This is the original Mean Green Juice recipe by Joe Cross at Reboot with Joe. Joe is the guy who captured his journey across the United States drinking just green juice in his documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead in 2011. He fasted for 60 days on the only green juice that completely transformed his health. He had lost 100 lbs over 5 months and cured his autoimmune disease. His film inspired millions of people to take up juicing. Joe believes juice cleanse can naturally heal obesity and diseases. The message he’s advocating is so inspirational. What an awesome guy!
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Mean Green Juice
- 6-8 organic kale leaves
- 4 organic celery stalks
- 2 organic green apples
- 1 organic cucumber
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp ginger
Juice all ingredients in juicer or blender.
While the vegetables and fruits used in this green juice recipe are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, they may counteract with the drugs you are using or may not be suitable for you. Please read the ingredients information below.
Kale – anti-inflammatory; lowers high blood pressure, reduces heart disease; chlorophyll-rich food high in calcium, iron, sulfur, copper, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, minerals copper; lutein and zeaxanthin which promote eye health; contains anti-cancer antioxidants;
Kale is a medium oxalate green food and should be taken in limited quantities by those with mineral deficiencies and loose stools because of the laxative and calcium-depleting effect of their substantial oxalic acid content.
Note: Kale contains the high amount of vitamin K and oxalates which may interfere with certain drugs and absorption of calcium. Please consult with your physician before including kale to your diet.
Green apple – protects memory, rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, flavonoids cyanidin and epicatechin which are antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals; contains malic and tartaric acids which inhibit ferments growth and toxic metals such as lead and mercury.
Cucumber: skin is rich in vitamin A, B, C, fiber, magnesium, and potassium so don’t peel them when you juice. Cucumber is also rich in silicon which promotes hair growth; beneficial for healthy skin and connective tissues, bones, and arteries. It also contains sepsis which is a digestive enzyme that breaks down protein and cleanses the intestines.The flesh of a cucumber is composed of about 96% water and contains caffeic acid making it great for detox, hydration, and prevents water retention.
Note: Cucumber has diuretic and cleansing properties, people who have diarrhea should avoid eating it.
Celery: rich in silicon which helps renew all connective tissues, bones, and arteries; phthalides help reduce high blood pressure by improving blood circulation; butylphthalide reduces bad cholesterol; improves digestion and clear digestive fermentation. Celery is also an excellent source of folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals like calcium, potassium, manganese, and sodium.
Lemon improves absorption of minerals; very low glycemic (does not significantly affect blood sugar); ph balance; excellent source of vitamin C, flavonoids with anti-cancer properties, vitamin B6, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Note: Avoid if have stomach ulcers or too much stomach acid.
Ginger: anti-inflammatory; has antioxidant properties to increase body immune system, anti-carcinogenic properties to prevent certain cancers; anti-inflammatory to relieve pain and swelling. Good source of vitamin B6, C, E, and minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, and magnesium; essential oils, protein, and fiber.
Note: Consult your physician if you have heart problems, diabetes, blood clotting disorder and taking medication for it, gallstones, or gallbladder related diseases.
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