That Green Juice

I absolutely have loved starting my past few weeks with a green juice. Normally, I grab a tall glass from my half gallon jug of Arden’s Garden Yoga 1, but last week my boyfriend, Dave, excitedly let me know he had made a big purchase – a juicer.

We watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead once or twice, and it really did open our eyes to what we sometimes fill our bodies with. Even though it tastes SO good, it can be damaging, and everything in moderation, right? With a recent additional view of the documentary, Dave was ready to dive in just a bit more. And so, this new kitchen appliance came to live on our countertop.

Last night was the first attempt at juicing. We headed to Kroger and bought all the green stuff after picking out a recipe. Kale, celery, spinach, cucumbers… you name it, we probably had it in our carts. Surprisingly, even with everything got, it was about $15 for a weeks worth of breakfast juices. However, we’re looking forward to heading to an actual farmers market next time!

So, we set up the machine, got our veggies out and got to work. It took a little trial and error at first, but after some whole leaves flying into the pulp catcher and a spray of semi-ground greens all over, our juice started flowing. For two servings, we used the following ingredients:

  • 3 apples (red and green variety)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 4 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 hothouse cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • about a thumb size of ginger


I waited until the next day to try and boy was it potent! I think we added a bit too much ginger. This will definitely be a learning process, but I’m excited to share some of my favorites, and to continue to feel the health benefits of this green goodness!!

If you would like, I also have a special instagram feed for my health adventures, @4healthychanges where you can follow along with recipes I try, reviews, and tips!