My First Green Juice!

May 22, 2011

What do you get when you mix this:

Green Juice Fruit Veg

Kale, cucumber, spinach, parsley, pears, and lime

 

with this:

Breville Ikon

Breville Ikon Juicer

 

You get this!

Green Juice

Green Juice!

 

My very first green juice!  I finally gave in to my desire for a juicer, and bought the Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor.

I’m reading Kris Carr’s book Crazy Sexy Diet right now, which I highly recommend by the way!  This is one of the juicers she suggests, and I think her opinion on the subject is pretty credible, so I went for it.

I started out slowly; juicing carrots with apples and carrots with oranges.  I knew I wanted to go green, but I also knew I couldn’t jump into the green pond right away.  You have to work up to these things!

After a couple of weeks I dove in…green juice.  Greens are full of all kinds of nutrients including vitamin A and iron, plus they have an alkalizing effect on your body.  You’ve probably heard the buzz about how diseases love an acidic environment, so maintaining a balanced pH is one thing you can do to help minimize your risk.

I bet you’re wondering how this lovely greenness tasted!  It actually wasn’t bad.  I expected a thick sludgy drink with all the personality of pureed spinach, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I did toss in a small lime and a slice of ginger to cut through some of the blandness, and I think it helped.

I’m not gonna lie and say that this was scrumptiously delicious, but I was able to get the whole drink down without making a face.  I think my palate will grow to appreciate a nice glass of green juice, and until then, I’ll just think about the good things I’m doing for my body as I’m drinking it!

~BigSis

2 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    June 8, 20114:32 pm

    So funny that you posted this! Great timing as I have been on the hunt for a great green drink recipe!!!

  2. Posted by BigSis

    June 18, 20115:51 pm

    Hi Cathy! So have you taken the plunge into a big ol’ green drink yet?

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