• Green Juice

    Green Juice | stupideasypaleo.comSeems like juicing is the new make-your-own-kraut craze in the Paleosphere, huh? While I don’t think juice should replace how you consume all your fruits and vegetables [juices contain no fiber and the act of chewing sends powerful signals to your brain that eating is in progress…logical, right?], as a occasional way to add in variety, I’ve been making this tasty blend. Feel free to experiment with other fruits and veggies – carrots come to mind because they add sweetness. You’ve got to remember that this juice will in no way be “sweet” in the way that you may be used to, however, so don’t run for the honey or maple syrup. Think of it as more of a tonic than a treat.

    Tips:

    • Refrigerate the juice prior to drinking for best flavor.
    • If you make your juice in advance, it’s best to consume asap and to store it in a tightly covered container (mason jars work great for this).
    • You can eat the pulp if you’re feeling adventurous.
    • If you don’t have a juicer, a high-powered blender like a Vitamix will do the same job.
    Preparation 5 mins 2017-03-28T00:05:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 1 apple
    • 1/2 lemon
    • 2-3 kale leaves
    • 1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled
    • 1 small English cucumber
    • 1 handful of parsley
    • Water

    Instructions

    1. Roughly chop the fruits and veggies so they’ll fit in the blender or juicer.
    2. If using a juicer, run it all through and you’re done.
    3. If using a Vitamix or similar: add the ingredients into the pitcher, cover with about ½ cup water (or more depending on how dilute you want the juice to be), and use the tamping tool to push everything down into the blades. Start on low / variable speed then gradually increase, and let it run on high for about 1 minute.
    4. Pour the juice / pulp through a wire strainer or cheesecloth, catching the pulp and allowing the juice to percolate out.

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    Green Juice
    Prep time:
    Total time:
    Serves: 1 serving
    Ingredients
    • 1 apple
    • 1/2 lemon
    • 2-3 kale leaves
    • 1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled
    • 1 small English cucumber
    • 1 handful of parsley
    • Water
    Instructions
    1. Roughly chop the fruits and veggies so they’ll fit in the blender or juicer.
    2. If using a juicer, run it all through and you’re done.
    3. If using a Vitamix or similar: add the ingredients into the pitcher, cover with about 1/2 cup water (or more depending on how dilute you want the juice to be), and use the tamping tool to push everything down into the blades. Start on low / variable speed then gradually increase, and let it run on high for about 1 minute.
    4. Pour the juice / pulp through a wire strainer or cheesecloth, catching the pulp and allowing the juice to percolate out.

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    10 thoughts on “Green Juice

    1. Nice article on Green Juice! I’m an avid Juicer but I also follow the Paleo Diet for my meals & this combo has worked wonders for me…Green Juice is so healthy, boosts your immune system, increases your metabolism, etc. I’m really enjoying your blog! Frank

    2. Hey there, I know this post is a year old but I’m so confused about juicing now that I’ve gone paleo. Here’s my question if you happen to read this. I really struggle with breakfast mainly because I work full time, I have 2 small kids and I have Adrenal Fatigue. So I usually oversleep and then its a whirlwind to get everyone out the door on time. I was doing frittatas for awhile but honestly, I’m so sick of them at this point, I can’t face that again for awhile. Lately I’ve been on a fried eggs and bacon kick which is delicious and I’m happy to keep going with that for awhile. But I just can’t seem to get veggies added. I eat veggies so slowly. It’s just too much to get all that prepared in the morning and eat it all and get going. My question is, do you think I could maybe make some green juice – all veg – the night before and drink it in the morning? Just to get something green in? I would still have vegetables in solid form at my 2 other meals (where I have more time to eat). Do you think that would affect my blood sugar? I would still be having fat and protein from the eggs and bacon. Would it affect my fat loss goals? I just find the whole topic so confusing in the paleo world. Thanks for you help!

      1. Hi Nikki…I think it really will take some experimentation for you to find out if this will work for you but if you keep the ingredients more toward the veggies side (you know, just not drinking a ton of fruit juice), it will probably be okay.

        I’m not comfortable making predictions about blood sugar for folks because it’s such a touchy subject and that would really require me to know more about your health situation, but again, if you keep it mostly veggies and don’t drink a huge amount, I don’t see an issue.

    3. If this were made as a smoothie instead, say, in my Ninja blender, do you think it would be gross? It would then not lose the fiber, right? I might try it out and report back. I’m a big fan of juicing, but I haven’t really known how to make that fit in with the Paleo lifestyle. I do eat a ton of veggies daily, but this would add some variety.

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