Favorite Green Juice (no kale!)

I have put a little hint in the title as to how this juice is different from the ones you have probably come across before. Most of the people I know (myself included) did not have great ‘first green juice-experiences’. They probably took a sip from a ‘foodie friend’ who has already done four juice cleanses over the past 2 years and drinks at least one green juice a day (with loads of kale and spirulina). Now, don’t get me wrong, I think people who do that are great! To be quite honest, I sort of envy them because I am aware of the numerous health benefits we can obtain from such foods. However, being quite new to the whole green juicing-scene I would rather have a juice with softer flavors, containing greens such as baby spinach, cucumber and green apples. If you’re new to green juices, too, this is a great start!

Another nice thing about this recipe is that you don’t need a fancy juicer, that’s probably way too hard to clean, you just need a blender and a nut bag.

You’ll need

Makes about 1/2 a liter.

1/4 of a cucumber

1 green apple

1 lemon

1 tsp of honey

100g of fresh baby spinach leaves (app. 1/2 a big bag)

1/2 liter of coconut water

A nutbag and a blender

Steps

  1. Place the spinach in your blender, add the coconut water and blend until there are no more little bits of spinach left.  Make sure to add everything gradually so your blender does not overload.
  2. Cut the apple and cucumber into small pieces and add to the blender. Also add the juice of one lemon and 1 tsp of honey. Blend everything again until there are no more bits left.
  3. Then place a nut bag in a mixing bowl (or a jug) and poor the juice in to the nut bag. Start pressing the liquid in to the bowl. Do this until you are left with only the fiber from the fruits and vegetables (inside the nut bag).
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge!

When and how much?

One large glass.

Anytime! I love having this juice in the morning with my eggs because it adds something refreshing and sweet to my breakfast. However, you can also just have them as a pre-workout drink to fuel your session

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