Sweet Greens Juice

Sweet Greens Juice

Can you believe that we’re already here in November? It seriously blows my mind to think about the fact that the year is almost over and 2013 is coming to a close. Although, with the year that I’ve been having, I have to say that I’m really glad it’s gonna end soon.

This year, life gave me some lemons. Actually, I think it’s more fitting to say that life threw lemons at me like it was a game of dodgeball… A game of dodgeball that I wasn’t prepared for and had showed up at wearing a cute dress and heels. Ugh.

They say that when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. I say, forget the lemonade. 

When life gives you lemons: juice ‘em. Make an awesome green juice, do some yoga, read The Desire Map, and go forward with your life. Don’t waste time on lemonade. All that extra sugar will only slow you down. ;)

So with that, it’s time for an awesome green juice. This one is full of leafy greens like kale and chard along with cucumber and celery. For daily juicing, I don’t typically add fruit to my juices, but since apples are in season, I couldn’t resist making this one a little sweeter. Although I did throw a lemon in there, it’s nothing like lemonade; it’s better.

Sweet Greens Juice

Sweet Greens Juice

I also recommend serving this juice up in a nice wine glass. Just because you’re drinking something green doesn’t have to mean that you can’t be fancy while doing it! And, if you’re looking for a low or no-sugar option, try juicing a green apple instead (this will make the juice more tart as green apples have less sugar) or leave the apple out completely.

Sweet Greens Juice
 
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Recipe type: Juice
Serves: 1 - 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 2 chard leaves
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon, peeled
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to juicer and juice!
  2. Drink immediately and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Sonnet! I saw your last article on mind body green, and took a peak at your blog after reading it. It’s a nice site! I can relate to the issues with diet you went through this year. I recently went back to eating some organic meat an fish after 4.5 years of being vegetarian. Life is an ungoing learning process and just when you think you’ve found the answers it surprisingly pushes you into a whole new direction. Looking forward to reading more of you! Love, Daphne

  2. Katie says

    What are your thoughts on green smoothies vs green juice? Have you ever discussed this?
    I am not a big smoothie person- it is easier for me to drink larger quantities of juice.

    • Sonnet says

      I think they both have great benefits. If you prefer juice then go for juice! Either one will help to increase your veggie intake and if you eat enough veggies in addition to the juice you’ll also get the benefits from the fiber. :)

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