These days, everybody and their brother has a recipe for green juice. I know. So why am I offering one more to the mix? Well, because green juice is Just. That. Good.
Bodies work differently and thrive on different things, but for most people, juicing is a wonderful means of boosting nutrition and consuming more fruits and vegetables. Freshly-pressed fruit and vegetable juice is very easy to digest, full of nutrients, and, in my opinion, often the much needed pep I need to add to my step.
And, here in Ontario we’re starting to see glimmerings (faint, faint glimmerings) of Spring. I’m talking melting snow, gentle sunshine, birds chirping, some robin sightings, and that certain energy in the air like the world is coming back to life. It’s a wonderful feeling, and it always brings me fresh energy and motivation.
It also makes me want to feel more light, fresh, and vibrant.
So, to start my beautiful Sunday off right I’m going to make a nice, tall, fresh, reviving, nutrient-packed green juice.
I use kale, pineapple, apple, lemon, cucumber, and parsley for a green juice that is tart, sweet, a little bitter, and really really fresh tasting. I sometimes think you can see a glow in your skin just minutes after drinking one of these. While that might be all in my head, there is a kind of logic to it. Skin is one the last places in the body to receive nutrients – most other bodily processes and systems take precedence. So supercharging with a green juice increases the odds that some of those nutrients are left to go towards healing and nourishing your skin. Hence the glow.
And, in addition to being the nutrient shot you need to re-energize and revive, drinking a green juice like this one can also help “re-set” your tastebuds if you’ve been having a week of less than stellar eating and you want to get back on track.
So, have a green juice, and enjoy feeling a little lighter, a little brighter, and a lot more glowing.
The Glow and Revive Green Juice
- Author: Backyard Owl
- Recipe Notes: vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, raw
- 1/2 to 1 organic cucumber (peeled if non-organic)
- 3/4 cup pineapple (about 2-3 wedges of a cored pineapple)
- 1 organic green apple (peel the apple if it isn’t organic) or 1 organic pear (same deal)
- 3 large leaves kale or spinach
- 1/2 lemon (with the rind removed, but pith still on)
- one large handful organic parsley (or more!)
- Prepare the produce: wash cucumber, wash kale & parsley, wash apple, and slice pineapple.
- Juice according to the instructions of your juicer, but most likely starting with the cucumber, pineapple, kale, parsley and lemon, and ending with the apple.
Enjoy! And stay excellent!
© Backyard Owl 2015