FAVORITE GREEN JUICE RECIPE
I have a lot of favorite juice recipes, one of them being the Red Beet Carrot Juice. I also wanted a foundational green juice recipe that would be a perfect balance to provide many nutritional needs without additional thought and calculation.
MOST POPULAR JUICE RECIPE
This celery juice combination has become my most requested recipe and I believe it is the addition of lime that really does the trick at pleasing the palate. For years I have made celery, lemon, kale, and green apple juice – which is an amazing combination. Recently I tossed a lime in the juicer just for fun and I am so glad that I did. This simple addition made the juice taste irresistible. As I type this blog post, I decided to make another glass. Now that I have created this recipe, this celery juice combination is all I can think about drinking. It is fresh, cleansing, and energizing! You’ll understand once you give it a try. This is a healthy meal that can help you feel so amazing you’ll definitely add it to your favorite list of meals.
SIMPLE GREEN JUICE RECIPE
Lemon Lime Celery Green Juice is a simple recipe to make in the Omega J8006 masticating juicer because it requires very minimal preparation. I purchased my juicer about three years ago when I embarked upon a 28-day juice fast, or feast, as it is evolving in name.
TIPS FOR A BETTER JUICING EXPERIENCE
For any recipe that includes dense fibrous ginger and turmeric roots, I add those roots to the juicer first. This is to ensure that all of the digestive healthy bits of those roots are washed through to the collection cup with other ingredients passing after it.
I don’t typically juice the entire leaf of the kale. The reason is because I save the leafy part for a salad to fully gain the digestive enzymes of the kale by chewing it. Instead, I juice the hard stem that you would normally pull off and discard. It’s surprisingly pleasant in flavor and stores well in the refrigerator for later use. This photo below from my Instagram account is example of one way to use the kale stems.
I like to use an entire bunch of celery and cut just the ends off. Save the celery pulp if you like making raw crackers. I partially peel the lemon and lime to maintain some of the essential oil benefits of the rind (like pictured above). I only cut the apple into small enough pieces to pass through the feeding chute. I do not peel the apple to increase the digestive and heart health benefits contained within the skin. 
LEMON LIME CELERY GREEN JUICE RECIPE
- 1 bunch celery, ends cut off
- 1 lime, partially peeled
- 1 lemon, partially peeled
- 3 kale leaves or stems only
- 2 Granny Smith green apples
- 1 small piece ginger root
- Begin by juicing the ginger root first. Then juice the celery, using the other ingredients to push the celery through the juicer. This recipe yields approximately 1 quart (1 liter) of fresh juice.
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF LEMON LIME CELERY JUICE INGREDIENTS
Ginger root gives an extra digestive health boost and a mild warmth to the juice flavor. Ginger is antifungal and will support balanced gut flora as well as oral health against candidiasis.  Having a health history of yeast infections after too many antibiotics, I use ginger root as a medicinal herb to correct my internal gut flora balance. Ginger root can also be prepared as a soothing tea to support restful sleep.
LEMON AND LIME
The benefits of lemon and lime are numerous. Most dishes are made better by the addition of lemon and/or lime juice to give the meal a fresh citrus flavor. This is also true of this juice recipe. The addition of lemon and lime brightens the flavor of the other vegetables. By partially peeling the citrus you still receive the beneficial cellular support of lemon and lime essential oils while minimizing the bitterness of the rind. Bitter is an essential flavor that has gradually become omitted from our meals. It aids in the stimulation of the gallbladder and the liver to adequately digest our foods. It is best to keep some of the rind, but all of it would potentially throw the balance of the flavors off.
The benefits of celery are unique. It is a good source of calcium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. Celery also contains the flavonoid luteolin which may come as a surprise, as it makes celery an excellent food selection for supporting bone health and inflammation reduction.  Celery is very easy to juice in the masticating juicer. At approximately $1.45 per head, it is also a very affordable juice ingredient because it produces a high yield of juice for such a small price.
Kale is used in this recipe for two reasons: first, the more green leaves the better; and second, to help push the celery through the masticating juicer. The benefit of using a masticating juicer is that it closely mimics how we would eat by crushing the food and pressing out the juice. This causes many of the nutrients in the fresh juice to remain unchanged, reducing oxidation. The minor drawback to using a masticating juicer is that you can’t just toss everything in like you can with the centrifugal type – a centrifugal juicer cuts the produce with tiny blades and rapidly spins the pulp and juice through a strainer to extract out the juice. In a masticating juicer, softer fruits and vegetables need a more dense produce to help push them through. For every 6-8 celery stalks I juice, I will send one kale stem in to push all of the celery through. Because the masticating juicer is built to perfection for juicing green leaves, this is a perfect solution. The incredible benefits of kale is that they’re from the cancer-fighting cruciferous family due to their anti-tumerogenic properties. Kale also contains a decent amount of magnesium which could help curb sugar cravings . Any time that I notice I am starting to crave sugar or carbohydrate based comfort food, I will increase the amount of dark leafy greens that I consume.
One important reason that I drink fresh juices is to support my body in reducing inflammation. Having a history of joint pain, I now understand that it is important that I give special care to selecting foods that do not trigger that pain reaction. In a study performed by the journal Nutrients, apples were found to support reduction of inflammation and the development of the gut microbiota in relation to heart health.  The level of sweetness that apples add to this juice is very small, just enough to please the palate but not so sweet that the juice raises your blood sugar levels too high.
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