Green juicing is not only good for your waistline and energy, it is an amazing way to get nutrients into your body which help give you shiny hair and great skin! However, going through the whole juicing process can be a pain with cleanup, and expensive if you consistently buy it at stores.
Inspired by the hours of infomercials I watched – seriously, I’m a QVC addict – I recently purchased a Vitamix blender, which boasts the ability to make smoothies, soup, sorbet, and so much else! Admittedly, I’m not sure I would have ever invested in such an expensive machine if not for some long forgotten wedding gift certificates at Williams & Sonoma, but I could not be happier with my decision to go for it!
One of my favorite things it does is make whole-food juices, like these here. Whole food juicing is better than regular juicing, because you get more nutrition since you are using the whole fruit. Plus, there is less waste, and you know I’m always looking for a savvy way to save! It also is easy on the cleanup, and provides more fiber than traditional juicing, which helps keep blood sugar levels stable. I’m dying to try a carrot ginger juice combining a few of the recipes listed on the site! In the interim, however, I came up with the easy green juice recipe below, which came out perfectly in the Vitamix blender! Hope you enjoy!
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 scoops of unflavored Isopure protein
- About 2 inches of a cucumber
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 green apple, cored and roughly chopped in large pieces
- 1 banana
- 2 large pinches of kale leaves (I would estimate it was approximately 1 cup very loosely packed)
- 2 large pinches of spinach leaves
- 1 cup frozen mango pieces
Place all ingredients in your blender in the order listed and secure lid. Start slow and steadily increase the speed until it is on the highest setting. Blend until smooth. You can always add some more coconut water, but I like a thick shake. This recipe yields approximately 2-4 servings.
xo – SavvySleever