Do you want clear healthy skin? Then you’ll love this green juice.
Not only healthy skin but healthy hair and stronger immunity. It’s what I like to call “Sarah’s Healthy Green Juice.” It is full of fruits and vegetables that provide an instant shot of goodness to your whole body for a prettier you – inside and out.
STORYTIME. (Disclaimer: if you don’t like stories, just skip right to the recipe. I won’t be offended.)
Back to my story, I kept reading about green juices so one day headed to the grocery store to collect “green” fruits & vegetables to try it out. As I carefully looked over the parsley selection a cute older woman asked me what I was making. I told her a green juice and she asked me what I was going to put in it. As I started to list off the items she stopped me, took out a small notebook and pencil, and wrote down the ingredients. She then asked me my name and wrote “Sarah’s Health Green Juice” at the top – and that is how it got its name!
STORYTIME OVER. Let’s get to the drink.
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SARAH’S HEALTHY GREEN JUICE
1 cup filtered water or coconut water
a handful chopped romaine
1 handful of baby spinach
a handful of parsley
1 mini cucumber
a green apple
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
NOTE: You can easily change up this drink to make it your own. For instance, leafy greens like romaine, kale, and spinach have many of the same vitamins and minerals you can use any combo of them.
Also, other additions include lemon, pineapple, kiwi, celery, cucumber, cilantro, watercress, kale, coconut water, etc.
Making the Green Juice!
DIRECTIONS: Just blend up in your mixer and drink it fresh. I use the Magic Bullet because it’s the perfect size for smoothies.
And while you’re drinking that down let’s talk about some of the goodness you’re getting.
Romaine: Vitamins C and K and A, fiber
Spinach: Vitamins K and A, manganese, folate
Parsley: A, K, C and Iron
Kale: Vitamins K, A and C
Cucumber: Vitamins K and C
Green apple: iron, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium
Banana:, Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, provides a surge of energy, enhances the digestive system
Lemon/Lime: Vitamin C
Vitamin C: helps with the production of collagen, controls oil prevents UV damage, anti-aging, skin tone, revitalizing skin surface
Vitamin K (potassium, folks) fights anxiety, retains moisture in hair and skin
Fiber: Cleans out your system
Iron – increases hair growth, reduces dark eye circles, speeds up wound healing (acne scars!)
Potassium: hydrates and moisturizes hair & skin from the inside
Zinc: Fights acne!
Vitamin B: Fights premature aging, improves skin tone
Vitamin E: fights UV damage, fades scars, stimulates hair growth
For an immune-boosting juice, check out this fresh beetroot, carrot and apple drink from Money Savvy Living!
If you were hoping for something just as healthy but a little warmer, try my delicious turmeric milk recipe.