Fresh green juice might be the "next frozen yogurt" in terms of a trendy, healthy snack. What could possibly be better for you than a glass of homemade, fresh-pressed vegetables and fruits? This is a super easy, delicious, and addictive green juice recipe that you can happily indulge in to rake up your daily values. Apples are high in vitamin C and naturally sweeten the beverage. Antioxidant-rich spinach and parsley are also high in vitamin A and C and iron. Cucumber and lemon add flavor and immune-boosting phytonutrients. Warming and spicy ginger aids digestion.
See juice recipe.
1 handful parsley
1 handful spinach
1-inch piece ginger
If you don't have a juicer, you can still make a smoothie using a blender. It should be noted that the smoothie will definitely be fiber-filled! You can store leftovers in the fridge, but try to drink the juice within a day. The longer the juice is exposed to air, the more it oxidizes and loses those precious nutrients.
To make juice: In a fruit and vegetable juicer, juice all ingredients. Discard solids. Pour juice into glass and add a few ice cubes if you prefer a colder beverage.
To make smoothie: Prior to blending, chop apple and discard the core. Chop cucumber. Peel and chop ginger. Zest and juice lemon, throwing out remaining rind. Combine all ingredients, and blend until smooth. Add water and a few ice cubes to help thin smoothie out for better blending results.
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