You’ve been asking for it and here it is! The Mean Green Juice, popularized by Joe Cross, serves as a symbolic cornerstone in the narrative of his transformational journey chronicled in the documentary film “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
History of the Mean Green Juice Recipe
Crafted from a blend of nutrient-rich vegetables such as kale, cucumber, celery, green apple, and lemon, this vibrant concoction became the focal point of Joe’s radical health transformation. The juice played a pivotal role in his mission to overcome obesity and various health issues. As Joe embarked on a cross-country road trip while consuming only freshly pressed juices, including the iconic Mean Green Juice, his remarkable physical and emotional transformation captivated audiences worldwide. His personal success story led to the establishment of rebootwithjoe.com, a platform designed to inspire and educate others about the benefits of incorporating plant-based nutrition into their lives. The Mean Green Juice, a testament to the healing power of whole foods, continues to symbolize Joe’s dedication to promoting health and vitality through his advocacy and online community.
Why Green Juice
Green fruits and vegetables are good for the entire body. They help keep to cleanse the blood and they provide many of the nutrients our bodies need to function at optimal levels.
Typically the guidelines for making green juice is 60% dark green leafy vegetables and 40% other vegetables/fruits. You can try variations of any of the green recipes until you find one that suits your needs and tastes.
Trying a juice cleanse? When fasting with juice it is wise to drink four to six glasses (16-20 ounces each) per day. If you are making a whole day’s worth of juice at one time, keep the extra juice in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. Here are some recipes to get you started. (If you like the recipes please share them by “liking” this page!)
Variations of the classic mean green juice recipe made popular by Joe Cross in the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.
Mean Green Juice #1 (Original)
This is the official recipe used by Joe Cross and Phil Staples according to the Reboot Program.
6 Kale Leaves
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1 piece of ginger
Mean Green Juice #2
3 stalks of kale
2 golden delicious apples
small handful parsley
Mean Green Juice #3
2 stalks celery
small piece ginger
1/2 green chard leaf
5 kale leaves
Mean Green Juice #4
1/2 green apple
2 celery stalks
small piece ginger
slice of papaya
Notes for Making Juice
• peel or slice off lemon rind leaving some of the white pith
• to juice small leaves such as parsley and cilantro, roll them up into a ball to compact the leaves
• wash all vegetables and fruits before making juice
• buy organic if possible