The Great Green Recharge

Summary
bok-choy-broccoli-juiceThis time of year, it can be difficult to get all of your greens in. Some days you will really feel this drag, as your body lets you know that you are not eating your optimal nutritional intake. This juice can help you get your daily dose of greens in one quick gulp. Bok choy is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and provides almost all of the essential amino acids. Incorporating bok choy into your juicing can add an interesting and mild flavored variation on some of your typical greens. It is good to vary the ingredients used in juices, as the body can become more tolerant if the same ingredients are used often. Using bok choy is a good way to continue juicing leafy greens without always defaulting to spinach or kale.Combining the cruciferous goodness of broccoli with the mild leafy earthiness of bok choy, this drink may be a bit much for the beginner juicerhead, but can go a long way in helping you stay with your nutritional goals. Use the cabbage sparingly, as cabbage has a very strong flavor when juiced. If the flavor is too strong, rather than ditch the juice, try adding another cucumber, celery stick, or parsnip according to your flavor preference. Adding a green apple may also help to neutralize some of the earthiness without creating a flavor clash. 

Ingredients

  • Small bunch of broccoli, stems included
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 leaves of bok choy, stem included
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 stick celery
  • Small piece of cabbage
  • Handful of fresh parsley

Directions

  • Rinse all produce thoroughly, especially between leaves of bok choy and cabbage
  • Trim ends of parsnip
  • Juice all produce. This will work best with a cold press or masticating juicer
  • Serve immediately
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