Green Juice

QUICK RECIPE:  GOING GREEN

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When I stayed at a hotel in Madrid a few years ago the hotel I was at provided a variety of “juices” each morning.  They were interesting blends and combinations packed with nutrients.  Since then I haven’t thought much of it until the other day when the concept of green juice was on T.V.  Drinking this each day is a good way to get servings of fruits and vegetables.  The thing is, I have heard that many of them don’t taste good which, in my opinion, makes it hard for people to get on board with.

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I decided to see what green things I had in my fridge and go with it.  I had cucumber, green apple, celery and spinach.  That would make things green for sure but it didn’t sound very appealing so I added some mint in hopes that it would taste like a mojito.  I also wanted to add some sweetness but I didn’t want sugar so I added a special honey I have with all kinds of good things like royal jelly, propolis and pollen which I bought at my local honeybee centre.

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Using a high-powered blender I blended all the ingredients together but it was too thick so I added a few cups of coconut water and it was perfect.  If you don’t like the gritty texture, you can always strain it with a cheese cloth but keep in mind, there is a lot of nutritional value like fibre in the juice.  It is meant to be consumed unstrained.

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Green Juice

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

1/2 cucumber

1 green apple (cut)

12 mint leaves

1 celery stalk

1 C spinach

2 C coconut water

2 Tbsps honey

Directions

  1.  Wash, but don’t peel, all ingredients.
  2. Use a strong blender to combine all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Serve chilled.

Calories 109

Protein  1.7 g

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