Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Goodbye coffee + cravings, Greetings Green Juice

Replace your morning coffee with this one and sure, you won't feel wired if you like that sensation, but you will feel energised and alert for much longer than you would with coffee. Plus you don't get the inevitable crash and "must have sugar, more coffee, NOW!" feeling around mid-morning. You require a juicer - if you are Melbourne based and prepared to pick it up from me, I am happy to make you a bottle! Just get in touch via Facebook and we'll organise a time. Lasts 3-4 days in the fridge.
Green juice
 WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • 4 large kale leaves (or spinach)
  • 2 large English cucumbers
  • 1 head fennel (optional)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored
  • 2 lemons, skin removed (see note)
  • 2″ piece fresh ginger root, quartered
Wash all produce thoroughly, but do not trim. Cut the kale leaves in half crosswise to make them easier to feed into the machine. You may need to halve the cucumbers as well depending on your juicer. Cut the fronds from the fennel (but hang onto them) and quarter the fennel bulb.
Turn your juicer on. Feed the ingredients in slowly, using the pusher to help control speed. Pour juice into a large jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Quick Tips
1. To get the skin off the lemon, cut both ends off then stand the lemon upright. Following the curve of the fruit, cut away the peel and pith using a sharp knife.
2. You can easily substitute or add on here. Other things I like to toss in: carrots, spinach, celery.

3. Try this juice in the morning instead of coffee. Or try it in the afternoon instead of diet soft drinks. You may be very surprised by how great you feel.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
To organise a time to pick up pre-made juice: Facebook or Email

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