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Hippocrates Juice


Watercress, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, celery, carrots and garlic—this juice is full of beneficial nutrients and vitamins. It also happens to be super delicious and quite filling at the same time.
  • Serves: 2
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Juice

Preparing the Juice
  • 1 cup watercress (approx. 1/2 bunch)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, or to taste


This recipe makes enough for two 16-ounce servings.

To prepare the juice, wash all of the ingredients. Cut and deseed the peppers. Note: If you like, you can use either two red or two orange peppers, instead of one of each.

Peel the garlic and cut the jalapeño in half. Depending on your spice level preference, you may want to remove the seeds.

Put all of the ingredients through a juicer. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

For the best results, use fresh organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

Why is this drink called “Hippocrates Juice”? Well, that’s because Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, situated his first hospital next to a stream so that he could have a large supply of fresh watercress on hand to treat his patients. The ancient Romans and Greeks believed watercress had the power to invoke wit, character and courage in addition to its power to heal.


  • Denise D
    Denise D
    Does putting the ingredients through the juicer remove most of the fiber?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Denise. Yep, juicing does remove most fiber. Some believe that there is a benefit to extracting the fiber (to give a rest to the digestive system and to be able to absorb even more phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals) but if you are wanting to eat a totally whole-food diet, you can blend in a high power blender with the same ingredients. It will just have a thicker consistency. Lauren
  • Kimberly P
    Kimberly P
    Adding these ingredients to the blender will be even more of a game changer as with juicing you lose most of the fiber and micronutrients and these tiny powerhouses are housed in the skin of the vegetables

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