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3 of the Mean(est) Green Juice Recipes for Energy and Weight Loss

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Ever since Joe Cross shared his Mean Green Juice recipe on Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, it’s quickly become the go-to green juice recipe for juicers across the globe looking to lose weight, detox, boost immunity, and keep a happy, healthy body.

And ‘though I absolutely love the simple, delicious original Mean Green Juice, you can’t drink the same old recipe every day, right? So I’ve rounded up my own collection of mean green juice recipes. Actually, these are the mean-est green juices i’ve ever sipped on. Doesn’t mean they’re bad-tasting – but they’ll kick your butt into gear!

So here goes…my top 3 favorite mean green juice recipes 🙂

1. An Energizing, Stamina-Boosting Mean Green Juice

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This is one potent green juice recipe to supercharge your mornings. It might be a bit strong if you’re new to green juicing – in which case, I recommend you save this for the afternoon.

The ‘Queen of Greens’ – kale – gives this juice recipe a load of vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and omega-3 fatty acids to help curb cravings and hunger pains. It’s also been found to have at least 45 different antioxidants that all work together to give you anti-inflammatory and cell-protective benefits.

Chard isn’t too shabby, either – this red-stemmed beauty contains phytonutrients known to boost your metabolism and keep glucose levels steady, further helping to ward off cravings.

Betanin-laden beets help gently detox your body and fight inflammation while anti-oxidant-rich blackberries add a welcome sweetness (with very little caloric content) to the recipe. As for ginseng, this potent root boosts energy, cognitive function, and metabolism.

What else would you want to have for breakfast when you can get all that in a glass of juice?

2. A Powerful Green Juice Recipe for Hardcore Juicers

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There’s nothing like this potent green juice recipe to really perk up your digestive system and get your metabolism going. And you’ve got that throughly-detoxing, appetite-numbing wheatgrass here again, to further kick up the detox and metabolism-boosting factor

This brilliant green juice can also help clear up bad breath, water-retention based bloat, and urinary tract infections or other kidney problems.  It’s the best juice recipe to sip when you’re feeling under the weather – it’ll get you back to your old vibrant  self faster than a makeover or a night on the town (or falling in love :)).

The phytonutrients in this mix  are no sorry set either: they can  help prevent cancer, stop heart disease, and block the progression of diabetes. Not bad for a cup of green goodness, huh?

3. An Energy-Boosting Green Juice for When You REALLY Mean Business

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Jolt yourself into action with this delicious, vitamin-packed cup of goodness. With this nutrient-dense cup of juice, you’ll get enough focused energy to tackle any job ahead of you. With a tinge of brain nourishing lemon and ginger, this juice also contains blood-pressure regulating cucumber and cancer-preventing watercress, and that ‘small handful’ of immune-boosting alfalfa sprouts gives it a load of antioxidants and a slightly nutty taste that’s delicious.

The broccoli in this recipe is also a great anti-inflammatory agent, helping you get over any potential allergy reactions you might meet with throughout the day. That same little half cup of flowerets offers great heart health benefits and will help you lower your cholesterol as well. Happy juicing!

4. …And the Original Joe Cross Mean Green Juice Recipe

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Image courtesy of Rebootwithjoe.com

Of course, you can’t  have a post about mean green juice and not include Joe Cross’s original recipe. So here it is (you can find it on his website):


  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger

Happy juicing!

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