Journey 152: Green Juice…Nailed It!

 

Finally, after my last attempt to create a healthy green drink turned out purplish brown instead, I succeeded in creating a green drink. Made from dark green vegetables, with half a yellow apple thrown in for sweetness, this juice is packed with nutrients. 

 

Today, rather than use my blender to make a smoothie, for the first time I used my juicer. My daughter Elissa very graciously gifted me with a juicer years ago. I was thrilled when I received it and I’ve intended to use it. However, I’d turn to my old  familiar blender instead. No longer willing to do the usual, or stay in a rut, I unpacked my beautiful gift. I was excited about trying it as soon as I hauled it from its box.  

Using the correct ingredients, I had about 8 oz of green juice in minutes. Here’s the recipe:

3 kale leaves, 2 leaves of collard greens, 1/2 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 green or yellow apple, 1/2 lemon (peeled) or 1 t lemon juice, 1/2 inch fresh ginger or 1/4 t ground ginger. 

No need to chop the ingredients. So simple and fast. So full of nutritious goodness. My intention is to start the day with a healthly, nutrient dense juice, followed by a high protein breakfast a couple of hours later. I am thrilled with the ease of juicing and the results. Thank you, Elissa, for this gift. It took me a while to use it, but there’s no turning back now, and no end to the variety of juices I can create! 

  

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About Cindy Moore

I live and work in the Joplin, MO, area. I am a blogger, writer, realtor and traveler, enjoying the journey through life and helping others along the way.
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