I am a green juice convert.
There was a time when the mere mention of a green juice or smoothie would have had me screwing up my nose in distaste. Ick. Why on earth would I want to go and ruining a perfectly good juice or smoothie with spinach? It just made no sense.
But then I got sick, stayed in hospital for a week and a half, and quickly came around to the idea of greens all up in my morning beverages. I got on board pretty quickly and then I finally found kale popping up at my local Woolies and green grocers and boy oh boy am I a goner.
My days now start with a green juice, full of goodness and freshness and life. I follow the Tone It Up ladies (not in a creepy stalkerish way, that’d be difficult with me in Melbourne, Australia and them in Southern California… but I digress), so I also throw in apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, and you’ve got yourself a green bombshell spell- that’s what I like to think of it as anyway.
Good mornin’ green juice
1 large handful of baby spinach
2-3 full (leaves and all) celery stalks
4-5 kale leaves
1 piece of ginger
1/2 green apple
*optional extras, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper
Juice all that fresh produce and serve over ice! Or pour into into a trusty travel cup and take it on the road.
Whichever way you drink it, you’ll have a healthy (and maybe kind of smug…) glow for the rest of the day.