Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Homemade Apple/Spinach/Ginger Green Juice

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Frankly, I would rather bite into an apple and chew spinach, so I haven't jumped on the juice bandwagon. Aside from orange and the occasional pineapple or cranberry juices from the supermarket, I don't buy them. Besides, it's a pricey craze, no?

However, recently I ran out of orange juice and decided to make my own morning beverage with what was in my refrigerator. It's more of a smoothie since I don't have a juicer and used my blender. The result is a delicious change from orange juice with the benefit of fiber. If you like green juices, this recipe will hit the spot without taking the green out of your wallet:

Apple/Spinach/Ginger Green Juice

Ingredients:

1 large granny smith apple
5 ounces fresh or frozen spinach
a few slices of fresh ginger
1 stalk of celery
1 cup (or more) of water

Optional: If you wish, toss in cucumber, turmeric and/or honey or Stevia. If you have guests, add a little alcohol like rum. (I just put a shake of Stevia in mine.) Another idea, add a slice of ripe mango. 

Directions:

1. Core the apple, slice and toss unpeeled into the blender.
2. Toss everything else into the blender.
3. Blend.

Couldn't be easier, right? Makes two (big) or four (small) servings.

As stated, I sweetened my juice with Stevia to taste. If you're a real health nut, skip the sweetner. Chilling the juice brings out the flavor. If you haven't thought ahead, just pour the green juice over ice cubes and serve. Healthy and inexpensive, a glass is packed with vitamins A, C, K, chlorophyll and fiber. 

Ahh, refreshing ... bottles up!

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2 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds delicious Debra. I haven't been juicing for a while, got tired of the orange/carrot mix I was doing. Time to start over, going Green, I think :)

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    1. Enjoy, I'll raising a glass to you, Tricia!

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