I’ve been on a green juice kick lately. Actually, that’s a bit misleading. That makes it sound like I’ve been on a huge health kick and that’s laughable. It’s more like I’ve been on an ‘eat-everything-in-sight-bake-all-the-cookies-dip-everything-in-nutella’ kick and I’m trying to balance that out with drinking copious amounts of fruits and veggies during the day.
I was getting burned out on my smoothies, so I switched it up to juice and I’ve been digging it. When we lived in NYC, there were so many great juice bars and Atlas and I would hit them up on the regular during the hot summer months. I’ve been craving some of the healthy drinks we used to order, so I decided to recreate them in my own kitchen and this particular one has been my go-to lately.
Andi Rose even loves it – homegirl will slurp this juice down! Atlas will drink it sometimes too, but then other times he turns his nose up at it. Dave always turns his nose up at it. The other day I made a giant blender full of juice and asked Dave if he wanted some, after he stood in the kitchen watching me make it, and he scrunched his entire face up and said, “Ewww. No, I’m good.” I was all, “Dave! Come on. Seriously. Be an adult and drink this.” And he was all, “Um, I am an adult. Drinking that doesn’t make you an adult, Ashley – I just saw you eating Sour Patch kids before you made that.” Touché, Dave. And for the record, Dave is totally the adult in our relationship. He handles our taxes. That’s how you can tell who the adult is in your marriage.
Anyways, this really isn’t a recipe because I don’t measure anything but here is what I’ve been throwing in the blender lately!
- 1/2 of a Frozen Banana
- 1/2 of an Apple (red or green works)
- 1/2 of a Cucumber
- 1/2 of an Orange
- Handful of Purple Grapes
- Handful of Spinach (Sometimes I use Kale, but I prefer spinach to kale)
- Few pieces of Pineapple (frozen or fresh work)
- Drizzle of Agave Syrup OR honey
- Coconut Water that is flavored with a splash of pineapple (plain old coconut water works too)
I blend this all on the ‘juice’ mode on my blender and I really blend the heck out of it so it has the consistency of juice. I don’t like this to be thick or pulpy. But if I don’t drink it fast, then it does get kind of pulpy.
This juice is super refreshing, especially after my workouts and I love that I’m flooding my body with nutrients and Andi’s too on the days she shares it with me! It makes me feel better about the 6 spoonfuls of nutella I’ll inevitably eat later. 😉
Do you have a favorite juice recipe? Share it in the comments below!
P.S. I realize I’m the worst blogger for giving you a green juice recipe on a FRIDAY! Who does that? Fridays are for cookies and brownies and wine and donuts and margaritas. Ugh. Sorry I failed you guys. Pin this so you can pull it up on Monday and make it at the beginning of next week because green juice is totally a Monday thing. My bad, ya’ll. Poor strategic planning over here this week.Read More