This must be one of the best tasting juices we’ve ever created, and it’s super good for you! The grapes and green apples work really well together, the cucumber makes it light, and the kale and celery give it some bitter overtones. We didn’t add any carrots to this one to keep it an all-green juice, and not lose that refreshing tart-bitter flavor.
So here’s how you make it.
- 2 cups of green Grapes (organic, as all your ingredients should be. Grapes are No. 5 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List, so don’t buy grapes that are not organic unless you want to make a juice full of pesticides.)
- 2 green Apples (Granny Smith are best, but other green(ish) apples work well too, such as Gravenstein)
- 2 medium to large Cucumbers
- 1 stalk Celery
- 3 leaves of Kale
- 1/2 Lime
Juice all ingredients except for the lime. You can change the amounts of the ingredients, but the amounts listed here will give you a GREAT tasting juice, so I encourage you to try this recipe as is. You will get about 48 oz of juice, that’s four large juice glasses or four 12 oz mason jars. Drink one or two fresh and put the rest in the fridge.
Squeeze the lime into the juice just before you drink it to maximize the Vitamin C content. Start with a few drops first and taste it, it’s easy to make the juice to “limey” and drown out all the other delicious flavors that harmonize so beautifully…. Can you tell I love this juice? 🙂
Now why did I call this the “Look Younger Live Longer Juice”? Let’s take a look at the health benefits of its ingredients:
A lot of the ingredients in this juice are very supportive for younger-looking beautiful skin. Apples, celery and cucumber are packed with powerful antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage by free radicals.
Besides antioxidants, vitamins C, E, and A can also defend your skin against free radicals. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, and a good source of vitamin E. Celery is also high in vitamins C and A, and grapes and apples are good sources of vitamin C.
(Note that the skin of apples is especially loaded with antioxidants, so unfortunately you do lose some of that through juicing. Eat your apples whole every once in a while to get their full benefits!)
Grapes contain Resveratrol which has been linked to longevity through induction of the expression of certain longevity genes. Fresh cucumbers are full of phytonutrients , particularly the flavonoids and lignans provide exceptional antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer protection. Celery is another phytonutrient-rich vegetable and can prevent inflammation in the digestive tract, reduce tumor activity and protect body fats and blood vessel walls from oxidative damage.
These are just a few of the benefits that help you live a long healthy life. If you want to learn more about the benefits of juicing ingredients I invite you to check out my book “Juicing with the Omega Juicer” where I cover the nutritional content and health benefits of over 50 vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
Enjoying the Fall Harvest
This is a great juice to make in fall since most of the ingredients are in season in September and October. Grapes, apples, cucumbers, and kale are all easy to find in stores right now, and if you grow a garden you may even be able to use some of your own homegrown produce. The cucumber plants in our garden have been huge producers this year, and we have been blessed with gorgeous dark green cukes that just keep coming. And our kale is thriving in the cooler days and nights of the Pacific Northwest and we expect to harvest it well into November.
If you try this juice recipe be sure to let us know how you liked it! We think it’s yum. 🙂