We’re starting a new series here on the blog today and it’s all about JUICE.
I know, I know- juice gets a lot of hype but is it worth the cost/hassle/time it takes to actually do it?!
You gotta have a juicer (or get crafty with a blender and strainer), prep the produce, make the juice and then clean up. And when you’re running around, busy AF, that whole process can definitely seem a little… daunting.
After a lot of test runs and experimenting with juicing, and I will shout this from the rooftops, juicing is freaking incredible.
Yes, there are so many benefits nutritionally- the vitamins, the phytonutrients, the antioxidants, the minerals- but my favorite part of juicing is really just the way I feel waking up with it.
It’s just pure clean ENERGY. Like a beautiful burst of energizing plant nutrients that make you feel so alive in the morning- no caffeine needed. Kinda magical right?
Why does juicing get a bad rap?
There’s been a lot of back and forth about whether juicing is good or bad because you’re removing the fiber from the whole food, which is true. (And I definitely think you gotta do you and figure what makes you feel the best.)
Personally, I know that drinking a green juice first thing in the morning (after lemon water and a workout) literally makes me feel like I am bouncing off the walls, which is exactly why I wanted to share this go-to recipe for Detoxifying Green Juice. It’s quick and easy to make, and it actually tastes so freaking good too!
What kind of juicer to use?
What benefits have I experienced?
I can’t prove this, but I swear green juice has helped me clear my skin, gotten rid of headaches and just restored my health when I haven’t been feeling my best. And bonus- it’s also super energizing in the morning.
So, on a typical day-to-day basis, whether it’s straight celery juice or this detoxifying green juice, you can find me drinking this green drink first thing morning.
I like to have it on an empty stomach before any food and give it about 15-30 minutes to digest.
It’s alkalizing, detoxifying, and energizing and it will make you feel so LIT UP first thing in the morning. Enjoy!
Detoxifying Green Juice
- 1 head celery
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 knob ginger
- 1 cucumber
- Prep ingredients. For this recipe, other than washing everything, I really only prep the celery by cutting the ends off (but keep the leaves!).
- One by one, add all ingredients to your juicer and juice.
- Drink immediately or store in an air-tight glass container until ready to drink.
And get the deets on celery juice here.