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MTT: The Ultimate Green Juice

June 11, 2014
green juice recipe

There are many things I’ve unexpectedly become in the last few years, things that have surprised me. Young mum, gym goer, yoga and meditation fan. Juice lover is one of those things: who would have thought 10 years ago when I took a can of coke to be an acceptable breakfast beverage that I’d become one of those people chugging on green juices first thing? Not me.

Yet here I am, daily blitzing up enough fruit and veg to feed a family. And enjoying it… weirdo.

I find that juices really set me up for the day. It’s the vitamin injection and boost I need to get going in the morning, leaving me feeling full, satisfied and bursting with energy (OK, this bit does depend on how much the kids were up the night before…). If I’m working in London I’ll drink my juice first thing at 6.30 which means I need a bit of sustenence to get me through to lunchtime – I eat dried mango – but if I’m working at home a 9.30am juice carries me right through til lunch.

I use a mixture of green veg with a bit of fruit thrown in for sweetness, but you can really use whatever takes your fancy. Sometimes spinach is substituted for kale, sometimes celery for cucumber or raw courgette… you get the picture. I never leave out the handful of grapes and apple though as I find they give the right amount of sweetness I need to counteract the veg. I stay away from blending beetroot though, buying it only in cold pressed juices as blended beetroot turns my teeth red which can be a bit awkward and that first pee you do after drinking a beetroot smoothie… it’s scary.

My blender is a Vitamix TNC Black. 010231 Blender which will pulverise the crap out of absolutely anything but this combo of ingredients shouldn’t be too much of a workout for most blenders. I drink mine out and about from a Copco Sierra Tumbler, apart from this morning as the straw has gone missing *side eye kleptomaniac children of mine*.

Green juice recipe

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MTT: The Ultimate Green Smoothie
 
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I use the broccoli stem in this rather than the florets - there's so much goodness in the part we mostly throw away!
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Ingredients
  • Handful green spinach
  • Handful green grapes
  • 1 apple, cored
  • Half a banana
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1cm piece of broccoli stem
  • 1 handful parsley - stalks and leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Splash of cold (or coconut) water
  • 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Stick everything in the blender, blend until smooth. Easy as pie.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Narrowboat Wife June 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    My friend has got me interested in juicing, she always has juice for breakfast. I’m about to get my own blender and then I’ll try out this recipe!

  • Reply Siobhan June 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I totally agree Alice – I am hooked too

  • Reply Lucy June 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Hahaha love those instructions! Brilliant. I’m a huge sucker for anything with apples and celery and cucumber (so refreshing for summer) but I’m yet to try a proper green juice so maybe I’ll give yours a go! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  • Reply Laura Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson) June 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I’m a total green smoothie addict as well, I don’t know what I’d do without my vitamix as sad as that sounds. I’ve done a few cleanses, I’m kind of looking forward to doing one after I’ve finished breast feeding, I always feel so much better after them :-)

  • Reply Clare Mansell June 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I keep coming back to this picture on my bloglovin feed and thinking how yummy it looks! I might have to try it…

  • Reply Jenny June 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    This looks absolutely yummy. I must try it out. I am obsessed with my juicing and smoothies at the moment. On a healthier 2014 path….

  • Reply Tiny Discoveries June 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I have been lusting after a Vitamix
    Please be totally honest- is it worth the HUGE investment ?

  • Reply Emma Kershaw June 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Just found your blog and I love it! This juice looks amazing, I definitely need to start juicing and this recipe looks great :)

    Emma
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