To make the mean green juice featured in the documentary "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," juice 1 cucumber, 4 celery stalks, 2 cored and peeled apples, 6 to 8 kale leaves, 1/2 of a peeled lemon and 1 inch of ginger. Wash all of the produce before juicing it.
Alternatively, make a variation of the classic mean green by juicing different greens or adding flavor with herbs. For example, you can add parsley, cilantro or mint; or use lime or orange instead of lemon. Make a similar juice with added flavor nuances by juicing 1 pear along with a slice of papaya, 2 celery stalks, a handful of parsley, a handful of spinach, 1/2 of a cucumber and a bit of ginger.
Mean green juice can also be made in a blender by adding approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water and a few ice cubes along with the green fruits and vegetables. Blend the mixture until it is smooth. To juice small leaves such as herbs, roll them into a compact ball or bundle before running them through the juicer or adding them to the blender. Store extra juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.