There’s a lot of hype around juice – specifically green juice – and its energy boosting properties. I didn’t believe it myself until I actually started drinking it. In this liquified form, you can get several servings of fruits and veggies, with all of their beneficial nutrients hitting your system at once. It’s a fast and easy energy boost!
Since I don’t technically have a juicer though, the green “juice” I make at home is more like “smoothie juice”. I use a high-speed blender instead and leave the all the fiber in instead of straining it out. I don’t like wasting all that veggie and/or fruit pulp and I find my smoothie juice is filling for longer this way.
Sure, the color can be a bit shocking and maybe unappetizing for some, but just try it and I think you’ll be able to get past that! I promise, it’s fresh tasting and delicious. The recipe below uses ingredients found in the standard mean green juice recipe all over the web, but the portions have been cut down and water added to make my preferred smoothie juice. Feel free to change up any of the greens, but the ginger and lemon should stay. The ginger aids in digestion and the lemon to take the edge off the bitterness of dark leafy greens.
Mean Green Smoothie Juice
1 cup water
1 green apple
2 stalks celery
4 kale leaves
1/2 inch piece of ginger
juice from half a lemon
Chop everything up, add to blender and process till smooth. I usually add a few ice cubes to make it colder.