Detox Green Juice
Are you ready for a reset! This detox green juice recipe is one of those great detox drinks to do just that. Get the recipe for this healthy detox juice below.
Fresh pressed juice is an excellent way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals into your diet. Be sure to check out our favorite Juicing Recipes and tips for juicing, and if you prefer a sweeter red juice, check out our Beet Detox Juice.
If you’re looking for an easy way to add micronutrients into your diet and support your liver, detox, and overall wellness, you’ll love this recipe packed with dandelion greens, lemon, spinach, and more.
I love a good detox drink! This green juice is inspired by the “Dandy Liver” juice at my favorite juice bar in Santa Barbara, Juice Ranch. It’s refreshing and hydrating and provides a great clean energy boost.
While I don’t recommend using juicing to replace meals, it is a great way to get vitamins and minerals.
Why These Green Detox Juice Ingredients Work
- Celery: Watery vegetable that’s low in sugar and high in vitamins A, C, and K. It may help boost hydration and reduce inflammation.
- Cucumber: Another vegetable that will add water to your juice, which is necessary when using greens. Cucumber juice is great for skin, eyes, immune system, and blood pressure.
- Dandelion Greens: Detailed below, dandelion has been used medicinally for centuries and is well known for its liver health benefits.
- Spinach: Another low-calorie leafy green with plenty of health benefits from immune system support to protect against toxins.
- Lemon: Lemon juice has well-known cleansing properties, making it a great addition to detox elixirs.
- Apple (Optional): adds sweetness if you prefer a sweet juice (great for beginners).
Dandelion Greens Health Benefits
You may have spotted dandelion greens in the produce aisle and wondered what to do with them. I usually saute them with garlic, salt and pepper, and a little olive oil. They are on the bitter side when cooked, but I don’t find that they make bitter juice.
Dandelion has been used medicinally for centuries and is often found today in teas and other herbal supplements. Most often, dandelion is used to support blood sugar, skin, liver, and heart health.
Due to its liver-supporting properties, dandelion is a common ingredient in detox supplements. Although human studies are needed, animal studies have shown that dandelion extract may protect against liver damage and disease.
Additionally, dandelion is very nutritious. It’s high in vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
More Detox Recipes
- Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- Lemon Ginger Cayenne Detox Drink
- Detox Water
- Detox Smoothie
- Cranberry Detox Drink
- Homemade Detox Tea
- Lemon Water Benefits
- How to Detox from Sugar
- Salt Water Flush
- 2-3 stalks celery
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup chopped dandelion greens
- 1 Persian cucumber (or 1/2 English hothouse)
- 1/2 small lemon, peeled
- 1/2 apple (optional for sweeteness)
- Wash and dry all ingredients.
- Place the celery, spinach, dandelion greens, cucumber, lemon, and apple into the feed tube of your juicer. Using watery ingredients after greens will help push them through the machine.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions for juicing. There may be a layer of foam on the top, which is normal. You can scoop it off with a spoon or stir in.
- Enjoy your juice right away for maximum nutrition. I like mine over ice.
Choose organic whenever possible when juicing, especially ingredients you won't be peeling. I like to soak my produce in water with apple cider vinegar to make sure it's very clean.
You can store your homemade detox green juice in a glass jar in the fridge for one day, but the fresher the better when it comes to juicing.
The amount of juice you will be able to extract from these ingredients will vary depending on your juicer and ingredients.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.