Drink Your Veggies, Reboot your Life! {Green Juice Recipes}

Drink your veggies

We were deeply inspired to begin juicing after watching the documentary “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead” by Australian Joe Cross.  The film chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health after conventional medicine failed to help him fight a debilitating autoimmune disease. He was 100 lbs overweight and taking tons of steroids for his disease until he decided to get off his pills and change his diet and lifestyle completely.

The documentary is extraordinary and I definitively recommend you watching it if you are looking for real inspiration to reboot your life and start eating and drinking more fruits and veggies.

For the last few months we have been enjoying the health benefits of drinking delicious green juices daily.  What I love the most is that my little one actually enjoys the juices as well. He is a picky eater and rarely eats his veggies but he has no problem with the juices. He is now drinking half a cup of nutrition filled green juice almost everyday!

Here he is enjoying a yummy Apple, Carrot & Beet juice.  Love the mustache!

Apple, Carrot and Beet Juice Moustache

Check out two of our favorite recipes that are refreshing, super tasty and yes, very healthy (taken from the official Reboot your Life website, where you can actually watch the entire documentary for FREE and get more recipes).   Enjoy!

Apple-Carrot-Beet Juice

  • 2 Apples
  • 4 Carrots
  • 2 Beets
  • 6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup
  • 1″ ginger root (1 tablespoon)
Green Lemonade
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 2 cups Spinach (3 handfuls)
  • 2 cups Kale leaves (6-8 leaves)
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lemon

* be sure to use organic fruits/vegetables for your juices 🙂

Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own. I just wanted to share this inspirational film and yummy  juice recipes with all of you!

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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32 responses to “Drink Your Veggies, Reboot your Life! {Green Juice Recipes}”

  1. Bekah Kuczenski — July 29, 2012 @ 10:24 pm (#)

    I am a picky eater myself so I would love to try the juice… I’m a bit skeptical!

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    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — July 30th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      With my son being a picky eater I find that he prefers and actually really enjoys the juices. Very refreshing in the summer too!

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  2. Rachel N — July 30, 2012 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    What kind of juicer do you use? My concern about juicing is the cost. Do you have any idea on how much it costs to make a cup of juice? Organic fruits and veggies are already very expensive here in Alberta so I am not sure this is something we could afford.

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    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — July 30th, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

      After a lot of research we ended up purchasing the Omega 8006 and we love it so far. Easy to clean, super quiet and easy to use.

      We already buy only organic vegetables/fruits for our meals so it wasn’t a big switch to start juicing with organic produce but I agree about the price. Unfortunately organic produce can be very expensive in Canada. We get ours from a place called Choices Markets and I find it is not too extreme there, still more expensive than buying non-organic of course.

      I would say it depends on how much juice you want and for how many people. Having a juicer that really gets the most out of the veggies/fruits is a must for sure. With the Omega we use the recipes above (same number of ingredients) and we get two small cups for ourselves and half a cup for our son a day. Not too bad when you think of the health benefits.

      Let me know if you have any more questions~!

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  3. Elva Roberts — July 30, 2012 @ 12:38 pm (#)

    July 30-Thank you for your review of this book. I had given up on drinking juices because of the sugar they usually contain. However you review and your recipes have interested me in drinking healthier juices again. Thanks for the link as i would like to read more about this lifestye.–el03ro

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  4. Dandi D — August 2, 2012 @ 8:16 am (#)

    Looks like I need to try this. I wish I could get my son to drink this.

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  5. longchamp outlet — August 4, 2012 @ 9:29 pm (#)

    You have remarked very interesting details! ps nice website.

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  6. Jessica — August 5, 2012 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    I am for sure goign to have to try this. I have the hadest time getting beggies into my toddler son. I’ll report back on the results.

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  7. Shelby — August 7, 2012 @ 12:50 am (#)

    I think I may have to try this- I have the hardest time getting veggies into my diet

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  8. Nena Sinclair — August 7, 2012 @ 8:59 pm (#)

    Thanks for the recipes, this is a great way to get kids to get their veggies! 🙂

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  9. Vanessa Coker — August 13, 2012 @ 6:54 am (#)

    Love it! I have seen that documentary before and not too long ago. I’m gonna try making some of the Apple-Carrot-Beet Juice today, hopefully P will like it 🙂 I’m probably going to adjust the recipe because I don’t have all the ingredients though.

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  10. sara m ford — August 30, 2012 @ 11:29 pm (#)

    I have a great vegg and fruit drink take a big hand full of baby spinach and a little less then haft a cup water and blend together till the spinach is very soft and smooth as it can be then add 2 apples and bananas or pineapple play around with the fruit part but it is soooo yummy and my kids drink it up also you can diet with this drink it for breakfast and lunch and eat a dinner you stay full trust me

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  11. Em Sands — October 6, 2012 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing these recipes! We like juicing, but tend to get into ruts making the same ones over again. = ) It’s always good to run across some fresh ideas to get us inspired to experiment.

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  12. Angela — October 19, 2012 @ 3:24 pm (#)

    I heard it was better to eat your veggies as opposed to drinking them, because your missing out on the much needed fiber you get from the actual veggie. Is this true?

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    • Angela V — October 19th, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

      Hi Angela, some studies show that unlocking the nutrients of raw foods is one of the vital benefits of juicing. Fiber is quite literally locked into many vegetables and fruits and the potential benefit of the fiber is lost as the digestive system does not unlock it. Juicing releases the fiber’s nutrition so that benefit may be realized.

      As anything, with juicing it doesn’t mean that you stop eating fruits and vegetables. You are still eating them but you can add juicing to your healthy diet.

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  13. Janet W. — January 14, 2013 @ 2:52 am (#)

    I’ll have to give these juices a try for my grandson. Then I’ll know exactly what nutritients he’s getting.

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  14. Crystal Wilson — January 23, 2013 @ 10:51 pm (#)

    These sound great! Will have to try them with my lil guy! 🙂

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  15. Emilia T — February 10, 2013 @ 8:18 pm (#)

    I am going to try apple carrot beet juice.

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  16. 5lita5 — March 5, 2013 @ 11:19 am (#)

    Thank you for the recipes! I am a picky eater like your son and if HE likes them, I’m pretty sure that I will too. Thanks again!

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  17. Michelle Chow — April 4, 2013 @ 6:54 pm (#)

    Hello, OSM. Thank you for the link to the Reboot site. This is something I have been thinking about trying. If your young guy will drink juice with veggies (but not eat them) & still likes the juice; there may be hope for me, yet. I cannot afford a juicer right now but will keep juicing in my mind as a very real option in terms of my health. Thank you for this post, One Smiley Monkey.

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  18. Erika B — June 3, 2013 @ 10:36 am (#)

    I think my son would love the green lemonade! It takes all I have to get him to eat his veggies, so this would be an awesome opportunity! Thañks for posting!

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  19. Judy C — July 27, 2013 @ 8:30 am (#)

    Thanks, I just got a juicer so I may have to check this out. Love the picture of your little guy!

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  20. Elva Roberts — May 27, 2014 @ 7:40 am (#)

    I find the fact that your son will drink these juices very interesting. I have a greatgrandson who is also picky eater. I plan to look into this farther and sample these juices before I try introducing them to him. Thank you for these recipes and this tip.

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  21. kathy+downey — October 22, 2014 @ 3:16 pm (#)

    thank you for this post,I have passed the info to my friend who is having a problem getting her son to eat

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  22. kathy downey — February 19, 2015 @ 8:34 am (#)

    I wish I could get my grandson to drink this…

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  23. kathy downey — October 29, 2015 @ 1:22 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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  24. kathy downey — December 8, 2015 @ 8:24 am (#)

    Drink your veggies and eat your fruit,works good with my granddaughter

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  25. Elizabeth Matthiesen — May 28, 2016 @ 6:02 pm (#)

    I just adore that photo of your son, wonderful. I’m not into smoothies I’m afraid, unless it’s just fruit 🙂

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  26. Debbie White Beattie — July 8, 2016 @ 6:59 pm (#)

    I have to say first that I love your sons bright red mustache, he’s adorable. I also like your recipes because they sound delicious.

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