Jugo Verde Recipe (Mexican Green Juice)
Refreshing and nutritious green juice with a tropical hint. A Mexican green juice is a great way to start your day with energy and on the brighter side.
Green juices have been in the spotlight for the past years, but I Latin American they have always been there. I’ve already published my recipe for Venezuelan tres en
This is a great way to fulfill your daily needs of vitamins and minerals without taking supplements. Many people do not seem to know that vitamins from food are highly absorbable in comparison to supplements. So, the best way of getting a healthy amount of micronutrients is eating 4-5 portions of vegetables and fruits per day.
But, in the rush of the day, sometimes I don’t eat as balanced and healthy as I would prefer and green juice is the easiest way to get my daily micronutrients in a couple of minutes.
Mexican Green Juice in the blender or in the juicer?
This will depend on your preference with green juices. Also, if you are interested in the maximum amount of fiber possible.
Personally, I’m not a fan of thick green juices with a lot of pulp.
As you may know, the fiber in fruits and vegetables is contained in the pulp. Fiber is known for having multiple benefits for the body (digestive regulation, sugar in blood regulations and even intestinal cancer prevention).
But, if you are not interested in increasing your amount of fiber — I get my daily dose of fiber from the rest of my diet — you can use a juicer. The juice still is full of vitamins, micronutrients, and minerals.
Masticating juicers get almost all the water inside the veggie and fruits and separate the dry pulp in a container. For that reason, you probably won’t need the cup of water that I add when using a blender. You get less fiber, but in return, you get more juice — vitamins, and minerals — with the same amount of fruits and vegetables.
- 1 cup pineapple peeled and chopped
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 oranges
- 1 celery stick
- 1 cup of water
Blend all the ingredients in high speed for a couple of minutes.
If you want a more watery result, strain the juice. Also, you can use a juicer for better separation of the pulp.