Friday, March 16, 2012

Shamrock Green Veggie Juice

Here is a bright and healthy green drink with which to celebrate St.Patrick's Day! 
I would dare to say that this juice is a far better drink than those usually associated with this traditionally green day. While those who choose to drink the "other barley juice" are finding it difficult to start their day... You will wake up happy, and full of energy! This home made juice is smooth and delicious, and oh so good for you! Give yourself this very green healthy gift on St. Paddy's Day, and your Irish eyes will be smiling! Along with everyone who will notice the sun shining warmly upon your face!

1/2 stalk of Romain lettuce or 6 - 8 leaves
5 stalks of celery 
1 English cucumber
handful of dandelion greens
1/2 lemon
2 small apples
1 inch ginger
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp barley grass powder

Clean your veggies. Hopefully everything is organic! If you have purchased non-organic apples and cucumbers, you must peel them. Place each vegetable and fruit into your juicer and create this great tasting juice! Add to your finished product 1 tsp maca powder dissolved in a small bit of spring water, and 1 tsp Barley grass powder. Stir...then share this batch of green goodness with a friend and...Drink up!


  1. Yum!!! I love my green juice!! I'm on a kale , cuke and green apple kick right now. I add ground flax seed when I drink it. What is maca powder???

  2. Maca powder can be bought at health food stores and even Wegman's. You can go to my 'Substitutions' page on this blog, which is above in the green bar, and near the bottom in a section called 'Super Foods and Additives, to find links about what the ancient Maca Powder from Peru does for you.

    Adding flax is very good! I cannot juice Kale as it is a goiterogen and has an bad effect raw on the thyroid. I can only eat certain dark green food 'cooked' in small amounts. That is why I put dandelion greens in my juice recipes as a substitute.

    Some people think green juices must taste awful, but they are wrong as they are extremely good tasting (as long as you don't add too much dark greens). Eventually you love the earthy taste and add more dark greens anyway.

  3. This is my first time to hear a powdered drink with natural elements. Nice!

  4. Thanks 'gray hair!' Really it is a fresh veggie juice first, with the barley grass powder added as a secondary boost. So juice on with those fresh organic veggies! ;-D