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Green Juice Recipes for Health

evidence that we need to lose weight and eat more than 5 portions of veg per day - juicing is great.


Don't Eat Your Greens, Drink Them!

Here are some fantastic green juice recipes and all sorts of information about why you should drink green juice every day.

Most people don't eat enough fruit and veg. A survey for the American Center for Disease Control found that less than a third of us eat the right amount.

A diet rich in fruit and veg is healthier and we should be eating them at least 7 times a day! But sometimes it is hard to eat that much, and that's why juicing is so brilliant. It is much easier to drink your veg, and better still you don't throw away half the vitamins in the cooking water.

This is where you'll find a green juice recipe that you'll love and every one you try will be extremely beneficial to your health.

I am not a doctor, but I have been researching this topic and I've included some very useful links to experts for anyone interested in learning more.

Thanks very much for visiting.

Juicing for Health Matters

Recipe No. 1: Spinach Plus

2 cups of spinach

1/2 cucumber

2 stalks of celery + leaves

1 apple

2 carrots

Simply put everything in the juicer and drink!


Green Juice is Much Tastier than it Sounds

We are concentrating on delicious green juice recipes because they are particularly beneficial.

I don't know about you, but in my household we find it fairly easy to eat a lot of fruit, and my son thinks that some raw vegetables are also quite tasty, but it is very hard to eat a lot of raw green vegetables, let's face it they taste awful! They are just not palatable in large quantities.

Knowing that my family, including my 85 year old mom, were missing out on all the goodness of fresh uncooked green vegetables was a real worry and that's why I decided to treat us all to a proper juicer and to just get on with it.

Since buying it about a year ago I can report that we have been juicing practically every day and if I mix the right combinations of fruits and veggies, my son actually loves it. He is 14 years old and he has told me that he feels stronger and less 'foggy' when he's in the class room.

My wife has felt the same 'brain fog lifting' and so have I. My mum enjoys juice that has not too much iron in it due to irritable bowel syndrome, so I make her juice with more cucumber, celery, apple and beetroot and that has helped with her arthritis pains - a bit.

We are all quite addicted to green juice now, and when my wife told our family doctor that we were doing this he was absolutely delighted. The right green juice recipe is out there for everyone - they really are delicious!

We won't look back.

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Recipe 2: Carrot and Kale

Take some carrots, kale, and a few drops of lemon and juice them to your taste.

Juicing Tips

Here are a few tips on making great juice we have picked up during the past few months.

Our son has really gone to town with the sound effects this time!

Recipe No 3: Mighty Green

1 some Kale

3 celery stalks

1 cucumber

1/2 lemon

2 green apples

small piece of ginger

Dice all the veggies (don't bother removing the rind but wash them thoroughly - add a few drops of vinegar in the water) Drink and enjoy!

How to Juice Properly!

Why Green Juice is so important

Juicing For is full of valuable information if you want to go into detail about why green juice is especially good for you. Here you will find information about each vegetable and it's health benefits.

You can make Green Juice with soft veggies too

You can make Green Juice with soft veggies too

Recipe No 4: Green Fruit & Veg

1/2 cucumber

1/2 of a Honeydew melon (remove rind)

Some white grapes (seedless)

2 skinned kiwi fruits

Fresh spinach


small amount of mint

1 lemon

Adjust quantities to your taste. Whiz up and drink!

Safety Precautions

My green juice veggies - not all green you'll notice!

My green juice veggies - not all green you'll notice!

The fact that you won't be cooking the vegetables means that bacteria is lurking! It is therefore essential that you wash everything thoroughly before juicing. I can't stress enough that it is EXTREMELY important that they are sterilized.

Here's what I do:

  • store all my veggies in the fridge to keep them as fresh as possible
  • wash them thoroughly in cold water and then sterilize them with either vinegar or Milton baby bottle sterilizer.
  • If you use vinegar leave it to soak for about 15 minutes. The Milton has instructions on the bottle.
  • Never store juice, but if you have to do not store it for longer than 30 minutes, unless you put it in the fridge in an airtight container. You should really drink it freshly made if possible.

