Green Juice FTW! Lemon Ginger Blast

Green juicing is a great way to get the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) from a large amount of vegetables and a little bit of fruit in a concentrated form.  Think of it as a concentrated blast of tasty plant nutrients.  The juicer removes the fiber from the vegetables leaving behind only the juice and 90% of the nutrients.  Sure, you COULD sit down and eat the giant bowl of vegetables, but if you don’t already do that on a regular basis it’s a not an easy habit to instill overnight.  Juicing is a much easier habit to pick up and has many benefits to doing every day.

I have a Breveille juice fountain elite which is a pretty high end juicer, but really any juicer will work to get started.  Most often you can find a used juicer on craigslist for pretty cheap.  Get one, grab some veggies and start juicing!  There really isn’t a lot to it.

Lemon ginger blast (makes 1 liter / 32oz)

  • 1-2 apples (1 for regular, 2 for extra sweet)
  • 1 cucumber (unpeeled if organic, peeled if organic)
  • 1 lemon (unpeeled if organic, peeled if organic)
  • 2 “fingers” worth of ginger
  • 5 stalks of celery (or more, I use a whole head)
  • a few leaves/bunches of kale, parsley and/or cilantro (any leafy greens)
  • 1 jalapeno or habanero (SPICY! optional)

Vegan Gym Rat is a blog about health, fitness, and pushing your limits on a plant based diet. You can get in touch with me via email ironcladben at mailbolt dot com or on twitter @IronCladBen

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About Iron Clad Ben

Just a dude who loves fruits, vegetables and exercise.
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