Calcium-Rich Morning Green Juice

top-view-1248949_1280A question commonly posed to a vegan is, ‘if you don’t drink milk, where do you get your calcium?’  My answer…leafy greens, broccoli, tofu, almonds and the list goes on.  But for me, there is no better way to start your day than with a nice, tall glass of liquid greens!  An easy way to not only get serious calcium, but it also has an abundance other nutrients.

Did you know that 1 cup of cooked kale has roughly 25% of your RDA for calcium!  That is nearly the same as 1 cup of milk.  And what’s amazing about eating (or juicing) greens for calcium is that the absorption rate is 50-60% vs milk’s absorption rate of around 30%.  And when you opt for the greens, you’re also getting plenty of vitamin A, B6, vitamin K, potassium and iron!  I’d say that’s one nutrient-dense green!

So instead of reaching for that morning glass of milk (or coffee), try creating the habit of making this nutrient-dense, eye-opening, calcium-saturated green juice.  Take a look below at the nutrition chart.  Not only does this juice pack an impressive 35% of your daily calcium, it is completely saturated in so many vitamins and minerals.   Green drink your way to a healthier day!  Cheers!

Yields 16 oz of fresh juice:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 orange, large
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

 

Nutrition Facts

Total Juice Yield 10.58 oz
Total Juice Calories 114.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.19g 3%
Protein 10.26g 22.5%
Total Carbohydrates 32.84g 11%
Sugars 12.44g 49%
Water 653.18g
Vitamin C 177.63ug 296%
Vitamin A 24038.5ug 4010%
Vitamin E 2.69mg 8%
Vitamin K 1146.2ug 1434%
Thiamin 15.69mg 1044.5%
Riboflavin 0.43mg 24.5%
Niacin 2.4mg 9%
Vitamin B6 0.68mg 33%
Folate 410ug 106%
Calcium 343.5mg 36%
Iron 4.31mg 26%
Magnesium 133.5mg 37.5%
Phosphorus 262.5mg 27.5%
Potassium 1748mg 50%
Sodium 166.5mg 6%
Zinc 1.77mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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