Miracles can happen if you feed your body instead of poisoning it:

Take Control of Your Health - This video shows how much you can achieve if you have the right mindset.


Don't drink too many fruit juices - you'll get too much sugar. PLUS vary the vegetable juices you make. Don't always make the same things. Variety is the spice of life!

The green juice that comes from cabbage is quite peppery - not very tasty to be honest!

The green juice that comes from cabbage is quite peppery - not very tasty to be honest!


There is a juice called Aojiru that comes from Japan and it’s main ingredient is kale. The translation of this is Green Juice. In 1943 Doctor Niro Endo developed this kale juice for his family to make up for the lack of healthy food in Japan during the war.

Apparently the juice is so disgusting that in Japan it is used as a challenge in games show on the TV!

Keep happy I wish you every success with your juicing

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Giovanna

What do you think of Green Juicing?

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 27, 2015:

Thanks so much for your visit and vote up I really do appreciate it. I advise you to make juice with all the veggies you like first and add a little apple - they can taste a bit odd at first but believe me they grow on you. Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 27, 2015:

Thank you I am very lucky because my husband is so focused he makes the juice - then we drink it! However I must say he has a great routine and it only takes about 15 minutes, while supper is cooking, he's juicing. Thanks very much indeed for your visit and for voting the article up. I really do appreciate it.

poetryman6969 on March 27, 2015:

I still prefer to eat my greens rather than drink them. And we tend to buy green drinks rather than take the time to juice it ourselves. But a good case can be made for juicing.

All of your precautions and cautions are very useful for those who wish to partake. Voted up.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 27, 2015:

I adore those veggies but have never drunk green juice. so today I will take the plunge and give them a try.

Thanks for the heads up

Voted up++++ pinned and shared

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Giovanna (author) from UK on October 17, 2014:

It's essential that we don't juice lots of fruit because it will have far too much sugar in it and be counter productive. Yep just mix em up, hold your nose 9if you have to!), and drink them down -that's what my son does! lol! Thanks for your visit I really appreciate it.

RaintreeAnnie from UK on October 17, 2014:

I do like juicing. I agree its better if you follow a recipe but sometimes I just throw in what we have and it generally turns out OK lol!! We do make them low sugar though as Hubby has diabetes.

Giovanna (author) from UK on September 23, 2014:

Oh my word you'll need building up then! Thanks for your visit.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 08, 2014:

Thanks for the nice comment. I hope it won't take too many days before I can go back onto solids. I don't need to loose any weight, only a little over 7 stone now.

Yes I will have a great week hubbing, I love this platform very much for writing.

Giovanna (author) from UK on September 08, 2014:

Thanks for your visit and support Merry I really appreciate it.

Giovanna (author) from UK on September 08, 2014:

I wish you a speedy recovery Elsie - in such circumstances I would treat myself to delicious exotic fruit smoothies - they really lift the spirits. I wonder how long you will be on a liquid diet. Sadly, my son had a cracked back tooth removed and so he could eat solids. He drank soups through a straw for 5 days and lost so much weight that he needed new shorts! Not sure why I'm telling you this - probably because I was amazed! Have a great week hubbing!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 07, 2014:

Looks very nice on HubPages. I only think juice as I would rather chew food instead of drinking it.

I have to have a operation in a few weeks time to remove a large lump I have under my top lip, the specialist say's I will only be able to dink my food for a while as I will have stitches against my gums and will not be able to chew, so will return and use one of your recipes then. Thanks.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on September 07, 2014:

This is great Adventuretravels! You have included so much info here along with the recipes. I've been wanting to try making my own juice drinks on a small scale, so this is extra helpful. Pinning!

Giovanna (author) from UK on July 31, 2014:

@anonymous: Thanks very much for your visit. I'm so happy that you find it useful - happy juicing!

anonymous on July 29, 2014:

great lens! so much useful content in one place.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 26, 2014:

@tazzytamar: Yes!!! well done for breastfeeding. I have a lens all about that too if you're interested. Here's the link : The green juice will give you both such a healthy boost. Make sure you wash the veg well in a little vinegar and drink soon after you've made it. Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS on your new arrival.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 26, 2014:

@Richard1988: Go on give it a go! You never know you might like it! lol. It's really good for you. Thanks for your visit and comment.

