Green Juices With Fennel

It’s popular in fancy restaurants, smells like licorice, and pairs well with goat cheese, but have you ever thought of putting fennel through the juicer? We’re here to tell you it’s more than okay–it’s delicious and good for you.

This crunchy-sweet vegetable reduces inflammation (due to the primary component of its volatile oil: anethole). It’s also a good source of vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Pick up a few bulbs of fennel at the farmer’s market, try one or more of the following recipes, and prepare to welcome fennel to your juicing rotation.

Pear-Parsley-Fennel Juice

You can’t go wrong with all these explosive flavors–pear, ginger, lemon, and fennel, oh yes!

  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 1 bulb fresh fennel, sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • several handfuls of greens (your choice)
  • 1 cucumber and/or 4 stalks celery
  • fresh ginger
  • lemon to taste

Feed the ingredients through your juicer, alternating soft (the sliced pears) and hard (the celery stalks). Add more lemon if so desired. Drink it down!

Mint Fennel Kale Juice

The mild supporting flavors of this juice let the strong, fresh flavors of mint and fennel shine.

  • One handful of fresh mint
  • 1 bulb fresh fennel
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 bunch kale and/or romaine lettuce

Use the celery to push the mint through your juicer. Roll up the kale and romaine into little stalks, push them through, and finish up with the cucumber and fennel. Mmm.

Donna Karan’s Green Juice with Fennel

Fashion designer Donna Karan swears by this stylish blend.

  • 5 apples
  • half bulb fresh fennel
  • half bunch celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • half bunch romaine lettuce
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups greens (kale, spinach, parsley, etc.)

Feed through the juicer as usual. This punchy green juice will give you enough energy to hit the mall for some pre-fall wardrobe investments. Just think: what would Donna do?

Simple Fennel Apple Juice

For the simplest dose of fennel ever, try this refreshing, bright summer juice.

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 bulbs fennel
  • 1 lemon

You barely need instructions for this one: just juice and drink immediately!

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