I get a lot of inquiries about my daily green juice, so I decided to write a post with my favorite recipe as well as answer some of the frequently asked questions I receive about juicing.
First things first! The recipe below is for the green juice I make almost every morning. It’s super easy, doesn’t require a ton of crazy ingredients (just 5!), and tastes so incredibly fresh and delicious. I love it.
Everyday Green Juice
- 1 apple
- 1 cucumber
- 4-5 stalks of celery
- 1/2 bag of spinach or bunch of kale
- ginger root to taste
Directions: Put ingredients into a juicer, alternating greens with chunked fruits and veggies. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
Makes approximately 8-12 ounces
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions I receive about juicing and my replies. Please let me know if you have any additional ones!
What kind of juicer do you have?
Do you ever make juice in a blender?
I’ve tried, but it doesn’t turn out well. I’ve even tried a Vitamix, and it was still super chunky.
How much has your weekly grocery bill increased now that you are juicing?
It’s increased about $20-25 per week, but I buy enough fresh produce to make juice for both Mal and me, usually 4-5 days per week, so 8-10 juices, which is definitely cheaper than buying fresh juice!
What do you do with the pulp?
I just throw it away, but I know some people use it in baked goods, smoothies, and composting.
Do you ever replace your meals with juice?
No, I always drink juice in addition to a meal or as a snack. For me, it’s all about the nutrients! However, I did a 3-day juice cleanse back in April when I only drank juice. It was an interesting few days, and I really loved the juices, but it didn’t do anything for me, health-wise.
What do you buy organic verses non-organic for juicing?
I buy a mix of organic and conventional produce for my juice. I basically just keep an eye out for sales, especially on the Dirty Dozen, and buy accordingly. For example, if organic apples and celery are on sale, I’ll splurge there and save on conventional carrots. The following week, organic cucumbers might be on sale, so I’ll pick those up and save on conventional bagged spinach. I just try to balance it the best I can.
How long does the juice keep in the refrigerator?
Freshly pressed juices should be consumed right away so you can get all of the health benefits of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, and all that good stuff, so I drink my juice within 10-20 minutes of making it.
Questions of the Day
How often do you drink fresh juice?
What’s your favorite juice combo?