My Favorite Green Juice


The best part about having a juicer is that you can throw just about anything in and it will be delicious. Since I got my Breville a year ago I have tried just about every combination of fruits and veggies I could think of with great success. The thought was to see how I liked juicing and if it went well take a step up from my $100 Breville Compact Juice Fountain to a big-boy juicer.  It turns out, my little guy does everything I need it to!

There are certain combinations I learned to avoid (I will never again but garlic or radishes in my juicer)  and through trial and error I found my favorites.  Apparently this is unusual, but the first juice I ever tried was all green vegetables.  I loved it from the get-go so I never did the intro, carrot, watermelon, orange combination that intro-juicers are recommended to try – I went straight fro the big guns.

It is true that the greener the vegetables, the more nutritionally valuable they are, and for some – the less palatable.  I have to disagree though, a juice with mainly greens and a bit of fruit is my favorite. Here is how how you make it:

My Favorite Green Juice: 

2 Large Handfuls of Baby Spinach
1/2 English Cucumber
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Head of Celery
2 Inches of Ginger Root
1 small lemon, to taste

I make this juice by first cutting the cucumber in half and placing it straight into the juicer, many people peel it but I fell like it is just an extra step, and that is the first thing in.  Then I cut the apple into three or four slices just so it will fit in the spout of the juicer – taking out the core is optional but I do it because it less clean up later. As you can see in the third picture, the celery goes in as-is.  Then I add the spinach and top it off with about two inches of ginger.  I have tried actually putting the lemon in the juicer before but I have found I like it much better when I squeeze the lemon in the finished product.  And, of course, it goes without saying that all of the vegetables are washed first.

 The biggest juicing tip I have learned so far? Because friction from the juicer warms up the juice, use frozen produce or toss a couple of ice cubes into the machine to cool things down.

I make this juice more than I should but since it is so healthy, why not!

Do you juice? What is your favorite? 

Comments

  1. Amber says

    I’ve been wanting to start up juicing, but I am just not sure what juicer is best. Plus, it’s kind of intimidating to me for some reason!

  2. says

    I’m doing a juice cleanse right now, so this was perfect to read some juice combinations. I’m pretty much obsessed with juicing. It’s so fun coming up with new combinations!

  3. says

    I have a magic bullet, so I’m looking to try some new green juice recipes. I am pretty picky though, so mine has to be really sweet with a lot of fruit!

  4. jess casey says

    I always go back and forth between juicing and smoothies. I love this recipe but I hate that you lose half of the fiber by juicing. But when you have stuff in the fridge thats going to turn brown….JUICE IT! lol

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