I’ve named this juice, Green Rocket Fuel as for me this is what it is. I can quite happily have this in the morning and not have a coffee. Which still astounds me. I love coffee and previously thought I couldn’t function without it.
Made with baby spinach, apple, pear, ginger and mint is really refreshing and delicious to taste. Unlike many of the green juices I tried and experimented with before coming up with this combination.
It was suggested I blog some of my previous green juicing attempts, purely for the comical aspect of how they looked and tasted ..ugrh..similar in one instance to eating compost (I’d imagine).
But as one helpful juicing expert advised keep going with green juices until you find something that works for your tastes and this certainly scores full points in taste for me.
I didn’t just enjoy this juice I loved it, so thought I must share. It is not a revolutionary green juice but a delicate combination of ingredients that work and leave you feeling totally refreshed. With the added bonus of being full of immune boosting healing, highly nutritional ingredients, see the good stuff below.
Green Rocket Fuel Juice
Makes one glass of juice.
Add all to your juicer:
- 125g, 4.40z, pre-washed baby spinach leaves (ideally organic)
- 1 x apple (ideally organic)
- 1 x pear (ideally organic)
- 1 x inch piece of peeled ginger
- 1 x handful of mint leaves
1 x tablespoon of organic chia seeds
1 x teaspoon of organic spirulina
Notes: This juice is best enjoyed immediately. If you don’t have a juicer you could blend these ingredients and push through a sieve. Enjoy!
The Good Stuff
Packed full of nutrients its high in iron, calcium, protein, magnesium, potassium, fibre, Vitamins A, K, and folate.
The health benefits include cancer prevention (especially prostate), diabetes management, lowering blood pressure, asthma prevention, help in assisting the digestive system, bone creation, and promotes healthy skin and hair.
So how does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
Apples are little power fruits, full of Iron, calcium, magnesium, Potassium and Vitamins, A, B1, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K.
Rich in antioxidants they help prevent the risk of developing cancer, hyper tension, diabetes and heart disease.
Apples are also great for neurological health as they contain an antioxidant called “quercetin”which reduces cellular death caused by over oxidation and inflammation of the neurons.
Researchers at Cornell University New York published a report suggesting apples could help prevent neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons see here.
Apples are also known to help prevent, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
Are an excellent source of vitamins C and E and are a rich source of powerful antioxidants and nutrients. Pears are a great immune booster when you are feeling as if you are about to come down with a cold, as well as being a good anti inflammatory and a natural source of energy. Pears are also known for preventing hight blood pressure and cancer through their high levels of anti oxidants.
Contains vitamin and minerals including C, E, B6 and magnesium, potassium, manganese and selenium, Is another great immune booster and has many anti inflammatory properties, with a long history of use in Eastern medicine.
Rich in vitamins and minerals including C, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron and calcium. Mint leaves are a great digestive cleanser helping sooth the stomach in cases of indigestion or inflammation. It also relieves, headaches, cold and flu symptoms