Gimme Green Juice

March 10th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin'

We’re 10 days into The Greener March Challenge. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?! Greens today came in the form of green juice that I made and drank 45 minutes before I left for a run.

We’ve had the Breville Juice Fountain Plus for about three and a half years now. I still love this little appliance, even with the addition of the Vitamix to our kitchen appliance family last year.

Breville Juicer

It’s sort of like children I suppose. I don’t love my food processor or juicer any less now that we have a Vitamix. I have room in my heart (and my appliance cupboard) for all of them.

This a great juicer for our purposes. We go through phases with juicing – much like green smoothies. I juice for a while and then it falls to the wayside for a bit, going weeks or sometimes even a couple months without hauling the juicer onto the counter. I would say there is definitely less juicing in the colder months than there is in the warmer summer months.

I’ve experimented with a lot of different fruit and vegetable juice combos in the past, but today’s green juice was my favorite green juice concoction of all time. Green Lemonade a la Natalia Rose from the Raw Food Detox Diet.

Ingredients to make green lemonadoe for two fresh green juice loving adults – a head of romaine, one cucumber, two apples, two lemons and a hunk of ginger root.

Green Juice Ingredients

At the last minute I decided to throw in a bunch of red kale too, to work through my slightly overambitious stock pile of greens I’ve got going in the fridge right now.

Lady Moon Organic Red Kale Lady Moon Organic Red Kale

It’s definitely the apple, lemon and ginger that turn ordinary green vegetable water into an amazing, delicious juicy treat. The cucumber adds a lot of volume and gives it a distinct, refreshing taste as well.

If this looks scary – trust me, it’s not.

Green Juice for Two

Green smoothies or green juice? You might as well ask me to choose between wine and chocolate. I LOVE THEM BOTH.

Last year at this time my friend Lisa wrote a couple of great posts on the pros, cons and differences between smoothies and fresh juice that is worth checking out if you’re curious to know more. You can’t go wrong with either, they are both great for your health! But there are differences you might like to consider too. (Cost, ease, etc.)

Have you seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead? I haven’t, but I know this film has left many people intrigued at the idea of juicing. I might have to watch this documentary before The Greener March Challenge is over.

Are you a green juice drinker? Do you make juice at home or have you ever ordered fresh juice from a juice bar or restaurant? Does the idea of vegetable juice make you want to turn and run in the opposite direction?

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3 Responses

  • Erin says:

    Ooh, I love that dark green! Looks like you have a winner here. Cheers!

  • I just watched ‘Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’ on amazon prime… Ok, I’m inspired to dust off my juicer, and head to the produce isle. I used to juice and smoothie *all the time*, I’m not sure when I stopped or why… but I’m going to get back into that, I *know* I felt better when I incorporated it into my day. Thanks for the nudge. :)

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