Finally, after my last attempt to create a healthy green drink turned out purplish brown instead, I succeeded in creating a green drink. Made from dark green vegetables, with half a yellow apple thrown in for sweetness, this juice is packed with nutrients.
Today, rather than use my blender to make a smoothie, for the first time I used my juicer. My daughter Elissa very graciously gifted me with a juicer years ago. I was thrilled when I received it and I’ve intended to use it. However, I’d turn to my old familiar blender instead. No longer willing to do the usual, or stay in a rut, I unpacked my beautiful gift. I was excited about trying it as soon as I hauled it from its box.
Using the correct ingredients, I had about 8 oz of green juice in minutes. Here’s the recipe:
3 kale leaves, 2 leaves of collard greens, 1/2 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 green or yellow apple, 1/2 lemon (peeled) or 1 t lemon juice, 1/2 inch fresh ginger or 1/4 t ground ginger.
No need to chop the ingredients. So simple and fast. So full of nutritious goodness. My intention is to start the day with a healthly, nutrient dense juice, followed by a high protein breakfast a couple of hours later. I am thrilled with the ease of juicing and the results. Thank you, Elissa, for this gift. It took me a while to use it, but there’s no turning back now, and no end to the variety of juices I can create!