Is it a juice or a smoothie? Well call it what you want but it's delicious and will leave you feeling full and energized! With juice and smoothie shops popping up all over the place, it's so tempting and convenient to just grab a drink and go, but those things aren't cheap, and can add up. Keep those glass containers and mason jars and fill them up with your own yummy homemade concoctions!
This is also a great way to use up some of those veggies and fruits that are hanging around in your fridge. And because of the fresh lemon, this will last you at least a day or two.
I don't really use exact measurements for this, i just add ingredients and adjust for taste as I go along. If you're just getting started in this crazy world of green juices and smoothies, add a little more fruit to sweeten it up. Slowly, you'll be able to increase the veggie-to-fruit ratio!
Here's what you'll need:
handful of kale leaves
handful of spinach leaves
1 small cucumber
½ ripe pear
½ green apple
1 orange peeled
small handful of mint
small handful or coriander or parsley
juice of 1 lemon
small piece of ginger (about 1 inch thick)
1.5 cups of coconut water
1 cup of ice
fill up the rest of the blender with water
a pinch of cayenne (optional)
Add everything in a blender and blend till combined well. You might notice some foam at the top, you can just spoon it out. Get a few smaller glass containers and pour out individual portions. This will help your juice last longer.