Energizing Green Juice

I made this juice today for an extra boost of nutrients to get me through the rest of my work day. Spinach, assorted greens, cucumber, grapes and apple all together form a mix of health benefits and raw energy for your busy day.

Recipe:

4 or 5 big handfuls of spinach

1 or 2 handfuls of spring mix (or more spinach)

1 cucumber

5 or 6 green grapes

1 apple

Wash everything thoroughly and juice the the vegetables first and the grapes and apples last. I know some people do not juice fruits and vegetables together, but I added the fruits to add a sweeter taste to the juice because it can be quite bitter with all the greens. I also like to get the benefits of both fruits and vegetables all in one drink. However, if you do not mind the taste feel free to leave out the fruits and have a nice refreshing green veggie drink. You can always add a couple drops of lemon or lime juice as well! Enjoy!

Apple Ginger Beet Juice

eets are awesome. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea but I love them. They’re beautiful in color and have a ton of great health benefits. Beets are energizing, they have zero fat, and have plenty of nutrients. They also make for an awesome juice. And apples are of course packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C and they also add a sweeter taste to the juice.

I’m going to do a lot of juice and smoothie recipes lately because I’d really like to do a juice cleanse. I tend to pick at food at work and none of the food at work is healthy or good in any way. I find myself eating random crackers, pieces of bread, half a cookie, etc. It’s not good. I want to get myself back on track and really cleanse my body and feel refreshed and ready to really get back on track. I’m waiting for a time when I have at least two or three days off in a row so I can do it without having to worry about being without fresh juice. When I do do the cleanse I’ll definitely document it!

Recipe:

2 small beets or 1/3 of a large beet

1 small cucumber

1 apple of choice (organic if possible)

thumbnail size piece of ginger with skin on

 

Juice the cucumber and the beets first and then the apple and ginger. I always like to mix it a little bit after to make sure everything is well incorporated!

 

“Creamsicle” Pineapple Orange Juice

If you’re unfamiliar with juicing, it’s something that’s extremely popular in the raw foods and the entire fitness world. It’s an awesome way to get tons of raw nutrients from fruits and vegetables in one serving of juice. You can juice anything: kale, cucumber, celery, apples, beets, etc. Adding ginger or lemon juice is also common to make the flavor a little less bitter which sometimes will happen when using a lot of dark leafy greens. Ginger is also wonderful because it aids in digestion. They have cheap juicers and very expensive ones. Mine I got as a Christmas present from my oh-so-wonderful mother so I’m not exactly sure how much it cost, but I know it wasn’t expensive and it works awesome for me.

This is one of my favorite juice recipes that I like to have with breakfast or sometimes as a snack throughout the day. You could even have this for dessert its so good.

Recipe:

Pineapple

1-2 oranges

1/3 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut water

I didn’t put a measurement for pineapple because I’m not particularly sure how to measure pineapple. I probably use about 1/5 or 1/6 of a whole pineapple when I do this. Really, its up to you how much pineapple you want to use. You can’t use too much! Cut off the outer skin of the pineapple and juice the nice fleshy pineapple part and you should get a nice foamy looking juice.  Peel the two oranges and juice just the fruit part. The skin will make the juice bitter. Add in the coconut milk and coconut water and give it a nice swirl to incorporate everything. Drinking this makes me wish I was in a hammock on a tropical island. Enjoy!

I’ll take a picture sometime soon, hopefully today!