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!
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”).
Add two apples if you’re making an extra large batch. Put a pear in if you have one. Leave one of the ingredients out if you don’t have it on hand. No problem!
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. My solution to the ugly color juice: serve it in an opaque glass, something you can’t see through. Preferably with a lid.
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 nutrition win.
Make sure to serve this over lots of ice. It’s important. For both feisty three-year-old girls and tired adults.
Looking for more juice and smoothie recipes?
I have a collection of 50 juice/smoothie recipes from many of my blogging friends. Or try:
- 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 cup loosely packed parsley or about 1 handful
- 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, if desired. Serve with ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 1/2 cups Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 13gSugar: 30gProtein: 7g