If you love a big glass of green juice to start your day, then good for you! You're already on the right path to getting unrefined nutrients right to your system in one of the healthiest, easiest ways possible. For a lot of people though, green drank has a stigma for tasting like straight up soccer turf. And it doesn't have to!
In the spirit of honesty, I've made some pretty disgusting green juices. Its all about balance here, people- and this drink has it! It'll make anyone who currently doesn't love green juice, LOVE GREEN JUICE! The apple and pear add some sweetness and the lemon gives it a great citrus kick that cancels out the bitterness of the kale. The celery is more a filler, and since its sweet, it aids in balancing out the sour of the lemon. Plus, celery is water-packed and hydrating, and a great way to sneak in some extra H2O. Not only will this juice nourish you and hydrate you, but it'll make your skin glow and help with digestion. A triple threat! Go get your juicer out, its time to get cozy with kale.
INGREDIENTS 1 small bunch of kale (about 1 packed cup)
4 celery stalks
Wash all the produce, then removes the cores from the apple and pear, remove the peel of the lemon, and trim the celery stalks. Run all your veggies through a high-powered juicer (or if you're REALLY fancy, a slow juicer- my dream!) and into a clean glass cup. Drink up! This recipe easily doubles or triples for sharing or making your juice a day ahead. Juice last up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
And our pumpkin obsession CONTINUES! This time though, we're still recovering from our slight overindulgence in our super sweet layered Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge. This beautiful, saffron colored juice did just the trick. Packed with citrus and seasonal pumpkin, this juice will brighten your day...and your skin! The beta carotene in the pumpkin is a powerful antioxidant crucial for normal skin cell development healthy skin tone. The Vitamin C found in the oranges, apples, and lemons not only builds a strong immune system and helps blemishes heal properly but also helps firm & tone skin, prevent free-radical damage, protects skin cells, and prevents signs of aging (like wrinkles!). And the mango? Delicious, yes, but also packed with beta carotene and Vitamin A- giving you that extra soft, smooth skin you CRAVE in this cool fall weather. Plus, what could be easier than cutting up your fruits and letting the juicer do all the work? Except when it comes to washing the damn thing, but that's a whole different story...so let's drink!
Prep all fruits by washing, peeling (if necessary), and cutting them. Throw into your juicer a few pieces at a time, being sure to juice the stubborn pumpkin on 'HIGH'. Juice completely into a large container. Serve in two smaller containers, or refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days. Enjoy!