The rule of thumb for juices is 3:1 veggies to fruits. You don’t want to have too much sugar hitting your body so quickly. Maybe eventually you can make the ratio higher for veggies to fruits.
For beginners, I suggest using more mild tasting vegetables like romaine lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, etc. I have also learned that it is easier to go with less fruit if you have a big, juicy cucumber to make up for it, like this one:
Maaaaaybe that’s too much…
But adding cucumbers and celery will help dilute the taste greatly. As you can see in my top picture, I also supplement my juices with a couple drops of liquid kelp and some milk thistle or a combination of other herbs to aid in liver function, because the liver is one of the most important organs in our body to ensure a properly functioning body and to help in the detox process.
However, if you want to jump into the big timer league, here’s what I put in my juices. Keep in mind these make 32 ounces of juice, so for me that’s 2 servings of juice.
Supreme Green Juice
- 2 romaine lettuce leaves
- 2 kale leaves
- a handful of spinach
- a handful of cilantro (aids in cleaning out heavy metals from your body)
- a handful of dandelion greens
- some watercress
- 2 green cabbage leaves
- 2 carrots
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 inch ginger root
- 4 asparagus stalks
- 2 small-medium cucumbers or 1 large cucumber
- 1 apple
- a few broccoli heads and stems
Add all ingredients into juicer. I like to add the leafy greens first, then the ginger, carrots and broccoli, then the cucumber and apple, and finish it off with the celery.