It’s National Green Juice Day! I have no idea when National Green Juice Day began (does it matter?) but I am ALL IN! Green juices are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, both of which help the body get rid of free radicals and other potentially damaging toxins. Juicing or blending break down the cellular walls of greens, which are often tough to digest. This allows you to get maximum benefit out of the fruits and veggies in each drink. I love a green juice as an afternoon pick-me-up or when I’m feeling like I am run down.

My green juice preference is all veggies … but pineapple or apple are great additions if you prefer some sweetness.

Just because you don’t have a juicer doesn’t mean you have to shell out $10 or more at your local juice bar. I’ve got a couple of recipes for you to make green juice in your blender. If you don’t like juice with a lot of pulp, just strain it using a small strainer or cheesecloth – in fact I recommend it that way. Happy National Green Juice Day!

It’s Easy Being Green Juice
Serves 1

Blend:

  • ½ chopped green apple
  • ½ chopped cucumber
  • 1 small handful parsley
  • 2-3 collard greens or kale leaves
  • 2 C filtered water
  • juice of half a lemon

Green Goddess Juice
Serves 1

Blend :

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1 handful each kale, spinach and romaine lettuce
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 pear or green apple
  • 1-2 C water
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • ½ peeled lemon

Cheers!
Jennifer