This green juice for digestion provides a concentrated source of nutrients, which are easily absorbed when consumed on an empty stomach, providing numerous health benefits. It’s full of ingredients best for improving digestion and made without fruit to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. It’s hydrating, refreshing, cleansing & anti-inflammatory. The perfect drink to start the day.
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One of my new years intentions was to have a green juice first thing every morning on an empty stomach. So far I’ve stuck to it everyday and it’s become such an integral part of my morning routine to help manage my pots and dysautonomia.
Green juice benefits
As it’s liquid form, juices are digested easier than whole fruits and vegetables, flooding the body with a concentrated high dose of nutrients that are easily absorbed without the body having to expend any energy digesting it.
Green juices have many health benefits (1): –
- Reduces inflammation,
- Improves digestion,
- Controls blood sugar levels,
- Increases energy,
- Boosts the immune system,
- Packed full of electrolytes, which keeps us hydrated, especially important for those with pots and dysautonomia,
- Giving the digestive system a rest provides the body with more energy to cleanse, heal and regenerate.
green juice Ingredients
So many green juices contain fruit like apples. As juicing removes the fibre, too much fruit can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, which can increase inflammation and symptoms for those with pots and dysautonomia or other chronic illness. So I begun experimenting and coming up with fruit-free juices. I vary the ingredients I include each day to get a variety of nutrients. However, the green juice below is one of my favourites as it’s packed full of ingredients which are best for improving digestion and helping me stay hydrated.
- Cos/romaine lettuce
- Lemon (although technically a fruit, it’s really low in sugar, but omit if you want it totally fruit free)
How to make green juices
Green juices are so simple to make – simply put the ingredients through a juicer, pour into a glass and enjoy! There are 2 types of juicers you can use, depending on your budget: –
- Centrifugal (UK Link/US Link). These are the cheapest and extract juice in the quickest time so great for those on a budget or short on time. However, the quick extraction process creates heat that causes some of the nutrients to be lost.
- Cold press/masticating (UK Link/US Link). These are more expensive but produce a greater amount of juice from the same amount of ingredients as centrifugal juicers. The time taken to extract the juice is longer, but the slower process results in less heat being generated, which preserves a greater amount of nutrients.
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Green Juice for Digestion (Fruit Free)
Green juice to improve digestion, made with no fruit. Hydrating, cleansing, anti-inflammatory.
- 1 large fennel head (approx. 300 grams/10.5 ounces)
- 150 grams/5 ounces cucumber (approx. ½ medium cucumber)
- 200 grams/7 ounces cos/romaine lettuce (approx. half a head)
- 30 grams/1 ounce fresh mint
- 1 lemon, peeled with pips removed
- ½ inch fresh ginger