Balance Your Diet With Green Juice


| 7/8/2010 10:35:37 AM


I recently had dinner at my boyfriend’s house the day he got back from a mission trip. The minute he and his brother walked in the door, they were begging their mom to make them green juice.

I’m a smoothie kind of girl. I love grinding up my fruit into a refreshing drink. I’ve never really been a fan of veggies, so the idea of drinking them was less than appealing to me. But my boyfriend swears by this stuff, so it was time I gave it a shot.

While the boys cleaned up, I stayed to watch the juicing in action. Here’s what my boyfriend’s mom, Vicky, put in the juicer:

4 or 5 broccoli stems (save flowers for another use)
1/2 head romaine lettuce
Handful of parsley
1 celery stick (optional)
1/2 to 1 whole apple

green juice
Vicky got the recipe from Reiko Mizutani, Ph.D., an expert in Eastern medicine and the author of the cookbook Eating For Wellness, which focuses on balanced diets. Photo by elvisripley/Courtesy Flickr



Vicky poured the green juice into glasses for each of us. The boys happily chugged their green juice while I stared into my cup. It looked really unappetizing to me, and it also smelled kind of funky. I took a sip anyway.



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