including stomach inflammation. The fiber in cucumbers acts as a prebiotic, feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gut. This can help maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria, which is important for overall digestive health. 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.

Integumentary (Skin) System: Cucumbers contain silica, a compound that is important for healthy connective tissues, including skin, hair, and nails. Applying cucumber slices to the skin may also help soothe sunburns and reduce swelling.

Recipes: click here

Green Apple

Green apples have it all in the world of juicing. They have a thick skin which makes them crispier and super easy to juice in a cold press juicer. They have a tangy, sour taste which pairs well with green vegetables.

All apples have a perfect 5-pointed star when cut across the middle. This star represents a human being standing with arms outstretched in the shape of a star. The old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away is an ancient truth. Apples have been designed by mother nature as an everyday health-preserving, disease-fighting food.

Phytochemicals found in apples are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification. The fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.

Green apples are a better source of vitamin A, B, C, E and K than red apples. Also, green apples contain more Iron, Potassium, and Protein than red apples.

Parsley

Parsley is an excellent herb to replenish you when you’re depleted and feeling exhausted. Parsley is in a class of its own because of its skill at alkalizing all the body systems. Used on a regular basis, parsley can alkalize the entire body, driving out the acidity. The herb is an all-purpose pathogen-fighter; it keeps bacteria, parasites, and fungus at bay. This herb is sometimes called a “chemoprotective” plant because it helps protect DNA from damage and stops cell mutation.

Nutrition: Parsley is full of nutrition, including B vitamins such as folic acid, vitamins A, C, K, and of course plenty of iron.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Parsley is high in antioxidants, including flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C, which help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, both of which are linked to heart disease. It is also a good source of vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and may help prevent the hardening of arteries. Some studies suggest that parsley may help lower blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Nervous System: Parsley is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and flavonoids, which help protect nerve cells from damage caused by free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. It is also an excellent herb to help you replenish you when you are feeling depleted and exhausted.

Respiratory System: Parsley is rich in vitamin C, which is important for immune function and respiratory health. Vitamin C helps protect the lungs from infections and may reduce the severity of respiratory symptoms. Parsley contains antioxidants, such as flavonoids and carotenoids, which help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and protect against oxidative stress. Parsley has been traditionally used as an expectorant, helping to loosen mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough up and expel.

Sensory System: Parsley is amazing for anything mouth-related too such as gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth, as it impedes the growth of unproductive microorganisms there.

Skeletal System: Parsley is good for the skeletal system due to its vitamin K content. Vitamin K plays a crucial role in bone health by assisting in the modification of osteocalcin, a protein involved in bone mineralization. Adequate vitamin K intake has been associated with a reduced risk of fractures and improved bone density. Additionally, parsley contains other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C, which also contribute to bone health.

Recipes: click here

Ginger

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.

Jalapeno

Jalapenos are high in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function, skin health, and antioxidant protection.

Capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat in jalapenos, has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and pain. Capsaicin can also boost metabolism and increase fat burning, aiding in weight management.

Capsaicin has been linked to improved heart health by reducing cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, and improving blood vessel function.

When adding jalapenos to your juice, start with a small amount to avoid overpowering the flavor and to gauge your tolerance to the heat.

Combining jalapenos with other ingredients like citrus fruits, greens, and other vegetables can create a balanced and nutritious juice.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

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.

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