How to Make Green Juice
The reason I'm using apple, lemon and ginger in this recipe is to help
Hi, I'm Maria Saracen from ArtfullyNourished.com and in this video for About.com I'm going to show you how to make a delicious green juice.And why would you want to make a delicious green juice? Well, because green vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that will help you feel and look wonderful. But if you're not a huge fan of spinach or broccoli or kale, that's okay! The great thing about green juice is that you can use all the greens you do like and leave out the ones you don't. Here's a list of ingredients to choose from: kale, spinach, collard greens, lettuce, celery, cucumber, cabbage, broccoli, dandelion, apples and pears. You can also use fruit and vegetables that aren't green, like carrots, for example, to add flavor and sweetness.For recipe I'm showing you in this video, you're going to need:The reason I'm using apple, lemon and ginger in this recipe is to help to make the green juice more palatable. The apple adds sweetness while the lemon helps to take away some of the bitterness from the leafy greens. The ginger adds extra flavor and is a wonderful aid for digestion.Now that you have all your ingredients, make sure you wash them very well. You don't have to chop anything up unless it won't fit into the chute -- like the apple for example -- I like to cut that into halves or quarters. And now, you're ready to start juicing. The order of the ingredients doesn't really matter, but I find it's helpful to alternate between hard and soft ingredients to keep everything moving nicely. So once you've finished juicing your fruit and vegetables, pour the juice into a glass, give it a good stir and taste it. If you need more sweetness, you can add another apple, or if the flavor is too strong, you can dilute it with water or ice. The best time to drink your juice is right after you've finished making it because that's when it's most nutritious and fresh. If for some reason you need to store it, you can pour your juice into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge, but again, the sooner you drink it, the better.Thanks so much for watching. For more information about juicing, including more delicious juice recipes, please visit About.com.