Green Power Juice

I am always looking for ways to creatively fit vegetables into my diet. In the past, I’ve added spinach to my berry smoothies, which works really well. However, I knew the time had come to try something a little more intense – juice!

This recipe consists exclusively of fruits and vegetables – no sweeteners allowed!

I’ll have to admit, I had some anticipatory anxiety before tasting this one…there are a lot of veggies. But I closed my eyes and took a sip and was surprised to find that it was just right! No adjustments needed.

It definitely tastes healthy, and you can tell there are vegetables involved. But the apples/grapes/cucumbers bring a sweetness and smoothness that counteracts the kale and spinach. I actually really like this…I’m going to start drinking it a couple times a week.

I’m pretty sure this juice is so healthy that it consists of negative calories, which totally justifies dessert later! Bonus!


Green Power Juice

Adapted from Health.com

Serves 2

Ingredients
1 cup sliced kale (from about 3 large leaves)
1/2 cup chopped baby spinach
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 English cucumber, thickly sliced
1 small Granny Smith apple (4–6 ounces), cored and cut into chunks
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth, scraping the sides of the blender occasionally. Add more water or ice as needed. Strain juice if desired. Before serving, garnish with a fresh kale leaf and a cucumber slice (optional). Refrigerate up to 2 days, and shake before serving.


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  • http://miriamnice.wordpress.com Miriam Nice

    This looks brilliant! I’m on the hunt for super smoothie recipes at the moment and I’ll definitely be giving this a whirl :-)

    • http://blueberriesandcream.com Jessie

      Great! I hope you enjoy it! :)

  • http://pamstewart67.wordpress.com pamstewart67

    Reblogged this on My Weight Loss Journey and commented:
    This looks awesome, Im going to try it

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