Greens are a very important food group, and an essential nutrient source for humans. It's so logical when you think about it: look around in nature. What is the single most omnipresent color? Nevertheless, most greens are considered 'waste' material, even though they are perfectly edible. Yes, it's really ok to ingest carrot greens and cauliflower leaves.
But the most nutrient dense greens are the wild ones. They may not be the most popular ones, but once you get to know them and feel their power, it's hard to go back. Plus they are free, not entirely unimportant if you consume a lot of them.
Here's one of our beloved wild green juice recipes:
- one big handful of stinging nettle tops
- one big handful of ground elder
- one big handful of chickweed
- one apple
- 1/2 lemon (we leave the -organic- peel on for juicing, this way you get the essential oils as well. Makes the flavor more intense and adds detox and antibacterial properties to your juice).