Raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds make up the bulk of my diet. For lunch or dinner I typically eat a lot of large (and not bland) salads.
However, for breakfast and in between meals I take advantage of the health benefits of green juice to keep my energy up.
For as much as I make juice, it surprises people that I don’t actually own a juicer. I just own a regular blender.
So today I’m going to show you how to make green juice without a juicer!
This particular recipe is nutrient-rich, simple, and will beat the pants off any green drink powder or grocery store green juice option.
Also, you can make extra and freeze it in 8-ounce containers to save you time in the future. Just take out one container and place it in the fridge to thaw the night before you want to drink it.
If you were to introduce only one organic green juice into your existing diet, this is the one I would recommend.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time: 10 min.
6 ounces of apple juice (organic & unfiltered)
2 organic green tea bags
2 cups of spinach
2 cups of kale (chopped)
1 First add the apple juice to your blender. Raw kale has a very bitter taste transient but we can reduce this greatly with the sweetness of apple juice.
2 Now take your tea bags and cut them open. Empty the loose tea into the blender.
Add two cups of spinach.
3 Chop the kale into roughly 1½ inch squares and measure two cups. Add this final ingredient into the blender.
4 Blend thoroughly. This usually takes about two minutes or so depending on how powerful your machine is.
5 Place the mixture in the fridge for an hour or two to allow the contents to soften and marinate together. This is especially important for the green tea.
6 Remove from the fridge and press the contents through a wire mesh strainer. I usually use a mixing bowl to catch the juice. Make sure to press the pulp until it is nearly dry.
7 If you already eat a very high-fiber diet, discard the pulp. For those of you who could use the extra fiber, reintroduce a tablespoon or two of pulp back into the juice.
8 Stir and serve!
Work this simple, healthy green juice recipe into your daily routine and your body will thank you!
In the meantime, let me thank you for reading. You and I have decided to live a healthy lifestyle. And in today’s world, that choice does not come easy, but remember: We are carrying this torch together and our numbers are growing every day.
What juices have you tried? Eva and I would love to hear about your experiences with working more greens into your diet.