Green Goddess 2
by Judy Barclay
(El Dorado Hills)
Green Goddess 2 is a super green drink that goes down easily, even for the newbies to juicing. You can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste or availability of ingredients.
This would be an excellent juice for those wanting to do some deep cleansing and rebuilding. It’s packed with nutrients and if you were to pick some of these veggies from your garden that would be an addition boost of life giving energy.
Fruits and veggies taken straight form the tree or plant have amazing life force that you can feel.
5 – 6 leaves kale
large double handful of spinach
1 green apple
½ english cucumber (any cucumber will do)
4 – 6 stalks celery
3 – 4 sprigs of fresh mint (or more)
handful of parsley
handful of cilantro
If it turns out to be too strong you can dilute it with a little water or fresh young coconut water.
Cilantro aids digestion, is a diuretic, and a great heavy metal detoxifier. It contains good quantities of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, and selenium.
Parsley is a diuretic and overall tonic. It contains good levels of beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
Mint is an antiseptic, cleansing, and a digestive aid It contains good levels of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
Celery has a high percentage of organic sodium which is vital to many bodily functions. Every cell in the body is constantly bathed in a solution of saline water, and if this is not maintained at its required level, dehydration sets in. Celery is high in magnesium and iron, a combination which is valuable as a food for the blood cells. It’s high in Vitamin C and helps in cancer prevention and to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Celery is a diuretic, a blood cleanser, highly alkaline, and has good levels of calcium and silicon.
Kale is an exceptional source of calcium, iron, sulfur, chlorophyll and vitamin A, but its beta carotene content far outweighs spinach. Kale is a rich source of anti-cancer chemicals, as are most members of the cruciferous family. It’s a cleanser and has antiviral properties. Celery has good levels of vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin K, lutein, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Spinachhas high nutrient density and is good for the blood due to its rich iron and chlorophyll content. Some say it’s a specific remedy for nosebleeds, herpes (due to its sulfur content), a great diuretic and laxative, and cleanses the blood of toxins. Spinach is a mild laxative as it stimulates peristalsis movement of the intestines. It’s soothing and nourishing with good levels of beta carotene, folate, vitamin K, B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc, and omega 3.
Apples are an overall tonic and contain pectin, a fiber that’s good for the digestive tract, supports immunity, and research suggests it lowers Alzheimer’s risk. Apples are high in vitamin C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and trace minerals. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Cucumbers are alkaline, diuretic, and great cleansers, with good levels of vitamin K, B5, silica, potassium, and copper.