Becoming Sugar-Free ~ Jolly Roger Juice

recipe Mar 11, 2022

Vegetable juices help to cut down on our sugar cravings, and whichever veggies you choose, you will be ready for your next adventure with more energy. Celery and ginger are both shown to reduce stomach upset, so reach for this drink when your tummy is unhappy. If you have an active stomach ulcer, omit the lemon but don’t worry—as your stomach lining heals, sour foods can be reintroduced. You can swap the apple for a few drops of monk fruit to reduce the carbs.


3 stalks kale or romaine lettuce (or 3 cups chopped green cabbage)
3 stalks celery
1 medium English cucumber
½ lemon, peeled
1 large apple, cored (or 4 drops pure monk fruit extract)

Optional (use 1 to 4):
1-inch piece fresh ginger
Pinch of ground nutmeg
½ cup fresh flat-leaf or curly parsley
1 cup chopped fennel, bulb and/or fronds


1. Chop all of the vegetables and fruits to fit the opening of your juicer.

2. Starting with the kale, run the ingredients and, if desired, the optional ingredients through the juicer a handful at a time. If desired, run the pulp through the juicer a second time to extract the maximum amount of juice. Pour into 2 glasses and serve.

Makes 2 servings.

Excerpted with permission from Penguin Canada from the book Becoming Sugar-Free: How to break up with inflammatory sugars and embrace a naturally sweet life by Julie Daniluk. All rights reserved.


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