Super Green Drink | Cucumber, Spinach and Sprouts

This Super Green Drink is so-so, but very good for the body. Have you ever made a recipe that you knew was extremely good for you, but the taste was less than desirable? This is one of those for me, but to be fair to the author I wasn’t able to use the exact ingredients.

This recipe comes from Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing DietsI didn’t have sunflower, clover or buckwheat sprouts. I used my freshly grown alfalfa sprouts in place of those. Maybe that was the difference. Maybe the alfalfa was too strong for this recipe.

The Super Green Drink is so nutritious I’ll probably make it again, but next time I’ll add an apple to make it palatable. I think maybe 1/2 lemon added would be good too.

So why am I writing about a recipe I don’t like? Because this is a recipe that some of you may enjoy. It’s very nutritious and definitely worth a try. It’s simple too!

I made another “Super Green Drink” that I couldn’t even tolerate. This one at least deserves a write-up.

super green drinkSuper Green Drink Substitute

As I mentioned, in place of the sprouts listed below, I used alfalfa sprouts because that’s all I had available.

I usually double small recipes in order to get at least 20 ounces which is enough for two people. But, maybe this is one of those recipes that we only need about 5 ounces in a serving. So 10 ounces could be enough for two 🙂 You decide.

Makes 10 ounces

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 large handful of sunflower sprouts ( I used alfalfa)
  • 1 small handful of buckwheat sprouts (did not add)
  • 1 small handful of clover sprouts (did not add)

 

If you’re used to sweetened juice recipes, set your expectations accordingly.

Thanks again for reading and happy juicing!

Sources for this article include:

Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets

 

 

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Rich Donahue

I am a natural health enthusiast and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Health from the Sandy Hill Institute for Natural Sciences. My website PRIME Juicers is dedicated to people who enjoy juicing and want to improve their health and lose weight by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. I also write about blending, nutrition and natural health. Please join me and have fun juicing! (I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items from my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link.)

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12 Responses

  1. Benstrends says:

    Such healthy recipe! I think adding honey would make the taste desirable. Healthy at the same time.

  2. Doro says:

    Don’t you ever get diarrhea from this juicy vegetable drink? My bowels went upside down….just sayin
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  3. Casandra
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    I have not been brave enough to make a green juice that isn’t sweetened. I also add a banana or some dates but you’ve inspired me to try it!
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  4. Wow. What an odd combination. Does the juice taste good?
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  5. Erwin from fitness-degree.com says:

    I really like spinach since my childhood. Maybe it’s because of the influence of my mother and popeye the sailorman. Honestly, I never thought to make spinach as a beverage. It was quite strange for me.
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  6. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes! We’re gonna have to try them all!!!! nom nom nom!!!
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  7. JOSEPH says:

    Heloo thank you very much for this awesome Drink, I will try it I think it will make my summer day , here you can find another topic that is like yours hope you will benifit from it
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  8. Gautham
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    Hi Rich,

    Thanks for sharing your personal recipe. I think it would a little more delicious than the original Super Green Drink recipe.
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