I did a full review of the Sirtfood Diet several years ago. If you are interested in that you can read it here. I don’t usually “diets”, per say, but I can highly recommend this one if you need to shift some weight rather quickly…..and safely. It works. (And did I mention the Sirtfood Diet allows dark chocolate and wine??? Sign me up!) Let’s talk about the green juice from the plan that gives you a boost of energy and can aid in weight loss.
While I don’t follow the diet specifically any longer, I do still drink the “green juice” once a day. This juice is highly nutritious, tastes great and will give you a big energy burst (thanks to the matcha tea)………all while keeping hunger at bay. Win-win….win. And as with most green juices, you’ll also notice brighter skin if you drink this regularly. Win.
The biggest difficulty with green juice is keeping so much fresh produce in the house all the time. I’ve found that I get them to last the longest by snipping the stems of the greens and placing them stem-side down in cold water until ready to use. I have a nice “windowsill garden” of fresh greens ready for juicing.
Oh- and you WILL need a juicer. You will gag for sure if you try this in a blender! I like this Breville juicer because it works so well and is more compact than most, allowing for easy storage. I’ve had it for years and it’s still going strong.
Sirtfood Diet Green Juice
- 2 large handfuls kale
- a large handful of arugula
- a very small handful of flat leaf parsley (this can be strong, so just a little)
- 2-3 large celery sticks
- 1/2 medium green apple (I use a whole one instead)
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- Just run everything through your juicer except the lemon and matcha powder. Turn off your juicer. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into the juice and then add the 1/2 tsp matcha powder and whisk or stir until blended.
The taste is tart/sweet and it’s easy to drink.
Here are the essentials, if you’d like to follow the entire diet. It does work and the science behind WHY it works is fascinating if, like me, you like that sort of thing.
Shop Sirtfood Diet Essentials
Have you heard of the Sirtfood Diet before? Do you like green juices? Let me know what you think if you try this one!
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