Joe the Juicer & His Ultimate Juice and Smoothie Recipes

April 13, 2015

Two of the best beauty boosters around are the humble green juice and smoothie. Plant filtered water (juice) and plant food (smoothie) in concentrated amounts that help deliver the body living energy—fuel just as nature intended. I’ve long been an advocate of both, but it’s also great to get a refresher on why humble fruits and vegetables are so crucial to our wellbeing.

Enter Joe Cross. The inspiring entrepreneur who documented his journey from fat to fit in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, the doco that not only changed his own life, but also thousands of others who watched it (including my cousin who healed himself of Lupus after watching Joe’s first film). I met Joe last week in Auckland, New Zealand and heard first hand why he’s still a loyal fan of juices (and his Breville juicer) years on—and how this passion and zest for all things green lead to Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2.

Joe shared two of his staple recipes, which I’m now sharing with you (see below). These are a wonderful way to add extra nutrition to your day. And here’s the thing: you don’t need to juice daily, according to Joe.

“I only juice twice per week. I store what I’ve juiced in the fridge and that lasts me for the entire week,” he said. “The amount you lose from oxidisation is such a small amount… I’d rather have a life and forgo that small amount than be tied to my juicer every day.”

Have you followed Joe’s journey and has he inspired your own health turnaround?

If you’d like to check out the juicer that Joe recommends and used in both of his docos, visit



Joe’s Mean Green Juice

Joe Cross - Mean Green Juice












This is Joe’s signature drink, the one he relied on during his ‘Reboot’ in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It is a great juice for boosting your immune system and keeping your whole body clean, healthy, and happy.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel the lemon and core apple.
  3. Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Mean Green Smoothie

Joe Cross - Mean green smoothie












Joe also has a quick shortcut to turning his signature Mean Green Juice into a smoothie.

Just add the leftover juice into your blender, then add a frozen banana and 1 cup of almond milk. Blend it up and there you have it…a Mean Green Smoothie!


  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6-8 leaves kale (Tuscan cabbage)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel the lemon, optional.
  3. Juice all produce except the banana.
  4. Add juice into blender with banana and cup of almond milk.
  5. Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
  6. Enjoy!

Servings: 2


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