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6 Low Calorie Green Juice Recipes for Weight Loss

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When you’re juicing for weight loss, calories matter. Which is where low calorie green juice recipes come in. ‘Cause when you’re drinking delicious fresh juices, it’s easy to forget that liquid calories are calories too!

And as nutritious and healthy as green juice is, if you’re packing every glass of green juice with tons of sugary fruits, those calories can pile up quick.

Of course that’s the last thing you want, especially when you can design yummy green juice recipes that are wonderfully low in calories and big on taste. You don’t need to forego the sweet fruits altogether – it’s just a matter of knowing that just a little goes a long way and stocking up on other, less used, low calorie flavor enhancers.

Here are a few of the best low calorie green juice recipes to get you started!

All Star Green Team Gigantic Green Juice Recipe

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Sometimes you just need a whopping load of greens to power you through your day (and workouts). And this green juice recipe is perfect for doing just that.

It contains warming, circulation-boosting ginger, energizing parsley,  and skin-health-boosting celery to boot. Kale, of course, is a supergreen – chock full of replenishing chlorophyll to get your blood super-pumping nutrients to all your cells!

This green juice recipe is also gentle enough to be perfect for the mornings – omit the ginger if you’d prefer a less spicy breakfast. As always – make sure you drink this juice recipe on an empty stomach to get the most benefits and an immediate energy boost. It’s better than coffee, IMHO.

If you’re a hard-core green juicer, you can also go ahead and ditch the sweet apple. And of course, if you’re looking for further weight loss benefits, go ahead and add half a lemon or a grapefruit to the mix – this juice recipe tastes great with both!

Spicy Fat Burning Green Juice

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Here’s an unexpectedly delicious green juice that has just the right amount of sweetness:

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 cup watercress
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds (partially or entirely) removed
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

It’s seriously rich in protective antioxidants, like the lycopene in watermelon, as well as very hydrating. Watercress adds a peppery kick and gives you a huge dose of cancer-protective benefits but the real star in this recipe is the spicy jalapeno, a thermogenic food, which thanks to its capsaicin content speeds up heart rate, reduces the bad fat in the arteries and stimulates metabolism since your body has to work harder to digest it (expending more calories) than it got from consuming it.

Kickin’ Kale Gentle Green Juice Recipe for Beginners

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Considering the load of green goodness that’s packed into this juice recipe, it’s delightfully easy on the palate. It’s actually one of the lightest, most refreshing green juices – probably ’cause anti-oxidant-rich, libido-boosting celery and highly-hydrating, mineral-rich cucumbers add the perfect, smooth and clean base for the stronger ingredients like anti-inflammatory, cell-protecting kale and circulation-improving, immunity-boosting ginger.

Cucumbers are pretty much green water (about 90%) so they serve as a great diluting base for stronger greens, such as kale. The same can be said of celery, which is also mostly water.

These watery vegetables are the perfect beginner’s greens – refreshing, hydrating, and gentle on your stomach. They’re also unbelievably low in calories and high in nutrients (Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, etc.) and rich in chlorophyll.

To top it off, flavor-rich cilantro and pH-balancing lemon add yummy flavor to the whole mix!

Skinny Greens Juice Recipe

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Here’s a lovely green juice that’s got just the right amount of zingy spiciness:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 green apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 2 stalks of celery (individual)
  • 6 large kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 inch turmeric

It may not be the best green juice recipe for those who like their juices a little on the sweeter side, but this one is very low in sugar and calories and contains a heap of weight loss-boosting benefits, with the aid of detox-aiding parsley, nutrition-rich kale, alkalizing lemon, and best of all: turmeric, which contains curcumin, a compound that’s been shown to help prevent fat accumulation and speed up fat loss.

Fire Up Metabolism Boosting Green Juice Recipe

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When you’re feeling dull and sleepy there is nothing like this juice recipe to wake you up and get you moving at your full potential. Bursting with antioxidants and containing a good dose of apigenin (the immune system boosting, circulation promoting, cancer busting flavonoid), this juice will change the tune of your day and leave you ready to tackle any problem.

And did you know the glycoglycerolipids in spinach can help protect your digestive tract from any possible inflammation? That’s only one of the many, many benefits of these humble green leaves. Energizing parsley contributes a good dose of circulation-boosting, blood-purifying chlorophyll to the mix and the capsaicin found in the spicy pepper gets your body warmed up and kicks your metabolism into gear.

If you find this juice recipe is a bit too strong, try decreasing the amount of jalapeno from a half to a quarter pepper. If you’re the kind who wants something absolutely burning fire-hot, try putting the pepper in whole!

Klever Sage Yummiest Green Juice Recipe

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Combine memory-enhancing sage with pH-balancing lime and you already have an awesome mix – but invite libido-boosting celery, digestion-boosting pear, and the ‘Queen of Greens’ kale into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a helluva green juice party.

And it’s one worth celebrating, since this is one green juice recipe that’s damn healthy and tempting enough to try on beginners or those who swear they’ll never drink green juices. Juice this up, decorate the cup with a sliver of lime, and watch them go green 🙂

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