This green juice is going to give me a clean, sweet buzz!
Green juice is a freshly made, high-energy drink that differs from a green smoothie. Green juice is just produce-through-the-juicer — such as kale, parsley, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger. A green smoothie, on the other hand is made in the blender — often with ice, sprouted raw seeds or nuts, superfoods, and whole fruits and vegetables in tact, including their fiber.
How Important Is It to Have a Green Juice Each Day?
In my opinion, if you’re serious about becoming healthier, then it’s essential that you increase your daily intake of fresh dark leafy green vegetables. However, green juice and green smoothies are not the only way to do that (they just make it easier). Freshly prepared vegetables and salads are also a great addition to your daily diet.
When Is the Best Time to Have Green Juice?
I tend to have my smoothies in the mornings, and my juices as an afternoon, post-workout pick-me-up (to rehydrate and replace electrolytes). Both are high-energy drinks, packed with nutrients that your body will appreciate, but green smoothies are an actual meal, while green juices are more of a snack. Of the two, green smoothies are better for your health.
I have a juicer at home, but sometimes, if it’s just me and it’s just one juice, I’ll swing by neighborhood juice bar instead of doing it myself at home.
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Tip: try having lemon as one of the ingredients in your green juices. Lemon complements yet contrasts the other flavors in the juice in a way that makes the juice refreshing and the taste enjoyable.
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