I hate greens. That’s kind of a lie, I hate leafy greens. So I’ll eat broccoli and brussels sprouts and cucumbers, but I will not touch Swiss Chard, Kale, lettuce, etc. However I’m getting old and I need to start taking care of my health, so I figured juicing greens was the best way to get my nutrients naturally. I read up about it and apparently greens are full of super awesome things that purge all the toxins from your body and all sort of vitamins that help you get wonderful shiny hair and nails and also help you poop better because of how fibrous they are.
It’s also what my mom used to do – when I hated eating something she’d blend it into a juice or a soup so I couldn’t tell what was in it. That’s the only time I’ve ever eaten peas. In a soup. And this green juice is the greatest way to get your greens in without hating your life. The fact that its raw makes it even better – all the natural nutrients are intact.
Here’s what I put in mine:
- Swiss Chard
- Green Apple
- Coconut Water
- Ground Chia seeds
- Flax Oil
Here’s alternatives you could put in:
- Flax seeds
Literally the only prep you need is to chop everything into bite-sized pieces. Chop up your greens so they don’t get caught in your blender blades and chop up the apples, bananas, just because it makes it easier to blend. Instead of coconut water, you could use regular water, orange juice, apple juice or lemon juice. I use a hand held blender to make mine, and it’s kind of very thick and chunky, but you could just use a Magic Bullet or a regular blender. I suggest NOT using a juicer because it takes all the fiber out of the juice and that’s one of the things that you do want, it helps promote good digestive health. You could add agave, stevia, honey or sugar, but I find that the apples and bananas give it enough sweetness. It’s a great breakfast smoothie, I find that
And this is why I call it Shrek Juice: