Green Juice (without a juicer!)
Want to get on the juicing bandwagon but don’t want to commit to buying an expensive juicer? This recipe for Green Juice without a juicer is the solution for you!
I’m still nursing so every day I get so hungry around 3:00. Basically I need to eat 5 times a day.
Okay, so that’s sort of kind of the case even when I’m not nursing, but that’s my current excuse.
My new obsession is green juice for my afternoon snack. Yeah, some of you more disciplined people probably do green juice as a meal replacement. For me, it’s a snack. At least for the time being.
Here is my favorite: Kale (and/or spinach), parsley, lime juice, celery, cucumber and an apple. Blend it super well in a blender (I use my Blendtec) and then push it through a fine mesh strainer to get any larger pulp out.
And there ya have it – green juice. Tasty, nutritious and so easy to make, even without a juicer.
Of course, it’s quite possibly the most flexible recipe in the universe. Any green will work (obviously, greens are important…that’s kind of what makes this “green juice”). I’ve thrown two apples in mine if I’m making an extra large batch. I’ve put a pear in if I have one. I’ve left out things if I run out. Substitute lemon for the lime. Add berries. Although, be warned the color is not pretty with the addition of berries. It’s more black-brown juice at that point rather than green juice.
Can I also add that my daughter loves this stuff? Yes, a just-turned-three-year-old is drinking kale, parsley, cucumber, apple, celery, and lime. I’d consider that a big time win.
Make sure to serve this over lots of ice. It’s important. For both feisty three-year-old girls and tired adults.
Green Juice (without a juicer)
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Want to get on the juicing bandwagon but don't want to commit to buying an expensive juicer? This recipe for Green Juice without a juicer is the solution for you!
- 3 handfuls of kale (or about 3 loosely packed cups)
- 1 whole apple, cored and cut into large chunks
- 1 stalk of celery, cut into large chunks
- 1/2 English cucumber, cut into large chunks
- juice from 1/2 a lime
- 1 handful of parsley or about 1 cup loosely packed
- 1 cup water
- Blend all ingredients except ice in a blender (I use a Blendtec). Blend well on high speed, at least a minute, up to 2 minutes depending on blender. Push through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp. Serve with ice.