Garden Fresh Green juice is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals along with many other health giving properties. Each fruit and vegetable offers its own welcome nutritional contribution. High-Fiber, Low-Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free!
Garden Fresh Green Juice. Bottoms up! My husband and I enjoy the occasional after dinner drink. Our preference is for the juice of our garden vegetables rather than the fermented form of wine, or a cocktail. Refreshing, invigorating, energizing green juice. We always get a pick me up from this delicious drink.
It’s late September now, our garden produce is mature. Dave has harvested and replanted several areas for winter crops. Yet, many crops are still producing from summer plants; including kale and Swiss chard, apples, carrots and beets. For tonight’s juice we chopped up a likely looking bunch and added some kiwi and lemons from the fridge. Viola! Fantastic after dinner drink.
I recently wrote a post about juicing grapes. Grapes, with their thick pulpy, squishiness, require a completely different juicing process than leafy greens or hard fruits and vegetables. A steam juicer, make the grapes into a wonderful, pasteurized, juice. Grape juice cans well and lends itself to long-term storage.
For green juice, we use our silent vertical juicer. This type of juicer, crushes the juice out of vegetables and fruits, leaving a dry pulp in one bin and delicious fresh juice in the other. This juicer cannot push the thick skins of grapes through its fine screens. And a steam juicer, although it could cook these vegetables, would get very little juice out of them. Each type of juicer has a purpose.
Recipe notes on Garden Fresh Green juice:
Green juice is best drank immediately for the best return on nutrients. While not a good candidate for canning; green juice is a dynamite health booster and a great way to catch up on abundant garden produce.
Today, we harvested lovely fresh garden goodies. We washed, chopped and juiced them into a healthy elixir and drank it down. Below is the recipe for tonight’s after dinner drink. Bottom’s up!
Garden Fresh Green Juice is best made right from your garden produce. I gave you the recipe I used tonight but really you can put in anything you have on hand that will taste good together.
AND…that is only something you can decide. Green juices do take some getting used too. They are a bit foamy and can taste pretty awful if you combine the wrong vegetable together. We gave you a guide on the general rules of thumb in our Let’s make green juice post.
- 1 bunch Swiss chard
- 4 leaves kale
- I golden beet
- 1 English cucumber
- 6 carrots
- 1 apple
- 3 kiwi fruits
- 1 lemon
- Put each vegetable up small enough to fit into your juicer
- Put the vegetables into your juicer as your juicer requires(my juicer likes small bites, alternating leafy greens with hard vegetables for the best result)
- Strain the juice as desired to remove the pulp.
- Drink and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 1/2 Cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 199 Total Fat: .9g Carbohydrates: 47.9g Fiber: 10.4g Sugar: 25.1g Protein: 5.6g