A Chef’s Juice: Extreme Green

I love juicing.  I started juicing 10 months ago and since then, I have dropped a total of 80 lbs./36 kg! I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to maintain my current weight at 205 lbs./93 kg. for the past two months thanks to all the juicing.

Not only is the scale a new number, but my good cholesterol is up and bad cholesterol is down; blood sugar levels are perfect; no more being on the edge of pre-diabetes; I don’t take any pills; and life is good! After just turning 50 years old, I am pretty much the healthiest that I have ever been.

In order to keep my taste buds happy and satisfied, I like to experiment with new juices using a variety of vegetables and fruits.  For my 30 Day Reboot, I held fast to the Reboot Golden Rule: 80% vegetables and 20% fruit but after it ended I have tried many different ratios and many different color combinations.

While these experiments are fun and delicious, I keep coming back to green juices!  They just do something for me.  They just seem to keep me going forever! I think my weight dropped the most when I was drinking green juice only.  I think that’s due to the extreme concentration of phytonutrients I was consuming.  My body was being fueled with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to function properly so I never felt hungry. My body was constantly satisfied.

Thanks to my love of everything green, I came up with this delicious green juice recipe. Try it for yourself and let me know if it makes you feel as good as I do after I drink it!


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 small handful of parsley
  • 2 handfuls of leafy greens (kale (Tuscan cabbage), spinach, chard (silverbeet), etc.)
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 handful of grapes
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 lime (peeling is optional but I left the peel on for more zest in the juice.
  • 1 oz wheatgrass (1/2 tsp wheatgrass powder) * optional
  • 1/2 tsp spiraling powder (If you are using a centrifugal juicer put your juice in a blender if you want to add powder) * optional


  1. Wash all ingredients well.
  2. Add all ingredients through juicer.
  3. Pour into glass and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)