My Organic Green Juice This Morning with Arugula Sprouts

Written by Max Goldberg on August 6, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

This morning I put the juicer back to work after a few week hiatus.

I still have been drinking organic green juice nearly every single day, but I had been buying it.

So, wanting to have a large quantity of freshly made juice this morning, I picked up some lacinato kale, celery, and arugula sprouts last night.

Juicing with sprouts is a no-brainer. Why?

The amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in sprouts is greater than at any other point in a plant’s development.

Therefore, it makes sense to be juicing with foods that give us the biggest return.

For example, broccoli sprouts have 20-50x the amount of sulforaphane, a potent anti-cancer compound, than a mature head of broccoli.

In today’s juice, I used arugula sprouts, which is an excellent source of iron as well as vitamin A and C.

The taste: There are many times when I juice and I say to myself “This really could have used lemon or ginger.” But not today.

The arugula sprouts were somewhat spicy and provided a nice edge to the juice, making it pretty delicious. And without question, I would definitely use this combination of lacinato kale, celery, and arugula sprouts again.

It feels really good to get the juicer going again. What about you?  Are you juicing at home? Please leave a comment below as I’d love to know.

In case you were wondering, the juicer that I used to make this juice was the Green Star 1000, and I washed the produce with the fruit/vegetable wash from Vermont Soap Organics - the only fruit/vegetable wash that I recommend.

If you are new to juicing and want to start off with a less expensive machine, try the Breville.

Each juicer uses a different extraction method, and that accounts for the significant difference in price.

The Breville is a centrifugal juicer (the blade that spins around creates more heat and oxidation) and the Green Star uses a twin-gear motor (slower and less oxidation).

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3 Comments

  1. More and more people are trying to reduce iron intake, not increase it, by donating blood and other approaches. Many sprouts have natural toxins as well, so, one should be extremely careful.

    Written by Nikolay Kolev on August 6, 2012 @ 2:32 pm
  2. Have you ever tried making your own sprouts? I have seen this done but haven’t ventured into the arena myself…

    Written by Tamara @ Oh Lardy on August 27, 2012 @ 12:49 am
  3. Hi Tamara,

    Yes, I have made my own lentil sprouts before but haven’t done them in a while. The important thing when you do it yourself is to make sure there’s no mold on them.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 27, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

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