Fresh Pressed Green Juice

Green Juice!

Green juice.

Get into it.

It’s my latest obsession and it’s tasty. I realize that it might freak you out at first but trust me, this juice is obsession worthy.

I’ve been into juicing lately. I did a few juice cleanses here and there and now I’m making my own daily. Okay so maybe it’s not every day, but every other day is still good right?

Let me let you in on a little juice secret. They make you feel really really good. I know, weird right? All those fruits and vegetables packed in a juice and it makes you feel good? What a concept right? But this green juice is just kinda amazing.

Also, I’m absolutely not into making new years resolutions like eliminating cookies from my diet (because let’s be real here, cookies are a food group and it would be wrong to try and eliminate them completely) but I am into making changes that are good for you. Like this green juice. I’m obsessed.

It’s basically like fitting all these glorious fruits and vegetables along with their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your body and then giving yourself a giant hug. Hands down, you just feel good after drinking this.

My green juice is made up of super foods like kale, spinach, romaine, apples, ginger, lemons, parsley, cucumber and celery. I drink it for breakfast every day. And then I go off on my merry way to do whatever it is I need to do with a smile on my face knowing that if I have a few cookies later in the day, at least I got my green juice in for breakfast.

Basically all you have to do is throw a bunch of ingredients into your juicer and let the juicer do it’s work. The result is this glorious green juice :) If you’re new to juicing and the sight of this green juice totally freaks you out, I think it’s safe to add an extra apple or two to your juice to give it a bit more sweetness.

I use a Breville juicer – any of these are fab!

Green Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 glasses of juice

Serving Size: 1 glass of juice

This green juice is packed full of vitamins and minerals and makes for the perfect meal on the go. This recipe makes enough for 2 large glasses of juice. I typically have 1 large glass a day, and then pop the second glass in the fridge for the following morning. Fast, simple and totally healthy!

Ingredients

  • 3 leaves kale, stem removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 3 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 apples, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 Meyer lemon

Instructions

  1. Place everything into your juicer, small amounts at a time, and juice.
  2. Taste and adjust as needed.
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38 thoughts on “Fresh Pressed Green Juice

  1. I’m living at my parent’s house right now, and my mom has a juicer. I keep thinking I need to take full advantage of it, and maybe today is a good time to start!!

  2. Seeing this post this morning means that I should definitely break out our old juicer and get to work being healthy! I’ve never tried a completely green juice before, but I think it’s about time to start!

  3. Just made this in my blendtec. Drinking it this second and it’s really great. I used granny smith apples, peeled the lemon and left the kale stems on. I also added about a 1/2 cup of water to thin it out (since I blended it all instead of juicing). It filled two pint glasses. Thanks Gaby!

  4. This looks wonderful! I don’t own a juicer anymore but I do make green smoothies in my Blend-tec blender….get the fiber and all. I love this combination, especially using green apples to naturally sweeten it and ginger gives it a nice kick! Happy New Year!

  5. you are so adorable it hurts. I can just picture you sipping down a glass of this gorgeous green juice and scampering along on your merry way. I might even imagine you skipping. ‘Cause that’s how cute your are. Seriously. #Obsessed.

  6. That’s funny, I just bought some green juice and thought to myself I could probably make something like it at home. Perfect timing! I don’t have a juicer though, can you blend it and then put through a strainer? Also, is it something you can add flax seed to?

    • Hey Heather! you could totally try and make this in a blender. I don’t think it would strain very well – but you could just turn it into a green juice smoothie :) Just add some ice!

  7. I’ve had a Breville juicer for months but haven’t used it. I’m going to break it out tonight. Thanks for the recipe. I would so appreciate more…..I’m just not creative or adventurous that way. Love your blog!

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  9. Gaby, thank you so much for this wonderful post. I need to start getting into this green juice too! I can’t wait to see how it makes me feel inside as you say! Now following ya for continual inspiration!

  10. Love this idea! Just a quick question though, does the drink lose any of it’s potency if you put in the fridge for a day or a few days? I imagine it would separate a bit, but just wondering if there would be any other adverse side effects.

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