The Mean Green Juice


This juice was featured in the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. Joe fasted on this juice for 60 days and lost 83 pounds.  I followed Joe on his journey and fasted with this juice for 60 days and lost 62 pounds.  I will say more about that journey in upcoming posts.  The Mean Green is a surprising delicious juice that is nutritionally packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Yes, protein – 9 grams per serving.  Enjoy this life changing juice from a life changing documentary.  Thanks Joe for the Mean Green!

Ingredients (Yields 20-24 oz.)

6 leaves    Kale (whole leaves)
4 stalks     Celery
2              Granny Smith or Pink Lady Apples
1 whole     Cucumber (peeled)
1/2             Lemon
1 inch        Raw ginger root (peeled)


  1. Wash all ingredients.
  2. Squeeze 1/2 lemon into container that will catch juice from juicer.
  3. Peel cucumber and ginger.
  4. Cut remaining fruit to fit juicer, then juice.
  5. Stir, drink, enjoy.
Off The Grid Health Recommends:

  • Purchasing organic Kale, Celery, Apples, and Ginger. They are on the Dirty Dozen List and are high in pesticides when grown conventionally.
  • Using the milder Lacinato (aka Tuscan or ‘Dinosaur’) Kale instead of the more bitter and more widely known Green Kale.
  • Straining the juice if you are not going to drink immediately (the sediment will make the juice bitter later in the day.)

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