Let’s juice it – Part 2. Green it up!

Green-it-up-SQGreen it up! Green juices.

I admit, I am new to juicing. The first time I made a juice (see my Sweet Red post) it was quite, um, gross. It had a fluffy texture and had such a strong flavour that we could barely drink one glass.

And then I had a thought. How about I strain out all the soft bits so there is nothing but, well, ‘juice’ left, and then add some water.

Wow. That is so much better!

After a recent trip to my doctor she suggested I have a green juice every day. “But strain it, otherwise it’ll be too much fibre in one hit,” she cautioned. Phew. I suppose that is what I had started doing simply to improve the texture, or rather, remove texture.

Over time, I plan to remove the stevia and use just one apple, rather than two. I will also reduce the amount of water I add to the juice. But for now, and for all who are not used to the strong flavour of vegetable juices, this balance of fruit and vegetables is just perfect.

Cheers!

 

Green it up

Serves 3-4
Prep time 5 minutes
Dietary Top 8 allergen free
Meal type Beverage
By author Juanita Sanganithy
A sweet green juice to tempt the tastebuds and a great introductory drink to green juicing. As you become a veggie juice addict, reduce the apples to just one and eliminate the stevia.

Ingredients

  • 2 Green apples (quartered with seeds removed)
  • 3 Small celery sticks
  • 2 handfuls Baby kale or baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups Cold water
  • 1/2 Lime (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stevia (Optional)

Directions

Step 1. Wash apples, celery sticks and baby kale thoroughly. If you prefer, the apples can be peeled.
Step 2. Put all ingredients into a juicer or Thermomix bowl (or similar food processor). If using a food processor, pulse the juice for up to one minute.
Step 3. Pour the juice through a cheese cloth and set the pulp aside. (I prefer to use the pulp in a vegetable sauce for mains).
Step 4. Serves 3-4. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an air tight bottle.

June 22, 2014 Permalink
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