Green juice ingredients, cucumber, lemon, lime, herbs, ginger

I make my green juice almost every day of the week. You can keep it super varied, and drinking some veggies adds a couple of extra healthy servings to your diet, which is key even if you are eating salads and vegetable side-dishes throughout the day.

You also can’t beat a good fruit smoothie. They’re a great way to get some extra good in you, and kids. Check out Jamie making smoothies with his son Buddy at home.

I make juice from all kinds of green vegetables, but I am drawn to the apparent healing properties of this combination of cucumbers and cilantro (coriander) in particular, and feel incredibly energised when I drink this juice. I often find myself guzzling it down just before dinner in a wine glass. There’s nothing like a green juice cocktail to stave off the witching hour!

When juicing I always use organic vegetables so I don’t increase my intake of pesticides in such a concentrated manner.

Healthy green juice recipeGlass of healthy green juice

  • 1 bunch cilantro (coriander to most people)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 limes or lemons
  • 1 piece ginger (about 1-inch, no need to peel)

Simply push cilantro, cucumbers, citrus, and ginger through a juicer and serve!

About the author

Elana Amsterdam

Wellness expert and gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times best-selling author of the book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, and founder of the blog, where she shares simple, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice. Elana has written for Parents, Shape Magazine and Delicious Living, and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Live. Her other books include The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Random House 2009) named one of the "Best Cookbooks of the Year" by The Denver Post, and Gluten Free Cupcakes (Random House 2011), a tome of enticing, yet healthy desserts. Elana has a BA in history from Columbia University. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband of 18 years and her two teenage sons.

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