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It's Mean And Green

I've seen so many people jump on the green juice bandwagon and as much as I love fresh food, juice, and smoothies, I just couldn't get into the whole fruit and vegetables mixed together... Yuck! That is until I fell prisons to the Instagram masses of green juices and figured I would start but ease myself into the whole vegetable part. 

I'm definitely a girl with a sweet tooth so I was nervous, it's sad really but I decided to purchase a 'green juice' from my local Sainsbury's at the weekend. It was this one by 'Naked' juices. It contains apples, pineapple, banana (although not sure how the heck you'd juice a banana), mango, wheatgrass, ginger, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, parsley, spinach, and blue-green algae. It literally sat in my fridge for 3 days before I could get the courage to drink it and even when I did you should have seen how screwed up my face was. 

So I took a drink and instantly was hooked. It didn't taste of nasty vegetable juice, it tasted more like an apple and banana smoothie juice. Then I realised at £2.50+ a pop I was going to save a heap by making my own. 

So I plan to regularly post my own tried and tested recipes which can be found in the 'diet' section on the front page. I swear by these and they are so good for your inner and outer beauty. 


2 x Green Apples
1 x Pears
1/4 lime
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 handful spinach leaves 
Optional: Fresh Ginger 
Optional: Supergreens powder or chlorella, wheatgrass or barley grass or heck throw them all in. 

This juice actually tastes like a sweet apple juice with a hint of fresh lime, the pears stop this from tasting too tart and the parsley rounds it out. You can't actually taste the spinach, parsley and any of the super green based powders. 

 It's so delicious and I was craving another straight away. Normally it takes me a while to drink smoothies or juices, I struggle to down overly citrus drinks or drinks that are tangy but this is just so sweet and yummy.  While this looks like an innocent Hulk-esque juice it also packs a Hulk-esque health punch. Here's how: 

Green Apples: Fibre, Vit C, A, B6, Riboflavin, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, and Calcium. 
Pears: Vit A, C, K, B2, B3, B6, Folate, Fibre, Boron, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Quercetin. 
Lime: Calcium, Iron, Copper, Fibre, Vit C, A, E, K, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Selenium, Omega-3, Omega-6, 
Parsley: Vit K,C,A, Folate, Iron, Glutathione-S-transferase and Myristicin.
Spinach Leaves: Fibre, Niacin, Zinc, Vit A, C, E, K, B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphoros, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Fresh Ginger: Choline, Folate, Vit C, Potassium, Copper, Omega-3, Omega-6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium and Phytosterols. 
Chlorella: Chlorophyl, Vit A, D, E, K1, B, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Chlorella Growth Factor, Amino Acids and Glyconutrients, 
Wheatgrass: Chlorophyl, 17 Amino-acids, 92 minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vit A, C, E, K, B-complex and Laetrile. 
Barley grass: Chlorophyl, Vit A, B, C, B 12, B1, Sodium, Superoxide-Dismutase, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, 

Pretty awesome right. You no longer need to worry about getting your five-a-day either. Your skin, internal organs, hormones, and hair will thank you for it as well as your mental health. 

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