Drinking a cup of green juice before any meal first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day.
Doing this fills your body with nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals that gives you a natural energy boost minus the side effects.
You can say that drinking a cup of green juice a day will keep the doctor away.
Why add green leafy vegetables?
Green juice isn’t only green in appearance but it contains vegetables that have loads of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll and all the other good stuff that you want in your body. Dr. Mercola calls this a “living broth” that is filled with micro nutrients.
The key here is adding a different type of green vegetable in your juices every day. You do this so that your body will absorb as much nutrients as possible without overdosing it with any of the toxins (yes certain vegetables have toxins).
I cover this extensively in the juicing mistakes article.
Take note that these vegetables should take up at least a third of the recipe. The other parts should include a watery ingredient like cucumber or zucchini and a sweetener like apple, lemon, orange or carrot.