I figured it's probably the only way to keep up with my growing addiction to green juice, spurred in large part by the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.
Clearly, I couldn't wait to break in my new toy, and if you follow me on Instagram, you've likely already seen these gems:
My first Mean Green juice... a delicious treat post-5k.
Veggies ready to go for three servings of Mean Green and three Apple-Beet-Carrot-Ginger juices for my dad.
This was my first time ever working with beets. I couldn't get over how pretty they were! I mean, seriously, check out the color and patterns!
The prep and finished products of yesterday's juice-stravaganza. I am totally loving the mason jars, and they're fun to drink out of.
So I got onto a juice kick after watching some food documentaries, but I certainly am not planning on juice cleansing. I just like solid food, and I think that it's really up to each of us to develop our own food philosophy. Right now, mine is looking like: limited processed foods, dairy, and gluten, lots of fruits and veggies. Juice fits in, and it certainly can't be doing any harm to up my intake of nutrients. Who knows if detoxing is a real thing or not, but it certainly can't hurt to get more greens!
I figured I'd leave you with the Mean Green juice recipe I've been loving the last couple of days. Taken right from Joe the Juicer, who lost 80 pounds juice fasting!
|This is my mean green face.|
Mean Green Juice
- 6 kale leaves
- 1 cucumber
- 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
- 2 green apples, (optional, apple of choice)
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 1-inch knob ginger root
Add all the above ingredients and juice. I juice the green stuff first, then the apple, then finish with lemon and ginger. I also find that by juicing the kale with the cucumber and celery, you get more juice. Just my two cents!