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One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to make a few changes to my diet. I’ve decided to limit eating meat to twice weekly and seriously up my intake of veggies. Come mid year, I’m hoping I’ll have embraced a full vegetarian lifestyle, and maybe, come year-end, I’ll be Vegan.

Every morning for the past month, I’ve been enjoying a deliciously healthy green juice. I’m amazed at how much more energized I feel, and how radiant my skin looks.

Below are some benefits of drinking Green Juice

  • Fights inflammation
  • Supports cellular rejuvenation
  • Gives the skin a real glow
  • Fights free radical damage
  • Improves digestive health

I grown my own herbs and veggies and currently have an abundance of spinach, mint and lemons in my garden. So, I found a recipe that incorporated these 3 ingredients. To sweeten my green juice up a little, I use apples and add a small Knob of ginger to give it a little kick.

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GOOD TO KNOW

  • Spinach is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients that provide anti cancer benefits.
  • Lemons purify the blood, balance sugar levels, assist in detoxification and have antibacterial properties.
  • Apples make a great base for any juice as they add natural sweetness. They also contain vitamins and minerals, which lower cholesterol and improve the condition of the skin. I use the Granny Smith variety, as they contain the lowest amount of natural sugar.
  • Mint promotes digestion and gives the juice a really lovely aroma.
  • Ginger has antibacterial & antifungal properties and acts as a natural sanitizer, protection the body from infection. It also improves circulation and digestion.

Recipe – makes one serving

  • 4 – 5 large leaves of spinach (you could also use kale, but it’s quite expensive)
  • 1 large apple (I recommend Granny Smith) roughly chopped
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • Sprig of fresh mint (you can also use spearmint)
  • Small knob of ginger

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I prefer removing the hard white stalk from the spinach (but if you’re pressed for time, you don’t really need to do this).

Push all the ingredients, except the lemon through a juicer. Then, squeeze the lemon manually and add the juice.

If you don’t have a juicer, you could use a blender. Simply throw in all ingredients and add a cup of filtered water, then strain the mixture.

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Enjoy!

13 comments

This sounds yummy. I’ve been threatening this juicing but … one day is one day though.

Small world! Have been drinking this exact same juice the ENTIRE week. I agree, it’s delish.

it’s soooo good, Nompumelelo – you must try it! And you really feel great after drinking one. Thanks for the comment 🙂

I love this drink – I put it al into my Nutribullet to keep the fibres in the mix as well. Also delicious with a piece of raw beetroot, which aids detox.

LOL Kel! If you need any extra spinach, lemons or mint, I have all three growing profusely in my garden. Just shout 🙂

Elsa, I have the MOST delicious beetroot juice recipe too! Will share on the blog in the next few weeks. How are you finding the Nutribullet – better than a conventional juicer?

This looks refreshingly yummy! Thank you! 🙂 Definitely going to try this out.

Looks refreshing!
My current green drink obsession is almond milk, spinach, frozen banana and apple.
Also aiming to vegan in the long run.

Do try it Terina, it’s really good and oh so healthy.

Love my nutribullet. Going to try your recipe now! Great blog.

Thanks Colleen. Seriously thinking about getting myself a NutriBullet. It just looks like it’s less hassle juicing with it – my juicer is huge and a bit of a mission to clean every day.

That sounds delicious Lalannie! I’m definitely going to give it a try. In fact, I’m loving almond milk (I’m not mad for dairy and loathe cow’s milk). I’ve been watching a few documentaries about the meat trade and have to say, I’m horrified at the conditions the poor animals live in and how they are treated. Also, did you know there are roughly 7 billion humans on earth and 57 billion animals are killed A YEAR for human consumption? It’s just horrible.

My mom is always trying to get me to drink freshly squeezed juices and I dread the sight of her beet juice. Hopefully, I can give this a try and it will be slightly less deadly. Thanks for sharing, I am sure my mom will enjoy reading this too. xx
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