QUICK RECIPE: GOING GREEN
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.
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.
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.
1 green apple (cut)
12 mint leaves
1 celery stalk
1 C spinach
2 C coconut water
2 Tbsps honey
- Wash, but don’t peel, all ingredients.
- Use a strong blender to combine all ingredients until smooth.
- Serve chilled.
Protein 1.7 g