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The Guy's Guide to Green Juice

Late to the green-juice game? Use this guide to brush up on the basics, from equipment to ingredients to gulping greens on the go.

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The Ingredients

You've scored a juicer, now what? The best thing you can do to ease your taste buds into drinking a glass of vegetables: "Start off with fruits and vegetables you already like when you eat them whole," advises Zuckerbrot. "Try introducing new fruits or vegetables one by one to eventually get the best variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into your juice." 

Sure, you can make some pretty gnarly looking juice combinations, which is why many people run away when you try to hand them something murky and green. But not all juices have to taste like salad in a glass. “To put together a tasty green juice, first decide what base you want to start with. Green juices do not just have to be composed of solely green fruits and veggies," Zuckerbrot says. "A few bases I like to use are 1 carrot and 1-2 green apples; 2 green apples and 1/2 lemon [with peel]; or 1 small cucumber and 1-2 celery stalks. Next, add in all of your main green ingredients such as kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kiwi, and so on.”

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