Just because I don’t own a juicer doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the taste and health benefits of a mean green juice at home. At some point I would like a juicer so that I can juice more of a variety of produce, but for now my Ninja blender works perfect for my juice cravings that occur often. I love that I can just throw all of the ingredients in the pitcher, pulse and pour. Juicing is the quickest and easiest way to get your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients from fruits & veggies.
The green juice I like to make at home is jam packed with fiber, anti-inflammatory properties and energy boosting fuel that not only helps me kick off my day alert, but can also save me from an afternoon slump of fatigue. I usually make my green juice using the same formula: banana, frozen fruit like mango or pineapple, greens like kale or spinach, cucumber, chia seeds, tumeric, ginger, regular or coconut water (beware of the sugar in the coconut water when purchasing), and a splash of apple cider vinegar for extra wellness. The recipe below makes A LOT of juice, but if I’m not able to drink it all, I simply pour the remaining juice into a mason jar and store in the fridge to drink by the next day. Easy, right? Now go get your green juice on.
- 1 banana, peeled
- ⅓ of a regular or English cucumber, peeled, de-seeded and cut into chunks
- 1 C. of frozen pineapple or mango
- 1 stalk of kale, de-ribbed and torn into pieces
- ½ inch of ginger, peeled
- ¼ C. of fresh parsley, packed
- 1 TBSP of chia seeds
- ¼ tsp of fresh tumeric
- 4 C. of coconut or regular water
- Splash of apple cider vinegar
- Put all of the ingredients in the blender and pulse until it's liquid and there are no chunks. Pour into two glasses and store any remaining juice in a mason jar in the fridge.