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Yayyyy! The day is HERE!
Our #mindfuljuicingparty is here and I am soooo ready to take on the next five days of juicing with you all.
If you have *no* idea what I am talking about... I am hosting / taking part in a juicing challenge where a few of us on Instagram are going to juice at least one juice a day for five days. That's all. Very simple. No rules. Just juice. 🙂
If you want more details you can head on over to this post, Five Day Juicing Challenge, where I break everything down and even include a super cute intentional planner for you to print out and help you get organized for the week.
If you're late to the party, no worries at all! You can join in on the fun whenever you find the time to juice. Simply tag your pictures with #mindfuljuicingparty so that I can see your juices and follow along your journey.
Also, if you need more juice ideas, or maybe don't have a juicer you can check out this post, 25 Awesome and Simple Juice Recipes, from food bloggers all over the web. I did the research for you. And some recipes don't even require a juicer!
Okay so now that all of that is out of the way....
Let's talk about this Arugula Kale Green Juice recipe.
This recipe is a staple at our house mostly because it's easy, quick, and only requires five ingredients but it is filledddd to the rim with POWERHOUSE ingredients, nutrients and good-for-you stuff.
Arugula Kale Green Juice Recipe
But, that's not all the green in that cup, there's also:
- green apples (for sweetness)
- and lime for that extra alkalinity boost!
Let's talk about arugula
Arugula, also known as Rocket, is an edible green plant.
Commonly found as a topping on pizzas or in mixed greens salads.
Arugula, just like many other dark leafy green vegetables, is full of antioxidants and vitamins.
In the book 'How Not To Die' by Dr. Michael Greger (a plant based doctor and advocate), he mentions how consuming arugula may have the benefit of lowering blood pressure and possibly reducing the risk of infection. There are many other benefits listed, but these two really caught my attention!
Another great thing about arugula is that it is very easy to grow in small pots or in a small garden. You can easily grow this veggie in your own backyard and use it for juicing or for other meals!!! #winning and #saving!
now Let's talk about kale
Kale doesn't need an introduction.
We all know kale.
And we all know it makes for a great juice.
So, I had to include kale.
Kale is really not my favorite tasting veggie, but when combined with arugula and lime, it's actually pretty tasty!
Some benefits of kale include:
- It's a great source of fiber which means it helps regulate your digestive system. (aka, it keeps you regular and helps you go #2). 😉
- just like arugula, kale also has a ton of nutrients, vitamins, magnesium and folate.
- I've also heard that kale has more Vitamin C than Oranges themselves!
Also, fun fact from the book 'How Not To Die' (affiliate link) ... Americans consume around one and a half cups of kale PER DECADE!!! That's way too little kale in our diets for such a powerhouse of a green that it is. So eat your KALE friends, eat your kale. Or in this case, juice it. 😛
Ps. That adorable bunch of kale that I'm holding up there ↑ , I grew that myself in my garden!! How cute is it?! And it was so easy to grow. Honestly, I can't even take much credit. I just planted the seeds and nature did the rest.
All right friends, that's all I've got for now. Make sure to head on over to 'Juicing For Beginners' Part One to learn a little bit about what juicing is, what do I juice, and a few reasons why I believe juicing is awesome!
I'll be posting part 2 (difference between juicing and blending, and what juicers I use) on Wednesday and Part 3 (top five tips to make juicing easier) on Friday along with two more juice recipes for this week.
Remember, if you're participating in our instagram challenge, tag us and use the #mindfuljuicingparty hashtag so that our community can see what you are juicing!! 🙂
Also, let's be friends on Instagram: @sproutingzeneats
with love + gratitude,
A simple five ingredient ‘everything green’ juice that is filled with super foods to the max!
- 1 (5 oz) bag of Arugula (around 4 to 5 cups of small arugula)
- 1 bunch of fresh kale (around 110 grams)
- 1 lime, (squeeze it into the juice in the end, don’t put in juicer.)
- 1 green apple
- 1 bunch of celery (usually 6 to 7 stalks)
- Wash all of your greens and set aside to drain.
- Process all of the vegetables through your juicer, alternating between hard and softer vegetables. My preferred juicing order is – arugula, celery, kale, and sliced apples.
- Pour in a cup and squeeze the lime into the juice by hand. Will make about 2 cups of juice.
- Alternating between harder and softer veggies helps the juicer be more efficient.
- If you don’t like the strong taste of the arugula, you can add another lime or another apple for added sweetness. The extra lime will make the taste more acidic but it is delicious.
- This recipe makes about 2 cups of juice (enough to fill a smaller mason jar), if you want it to fill a 24 oz mason jar like the one pictured then double the recipe.
- Juice will be a little ‘frothy’ up top, you can leave it as is if it doesn’t bother you, or you can run the juice through a strainer to remove the froth.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Juices
- Method: Juicing
- Cuisine: Juices
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important to note:
It is very important that if you have certain medical conditions (like diabetes) that are sensitive to dietary changes, and/or if you are taking certain medications (like Warfarin/Coumadin) then you need to speak to your primary care physician first and foremost before making any drastic changes in your diet because sometimes the foods that you eat can have an impact on your condition or affect the way your medication works. FYI! For example - the intake of lots of greens while on Coumadin will reduce it's effectiveness.
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