For many, it can be quite difficult to get the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. And nobody is likely to reach out for a cupful of broccoli, drinking up green juices can fill the nutritional gap that you’re lacking in your diet.

Juicing is the fastest way to get nutrients into your body and green vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidant that give you optimal health and an immune system boost.

If you drink only fruit juice, you’ll be drinking too much sugar so a ‘green juice’ consisting of both veggies and fruits with some added protein is the way to go.

Here are some great benefits of a green juicing:

  • Easier nutrient absorption.
  • Feeds good bacteria in your gut.
  • Helps lower cholesterol.
  • Helps manage blood sugar levels.
  • Improves your skin.
  • Broadens the range of vegetables you eat.
  • Improves athletic performance.

Option #1 – Total Green Juice Fast For Quick Weight Loss

Get inspired by Joe Cross  in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead who lost over 40 kg in 60 days by only drinking green juices throughout the day and eliminating solid food. This juicing diet plan requires a lot of perseverance to avoid the lure of food and preparation and can affect your health if not done properly. Consult a doctor before going on this kind of diet.

Try out a 3 day cleanse at a time and build up to 7 days. And only if you feel that your body can handle it, go the Joe cross way and try the 60 day long commitment.

Option #2 – Use as an Additive to Your Daily Meals

Add green juices into your daily diet maybe in place of your coffee/tea or replace unhealthy snacks such as chips, cookies, bread with a serving of detox juice. Once you can do so with ease, try having green juices as breakfast or dinner.

How to Make Detox Juice

The easiest method of juicing is to squeeze ifruits manually but an electric juicer or mixer can help you save time.

An electric juicer, can extract a larger quantity of juice over a manual juicer and all you need to do is add the ingredients.

Each detox juice recipe below is made the same way:

Step 1 – Wash all ingredients well.

Step 2 – Cut fruit and vegetables into 1-2 inch chunks. Removing peels is recommended.

Step 3 – Place all ingredients in a juicer or mixer.

Step 4 – Pulse till all the ingredients are transformed into clear liquids. If you have used a mixer, you will have to strain the mixture to remove the pulp.

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Green Juice Recipes That Taste Good

  1. Classic Green
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Apple
  • Ginger

2. Tangy Goodness

  • Kiwi fruits
  • Green apples
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger
  • Mint leaves

3.  Dead Beet

  • Ginger
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Celery Stalk

4. Bring Summer Back

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • Lemon
  • Carrots
  • Celery stalk
  • Ginger

5. Water Boost:

  • Lemons
  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon

6. Quick Start Detox:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Celery stalks

  7. All Green

  • Handful of Spinach
  • Kale/Lettuce Leaves
  • Sprigs of Parsley
  • Apples
  • Lime
  • Cucumber

   8. Sweet Green

  • Spinach Leaves
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Green Grapes

  9. Love Greens

  • Cabbage
  • Beetroot
  • Strawberrys
  • Apples

10. Protein Punch

  • Spinach/Lettuce
  • Chia Seeds
  • Bananas
  • Ginger

11. Mean Green

  • A bunch of celery
  • Carrot
  • Broccoli
  • Apple
  • Pineapple

12.  UnGreen

  • 1 medium red cabbage
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • Half a lemon (unpeeled)
  • 1 tablespoon grinded flaxseed
  • 1 medium green apple

  13. Yum Green

  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Pear
  • Lemon

  14. Colour Me Happy

  • Orange
  • Carrot
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ginger
  • Cucumber

   15. Bloody Mary

  • Tomato
  • Carrot
  • Spinach

Are green juices a permanent solution to weight loss?

If you do undertake a long-term green juice diet plan, you will see the kilos drop but once you go back to your previous diet, you might gain some weight back. So green juices will help you break from bad eating habits and change your diet for the better by  bringing in more unprocessed foods into your diet.