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Low-Sugar Green Juice For Energy

Skip the Coffee For This Energizing Green Juice Recipe

Now's the time to replace your sugar-laden latte with this energizing green juice from Neka Pasquale, founder of Urban Remedy. Low in sugar and rich in nutrients, Neka's recipe also delivers a boost of energy when you need it the most. "A low-glycemic juice is your best option to maintain energy," says Neka. "Added sugars can cause a spike in energy levels, and therefore, an energy crash later on. These ingredients will sustain you throughout the day." Here's why:

  • Cucumber: It contains phytonutrients that provide valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer benefits; it also contains B vitamins, which help support energy levels, says Neka.
  • Spinach: This dark, leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse! Spinach is high in iron, and a lack of iron equals a lack of energy. Neka's advce? Add a few extra handfuls.
  • Celery: According to Neka, the juice from celery rapidly alkalinizes the body and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also very high in water, helping flush out toxins.
  • Parsley: Rich in energy-producing chlorophyll, parsley helps to build red blood cells, which equates to higher energy levels, Neka says. Added bonus: parsley also freshens breath and increases oxygenation of cells, which supports detoxification.

Die-hard juicers, get excited; the juice has a grassy, vegetal flavor that instantly helps you feel healthier and awake. Now, get ready to get energized — see the juice recipe after the break!

Low-Glycemic Energizing Green Juice

Low-Glycemic Energizing Green Juice

Notes

If you find this recipe is not sweet enough for you, add 1/2 an organic apple and a 1/4-inch knob of organic ginger for a sweet-spicy juice. You can also add two small beets with the greens; the beets will provide added sweetness and extra energy.

Low-Sugar Green Juice For Energy

Ingredients

  1. 4 leaves organic lacinato kale
  2. 1 organic cucumber
  3. 3 cups organic spinach
  4. 5 stalks organic celery
  5. 1/2 bunch organic parsley

Directions

  1. Wash all ingredients, pat dry, and run through your juicer. Juice the parsley and kale in between the higher-water-content ingredients like cucumber and celery. Drink one glass immediately; the remaining juice should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container and consumed within 3 days.

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