Green juice: Weight loss drink in breakfast

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Green juice - weight loss drink for breakfast

A single serving of this detox green juice contains 67.23 kCal. Hi friends, today I am sharing with you one of my favorite weight loss drink, which is green juice. I like this juice because of the good effect on my skin and eyes. Loaded with lots of healthy ingredients, this not only is refreshing but also loaded with antioxidants. This is a healthy, tasty yet easy to prepare recipe.

To make this breakfast we don’t need a long list of food items and we can easily make this juice at our home. All we need are a few vegetables and fruits. These food items are not very expensive, easily available in our local grocery shops. So, friends, it is a budget-friendly healthy detox juice. To make this recipe we need spinach, mint leaves, apple, and ginger. If you want, you can add other fruits as per the availability. so, let’s go ahead and will see how to make this recipe. Before this will see first its benefits.

Health benefits of green juice:

Rich source of Fiber

This Detox green juice is made from fruits and vegetables. That means it is rich in fiber, Soluble, and insoluble fiber. Fiber has 2 forms, 1 insoluble fiber, and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber- helps to improve digestion and prevents constipation. While soluble fiber helps to reduce weight, control the blood sugar in diabetes, and control cholesterol levels also. For a healthy person – daily fiber requirement 25 – 35 grams every day. In a single serving of this recipe will get 5.56 gm fiber, which may be a good amount of fiber

Loaded with antioxidants

To make the green juice I used here spinach, ginger, mint leaves. These are loaded with phytonutrients, these phytonutrients, help to improve immunity, increase metabolism, and helps in weight loss.

Helps in weight loss

Detox juice is low in calories, will get nearly 67 Calories in a single serving, nearly equal to tea calories, 1 cup of tea gives almost 66 – 75 calories. In comparison to tea or any snack green juice is very healthy and nutritious. As it is rich in fiber that helps us to feel full for a longer period, prevents us from overeating.

Detoxify the body

Detox juice helps to remove the toxic elements from the body, make skin healthier and more glowing. It not only helps in weight loss; it also helps to make skin clear and spotless. Whenever we think about glowing skin, we always think about cosmetics but friends we have to understand what we eating it shows in our face if we eat lots of fruits and vegetables, it makes our skin healthier and more glowing,

So, let’s see the ho to make detox green juice?

Best time to take – Breakfast, empty stomach

I always prefer to have detox green juice early morning as a first meal or breakfast. Drink this beverage slowly by enjoying every sip. After having this juice for at least 45 min, don’t eat any other thing.

Ingredients

Green juice

Nutrition

Serving – Single serving

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories - 67.23 kCal, which is 3.36 % of the daily value for RDA of 2000 kCal
  • Protein - 2.35 gm, that is 3.13 % of the daily value for RDA of 75 gm or 15 % of calories
  • Carbohydrate - 11.54 gm, around 4.20 % of the daily value for RDA of 275 gm or 55 % of calories
  • Fat - 0.83 gm, approximately 1.24 % of the daily value for RDA of 66.67 gm or 30 % of calories
  • Total Fiber – 3.0 gm considering half strained fiber, nearly 7.8 % of the daily value for RDA of 38 gm
  • Vitamin A - 116.93 mcg, roughly 12.99 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.12 mg, almost 10.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.07 mg, which is 5.38 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin B3 - 0.81 mg, that is 5.06 % of the daily value for RDA of 16 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.19 mg, around 14.62 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg, nearly 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.4 mcg
  • Vitamin C - 26.08 mg, roughly 65.20 % of the daily value for RDA of 40 mg
  • Vitamin D - 2.67 mcg, almost 53.40 % of the daily value for RDA of 5 mcg
  • Vitamin E - 0.75 mg, which is 50.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin K - 179.54 mcg, that is 149.62 % of the daily value for RDA of 120 mcg
  • Calcium - 75.31 mg, around 7.53 % of the daily value for RDA of 1000 mg
  • Phosphorus - 64.24 mg, approximately 9.18 % of the daily value for RDA of 700 mg
  • Iron - 2.44 mg, nearly 30.50 % of the daily value for RDA of 8 mg
  • Magnesium - 79.5 mg, roughly 19.88 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mg
  • Copper - 180 mcg, almost 20.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg
  • Manganese - 0.72 mg, which is 31.30 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.3 mg
  • Molybdenum - 0.35 mcg, that is 0.78 % of the daily value for RDA of 45 mcg
  • Zinc - 0.55 mg, around 5.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 11 mg
  • Chromium - 0.04 mcg, approximately 0.11 % of the daily value for RDA of 35 mcg
  • Selenium - 1.72 mcg, nearly 3.13 % of the daily value for RDA of 55 mcg
  • Soluble Fiber - 1.87 gm, roughly 18.70 % of the daily value for RDA of 10 gm
  • Total Free Sugar - 4.23 gm, which is 7.05 % of the daily value for RDA of 60 gm
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg, that is 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 25 mg
  • Potassium - 560.82 mg, around 11.93 % of the daily value for RDA of 4700 mg
  • Sodium - 28.72 mg, approximately 1.91 % of the daily value for RDA of 1500 mg
  • Omega 3 - 141.98 mg, nearly 23.66 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg
  • Omega 6 - 227.77 mg, roughly 37.96 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg
  • For calculation purposes, I have considered only 50% of the dietary fiber in calculating nutritional value. However, you can use the remaining half pulp in making paratha for preparations of stuffing or some other dish. Values of RDA are for a healthy adult and with an assumption of 2000 kCal energy requirements. This may change as per age, gender, and physical activities. Readers to check and confirm the nutritional values to their satisfaction.

