I have a treat for you today, and it's a juicy one!
I'm not much of a juicing person. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LIKE juice (green juices included), BUT, I don't have juice instead of food, and I don't often think of using juicing as a way to add veggies to my diet. I try to eat most veggies instead. I don't use my juicer nearly as much as I thought I would (oops, my bad). But, they are yummy, and I do love the juices whenever I make them. So to me, a juice - be it apple, orange, red, purple or GREEN, feels like a treat - a fun thing to supplement my diet with. They're super tasty & you can be really creative with your combinations. A juice can be a little something fun to add to your day once in awhile!
Because green juices are all the rage, I thought I'd share my favourite recipe. FYI I like things lemon-ey & gingery...so feel free to reduce the amounts of those if you want something a little milder.
MTF: Yummy Green Juice - Dainty Pig Style
All organic, if possible:
- 1 whole bunch curly parsley OR cilantro.
- 3 stalks celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1 small head of romaine lettuce
- A couple of handfuls of spinach or baby kale
- 1 large green apple or 2 small ones
- 1 pear or a red apple
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch knob of ginger
Scrub, wash & cut everything up. You don't need to worry about peeling anything, including the ginger & citrus, if it's organic. Put ingredients through juicer: rotate through as you put stuff into the juicer (i.e., some lettuce, then celery, apple, parsley, lime, ginger, kale, cucumber, pear, lemon, then lettuce again).
This makes a LOT...so share with someone special, or fill up a jar and keep in the fridge for the next day.
Also, it kind of feels like you're drinking a magical potion - I mean, look at it!
And P.S. IF you are having digestive issues, I would recommend having a juice before or between meals, rather than with them :)
Do you juice? If so, what's your favourite recipe?