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
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
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.