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Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Sunday: Drink Your Greens!

Good morning! How is everyone feeling today? Anyone up late last night? Perchance, were any cocktails involved? Feeling a little sluggish? Well, I have just the thing to kick start your Sunday. It's a green juice, and it actually tastes very good. If you feel or look at all green yourself, you may want someone else to make this and then put it in an opaque glass for you. It is, afterall, green. Trust me though, it's yummy. It will cure what ails you, and give you an energy boost.

You'll need a juicer. You can make a smoothie instead using a blender, but the consistency will be different, and you'll probably want to add some ice.

This recipe is modified slightly from one my naturopath gave to me. She called hers "Green Lemonade".
3 or 4 leaves Kale
1/3 head Romaine Lettuce
1/2 Lemon
2 medium Apples
1 inch piece of Ginger, peeled
3 or 4 Celery Stalks
Wash everything. Cut items only if necessary to fit into juicer. A decent juicer will handle the apples whole without you having to peel or seed them. If you have a variable speed juicer, all the better. Juice the leafy greens on low, the 1/2 lemon on medium, and the rest on high. This will make about 2-3 cups. Serve and exclaim, "Oh, that looks disgusting yet is wonderfully delicious!"

You can drink this juice every day, though for maximum benefit you'll want to vary your greens, particularly your leafy greens. Try chard, spinach or other leafy greens, and substitute cucumber or green melon for the celery.

If you can only manage to make this once per week, save it for the day after your most exhausting day. It will help to cleanse and recharge your body.


  1. I'm very intrigued and will put these ingredients on my grocery list. Can't wait to see how this really tastes!

  2. Let me know what you think, Becky. Bottoms up!