Easy Blender Green Juice

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.

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Easy Blender Green Juice
 
Serves: 2+
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
Notes
It makes approximately 40 ozs. of juice. Store remaining juice in a mason jar and drink within 24 hours.

 

 

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6 Responses to Easy Blender Green Juice

  1. Chris July 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    I am a regular user of green ingredients in my smoothie but I cannot wrap my head around the color. I always add a beet to make it red. Somehow, I can drink the red stuff. Great BLOG!! Love you!!!

    • Tia July 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

      If adding a beet does the trick then go with it. I know what you mean though…I am that way with texture. If I don’t like the texture of something, I’m not eating it. Thanks for the love 🙂

  2. Camping For Foodies Kim Hanna July 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

    I am growing kale in my garden and have figured out how to keep the rabbits from eating it before I do! I’ll be trying this recipe with my home-grown greens…thanks!

    • Tia July 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

      Awesome! I would love to have a garden someday…I’ll have to get some tips from you on how to grow in the desert!

  3. T Austin July 9, 2015 at 7:07 am #

    mmmm I love green smoothies. Always looking for new recipes! Thanks!

    • Tia July 9, 2015 at 7:09 am #

      Me too! 🙂

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