Anna from chichester on June 26, 2014:

I've just started this and am feeling the health benefits already. I'm breast feeding a very large and very greedy little boy so I felt it was a good time to try it. So far we're both sleeping better and healthier and I'm convinced the juice has something to do with it! Great lens, I will definitely try some of your lovely recipes!

Richard from Hampshire - England on June 26, 2014:

Very interesting lens, I have made my own fruit juices before but never with green veg. Sounds like I should try though!!

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 24, 2014:

@NellyWerff: Wonderful! I hope you like them. Start with the ones that you think you might like first. They are nicer if you put them in the fridge for 10 minutes. It does take a bit of getting used to but I love them and couldn't be without them now. Thanks very much for your visit and positive comment.

Nelly van der Werff from The Netherlands on June 24, 2014:

My daughter told me about green juicing, also as a way to loose some weight. I'm definitely going to try these recipes.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 24, 2014:

@Niktravelfit: It's a healthy way but sometimes not very delicious!! lol. I drink it every day and it really does depend on what veggies I use. The taste improves dramatically if you put the juice in the fridge for 10 minutes. No longer though or you'll forget to drink it and have to throw it away. Fresh green juice cannot be stored for more than half an hour. Thanks for your visit.

Niktravelfit on June 24, 2014:

It surely is a more healthy and conscious way of drinking. Great lens, thanks.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 19, 2014:

@GypsyOwl: Good luck with it. I'm glad the juice is making you feel better. Let me know if you need any more advice. Wishing you all the best.

Deb Bryan from Chico California on June 19, 2014:

Thank you for the Green Juice Recipe! I have been having a green juice a couple times a day for a few months. I feel a lot better! I haven't tried making it myself. This page will help me learn how.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 18, 2014:

@Steve Dizmon: I must admit it does take commitment -but we're so used to it now we really miss it when we're away from home with no juicer! Thanks very much for your visit and comment.

Steve Dizmon from Nashville, TN on June 18, 2014:

I like the concept of juicing, I just don't want to go to the trouble. Great Lens.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 17, 2014:

@taliasmith23: That's right don't tell them!! What they don't know certainly won't hurt them in this case! Thanks for your visit and brilliant comment.

taliasmith23 on June 17, 2014:

I use Lots of spinach and some blueberries to mask the green color to get my 4yo and 2yo to drink it. if i told them i put a huge handful of "leafs" in there they probably wouldn't drink it ;)

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 13, 2014:

@happynutritionist: Great! Thanks very much indeed for your visit.

happynutritionist on June 12, 2014:

What a beautiful page of recipes! I use a NutriBullet and have been having spinach, a piece of lemon with skin, blueberries and sometimes other frozen fruit in the mid-afternoon...sometimes I add water, and sometimes almond milk. I will try some of these too.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 05, 2014:

@norma-holt: The fibre does come out of the vegetable and so that is waste -although I use it in my garden to make compost. Much of it remains in the juice though. The goodness is in the juice - we get enough fibre in our diets (if we eat brown bread and whole foods that is) this juice is for all the nutrients that we need to boost our immune systems etc. Thanks very much for your visit. I do hope you give it a go. It's a commitment, but well worth it. I love my juice!!

norma-holt on June 05, 2014:

You are so right about the nutrition derived from vegies. I like the idea of the juicer that chops everything so fine that it turns even the skins into juice and there is no waste of fibre. You have definitely converted me. Great lens.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 05, 2014:

@brianvallois lm: I decided to to take the plunge and bought a juicer - I don't know what nutir-bullet is. I buy whatever organic veggies that are on offer. I make sure I wash them well in a little vinegar, and that I choose fresh veg. It's something that you have to do every day. Let me know if you decide to do it. I feel a lot better on it I must say! Thanks for your visit

brianvallois lm on June 05, 2014:

Great idea, but never tried it, I saw this awesome advert one for something called a nutri-bullet, it made me want to buy it and start juicing

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 04, 2014:

@smine27: Kale juice sounds good. Do you buy it already made? You don't need a fancy juicer to start making green juice and food processor works too -it produces thicker juice - so be very careful what veg you choose!! My son often holds his nose a just swallows - bless him lol! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on June 04, 2014:

I love green juicing although I don't personally do it. I do drink a Kale juice every other day.

