After using my juicer for cocktails the last few times, I thought I’d be good for once and make an actual juice! As we’re heading into our warmer days, I wanted something that’s refreshing, light, and gives you plenty of energy to get through the day. This crisp summer green juice is exactly that! Sweet from the pineapple, slightly tart from the lemon, and a light finish of cucumber and mint. You wouldn’t even know that there are two huge handfuls of spinach juiced in as well! Since it makes two glasses it’s perfect for starting your day off with and taking the rest with you when you hit that mid-day slump!
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a juice recipe for the blog and in keeping with my healthy theme this week, I decided to squeeze the life out of some fruits and veggies to bring you this post! Dark leafy greens like kale and spinach pack a punch of vitamins and nutrients when juiced, but by themselves they can be a little bitter and well, grassy tasting. The good news is that you can still get the health benefits, but disguise the less-than-appetizing taste with the sweetness of fresh fruit and ginger root like I did in this tropical inspired juice!
Green Machine Juice
Between traveling last week, going out to eat with family and friends, and of course Valentine’s Day yesterday, I’ve been indulging quite a bit! To get back on track though, I’ll be doing a lot of meal replacements with juices and smoothies. For anyone new to juicing, the thought of juicing vegetables and even the color of the juice can send you running the other way! I used to be pretty skeptical myself, but it’s not bitter or bad tasting, quite the opposite in fact! Check out my secret ingredients to turn this primarily veggie juice into a sweet and healthy one!