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- Mahatma Gandhi, Indian philosopher & revolutionary

Organic green detox power juice with Kale

By Sharda ten Hove on 07 October 2012

Whether you want to get your ultimate boost for the day or you need an extreme detox after a great night out, this green power juice recipe not only tastes great but is filled with loads of purifying vitamins, minerals and fibers. Use organic veggies to get the best for your body!

So what are you giving to your body and mind with this green power juice?
Celery: contains fiber, which supports a healthy digestive system and can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
Cucumber: exist for 95% out of water and thus keep the body hydrated while eliminating toxins. They are a good source of Vit. B (help boost your metabolism, heart-disease and cancer preventing, minimizes depression)
Kale: Is also high in fiber, contains high levels of iron which is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin (a protein found in red blood cells which is responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to all other parts of the body), it is also supporting proper cell growth and healthy liver function. Furthermore Kale is loaded with vit.K, A, and C. They aid in prevention of blood clotting, are cancer preventive, can help lower cholesterol levels, great for vision and skin, supports immune system and your metabolism. Another amazing thing about Kale is that it contains more calcium than milk! Calcium is important for healthy bones and metabolism. It would be great to see more parents give children kale than all those milk drinks and snacks full of additives.
Green apple: contains fiber, colon cancer preventing, stabilizes blood sugar, full of vitamins (C, A, B6) B6 is important for immune and nervous system. Furthermore they are high in all sorts of minerals as magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and zinc which all help to purify blood.
Fresh mint: Supports healthy liver function, calms digestion and is high in Vit.C

So now that you know what you are replenishing your system with, lets move on to how to prepare this rejuvenating power juice.

Actually all you need is a juicer, not a blender but a juicer. Juicers are more expensive than blenders but are a great investment as they last for many years and are extremely good for your health and overall well being.
Blend everything in your juicer and drink immediately as you will then receive all benefits from all the vitamins, minerals and prana (life energy which is present in everything that lives).

The apple will give a little bit of sweetness and the mint will finish it with some freshness, a fabulous start of the day!

About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio