The Green Juice

Get back on track by starting your morning off with a healthy green juice!  Full of vitamins and nutrients, The Green Juice will give you more energy than your morning cup of coffee!

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We are getting hammered with snow again.  I’m so done.  I’m ready for spring….I know it’s coming even though everywhere I look is covered with a thick blanket of snow.  Bathing suit season is inevitable….it’s right around the corner.

And if you are like me, you ate your weight in ribs and wings and test kitchen potstickers.  We need to cleanse.  The Green Juice can do that for you.  Don’t be scared of it….if you’ve never had a green juice before it can look a little intimidating….and smell a little like a freshly mowed lawn.  But it’s tasty and smooth, you’re body will thank you and you will shout from the rooftops that you feel amazing!  Well, maybe you won’t climb up to the roof but you will definitely feel amazing.  Without the caffeine crash from your morning cup of coffee.

The Green Juice | The Suburban Soapbox

Some tips for you:

  • This recipe uses a juicer….but you can also make it in the blender using my How-To.  Just be sure to remove the peel from the lemon and ginger if you’re using the blender method.  You will also need to core the apple and pear, as well as, roughly chop the celery.
  • You can make this up to 5 hours in advance but the ingredients do separate…transfer the juice to a container with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously before drinking.
  • You can substitute any of the ingredients to make this your very own Green Juice but this is the one that I enjoy….I’ve had many versions that I had to gag down while creating this recipe.  Just warning you.

The Green Juice | The Suburban Soapbox

 

 

The Green Juice

Preparation 10 minutes 2018-01-20T00:10:00+00:00
Serves 16 ounces     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw kale
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 celery stalk (leaves included)
  • 1 Anjou pear, cut in half
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 honeycrisp or Fuji apple, cut in half
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients through the feed tube of a juice extractor, stir and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 22kcal Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

 

 

10 comments on “The Green Juice”

  1. Sounds good to me! I love green smoothies and juices 🙂

  2. Thanks, Emily! So do I and, amazingly, so does my toddler!

  3. Love the heart straw! Green juice looks a bit intimidating but sounds pretty tasty! Sending some SITS Comments LOVE!

  4. I tried a green smoothies when I did the dr. Oz cleanse and almost gagged. I definitely will give this recipe a shot, though. I’ve never heard of that kind of pear…will any pear work or is there something special about it???

    Thanks for sharing this! Pinned and ready to go! Stopping by from SITS comment love! 🙂

  5. This looks good to me too! I think the use of ginger in it would give it a nice kick also.

    • Hi Kim! Thanks for visiting…the ginger really makes the drink! I have a hard time choking down veggie drinks so this is the one I go to when I want something that actually tastes good!

  6. I just added this recipe on my list of “to try” recipes. I’m cutting out refined sugar and I’ve noticed how much better I feel… now its time to add in more natural, healthy things along with more green veggies like kale and spinach. THANK YOU for your inspiration!! (I also think the ginger will spice it up and from what I’ve heard, lots of health benefits there, too!)

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