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Cheer Me Up Green Juice

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

So yesterday I shared with you that I had some fresh turmeric and I made a yummy sauce/dip/dressing with it.

Today, I made fresh green juice.

Before I tell you about that, I would like to give a warning on the staining ability of fresh turmeric.  Avoid making things in a plastic vessel; use glass or stainless steel and ensure that you are using a cutting board and try not to get any on your counter tops. My sink is enamel and unfortunately it was a bit stained.  But I used oxygen bleach and let it soak overnight and now it is good as new.  I recommend using gloves when handling the root if you want to avoid the smoker’s look.  I munched on several pieces while I was making that sauce yesterday. I was trying to figure out how to describe the flavour.  Well, my teeth were an attractive yellow.  Really. My toothbrush is now yellow too.  The price of good health. 🙂

The juice I made today was really delicious and fresh-tasting.

I used the following veggies:

  1. parsley (a whole bunch)

  2. celery

  3. cucumber

  4. lemon

  5. carrot

  6. fresh turmeric

The whole thing became a bit frothy with that much parsley but that didn’t bother me.  I simply gave it a stir and loosen it all up.

This juice has many, many benefits among which are

  1. digestive tonic

  2. immune system booster

  3. brain food

  4. anti-aging drink

  5. effective anti-depressant; hence the name of the juice

I really liked the flavour of this juice.  It was light and fresh and easy to drink.  My husband found it a little strong but I did not.  He prefers it sweeter.  Likely adding an apple or two or more carrots would have pleased him.  I prefer to use less or no fruit in my juices. We definitely all have different palates, so experiment with other vegetable combinations and decide what you like best.  A friend mentioned that she juiced the turmeric with carrot and orange and really enjoyed it.

Happy Juicing!

Cheer Me Up Green Juice

Author: Barbara Dolan

Recipe type: Juice

Cuisine: Vegan

Prep time: 10 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 20 ounces approximately


  1. 1 bunch fresh parsley

  2. 4 stalks celery

  3. 1 cucumber

  4. 2 carrots

  5. 1 lemon

  6. 5 pieces of fresh turmeric (a couple of inches long)


  1. Wash all vegetables.

  2. Cut cucumber and carrots into narrower pieces to fit your juicer.

  3. Cut lemon in pieces.

  4. Alternate all vegetables through your juicer. .

  5. The parsley will cause some froth so divide it up as evenly as you can. Avoid putting it through all at once.

  6. Serve immediately.

Thanks for reading!

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