Mean Green Juice

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Mean Green Juice is a recipe created by Joe Cross of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Joe transformed his life while doing a 60 day fast of juicing.

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Mean Green Juice

Mean Green Juice

Yields: 12 oz. | Serving Size: 12 oz. | Calories: 339 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 186 mg | Carbohydrates: 82 g | Dietary Fiber: 18 g | Sugars: 49 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 15 |


  • 6 kale leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
  • 2 green apples, (optional, apple of choice)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1-inch knob ginger root


  1. If using a juicer: Add all the above ingredients and juice.

Recipe adapted  from the book Hungry for Change.

7 Comments on "Mean Green Juice"

  1. Xman  January 2, 2013

    you forgot to add spinach in your ingredients to the mean green juice post

  2. Bonnie Shinn  February 11, 2013

    I watched Fat sick and Nearly Dead – and so want to start Juicing – waiting till I can afford one – can’t wait to try this.

  3. Mike Gehrke  February 16, 2013

    I just ordered a fairly good one from WalMart for 60 bux.

  4. Skinny Ms.  April 11, 2013

    Brandie, Most definitely!

  5. Skinny Ms.  April 11, 2013

    Brandie, Yes.

  6. Jo Blaubach  October 2, 2019

    How is this 339 calories and 82 carbs? I would have to take over 8 units of fast acting insulin if this is correct and that is the same amount of insulin I would require for 1/2 a pizza. What gives? The only carbs in this should be from the apple and that is 8-10 carbs depending on the size of the apple. I want to do this but I don’t want to kill myself with an insulin overdose. Help please. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and I have to have an accurate carb and calorie count for insulin.

    • Nichole Furlong  October 6, 2019

      Hi Jo, one whole apple can contain up to 25 g of carbohydrates and the kale also contains are a large amount of carbs. I’ve double and triple checked this recipe to be sure!


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