Giovanna (author) from UK on June 02, 2014:

@AlleyCatLane: If you experiment you'll find that they aren't as bad as they sound. I actually miss drinking them when I can't make one - they've really become a part of my diet. I feel better for it. Thanks very much indeed for your visit and comment.

AlleyCatLane on June 02, 2014:

I might be able to drink the one with fruit (#4), but I don't know about the others.

Giovanna (author) from UK on May 31, 2014:

@BodyHairRemoval: Let me know how you get on. Green juicing is a commitment -a change of life style. If you start juicing then, mark my words you'll start other things too like walking. Here's a lens I wrote about Thanks for your visit and comment.

Giovanna (author) from UK on May 31, 2014:

@canhealth: Aren't they funny! Thanks very much for your visit and comment.

BodyHairRemoval on May 30, 2014:

I'm trying to get healthier again, this really helps me a lot.

canhealth on May 26, 2014:

I especially liked the veggie poodles! What a great lens.

Giovanna (author) from UK on May 15, 2014:

@ToxicFreeClub: Too true - I had celery, apple and beetroot this evening -mmmmm! Thanks for your visit and comement.

ToxicFreeClub on May 15, 2014:

Cant beat fresh juice!!

Giovanna (author) from UK on May 08, 2014:

@yayang0405 lm: That's a very good start. One apple and a carrot everyday will go a long way to improving your diet. How will you juice them? I know someone who puts hers in a fruit processor. Let me know how you get on. Thanks for your visit and comment.

yayang0405 lm on May 08, 2014:

I wanted to buy my own juicer someday. But I think I will try carrots and apple first.

Giovanna (author) from UK on April 11, 2014:

@yogameditation33: There are more to come! Thanks for you visit and comment.

yogameditation33 on April 10, 2014:

Great tips for juices! Thanks :)

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 17, 2014:

@Merrci: Hello Merry. If you don't have a juicer use a blender - add a bit of water and you'll get similar results. Not too much fruit. Half an apple, a carrot, a piece of cucumber and a couple of leaves of kale. Zap them and see how that feels!! Good luck with it. Believe me it's worth the effort. Make sure you clean the veg well soak it all in vinegar and water for about 10 minutes - I feel a bit responsible!!! Gulp! Let me know what you think. Thanks for your visit.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on March 17, 2014:

I'd like to try making it myself one of these days. You've put together some great recipes for it too. I'm bookmarking it--thanks so much!

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 17, 2014:

@esmonaco: Do it! All it requires is the will. I'll be perfectly honest - it takes a bit of time out of your day, but it's worth it and it soon becomes a routine. If you have a blender - try something with that first. Half a cucumber, half an apple, half a carrot,a handful of curly kale - zap it - you may need to add a little water. Hold you nose - if you need to! and drink it. Do that for a week and you'll be hooked. Add anything. Be very sparing with garlic -it burns! Make sure you wash the veg thoroughly - see my lens. Let me know how you get on. Thanks for your visit.

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 17, 2014:

@chrisilouwho: That's great to hear.Help me spread the word. Share my lens with all your networks. And write one yourself -it's really interesting once you start delving into nutrition. Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

chrisilouwho on March 17, 2014:

I just recently purchased a juicer and have tried a few green juices. Like you, I realized that I wasn't getting near enough vegetables in my daily diet. Looking forward to trying one of your recipes here. Thanks for sharing!

Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on March 17, 2014:

A wonderful lens with so many health benefits, I don't eat enough vegetables this seems like an easy way to get in :) Thanks

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 11, 2014:

@Elsie Hagley: Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment. It's good to eat them -but I now realize that it's really hard to eat the correct amount!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on March 10, 2014:

I think you have written a great article. I'm not a juice person, but I do eat fresh green vegetables everyday. Thanks for sharing.

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 10, 2014:

@Heidi Vincent: Yes indeed. Thanks so much for your visit and leaving a comment.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on March 10, 2014:

Great for overall health.

Giovanna (author) from UK on March 07, 2014:

@betterhealth235: Thanks a lot - I admit that my husband does the juicing. He is remarkably focused. It takes planning and commitment -but we do drink it every day and it's doing us the world of good. Thanks for your visit and good luck with it.

betterhealth235 on March 07, 2014:

I love green juice but I don't do enough - your tip for including them as opposed to fruit only is a good one..great lens

Giovanna (author) from UK on February 20, 2014:

@Halloween Cosplay: I've heard of green vegetable powder but I've never tried it. It might be a useful thing for me to have in the larder. Where do you buy it? Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment.

Halloween Cosplay on February 20, 2014:

Green juice is so good. I sometimes cheat a little and use green vegetable powder instead of getting out the blender and making it myself.

Giovanna (author) from UK on February 10, 2014:

@JimHofman: Go on if you start with something you like -for example cucumber and gradually build up to the heavy stuff -then it is perfectly doable!! Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment.

JimHofman on February 10, 2014:

I like to make fruit I should incorporate green veggies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Giovanna (author) from UK on February 04, 2014:

@benjamindlee: You've come to the right place! Thanks for your visit.

benjamindlee on February 04, 2014:

Just got a vitamix.. now just need some good juice recipes!

Giovanna (author) from UK on January 23, 2014:

@norma-holt: Thank you very much for your visit and your kind comments.

norma-holt on January 22, 2014:

Great health food. I love vegie juice. Great lens.

Giovanna (author) from UK on January 15, 2014:

@invisibleearUtah6: You probably realize that I highly recommend it. It has made me stronger with more vitality. And my family too. It is a commitment though! Thanks very much indeed for your visit and for leaving a comment.

invisibleearUtah6 on January 15, 2014:

I never try it to drink that sort of vegetables but I will try after this article.

Giovanna (author) from UK on December 31, 2013:

@Mary Crowther: Absolutely! It works on my son that's for sure. I've got my juice reading and waiting in the kitchen as we speak! Happy New Year. Nice to meet you.

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on December 30, 2013:

This is a wonderful alternative for those that do not like to eat vegetables to get those nutrients. Love this lens!

Giovanna (author) from UK on December 30, 2013:

@ConnieGreen LM: That's great to hear. It has really helped my family - we couldn't be without it now.

ConnieGreen LM on December 29, 2013:

Great lens! I recently did a 3 day juice fast and now I juice greens one day a week.

Giovanna (author) from UK on December 27, 2013:

@takkhisa: Drinking your greens definitely makes you feel better. We can't bare not to now that we have started! Thanks very much indeed for you visit and for leaving a message.

Takkhis on December 27, 2013:

To be honest I hardly drink greens but I eat it always, Great lens! :)

Giovanna (author) from UK on December 15, 2013:

@MaryRoseFitz: I ma truly very pleased to hear that. I will say that it is a bit of an effort to start with but once you do get into a routine, then it just becomes part of your life like brushing your teeth. I started to feel the benefits almost immediately and that helped me to continue. I can't say that it's always delicious, but we are so used to it now that when I don't do it we all really miss it. good luck let me know how you get on. It really does make a lot of sense.

MaryRoseFitz on December 15, 2013:

Juices are a wonderful way to get more raw veggies into your diet. I have never considered doing my own, but I am sure it is more benefical to prepare your own juices as you need them, not buy ready made. I always thought that juicing would be such an effort, but I think you have convinced me to have a go.

