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To extract as much juice as possible from leafy veg, roll them together tightly before putting them through the machine. Chard has a distinct grassy, slightly bitter note, but should be balanced out by the sweet apple and mild cucumber. A squeeze or two of lemon can combat anything that tastes too worthy.

This should yield about 3-400ml of juice, but will vary depending on the oomph of your juicer. The trick to getting maximum flavour is to start with the more fibrous and difficult-to-juice items, and finish with the juicier, higher-yield items; they will flush through all the preceding flavour. Ingredients are listed in the best order in which to plunge.


  • 100g chard
  • 1 celery stalks
  • 3 apples, cores & stalks removed
  • ½ cucumber
  • Squeeze of lemon, to taste


  1. Put everything through the juicer apart from the lemon.
  2. Adjust with lemon to your taste.
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