Sunday, 25 January 2015

The BEST Green Juice recipe

Green juices have become increasingly popular over the past year, as people have started to realise that it is much easier to drink a salad than eat it! Personally, I have found that the recipes I’ve used in the past either taste TOO green (pure kale juice really isn’t my thing…) or involve too many ingredients and steps that make the whole process very time-consuming.

I’ve definitely been having too many ‘cheat’ days recently, (filled with a whole large dominos pizza, an Indian takeaway and plenty of chocolate), and therefore have been trying to drink plenty of smoothies to balance it out, because drinking a smoothie alongside a whole pizza makes it healthy, right?? I began experimenting with some greens I found in the fridge and in the process I believe I have made the BEST green smoothie ever (… or at least out of the ones I’ve tried!).

The recipe is super simple and consists of only a handful of baby spinach, a handful of kale, a pear, a couple of tablespoons of chopped pineapple and a slice of lemon (make sure you cut off the skin and pith)! Unlike many other recipes that involve needing a juicer, which are super expensive and a pain to wash, this juice (or smoothie?) can be made in a simple blender! The one I use is super inexpensive and can be bought here. Just simply throw all of the ingredients into the blender with some ice cubes and water and blend until smooth!

The benefits of the ingredients in this juice are endless; kale and spinach are both absolutely packed with nutrients, pineapple and pears are a rich source of antioxidants (and add a sweetness, which is definitely necessary!) and the lemon helps boost the immune system, as well as adding a great flavour!

I really hope you enjoyed this post and if you try out this recipe, please let me know what you think either in a comment down below or tweet it to me! Thanks for reading!

Poppy x