March 04, 2022

Green Juice: The #3

So, I did something different.

And it kind of backfired.

Not on me...but for my kids.

Here's what happened:

As opposed to making two distinct juices—one with one set of veggies and a whole other bottle of juice made with an entirely different selection of produce, I decided to make two bottles of the same juice.

One bottle would be for me.

The second bottle would be split between my son and daughter. (They drink less than I do.)

Each bottle lasts us three days.

Anyhow, After I took the photo above, I thought: Oh, snap!—I bet you haven't heard that slang term since the 90s!I need to sweeten this recipe up for the kids.

Enter these:

But here's how I screwed it up:

Apparently one of my kids isn't a fan of celery.

Well, at least now I know. 

Now, onto the rest of this juice's contents:

What we have here, per the photo above (from left to right) The first (smaller) plate: collard greens and cilantro; second plate (from top to bottom): cucumber, lemon, celery, and more collard greens.

Collard greens are one of my go-tos for juicing. Collard greens contain a high fiber content, and this can cause stomach discomfort, gas, and bloating for some people. (Personally, I haven't experienced this and neither have my kids.) Collard greens are on the bitter side, but they play well when mixed with other fruits and vegetables. 

Cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing. The natural chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals in the body to help remove them from the body.

Cucumber helps rid the mouth of odor-fighting bacteria, contains numerous antioxidants, and fights inflammation.

Lemon These tiny yellow wonders are known for their high vitamin C content and can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Celery is good for your brain, regulates fluid balance, relieves migraines, and lowers arthritis pain.

Green apple promotes weight loss, improves cognitive functioning, and boosts the digestive system.

Cutie tangerine is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, as well as dietary fiber. These tangerines are also a good source of potassium, calcium, and phosphorus and are full of antioxidants like beta-carotene and the flavonoids hesperetin and naringenin.

And here's the finished product:

And here's what I did with the pulp; I incorrectly labeled collard greens as kale. There's no kale in this juice:

This bag went promptly into the freezer for use at a later date (think puree for soups, etc.)

Until we juice again...


If you are new to my juicing posts, please visit Juicing: How I started, which details the exact juicer and glass bottles I use as well as some background on how I got started.

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