Get Your Greens Juice

gluten-free. vegan. raw. vegetarian.

This is a super easy juice recipe for one. Made with fresh fruit (apple) and vegetables, the produce blends well for a pleasant taste.

Apple slice

Sometimes when I am at the grocery store waiting in line or browsing freshly made juices, I run across another shopper curious about buying a juice for lunch or snack. Many desire to eat healthier and try to incorporate quick fixes with their busy schedules. Ready-made juices fit into that schedule, if they could only feel confident they would enjoy the taste. No one likes wasting money, and at times I have found a store bought juice to be too bitter with a strong green taste.

Vegetable Plate: Spinach, Celery, Cucumber

The trick from my experience -feel free to include your experiences in the comments- is to balance the flavor of earthy greens well. Some fruits or vegetables tone down or bring out the experience of eating leafy greens (spinach, romaine leaves, arugula, kale, etc.). Yet leafy greens are so great for your diet. As much as I enjoy buying a pre-made juice, making one at home can be so much better with a fresher taste.

One trick I have found to come in handy is to add an apple, lemon juice, or small slice of fresh ginger when blending a juice of greens. For some reason these simple additions really tone down an otherwise bitter or dull flavor. For this particular drink recipe I am adding an apple. It doesn’t lend a particularly sweet tone, but it isn’t bitter either.

Notes: Be certain to wash produce prior to using. I use ice cubes to chill the juice a bit, but that is up to you.

Get Your Greens Juice

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: incredibly easy
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Easy way to incorporate green vegetables into your diet!

Ingredients

  1. ½ c. water
  2. ¼ – ½ large apple, more if you like an apple flavor or want the juice sweeter
  3. 1 celery stalk (I chop off greens at end, but it is your choice)
  4. 1 handful baby spinach
  5. ½ medium to large sized cucumber
  6. 2 or 3 ice cubes

Directions

  • In high speed blender or food processor, add water, apple, and celery. Blend until juice forms. Then add spinach and cucumber, blending well on high speed.
  • Add ice cubes and mix until ice is completely broken up. I usually wait until I no longer hear the sounds of ice chipping once I start the blender. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  
credit: sefaring.com

Veggies in Blender

Get Your Greens Juice Close up

Get Your Greens Juice Poured

Thanks for coming and enjoy!

 

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