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Energizing-Purifying Juice Recipe

Posted on December 03 2010 | (13) Comments
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This recipe comes from Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People.  It's one of the few recipes that I didn't develop myself.  It was a 'gift of good health' from Keyvan Golestaneh, a holistic health practitioner who introduced me to raw food.  You can learn more about Keyvan on his website, www.lapishealing.com.
 
Energizing-Purifying Juice detoxifies the body while providing needed nutrients and energy. It can be a health-promoting daily breakfast or an energizing mid-afternoon snack.  And as you'll see below, the addition of just two simple ingredients turns it into a complete meal.
 
There are several ingredients in this juice, but you can save time by washing and cutting the vegetables the night before.
 
Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • 8" chef's knife
  • Juicer
  • Citrus Juicer or Reamer

Ingredients

  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or red cabbage
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 4 kale leaves (collard green leaves may be substituted)
  • 15 parsley sprigs
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped broccoli stalk (one 4" piece)

Depending on your taste preferences, you may add these optional flavoring elements:

  • 1 small red radish (or a 1" piece of daikon radish)
  • 1 quarter-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/4 lemon)

Directions

  1. Juice the celery, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, kale, parsley, broccoli stalk, and the optional radish and ginger.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice, if desired (Or you may peel the lemon, and put it through the juice with the vegetables) 
  3. Serve immediately.

You'll be amazed at how good this juice tastes and how wonderful it makes you feel!


Previous Comments

On January 15, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I would like information on the nutritional content and benefits as well as any medicinal benefits of the juice.

On January 16, 2011 Jenny Cornbleet said...

Hi Karen,
It’s great for a fast because it’s juice (no digestion required, low-calorie), yet has all the nutrients that those nutritious vegetables (kale, beets, carrots, etc.) do. I’m a chef, however, not a nutritionist or health practitioner, so I’m not qualified to say specifically how it might be medicinal for a person. I just know that when I fast and drink it, or drink it for breakfast, I feel clean, light, and energized. I got the recipe from Keyvan Golestaneh, who is my personal health practitioner (http://www.lapishealing.com).

Jenny

On January 26, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I like juicing but when we speak health I think the whole thing is better because some minerals stay in the pulp and our body needs the fiber, Why not use the processor and mix Hum..Hum good stuff

On January 27, 2011 Jenny Cornbleet said...

I like both juicing and green smoothies. Juicing for when I want an instantly digested (therefore no fiber) infusion of alkalizing minerals, especially when fasting. Green Smoothies at other times—so I do both!
-Jenny

On March 08, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

what can I use in place of cucumber in these juices and smoothies and wraps????

On March 16, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

The main reason you would want to juice over blending is because of the amount of nutrients you would get in one glass of juice.  If you have 32 ounces of juice every day, can you imagine trying to eat that many veggies? 

You are right ... when you blend, you keep the wonderful fiber of everything so if you only juice, you’d want to ensure that you’re getting enough natural fiber in your diet.  Lots of people will juice AND blend so they have some different textures and have the benefit of the fiber.

You could use a food dehydrator and make crispers out of the leftover pulp in your juicer!

On December 01, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Make Crispers out of the leftover pulp? Here I’ve got both your books and a dehydrator JUST SITTING THERE. Earth to my brain. Duh, so make patties and dehydrate at what temp?

On December 02, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Laurel,
You certainly can make dehydrated patties out of the pulp. I don’t do it myself, because I don’t have a dehydrator and none of the recipes in my book are dehydrated. But you can. 105 degrees for 12-24 hours.

On December 02, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Still waiting for an answer—what can be used in place of cucumbers in your wraps and juices and smoothies?  Cucumbers and I don’t agree!!

On December 02, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Sandy,
You can use extra celery in juices and smoothies, zucchini in wraps, or just leave out the cucumber.
Jenny

On February 25, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

This is where I have a problem with juicing—-I love fresh vegetables, but I don’t like them juiced. I wish I liked it because I know how good is would be for my body.  I’ve done fruit juice with carrots, celery, spinach leaves, ginger, etc., but the vegetables alone are just not tasty.  However, I have always enjoyed vegetable soup, but it’s hot.  Go figure.

What’s a girl to do?

On February 29, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I just made this today and loved it! I am really enjoying your book. I just made the vegetable soup today too. Who’d ever thunk it???!! Thanks, Jenny for making fun recipes that are very simple to make.

Yesterday was the first time in years I got my food processor out—made walnut pate`!!!

On May 28, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

“You could use a food dehydrator and make crispers out of the leftover pulp in your juicer!”

How do you make this? I am trying to figure out what to do with all the pulp from my juicer.


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