31 Aug 2014


Today's post is a delicious, easy recipe for green juice because I think many of us could use a bit more dark leafy greens in our diet. Obviously a lot of the people reading this (hey there, sexy) are already very interested and in control of their health. But at the same time, I know many of you are just starting out on a new journey to well-being, or maybe you're like me and have just been plain forgetting to eat/drink your greens lately. I used to LIVE for my green smoothies but lately I've been fruiting it up hard core, and have incidentally left the kale and spinach crying at the sidelines, asking "WHY DOESN'T SHE LOVE US ANYMORE!?" Don't fret, my dear leaves! I still care for you and your chlorophyl deeply. But I got kinda carried away with my fruit smoothies and high carb dinners of rice and sweet potatoes. I hadn't eaten a salad in months, and would only occasionally throw a handful of greens into my blender or stir-frys. Well, things are back on track now. I am again head over heels with salad, and I love the taste and colour of spinach in my smoothies. 

Dark leafy greens are SO important for long term health. You don't need huge amounts but a few cups everyday is going to make such a difference in all aspects of how you feel and how your system runs. Green leaves in your diet are basically amazing for every cell in your entire body (that's TRILLIONS of little hard-working universes). Honestly, I could write several books on the benefits of eating greens, but we have this handy thing called the world wide web, so I suggest you simply Google "benefits of dark leafy greens"! There are definitely whole books that have already been written on the subject, as well as countless articles. Besides, that little splash of green is an excellent garnish on any dish! Eat the rainbow! Let's get green and groovy. 


5 cups spinach
2 cups cilantro
1 green bell pepper
2 green apples
2 oranges
1 lemon
1-2 tablespoons ginger
1-2 garlic cloves
1 cucumber (optional) 

Wash, peel and chop the produce as needed. Put through your juicer, strain if desired, then sip up the splendidness (shh it's a word okay). Note: if you do not have a juicer, simply blend all the ingredients together, then strain through a sieve, cheese cloth or nut milk bag. Use the leftover pulp for crackers, breads, and more!