There are many reasons for replacing your morning cup of coffee (or one of them) for a glass of green juice. Green juices are more nutrient dense and they have a revitalizing and refreshing effect on the body.
Green plants take in sunlight and transform it into energy and chlorophyll. That gives the plant its green color and keeps it healthy. 
Here are a few of those healthy benefits that we can enjoy: 


Low-Glycemic – Green juices have less calories and sugar than fruit juices.
Boost Energy– Green juices are high in protein which burns slower than carbohydrates. Chlorophyll-rich green vegetables increase the amount of oxygen-rich red blood cells that power your heart and body to perform it’s best.
Antioxidant effects -Vitamins and minerals concentrated in green juices smooth and nourish our intestinal lining. Chlorophyll kills bad bacteria in the GI tract.
Promotes healthy skin – The antioxidant power of green juices help to boost your immune system and fight free radials from the environment. They provide the important precursors for collagen and elastic which helps to maintain our skin’s elasticity. 
Stimulates cleansing – Squeeze in a little lemon juice to help stimulate cleansing and flush out toxins.

Note: The only downside of getting your green vegetables in the form of a juice is that juicing breaks down the fiber, so be sure to include other sources of fiber in your diet. Because the nutrients break down quickly, drink right away to get the most benefit! Don’t keep for more than a day. If you can’t drink right away or have left-over, try making a frozen green pop to enjoy later.

“To-Go” Kale Green Juice

Keyword: celery, Juice

Equipment

  • Juicer . Mine is Breville from William Sonoma

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Stalks Organic Celery
  • 1 Handful Organic Kale You can also use spinach
  • 1/2 Organic Cucumber
  • 1/2 Organic Lemon

Instructions

  • Start with the milder vegetables, cucumber and celery. Work up to the spinach, then add bitter greens, like kale. Finally, squeeze in the lemon (or lime) to cut the bitter flavor. 
  • Place ingredients in the juicer.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

I recommend drinking your juice right away (or morning of) … they do not last more than 24-hours! It has also been shown that the best time to drink green juice (especially celery juice) is on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning. 

Apple Celery Juice

Apple Celery Juice

Equipment

  • Juicer . Mine is Breville from William Sonoma

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Stalks Organic Celery
  • 2/3 Organic Green Apple
  • 1/3 Organic Lemon
  • 1/2 Organic Cucumber

Instructions

  • Place items in the juicer.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You could also had a small amount of fresh ginger for flavor. Ginger adds helps improve digestion, relives nausea, reduces inflammation and more. Drink within 24-hours.