Easy Green Juice

Hello there! Are you alive? Have you survived the holidays so far? The new year is just around the corner, and boy has 2013 been a great year.

A few of the highlights of 2013:

  • I accepted a head soccer coaching job at my alma mater (go Polars!)
  • I became a tenured teacher (yay for job security!)

And maybe the biggest of all…the bf is now my fiancé! :)

I always love the beginning of a new year, with the promises, hopes and dreams it brings (same reasons I love the beginning of a new school year). 2014 is going to be just as good, if not better, than 2013! I can just feel it. :)

I’m still on holiday break (for a few more days!) and we have been busy enjoying our loved ones and catching up with old friends, celebrating the holidays, and just plain ‘ol relaxing. It has been beyond wonderful.

For Christmas, we received this awesome Breville juicer:

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By far my most favorite gift of the year.

So the last few days the fiancé and I (sounds so fancy!) have been playing around juicing different combinations of fruits and vegetables. I am so in loooooove! Seriously, I think I might be addicted.

The first day we tried it we kept the combination pretty mild (apple, carrot, cilantro, pineapple), and boy, was it delicious! That first sip is like liquid gold. Pure liquid gold….

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It almost looks like a beer, doesn’t it?! A delicious, fresh, healthy beer :)

The second day we tried a similar combination of apple, carrot, ginger, and orange. Again, delicious.

Tonight I decided to kick it up a notch. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and some dark leafy greens…mmm mmm mmm.

Earlier today I was at Whole Foods, and love stocking up on what they have on sale. Which for today included both lacinato kale and curly green kale, organic apples and oranges. All perfect for juicing!

So tonight, I whipped myself up a batch of this. The most refreshing green juice I’ve ever tasted (ok, ok, so I’m partial to my own juice!). But in all honestly, this stuff is aaamaaazing. 

And ironically, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead is on TV tonight. Have you seen it? Me neither! (Or maybe you’re on top of the health documentaries, and you have!).

That’s what my night is looking like. Making green juice, watching a juicing documentary, and dreaming about the juice I’m going to have for breakfast tomorrow. Oh, and procrastinating on doing laundry. Can’t forget about that one. :)

Warning #1: You need a juicer for this recipe. I know they can be a bit expensive, but I would say in the three days I have used mine, they are definitely worth it! You can also possibly find a good used one on sites such as Craigslist.

Warning #2: I wasn’t kidding about the addiction part. You can’t say I didn’t warn you…

Easy Green Juice

Ingredients

2 medium organic apples (I used pink lady, but any of your favorite variety will do!)

2 handfuls organic baby carrots (about 1/2 of a 1 lb. bag)

4 stalks organic celery

1 bunch organic kale (I used lacinato kale, but any kind works!)

1 lemon (peel removed)

1-inch knob of ginger (optional)

Directions:

1) Add all ingredients into juicer.

2) Pour over ice.

3) Enjoy!

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Beginner Green Juice
Serves: 1-2
 
A delicious green juice. Perfect for those new to juicing.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium organic apples (I used pink lady)
  • 2 handfuls organic baby carrots (about ½ of a 1 lb. bag)
  • 4 stalks organic celery
  • 1 bunch organic kale (I used lacinato kale, but any kind works!)
  • 1 lemon (peel removed)
  • 1-inch knob of ginger (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into juicer.
  2. Pour over ice.
  3. Enjoy!

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