These last few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit off; So I decided to make myself some green juice. Of course, I had to go shopping for the ingredients since they aren’t typically found around my kitchen, (save the fruits). Yea, yea. I know they should be. My husband isn’t big on fruits and vegetables (a bit odd for a physician, no?) and I’m not keen on making more than one meal options. But don’t worry we aren’t short on nutrition or anything.
I pulled up a couple of recipes on Pinterest and once I had a pretty decent idea on the typical ingredients for base and flavouring, etc, I went shopping. When I tasted it, I decided, it was nothing at all like any store-bought green juice I’ve tasted (I tried once and basically threw it out.) This is too good not to share!
Shopping for Ingredients
At the sore, I picked up some spinach, kale, apples, grapes, celery, ginger and bananas. I would have gotten some cucumbers as well since that seems like a popular base, but the store I generally shop at didn’t have any and I wasn’t keen to go anywhere else. I cheated (at least, I think I did) and added half a banana to my recipe since I was so sure I wouldn’t like the juice, but I did! So why let my very own green juice recipe go to waste, eh? After a hiccup with my Nutribullet, I made myself some green juice for the first time.
I had planned on guilt-tripping my husband into having a cup with me. You know, the whole ‘I’m your wife and you need to let me take care of you’ thing. (Oh, hey Babe! He’s definitely reading this.) However, I don’t know how much fun that will be now since it doesn’t actually taste bad at all. No fun. Sio then, maybe? Lol! We’ll see!
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Here’s the recipe that I used. There is no measurement since I kind of just eyeballed what would fit into the NutriBullet cup that I was using and went with that. The items I used weren’t frozen since they were fresh from the store.
Green Juice Recipe
- Granny Smith (Green) Apple
- Banana (1/2)
- Green, seedless grapes
- Lemon juice (1 tsp)
- Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly using water or vegetable wash.
- Add ingredients to the blender with the appropriate ratio for the water.
- Pulse the mixture for several seconds at a time.
- Strain if desired (I strained mine because I couldn’t tolerate the strands from the pulverised ginger moving around in my mouth. If the bulk doesn’t bother you, you can keep it thick, with the pulp in.
- Your green juice is ready! Chug!
I’m definitely going to keep making it. I am actually excited to put little twists in it and try it in new ways, including adding Cayenne Pepper? That seems to be a thing and I love spicy, so I’ll definitely try that.
What about you? Do you like green juice? Do you have any special twists to your own green juice recipe you would like to share with me? Let me know in the comments!
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