Episode 3. Don’t Trust an Irishman with a Green Drink?

When I started juicing I had to start with milder flavours that you would find from say lettuce, spinach and cucumber vs. Swiss chard and beet greens, but after a while I was able to build up to stronger flavours, which I am now absolutely hooked on. Thank you Robin for being a great teacher!

Green Juice:

Selection of the following, organic preferably:
Swiss Chard
Beet greens
Ginger – peeled
Lemon – peeled but leave some of the membrane on
Apple – core discarded

Rinse all the vegetables under cold water and shake off excess.

Pick n choose whatever combo you want. Play around with the flavors until you find what you like.When you make juice you’ll go through a lot of vegetables to make a little. Just know you’re getting a glass packed full of nutrients so it’s definitely worth it.

Here are a couple of my favourites juices:

1 bunch Swiss chard
2 small bunches of spinach
2 small gala apples
6 stalks of celery
Yields 2 1/2 pints


2 heads of romaine lettuce
4 carrots (I used 2 white carrots and two orange)
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch beet greens
Yields 2 cups

And if you want to spice it up add in ginger!

You CAN trust this Irishman!


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Andi Mitnick December 15, 2010 at 6:18 am

How is this better than either making a wonderful soup with these greens or making salads or cooking veggies….except for the portable aspect I suppose. Still, I did make the soup and have always made pesto – but beware – portion size still matters – one cannot eat two pounds of pasta with pesto or quart after quart of the soup – but BRAVA to you for educating so many. I showed the website to my classes at the University where I teach just yesterday…students all know Robin and everyone was impressed….

Gavan January 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hey Andi, thanks for getting in touch. You can get a vast amount of nutrients into the body by juicing simply by the mere fact of the quantity in takes to make a glass and as well as the fact that they’re raw so at their peak of flavor and nutient value. Absolutely agreed with the portion size. People need to understand that everything in moderation and portion size is important even with healthy food.
Thanks so much for the support and I appreciate your time in getting in touch.

Jonathan Ahmad August 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

You are using this drink as a supplement or as meal replacement? Would either work or are there specificities that I need to be aware of?

Gavan August 29, 2011 at 6:06 am

I’m just using it as a supplement to get a boost of nutrients. You could use it as a meal replacement for a while if you were on a juice cleanse. There are lots of varieties of juice cleanses out there so if that’s what you are looking to do I would google it and read about it.
Hope this helps.

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