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A-to-Z Roll Call of Super Greens (For Hardcore Juicers)

super greens for juicing

You've downed your fair share of celery, cucumbers, and lettuce. Perhaps you've even dabbled with spinach, avocado, and broccoli. If you've been there and done that with all the usual juicing suspects, try livening up your glass with these super greens...

ASPARAGUS

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These pointy greens pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Did you know just 10-ounces of asparagus contains 119% of your daily vitamin C?

The vegetable also contains a surprisingly high amount of protein, as well as vitamins E and K, potassium, phosphorus, folate, selenium, manganese, niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin (amazing for you skin, hair, nails - not to mention the rest of your body).

BITTER MELON

super greens to juice

Raw bitter melon has been making headlines in the news for the past few years as a healthy treatment option for people Type 2 diabetes. But we're not going to lie to you - the vegetable lives up to its name.

It is truly, unabashedly bitter and its appearance doesn't grant it any favors either - with wart-like bumps covering the entirety of its surface. This is precisely why we choose to juice bitter melon and get all its great nutrients fast - and you can't even see the warts 🙂

BOK CHOY

super greens for juicing

Quite possibly the most well-known Asian leafy green around, bok choy is as refreshingly yummy in juices as it is alongside a plate of lo mein.

These delicious greens are packed with calcium, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Not to mention the antioxidants...a half-cup of bok choy fulfillls 144% of your daily requirement of vitamin A and 74% of vitamin C - not a bad deal for 20 calories

DANDELION GREENS

super greens dandelion greens

In just 55 grams of fresh dandelion greens, you're giving your body 112% of your daily vitamin A requirement, plus vitamin C, calcium, iron, and even protein.

These nutrient-rich greens are also refreshing and delicious. Add a heap to your juicer today!

FENNEL

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Better-known for its fragrant seeds, fennel can also be eaten raw. The plant is rich in vitamins C and B3, potassium, manganese, folate, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper.

Keep in mind that not all juicers are great for juicing greens so if you're looking to juice a lot of greens (and keep them as fresh and nutritious as possible) - you're going to want to choose a slow juicer. Here are our top picks!

Z STAR

juicer for greens

OMEGA J8006

omega 8006 for leafy greens

HUROM HU 100

FIDDLEHEADS

super greens juice

These are outrageously tasty greens with a grassy, nutty flavor. Fiddleheads are a great source of protein and zinc, as well as a good source of vitamins A and C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.

They are usually only available in Spring - watch for them in the coming few months in Farmer's Markets and wild produce sections of your local grocery store!

KALE

kale juice

Kale is a green juicing staple of many, and for good reason - convenient to find, wash, and prepare for juicing with a one-of-a-kind flavor that gets addicting.

Oh, and it's chock full of a medley of nutrients - such as vitamins A, K, and C - which have been linked to decreasing the occurrence of various cancers.

PERILLA

super greens

Once you've juiced with perilla, you won't be able to stop. With a flavor that can only be described as "attractive", this is a one-of-a-kind taste that really adds a zing to your juices.

Perilla has been used in Asian medicine for its expectorant and stomach-soothing properties, as well as for respiratory system symptoms such as asthma, nasal inflammation, and congestion from allergies, colds, chills, and bronchitis.

SWISS CHARD

swiss chard juice

Another juicing favorite, Swiss chard is low in fat, high in fiber, with a heap of iron, folic acid, protein, calcium, potassium, and vitamins C and K.

WATERCRESS

super greens wheatgrass

Watercress is one of the best greens EVER. It has a light, peppery taste and is delicious eaten raw, as a juice, in a smoothie, etc.

The scrumptious vegetable is also a nutrient powerhouse - full of vitamins A, C, E, K, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and heaps more.

WHEATGRASS

wheatgrass super greens

We would need another post to go over all the benefits of wheatgrass. There's a reason this grass juice has long been a darling of health enthusiasts - the juice is a rich source of chlorophyll, as well as a host of vitamins and 12 amino acids including the 8 essential amino acids: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine.

Not to mention, wheatgrass is also a "predigested food" which sounds gross, but simply means that your body doesn't need to digest it. Wheatgrass juice also contains both amino acids and glucose so it's automatically assimilated in the body.

Extra bonus: wheatgrass pulp makes an awesome face pack.

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