June 30, 2013

Perfect for Summer Afternoon: Fresh Cucumber Fennel Mint Juice.

This is a sophisticated deliciously sweet green juice that my friend Tina came up with.

It is particularly alkalizing because it needs no fruit, which can be high in sugar when juiced.

Great anytime, and especially lovely as an afternoon pick me up and perfect for summer when fresh mint and parsley are abundantly growing.


2 large cucumbers
3 handfuls of baby spinach
1 bulb of fennel including stalks
Handful parsley to taste
Handful fresh mint with stems to taste

Put fennel into the juicer and plunge.

Put a cucumber in with out plunging and fill the space around it with the baby spinach, then plunge.

Do the same with the second cucumber and the parsley and mint. (This way the leafier greens gets juiced rather than spun through the juicer, unless of course you are using a masticating juicer, then put them in however you like.)

Serve on ice and use a fresh mint garnish for bonus points.

Enjoy and be radiantly healthy!


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Ed: Bryonie Wise

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Tinnitus Blog Jul 12, 2013 10:53am

That sounds amazing!! I love green juice – I love to use Kale in my juice as well. thanks for this

Megan Jul 8, 2013 7:50am

I love the vibrant shade of green that the drink is! I wish my green drinks turned out as pretty looking as that 🙂
This sounds like a great option to try after a Zumba session. Fuel like this recipe definitely helps keep a person more energized

Evelina Micall Jul 1, 2013 9:47am

Wow! This green juice looks so healthy and refreshing. I've never tried any single ingredients of this juice. Now, I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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