This vitamin-packed refreshing green juice is loaded with nutrients, and is naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free. A great energy boost to start your day at the best!
I love starting the day with a delicious homemade smoothie or juice.
If you ask me, this green juice is the rock star of all the juices.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BEST GREEN JUICE
All you need to make this energizing juice is 6 ingredients: celery, spinach, cucumber, green apple, mint leaves, and a tiny bit of fresh ginger.
- celery - contains nutrients, adds fiber and it's super hydrating.
- spinach - baby spinach or large spinach leaves are loaded with vitamin and minerals that support your immune system.
- cucumber - mild in flavor but adds vitamins and it's rich in electrolytes.
- green apple - apple provides sweetness and it's high in fiber.
- mint leaves - add freshness and are a great source of antioxidants.
- ginger - provides a nice kick of flavor and it's loaded with antioxidants.
I absolutely love this balanced combination of ingredients, but you don't need to be super strict with the ingredients.
I often throw in a bunch of kale, or romaine if I have them at hand. Carrots are also great add-ons!
Preparation and storage tips
Packed with oh-so-good-for-you ingredients, it takes 5 minutes to make this nutritious drink.
Here are some favorite tips to ensure you make the best green juice ever:
- I like to keep the skin on the green apple and cucumber, but feel free to peel it away if you're not a fan.
- Core the apples and cut off the ends of the cucumbe,r and they're ready to be used.
- Give all the ingredients a nice wash under cool running water before use.
- If you have time, soak them in a bowl with water and vinegar or baking soda for 20 minutes, then wash them and pat them dry with a clean towel.
- I do buy all these ingredients organic, but I still wash them before use.
- If you're in a hurry, you can prepare this homemade juice the night before. It keeps well in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
- The juice tends to separate after a while, so just give it a nice stir before you drink it.
- Don't' forget that the longer the juice sits around for, the more the juice nutrients will be oxidised, so it might change a bit in color.
Better To Use a Blender or a Juicer?
You can use a high-powerful blender or a juicer.
I use both appliances interchangeably and the results are almost identical.
A juicer will eliminate all the fiber, making this juice super easy to digest.
A blender, on the other hand, will minimize waste and will give you a more full-filling drink.
So, it's really up to you to choose your favorite method.
I'm sure you know by now that we need to get at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day for a healthier life.
Juicing/blending fruit and veggies is an easy way to guarantee that you get your daily income.
I like to drink this green juice first thing in the morning.
However, feel free to drink it any time you fancy it or whenever you feel the need for a little energy boost.
This nutrient-packed drink is the perfect combo of tangy & sweet flavours.
And not only it tastes good, but it's also loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and other good-for-you nutrients.
All the good reasons to give it a try!
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Morning Green Juice
- 2 celery stalks
- ½ cucumber, ends cut off
- 1 green apple, cored
- ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
- a bunch of fresh spinach leaves
- 6 fresh mint leaves
Green Juice in a juicer recipe:
- Place the celery stalks into the juicer and juice. Repeat with the other ingredients in the order listed until all ingredients are juiced. Pour into a glass and serve.
Green Juice in a blender recipe:
- Put celery, cucumber, apple, ginger and half a glass of water into your blender, then pulse until liquefied. Add the spinach and mint leaves and pulse until liquefied. Pour into a glass and serve. Alternatively, pour the green juice through a fine-mesh strainer or nut-milk bag into a glass container, then serve.
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