You’ve probably had your share of orange juice, apple juice, and even carrot juice. Sweet, yummy, and so tasty. Vegetable juices are a bit different though. They’re usually made from a blend of vegetables with a little fruit added. If you’re new to vegetable juices, this is an excellent transitional juice and a great place to start. 

Sweet Broccoli juice
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Sweet Broccoli is a delicious, easy-to-drink juice that is loaded with goodness to help you through treatment. Broccoli and kiwi fruit have plenty of vitamin C, as well as beneficial minerals. The apple is full of vitamins as well as minerals, and like ginger, helps with digestion. Ginger is also a natural anti-inflammatory and helps relieve nausea. Coconut water is a good source of potassium and electrolytes, and can help soften the "green-ness" of the broccoli. If the broccoli is a bit too strong for you, you can add the juice of a few green grapes.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 broccoli spears
  2. 2 kiwi fruits
  3. 2 apples
  4. 1" chunk of fresh ginger (optional, but great for helping with digestion and reducing nausea)
  5. Coconut water to taste (optional)
  1. Wash the broccoli.
  2. Peel the kiwi fruits.
  3. Scrub the apple and remove the stalk.
  4. Peel the ginger.
  5. Cut all ingredients into pieces that will fit into your juicing machine.
  6. Feed the pieces into the juicing machine and enjoy the goodness that comes out the other end. Drink the juice as soon as you can; juice that is even a few hours old will lose some of its potency and anti-oxidant qualities.
  1. This recipe was a favorite of my relative during her chemo treatments (see "Juicing - a good thing" for more on that topic). In The Big Book of Juices' rating scheme, it scored high in immunity, detox, and digestion, so we used it either in the week leading up to or the week immediately following the treatment.
  2. You'll notice that there are few actual quantities in this recipe. How big is a broccoli spear, after all? My suggestion is that you use the recipe as a guideline. You can adjust it depending on what you feel you want more of -- add a small leaf of kale, for instance. You could even add a carrot for a slightly sweeter drink, although the color will get a bit muddy.
  3. According to your preference, you can add a splash of lemon juice, a sprinkling of cinnamon, or a sprig of a fresh herb such as mint -- adjust the juice to your taste using whatever sounds good to you.
  4. Tip: to peel the ginger, I find it easiest to use either a spoon or a paring knife and then scrape the skin off the ginger, rather like scraping the skins of baby new potatoes.
Adapted from The Big Book of Juices

Broccoli juice pictureoilslo / 123RF Stock Photo

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