Frequently asked Questions

A lot of people ask this question: can I drink green juice everyday? Well, the answer to that question is yes and no. Yes, you can drink green juice if can make it at home because it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that your body needs every day in order to maintain a normal health condition. Making detox green juice at home gives you control of what you drink. And no, you cannot drink it every day if you are purchasing from the store because it may be more of sugar syrup than an actual detox green juice. Having said that, there are healthy detox green juices available in the market that you can choose and drink from the comforts of your home. If you want a fruit punch, then you can get one from the local fast-food restaurants or even from the supermarkets. But if you want something that is lighter and not as rich in taste, then you can always go with teas or jalapeno juice. But whatever kind you will choose, just remember that you are simply giving your body what your body really needs.

Now if you still have some doubts about drinking it, better ask someone who has tried it. You may be able to find someone who can give you advice on what kinds of green drinks you can try at home. Another good thing is that there are already several online stores where you can purchase it from the comforts of your own home. So, make yourself comfortable with the idea and try it now.

    Cooking method

    Step 1

    To make green detox juice firstly we need to wash spinach, mint leaves properly; at least wash it 3 - 4 times in running water. If mint is not available use coriander leaves instead of mint leaves.

    Step 2

    Wash and peel ginger, as we know ginger has so many health benefits, it is loaded with phytonutrients, that help to boost immunity as well as it has anti-inflammatory properties also.

    Step 3

    Next, we need a cucumber, cucumber is a low calories vegetable, 100 gm cucumber gives only 13 - 18 calories, and cucumber has more water content nearly 95%. For weight loss, we can have it easily, it is the best low-calorie vegetable. Daily having cucumber in the salad helps to hydrate the body as well as it makes us feel full, so we are not going to do overeating, which helps to reduce the more calorie consumption. Wash and chop cucumber into fine pieces.

    Step 4

    Next, take an apple, I prefer to take a small size apple, wash it properly. Apple is rich in antioxidants, which helps to boost immunity and it also has good fiber, which prevents constipation. Apples contain polyphenols that help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (based on studies). Polyphenols may reduce cholesterol absorption and helps to control cholesterol.

    Step 5

    If apple is not available, instead of it we can use orange or sweet line too, some people add banana to this juice, but I don’t like adding banana as juice becomes thicker and that makes it not so convenient to drink.

    Step 6

    Take a blender, add all the ingredients. Add nearly 1 cup of water.

    Step 7

    Grind it, as smooth as you can make watery consistency, if you want, add 1/4 cup more water to it.

    Step 8

    Take a coarse strainer, and strain the juice, if you can drink with the best whole, if you can’t drink with whole pulp, strain it and take the soft pulp which accumulates at the bottom part of the strainer. Add it into the juice mix well. When you use a coarse strainer almost 80% pulp will be strained. Take the coarse strainer, not the fine strainer. If you want to purchase the strainer you can buy it from this link.

    Step 9

    At last to give a tangy taste to this weight loss drink I have added here 1/2 lemon juice. It gives a wonderful taste to the juice.

    Step 10

    Now, what are you thinking, relax and enjoy this healthy breakfast. Happy dieting

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