It’s our Magic 3 – and boy are they magical. It’s amazing just how much they can change the way our taste buds react to the darker green juice combinations. Even your children will love them, and oh yes, even your reluctant partner in love.
Here is the easiest way to make those dark green juices come alive and taste spectacular!
- Fresh Mint (Spearmint and Peppermint are the best tasting)
- Apples or Pears
If you use the following leafy and nutritious greens, then our Magic 3 can work magic on the taste. The TOP Greens, nutrition wise, not in any specific order are kale, spinach, parsley, swiss chard, collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, broccoli, green and red romaine lettuces and green and red cabbage.
Here is a good example of how to balance out your green drinks. Make your juice combo have these percentages:
- 80% from any one of the top greens above
- 10% from apples or pears
- 10% from lemons or limes
If you leave the peel on the limes and/or lemons, this will make your drink stronger. If your produce is not organic, please never use the skin, but double up on the lime and/or lemons because without the skin, they are not as potent. So, for example, if you are using 1 lime with skin, we say use 2 limes without the peel.
One Fruit And No More!
We do not recommend adding any other fruit into the green juice combinations because if you add too much fruit, you will mitigate any real value in absorption of nutrients and the drink becomes much less alkaline. The whole idea is to absorb nutrients and to receive the benefits of the high alkalinity from these green juices. That’s why we limit the sweetness to only 10% of the drink. Keep it down to 10% and you’ll be fine, even if you want to add 10% of pineapple as the only sweetener. I don’t recommend it, but if you must, then just do the 10%.
Mint Can Be A Great Addition
Add as much of the mint into the drinks as you like because they are a leafy herb, rich in nutrients and very low in sugars. Even the limes or lemons can be extended to 20% if you have to in the beginning, to start to train your taste buds to like the green juices. But I am asking you not to add too much fruit. The secret is to add more mint to the drink if you are struggling along with a lime.