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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Favorite Green Juice


Remember the days when veggies were consumed via chewing and swallowing? Yeah, me either, and I thank the heavens every day that I can now get my greens in via delicious juices. Having been a stubborn meat-and-potatoes girl all throughout my childhood, the daily dose of green has always been a bit of a struggle for me. But with the relatively new advent of juicing, and fantastic combinations like kale + apple + ginger, vegetables are now something I actually crave. And what's even more remarkable is that when I throw back a mid-afternoon juice, I immediately feel noticeably peppier and happier. It's like coffee, but good for you!

I've recently taken to experimenting with juicing at home in the mornings so that I can always start my day off with an alkalizing shot of green (and so I don't go completely broke shelling out $12/juice from my beloved Juice Press). This is my favorite blend so far. xx

Favorite Green Juice
Serves 1
Ingredients:
3 kale leaves
1/2 apple
1/2 large cucumber
1 medium-sized knob of ginger, peeled
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Sprinkling of unsweetened, shredded coconut

Directions:
Core the apple, place all ingredients in a blender and liquefy on high speed. Strain the juice into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve, pressing firmly on all the pulp until every last bit of liquid is squeezed out. Pour into a glass and top with coconut.

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