Green juices have become a cherished part of my daily routine. I like to have my juice in the mornings, after my lemon water, to help give me a refreshing energy boost and get me going for the busy day ahead.
I like to throw in whatever produce I have available that’s tasty, but my base recipe usually stays the same.
You can use a juicer if you have one. I personally have a Vitamix Blender and use this along with a fine mesh strainer. It’s easier and less cleanup in my opinion. Whatever you use, make sure you rinse it out immediately! Save yourself the hassle later.
I add all ingredients, sometimes throwing in apple, pineapple, cucumber, or whatever else strikes my fancy at the store that week. Throw in a litter water (about ½ cup), blend, and strain into a glass.
Why ginger and raw garlic you ask? Ginger is great for aiding in digestive health and adds a nice spice to the juice, and raw garlic has a plethora of potential health benefits including its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also keeps away vampires (el oh el).
Green juice is beneficial because it’s an easy way to get veggies into your diet if you normally don’t go crazy over them (although you don’t want to miss out completely on the fiber that whole vegetables provide and should include them in your diet as well). Green juices alkalinize your body, provide vitamins and minerals, and help your body detox.
For added nutrition I also like to include these items:
- 2 Tbsp of collagen hydrolysate which is a good alternative to whey protein especially if you’re avoiding dairy or cannot find a hormone free/grass fed whey protein, and is wonderful for joint care.
- ½ tsp of spirulina powder, a superfood that provides a boost of energy
- 1 tsp of acerola cherry powder which is an amazing natural source of vitamin C
I share all of this as inspiration to try green juices yourself. Experiment and make them your own! There is no cut and dry one size fits all formula for these nutrient packed, yummy drinks that you should pamper yourself with daily.