Don’t make me go all Tony the Tiger on you and just trust me on this one. I’ve found a green juice recipe that doesn’t taste like grass and can be made without a juicer. This means you can get all the important nutrients the fruits and veggies provide without the hefty price tag, or in my case, without using up already-limited storage space.
I’ve talked about juicing before on the blog and while I’m not recommending you go on a 7-day cleanse in the middle of training for a race like I did, there are some benefits to adding a juice to your rotation every once in a while. Especially in the dead of winter.
I typically start my morning with a protein shake but as of late I’ve been craving more fresh fruits and veggies. Enter juice. It’s great when you’re traveling or if you’re on-the-go and can’t prepare a meal. Just don’t make it right before you head to the airport, expecting a lot of traffic and long lines or else you will have to chug it before you go through security and seriously consider whether the spike in your glucose levels was going to cause you fall over in front of the TSA. Just don’t do that.
Healthy Green Juice
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 C pineapple
- Juice of one lime (plus a little zest)
- 1/2 an apple or 2 TBL fresh apple juice
- Handful of chopped kale
- Handful of spinach
- 1 TBL avocado
- Optional (1 kiwi, peeled and 1 TBL Parsley)
I have experimented with nearly every blending machine in my kitchen and I think I’ve finally figured out how to make a juice smooth. Let me help save you from the dreaded pulp-filled juice debacle that just using your food processor might result in.
Add all ingredients to a large food processor and blend into a fine pulp. Transfer to smaller blender (bullet, etc) and add ice. Blend until smooth.
Pour juice into your to-go cup or cute mason jar (with a pup on the side that looks similar to your pup who you miss terribly so you use it as an excuse to pretend he’s still close by) and stick in a fun straw.
Drink up because the Olympics start tonight and you need to be on top of your game.