Giovanna (author) from UK on November 19, 2013:

@sponias lm: You're welcome. I hope the juice fills you with health and vitality. Thank you very much for your visit and for your comment. Please let us know how you get on.

sponias lm on November 19, 2013:

Thank you for your tips!

Giovanna (author) from UK on November 05, 2013:

@pshinde2109 lm: Mint and lemon juice sounds very nice. Thanks for leaving a comment.

pshinde2109 lm on November 04, 2013:

This is very good concept of green juice.i always have lots of greens in my pantry and use in all healthy and green juice recipe at

Giovanna (author) from UK on October 14, 2013:

@WhiteTigerKungFu: Hi thanks for your comments. Yes I have heard this too, however juicing is not intended to replace a healthy well balanced diet. We should be getting our fiber from our 5 (or is it 7 now!) a day and from our whole foods etc. Green juice is an extra source of raw goodness. If you have a juicer that chews the food a great deal of the fiber comes out with the juice. Much of what is left is unpalatable. Do you juice?

WhiteTigerSchools from 1990 Westwood Blvd Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90025 on October 14, 2013:

great lens. I have heard some nutritionists say that we should blend these foods rather than juicing them because the best part of the food is thrown away when you juice. for instance, lemon pulp is considered one of the absolute best sources of fiber, and yet that part is typically thrown away after juicing. of course, in some cases like wheatgrass, I don't know if the fiber is desirable (or palatable).

Giovanna (author) from UK on October 10, 2013:

@MarathonRunning: I'm very pleased you found it useful. Thanks for your comment.

Martina from Croatia, Europe on October 10, 2013:

I like juices of all colors :)Nice article, helpful information!

Giovanna (author) from UK on October 04, 2013:

@hgb282: Thanks I'm glad you think so. I'm going to be adding information about growing wheat grass soon - just waiting for it to germinate! Thanks for visiting.

hgb282 on October 04, 2013:

This lens is packed with great healthy juicing info.

Giovanna (author) from UK on September 30, 2013:

My 13 year old son told me he could taste the benefit that his juice is making! He used to hate it at first, but now he says he almost looks forward to drinking it because it gives him a real boost. I am delighted!

Giovanna (author) from UK on August 29, 2013:

@Diana Wenzel: Does that mean you add no sugar -or do you use veggies that have no sugar in them? Thanks for your visit.

Giovanna (author) from UK on August 29, 2013:

@Joanna14: Very, very true. Thanks for your visit and for your comment.

Giovanna (author) from UK on August 29, 2013:

@changrcoacher: It really does work -that's the amazing thing! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Giovanna (author) from UK on August 29, 2013:

@pshinde2109 lm: Thanks for your visit.

pshinde2109 lm on August 17, 2013:

helpful lense...

changrcoacher on August 16, 2013:

Thanks for this very thorough take on improving our health with healthier stuff!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on August 15, 2013:

I make low-sugar green smoothies every day.

Christine Hulme from SE Kent, England on July 18, 2013:

It's a good idea to ensure you get enough vegies!

Giovanna (author) from UK on April 22, 2013:

@angus28: This is very true Angus. I do make that point somewhere in my page - but thanks for reminding us. The fruit side of juicing does contain far too much sugar, so it's best to stick to vegetables, but they too should be varied. Do not always use the same recipes. I have stopped using fruit altogether - at most I add half an apple per person - but then it tastes so sweet my 13 year old son has now asked for only veg! That's a miracle I can tell you. we're addicted to juicing that's a great thing.

angus28 on April 21, 2013:

Drinking a lot of fruit juice can also lead to excessive sugar in your system, even if it's fresh and healthy. It needs to be balanced with vegetable greens. Imagine the millions that could be saved in health care costs if everybody drank freshly juiced greens daily.

Giovanna (author) from UK on April 05, 2013:

@Klaartje Loose: I have just had a glass of juice made of purple cabbage, spinach, celery, cucumber, broccoli, apple, and carrot! How's that for variety of color! The overall color was green in the end! Not very tasty but to be perfectly honest - I can feel the health benefits - so well worth it. Good luck with it all. Let us know how you get on.

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