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Squeaky Green – Weight Loss Juice

Description

The best way I know to get a lot more greens into your diet is to juice them and this recipe is packed with heaps of fresh, green produce that is both refreshing and alkalizing.

The juice taste is very light, watery and refreshing. It will leave you feeling squeaky clean and well hydrated.

Ingredients

  • 1 lettuce head
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 baby spinach handful
  • 1 mint leaves handful

Juicing Time: 4 min
Juice Qty:  900ml
Calories: 24

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Preparation

Lettuce

  • cut in half then into quarters then into eighth
  • juice in 1/8th size pieces

Cucumber

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

Celery

  • Chop into small pieces (5cm) across the stalks to cut the long stringy fibre
  • You can juice the leaves if you like the bitter taste otherwise discard

Baby Spinach

  • No prep needed
  • juice leaves whole

Mint

  • remove the leaves from the woody stems
  • juice leave whole

Method

You need to take your time with the ingredients in this juice.

Start with the lettuce. Go slow and use your pusher to help get each piece pushed down onto the press inside the juicer.

Next juice the celery pieces. They will help push the lettuce through the strainer.

I then grab the handful of the spinach leaves and squeeze them into a tight ball in my hand before adding them to the chute of the juice. I then do the same with the mint leaves. 

Let the juicer squeeze and press all the leaves.

Finish with the cucumber pieces adding one at a time waiting for each piece to go through before adding the next piece.

 

Tip: after making this juice close the cap and add 500ml of water to the juicer. Let it run for a minute or two. It will clean the juicer and pick up lots more nutrients from all the greens. You can then water your plants or drink the nutrient-rich water yourself. 

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Health Benefits

A head of lettuce (use any variety) helps the brain by clearing blood plaque and increasing blood flow to the brain.  It has extremely low-calorie content and high water volume and is actually a very nutritious food and great for weight loss.

Lettuce is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, manganese, and chromium.

They say lettuce keeps the brain young and the heart fun.

Spinach contains the powerful antioxidants glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid. Spinach is a great source of B1, B2, and B6, all vital for the body to convert food to energy.

Cucumber juice is highly alkalinizing and hydrating. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, and potassium.

Mint can also promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for helping one to lose weight.

Happy Juicing!

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Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Kuvings Master Juice Chef

 

Gary is passionate about natural healing therapies and wholefood medicine. He practices yoga and qigong and teaches people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of juicing and eating a whole food plant-based diet.

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