Mean Green Juice

12 oz glass of Mean Green Juice.

The Best Mean Green Juice

There are a ton of variations of this juice recipe but basically, it’s the super green fruits and vegetables that make this such a nutritional and tasty drink. It’s packed with Kale, Cucumber, Celery, Green Apples, Ginger and a squeeze of Lemon. I even like to mix spinach into the ingredients when I have it. This drink is a powerful detox for the body and it aids in weight loss if managed properly. Super foods like the ingredients in this drink are cheap too so, there’s no reason not to give this a try.

Kale, Cucumber, Celery, Green Apples, Lemon and Ginger on a cutting board.

Detox and Weight Loss

I’m no expert and I’ve only began to scrape the surface of juicing but I’ve personally been incorporating into my diet for almost 10 months now. I have a celery juice every single morning to start, which aids the liver. According to those flat belly experts, it’s impossible to have a healthy liver and be over weight so I’ve been cleaning that bad boy up.

As far as the Mean Green Juice goes, KaleĀ contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients.

Cucumber hydrates the body and contains potassium and magnesium to support fluid balance. I recently passed my first, hopefully my last, Kidney stone and hydration was one of the key ingredients to move that along. Cucumber may also clear up your skin, reduce your blood pressure and I’ve heard it even helps to break up Gout.

Green Apples contain pectin, which is a fiber source that works as a prebiotic to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut to help digestion. I’ve also heard that one apple is the equivalent of one cup of coffee, only better for you.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities. It also has a ton of other benefits that include easing digestion, calming nausea or motion sickness and aids the immune system to fight colds and congestion.

Lemon can ease a sore throat, help blood sugar, prevent kidney stones, it has cancer fighting benefits, aids weight loss and, once again, aids in digestion and clears up skin.

Juicer with a 24 oz measuring cup full of Mean Green Juice and a container full of pulp.

Juicer vs Blender

There are a ton of nutrients that get wasted juicing but some people just can’t stomach all that fiber from a blender so, it’s going to be up to you and your personal preference, which one you choose to use. If you don’t have a juicer and you only have a blender but don’t want the pulp, you can poor the juice through a mesh strainer and mash the pulp with a spatula.

Mean Green Juice video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.
Mean Green Juice Ingredients:

3 Celery Ribs
6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
2 Green Apple
1 Lemon,
1 tbsp Ginger, approximately 1″ inch

Watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this Mean Green Juice. Also, I like to refrigerate this juice for a couple of hours first, then give it a good stir before I drink it. It just tastes better that way, to me.