Please welcome a frist time contributor to VBU!, Ndoema, here she is in her own words, ” I am a triple citizen and I’ve lived in a dozen countries around the world. I’m passionate about Fashion, Green Living and Nutrition. I share my passions at my newly launched Style and Lifestyle Blog The Global Girl. I’ve thrived on a plant-based diet of over 20 years now. First as a vegetarian, then for over 15 years as a vegan and over 5 years ago I transitioned to a raw vegan/frutarian diet. I’ve never felt better in my life! I’m on Day 67 of my second 92-Day juice fast which I’m chronicling on my blog. It’s the most rewarding and life transforming journey!” What fantastic dedication.
This green juice is one of the staples of my 92-day juice feast.
When I was first introduced to juicing, I loved the idea right away. I bought a juicer, ran to the nearest farmer’s market, came back with three heads of cabbage and threw them down the chute. Then…. I attempted to drink this down. I gagged on it and thought juicing may be good for you but it’s absolutely disgusting! Well for all juicing newbies out there, I hope this will save you the unpleasant experience. I’ve learnt over the years that hitting the right combination and the right proportions makes a world of difference. Choosing your base is very important (meaning the bulk of your juice), and using tomato and cucumber is always a win. It’s really a mild and appealing combination that makes getting your greens down really easy. Herbs take any juice to the next level, so I really recommend adding fresh, fragrant herbs to your juices. I use a variety of herbs but basil is my absolute favorite. Just a tiny bit makes a huge difference. Kale (or spinach) to pump up the green intake is great. I can easily juice an entire head of kale at a time but if you’re just starting out I’d recommend adding just a few leaves and tasting as you go to make sure the juice isn’t turning “hard core” green. Adding a lemon (with the skin if it’s organic and you know for sure it hasn’t been waxed) helps to cut that “green” taste down if you’re not too into it. I like to add a clove of garlic or a little green onion to make it extra savory especially at night. Makes me feel like I’m having a meal. I even serve it in a bowl and sit at the dinner table and believe me it helps.
4 large cucumbers (peeled if waxed)
5 large tomatoes
1/2 bunch of Kale (or more to taste)
1 bunch of basil
1 garlic clove
Green onion to taste