Green Juice Recipes
are Typically Lower in Carbs

Green juice recipes are probably the best choice when it comes to adopting a lower carb diet as they can be easily made from lower carb choices.

Green juice recipes can also be a part of a lower oxalate lifestyle when you know what ingredients to include and what you should probably limit.

The health benefits of celery can make it a great addition to your green juice recipes.

One of the really nice health benefits of celery is having a mild diuretic effect which can aid with weight loss.  And it's suppose to be great for your liver.

The health benefits of parsley also make it a great choice for making a green juice recipes, but you will have to be careful with this powerful herb.


Lower Carb Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
for Green Juice Recipes

  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Green Apples
  • Lemons & Limes
  • Tomatoes
  • Parsley & Cilantro
  • Fresh Mint
  • Celery Stalks
  • Cabbage
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Dino or Curly Kale
  • Leafy Greens
  • Ginger & Garlic
  • Turmeric

You'll want the majority of your green juices to contain these ingredients if you want to consume lower in carb green juices.

Health Benefits of Celery Juice

Celery contains powerful compounds which are known to enhance the activity of your white blood cells. 

Celery juice can also help to purify your bloodstream, reduce your blood pressure, and clear up skin problems.

  • Good Electrolyte Drink
  • High in Potassium, Sodium, & Magnesium
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Improves Detoxification &
  • Liver Function
  • Improves Digestion of Foods
  • Good Amount of B Vitamins
  • Helps Relieve Migraines
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Great Alkaline Food
  • Aphrodisiac Properties
  • Boosts your Immune System
  • Helps Calm your Nerves
  • High Amounts of Vitamin K
  • Helps to Prevent Cancer
  • Good Amount of Organic Calcium
  • Helps your Kidneys Function
  • Effective Natural Diuretic
  • Helps with Addiction to Salty Foods

If you want to keep your green juice recipe simple, you could drink straight celery juice.  It's a popular trend right now and claims to cleanse the liver.

However, I think it's better to mix celery with other vegetables and fruits to get a more pleasant tasting green juice.

Celery does contain a medium amount of oxalates and you may not want to consume too much of this vegetable at a time.


Green Juice Recipe with Celery
1 Serving

Ingredients:

  • 3 Big Leaves of Organic Kale
  • 2 Stalks of Organic Celery
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Organic Cucumber (no wax)
  • 1 Organic Green or Red Apple
  • 1/2 of Organic Lemon (no peel)
  • 1 Knob of Organic Ginger (remove skin)
  • 1 Organic Broccoli Stalk
  • 1 Stalk of Organic Pineapple

To Make Lower in Carbs:

If you want a lower carb green juice recipe, just increase the amount of celery and cucumber.  And decrease the amount of apple and pineapple.

To Make Lower in Oxalates:

To be honest with you, I would leave out the broccoli stalk.  I would also replace the kale leaves with cilantro.

Keep in mind, the citric acid found in lemons and pineapple helps to balance out oxalic acid or oxalates which is a problem in green juice recipes.

Green Juice Recipe with Parsley
2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Organic Red Apples
  • 2 Organic Lemons (remove peel)
  • 1 Bunch Organic Parsley
  • 1 Bunch Organic Cilantro

To Make Lower in Carbs:

You can replace the red apples with green apples to lower the amount of carbs in this green juice recipe.

To Make Lower in Oxalates:

Be sure to peel the lemon before juicing.  You could also peel the apples to lower the amount of oxalates in this green juice recipe.

And use more cilantro than parsley to lower the amount of oxalates.

Health Benefits of Parsley

This herb is one of the most popular and has been used since ancient Roman and Greek times. 

You can find flat leaf or curly leaf parsley at most grocery these days.

  • High in vitamin K
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • High in Potassium
  • Good source of folic acid
  • Natural Diuretic
  • Helps high blood pressure
  • Abundant in Chlorophyll
  • Good source of beta carotene

Important Note:  Parsley contains a good amount of oxalic acid or oxalates which could help to form kidney stones if consumed in large amounts for a long period of time.

And oxalates binds to important minerals like calcium and can make them unavailable for use in your body. 

A handful a day should provide the health benefits of parsley without harmful health problems.

Why You Need to Limit Oxalates

According to Sally K. Norton, "In the hours after we've overloaded on foods with soluble oxalates, oxalate ions will attach to minerals from our foods or from our blood.  As a result, these minerals won't be available for other purposes (like building bone or maintaining proper cellular metabolism)". 


High to Very High in Oxalates

  • Beets
  • Beet Greens
  • Bitter Lettuce
  • Turmeric
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Lemon & Lime Peel
  • Spinach
  • Purslane
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Rhubarb
  • Starfruit

1 cup of raw spinach will give you about 600 mg. of oxalates and most of the oxalates in spinach are soluble!

Based on an ounce-to-ounce serving, only a few foods contain more oxalates than raw spinach.  These foods will include parsley, chives, purslane, cassava, and amaranth.

Moderate to Medium in Oxalates

  • Fresh Ginger
  • Dino Kale
  • Curly Kale
  • Fresh Carrots
  • Collard Greens
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Fresh Celery

A large carrot and stalk of celery may each contain 10 mg. of oxalates, so I would consume them in moderation.

Actually, I would use all of the above in moderation.  And I'm not a big fan of collard greens, dandelion greens, or kale.

Low in Oxalates


  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Lemons w/out Peel
  • Limes w/out Peel
  • Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Cilantro & Basil
  • Mustard Greens
  • Cabbage & Bok Choy
  • Garlic
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Watercress
  • Red Apples
  • Green Apples 
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Fresh Tomatoes

If you remove the skin from fruits like apples and cucumbers, they will be even lower in oxalic acid or oxalates.  A great tasting and simple green juice recipe is cucumbers and fresh basil straight from the garden.

Be aware, the amount of oxalates in your green juices recipes will vary depending on the the way the food was grown. 

The nutrient density of the soil, weather, and ripeness when picked all affect the oxalate content of fruits and vegetables.

For the best results, limit the amount of oxalates in your green juice recipes.  Also, it might be wise to only consume 8 ounces of green juice at a time.

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