Green juice – a Kelly family weekend tradition!
Most juice recipes call for using lots of high sugar fruits – like pineapple, melons, etc. And many smoothie recipes have tons of sugar.
At our house, however, we have a weekend
obsession ritual tradition that uses low carb veggies – with just a touch of sweetness from a few apple slices. (Note: You can use a juicer for this, but we have tried it in a good blender – we have a Blendtec – and it works just as well with more fiber added in.)
So, here’s the combo we love: 3 parts celery; 3 parts cucumber; 5 parts spinach; one part apple; a few slices of ginger. DON’T skip the ginger – it gives the juice a kick that is so refreshing. The wonderful thing about juice recipes is that you can have fun experimenting and going crazy with the veggies and fruits – it took us about a year to develop this combo and we are crazy for it!
I have been reading lots about anti-inflammatory diets and how beneficial they are in reducing risks of heart disease and cancer – and this juice has lots of alkaline foods and ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory. You can drink it just for the deliciousness, of course, but I love drinking in powerful healthy nutrients as well.
I drink this green drink pretty much every Saturday. I miss it and crave it when I don’t get my Saturday Green Juice. It fills me up and makes me feel so good. Saturday Morning Zen. In a glass.
Happy New Year, All~
Other food bloggers do green juice:
My Favorite Green Juice, Lauren’s Latest
Benefits of Green Juice, Healthy Green Kitchen
Happy Herby Detox Juice, The Blender Girl
Green Juice Recipes, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Kale Grape Ginger Lemon Juice, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
— posted by Donna