Make Green Juice

Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with this month’s tip from Kris Carr, wellness expert and New York Times best-selling author.

Kris CarrQuestion: Could you commit to making a green juice at least three times per week this month?

If so, you might end up falling in love, says best-selling author Kris Carr. “I haven’t been able to stop talking or writing about green juice since my first sip. What can I say? That green nectar feels like pure, invigorating oxygen shooting to every corner of my being. I don’t want to shake your kale tree, but this is the time for you to start sipping more greens.”

So what is green juice and why is it so spectacular? Here’s what Carr had say, and how to follow in her footsteps:

When you run your produce through a juicer, the pulp is separated from the juice. You may be wondering why anyone would go through all that trouble. Absorption, baby. Since your body doesn’t have to work to digest the fiber, it can easily pull the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients straight into your bloodstream. Plus, giving your digestive system a break means your body can focus on resting and repairing your hard-working cells.

Don’t get me wrong, fiber is awesome! But it’s OK to skip it in a glass of emerald sunshine, if you’re eating a plant-filled diet. Plus, you can fit a lot more vegetable goodness in a green juice (a pound or more!) than you can eat with your fork in one sitting.

What else can you drink that’ll do such phenomenal things for your health and put a large dent in your five recommended servings of fruits and veggies per day?

Today, juicing is as much a part of my life as brushing my teeth, but it wasn’t always second nature. I’m reminded of my early juicing adventures each time I receive a question from a reader who wants to juice, but just can’t seem to get the hang of it or is too intimidated to even try.

People think they have to do it perfectly, but the bottom line is you can’t mess it up. Just keep your juice green and low in sugar by sticking to 3 vegetables to 1 fruit in your juices.

That’s the 3:1 rule.

Here’s a quick how-to video that’ll get you started on your three-times-a-week juicing path:

The author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Crazy Sexy Diet, and Crazy Sexy Cancer also published this helpful guide to juices and smoothies.

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1 Comment
Tiffany Taylor

February 11, 2015 at 12:46 am

My mum made a green smoothie, it was very delicious to look at and very tempting even it wasn’t done yet. So, I left her in the kitchen and a few minutes later she called me to taste the green smoothie she made. On my first sip, all I said was, “Yummmm” and lick my upper lip. When nothing’s left, she said “It seems you love the smoothie with algae that I made?” I really don’t know what to react. It’s tasty but knowing that it has algae, I got angry because she didn’t tell me beforehand. All she said was, you don’t have to worry because it brought multiple health benefits. I searched this algae or spirulina she was referring to, and it’s true. Since then, I keep drinking smoothie that has spirulina powder. It has also capsules form. Read more about: Spirulina review

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