Paleo Green Ginger Juice Recipe
We’re all busy people. It seems like now more than ever we’re expected to do more, work more, eat healthier, and sleep more. Easier said than done.
This Paleo green ginger juice recipe is one of those little tricks that can actually help you pull off your best life. You’ll feel better and more energized, but spend little time preparing it.
What Makes This a Super Juice?
Just about all of us could stand to eat more greens. While they have a certain, occasional appeal, it’s often more tempting to go for something more comforting or substantial, even on Paleo.
This green juice packs the power of kale into a portable beverage you can drink on the go. Making it and taking it won’t slow you down one bit; in fact, it can give you energy.
Kale is a great source of lutein. It’s actually one of the best sources of lutein, which is critical for eye health. It’s also a great source of vitamins A, K, and C; and a good source of manganese and copper.
Kale definitely manages to pack plenty of nutrients and antioxidants in those leaves.
You’ll also benefit from the addition of ginger. Ginger isn’t a nutrient powerhouse the way that kale is, but it does have gingerols going for it.
Gingerols are anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger has long been used to aid those with upset stomachs, and many with osteoarthritis report less pain when taking ginger.
What Makes This Palatable?
If you’re thinking this doesn’t sound very appetizing so far, you’re not alone. It’s not exactly on par with a milkshake.
While I can’t promise you this will reach dessert status, I do have a little something to sweeten the juice.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol I sometimes recommend as a substitute for sugar. It has little effect on your blood sugar levels, and tends to cause less stomach upset than other types of sugar alcohols.
That said, you still probably shouldn’t eat large amounts of it. Erythritol is super sweet, so the teaspoon needed for this juice is plenty.
Juicing: Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
You actually can. While juicing is a great way to get more nutrients from vegetables, you might be consuming other things you don’t want to.
If you make the juice yourself, you get to control the ingredients and can filter out anything that doesn’t meet your criteria. Not so with commercial products.
This article breaks down six hidden dangers of juicing you should be aware of. Don’t make these mistakes!
Enjoy this super juice in the morning or when you need a pick me up.
- 5.3 oz (148 g) of kale, roughly chopped
- 5 stalks (100 g) of trimmed celery, roughly chopped
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon (5 g) of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly diced
- 1 teaspoon (4 g) of erythritol
- Place everything into a juicer, except the sweetener. Turn on the juicer.
- After juicing, discard the pulp. Stir the sweetener into the juice. Enjoy!
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 101
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 5 g