21 May Fresh Raw Green Vegetable Juices
Alkalinity, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, hydration & detoxification.
Fresh raw green vegetable juices provide more than the necessary vitamin-, enzyme-, and mineral-supplementation that is necessary to help regulate body salts lost in daily activity, increase oxygen absorption, remove plaque from arteries and intestines, eliminate toxicity from the liver and other glands, provide proper blood alkalinity, and decrease lymphatic congestion.
Drinking green juice 2-4 times a day, but not in combination with other foods, helps neutralize acidic compounds in the blood that contribute to lethargy, irritability, cravings for too much fruit and cooked starches and a repulsion towards meat leading to malnutrition.
Green juice is a much healthier way to stay hydrated and take in electrolytes than Gatorade and all those other new age hip sport drinks.
- Always use fresh raw organic fruits and vegetables.
- Main recipe includes 4-parts celery and 1-part parsley (or cilantro) by liquid volume.
- Change it up by adding a touch of ginger, cayenne, lemon, horseradish, cucumber, kale, mint, or basil depending on the season and your constitution.
- Add ½ teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar for more magnesium.
- If you need more sweetness add a teaspoon of RAW unheated honey. Only add in very small amounts (so not too sweet) of apple, pineapple, beets, orange, carrot.
- Add raw organic grass-fed cream, cold-pressed olive oil or coconut cream to absorb heavy-metals and increase hydration.
- Drink 4-oz servings at a time. First thing when you wake; 60 minutes after breakfast; 60 minutes after lunch; and 60 minutes after dinner.
- Do not combine with other food like starches or proteins.
Recipe for Raw Fresh Green Vegetable juice (watch video)
5 bunches of fresh celery stocks with leaves if not wilted
5 bunches fresh parsley (curly or Italian)
3 to 4 oz unheated honey (helps preserve the juice as well as sweeten)
You might add lemon, pineapple, ginger or horseradish for flavor.
Twin gear juicer with accessories
4 Ball canning jars (quart size narrow mouth)
Cutting board and chopping knife
This recipe creates 96-ounces of green juice – enough juice for 2 people for 3-days.
The process from start to finish including cutting up the veggies, juicing, clean up and storing your juice takes about an hour your first time. As you get more proficient, it will take 30-40 minutes.
Insert the parsley stalks first. They will get pulled right in by the gears. Place the Celery in leaves first. You will need to use the wooden (not plastic) plunger to push the celery and other items through. Juice the parsley first. Save the celery and pineapple for last as they tend to clog up the filter more readily.
After juicing the vegetables, pour the juice into a gallon pot. Place 24 ounces of juice and 8-ounces of honey in a Ball canning jar, screw the washer blade and base on the jar, place the jar upside down on the blender and blenderize for 5-10 seconds to thin the honey. Pour the honey juice mixture into the remaining 85-oz in the pot and whisk gently to break up the thinker parsley juice and mix in the honey fully. Honey helps to preserve the juice. Then, pour the 96-oz into (4) 32-ounce glass canning jars. Fill the jars to the top, seal with Ball-jar lids and store them in the refrigerator. There should be no more than 1-Tablespoon of air space in each jar. You will end up with a little more or less depending on the size and water content of your veggies.
After a few run throughs, juicing will become a healthy routine.
What kind of juicer do you recommend?
We use a low speed, twin gear juicer by Green Star (Green Star Elite 5000) for high quality and high output juice. This model is durable, comes with a great warranty, doesn’t heat up your juice which kills live enzymes, and gets the maximum juice from the pulp.
Can I use a blender or centrifuge juicer?
Not recommended. These high speeds will heat up the juice killing the live enzymes. And, you have all the pulp fiber which will clean you out nicely but takes extra energy to move through and won’t digest.
Can I just eat celery and get the same benefit?
You can. However, you will need to eat a shit-ton of celery to get the benefit of an 8-oz glass of juice, and you’ll probably feel bloated from all the fiber. Go for it! Your jaw muscles will certainly get strong!
Can I juice fruits or carrots?
High carbohydrate vegetable juices, such as root vegetables (carrot, beet, potato and yam) and apples raise blood sugar levels, making us overly emotional. Often blood-sugar level soars and then drops, leaving us mentally and emotionally fatigued, sleepy, irritable, and/or depressed. Therefore, it’s important to restrict high-carbohydrate vegetable juices to no more than 10% of the total drink.
Green juice is the BEST vitamin, enzyme, and mineral supplement.
Drinking green juice daily ensures the replacement of live enzymes, vitamins and minerals that are lost from deficient farm soils, from the stress of food transportation from field to our dinner plates, and that have been leeched from our bodies from years of eating cooked foods.
Raw Green Vegetable juice is one of the main pillars of our healthy diet at Blossom & Be Wellness. We invite you to join us on the journey to living a healthy, vibrant life. If you want to learn more about Raw Green Vegetable juices and how it can support you, give us a call.
Phoenix, Avyanna and Asa
Credits and Resources:
The Recipe for Living Without Disease, by Aajonus Vonderplanitz
We Want to Live, the Primal Diet, by Aajonus Vonderplanitz
Medical Medium: Celery Juice, by Anthony Williams