Simple 6 Ingredient Green Juice

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Ingredients:
(Makes 2 Servings)
-2 green apples, halved
-4 stalks celery, leaves removed
-1 cucumber
-6 leaves kale
-1/2 lemon (add more if preferred)
-1 inch fresh ginger

I bought my juicer last summer because I found I was spending a lot of money on juice from places like Whole Foods, Nekter, and local juice bars.  It made more fiscal sense to buy a juicer.  Mine is the Breville BJE510XL The Juice Fountain® Multi Speed Juicer and I am crazy about it.

A lot of times people misconceive smoothie-blending to be the same thing as juicing.  It’s not – you want to remove those fibers that make you full so you are absorbing way more nutrients and vitamins.

I’d say my juicer was probably one of the best purchases I made last year.  I see people paying hundreds for juice cleanses and I just can’t fathom spending that amount of money!  With that amount of money, you could buy a juicer and make it at home.  Granted, it takes away the convenience (cleaning juicers is not a cake walk), but it’s much more frugal.

This green juice is my favorite because you only have to buy 6 ingredients at the store.  The tricky thing about juicing is if you buy a ton of fresh ingredients, they will go bad quickly.  Unless you plan on juicing all at once to store in mason jars, I recommend only getting a few ingredients each trip.

You can add more ginger or lemon if you prefer, (I love lots of lemon) but the apples do a fantastic job of cutting out the bitterness of the kale.

Do you have a favorite juice recipe?  Do share!  I’m always looking to try new ones!

10 Comments

  1. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / 10:11 am

    This looks SO good and I've been making fruit smoothies lately but haven't tried Green juice. I will definitely have to soon.

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

  2. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / 10:17 am

    I absolutely love my juicer and especially making green juices with them. I do find celery and ginger way too overpowering and assertive for my tastes. All about the cucumber, spinach, kale, apples, and pears!

    from – The Lion's Den

  3. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / 10:17 am

    I have never try juicing out before. I have heard great things about it

    • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      I find I don't taste the celery very much – but then again I don't mind it, so maybe that's why! You could alway substitute romaine lettuce :).

  4. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    This looks good! I want to start making smoothies more often and this may be the next one 🙂

  5. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I have the same juicer as you! This recipe sounds delicious and funny enough, I just finished drinking a green juice before typing this ; )

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