Deliciously Green

IMG_4012Diet is a large component of being an elite athlete. Even with all I’ve learned about nutrition and in revamping my diet due to food allergies, I am still finding ways to eat more greens. I’ve found that juicing helps me accomplish this. For the most part I follow recipes I find online, but I do make some up on my own or add ingredients all the time. I abide by the “golden rule of juicing,” a 2:1 ratio of fruit to vegetables. Lesson learned after making one juice concoction where I just threw a lot of vegetables together… let me tell you it wasn’t my favorite!

I’ve also learned that recipes don’t have to be complicated; sometimes just two or three ingredients at the right ratio taste delicious! A few months back I got the Breville juicer and have really enjoyed it. With a Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon I was able to cut off a little of the price and I knew I was investing in a good juicer. It’s super easy to clean and it extracts a surprisingly large amount of juice from just about anything. My dad commented that he thought it could get juice out of rocks if we tried, haha!

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Deliciously Green was inspired by reading a few “intro to drinking green” recipes. I haven’t been able to do kale-based juices yet, it’s just so leafy and grassy tasting, but maybe I’ll work up to that! However, I have loved spinach in most of my juicing recipes and mixed with the strawberries and lemon in this juice it’s extremely easy to drink.  With the Breville I don’t have to cut or peel anything, I just throw it all in the juicer!

Does anyone have a good kale recipe to get me started?

Below is the Deliciously Green recipe, I hope you like it!

Thanks for reading!
-D-

Deliciously Green

Ingredients

  • 6 Large Strawberries
  • 2 Medium Apples
  • .5 Lemon
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 handfuls spinach

Directions

Step 1
My juicer has a "low" setting to get more juice out of softer items such as grapes, pears, peaches, etc. In this case the strawberries. Juice the strawberries on low.
Step 2
On high juice all other ingredients. No need to peel the lemon, just cut it in half and throw it it rind and all!
Step 3
The different ingredients will be separated in the container, so stir and serve!

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