A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

Super healthy 'Jugo Verde'

Super healthy ‘Jugo Verde’

Jugo Verde – Nopal, Pineapple, Orange and Parsley Whole Juice

A very simple blend of nopal, fruit and parsley make a super healthy whole juice to get you going in the morning.

Nopal is said to be good for curing a hangover so this is the perfect morning-after juice. If you add a stick or two of celery they say this is a great juice to help you loose weight.

So we already know about how great the Nopal is in a Salad, here is the link to my recipe for delicious Ensalada de Nopal – a typical Mexican side dish – in case you missed it, now here it is in a Juice. You can always adjust the amounts in the recipe according to your taste, one thing you should know is that the nopal is a bit slimy, so the more you use the more babosa  your juice will be. If you are not too keen on that texture just don’t put too much nopal.

Ingredients:

Nopal cactus paddles
1/2 – 1 Nopal cactus paddle, cut into chunks
1 cup of fresh pineapple cut into chunks
4-6 Oranges, juice of
Handful of parsley, washed

Makes 2 large glasses full

Its as simple as:

Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend til smooth. Serve in glasses and enjoy!

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