I’m going to tell you a bit about what I feel makes me a bit of a crazy person. My beliefs around food are well entrenched and mostly well founded. Sometimes by swing a bit further than normal into the woo woo.
Juice is one of those things. I know loads of people who drink and love homemade juice too but for some reason I always feel a bit of a whackadoo when I am sipping a bright green concoction out of a mason jar. Whole new level of hippy.
We (Nathan mostly) first started juicing after watching the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. His very first green juice was this very recipe and he had to choke it down. His juices then transitioned to fruit heavy deliciousness. When he did his 60 day juice fast it was this juice however. Every.day.all.day. Here and there I started making my own juices too. It took a long while before I liked the taste of celery and my juices were still mostly fruit.
Somewhere alone the way I made the leap and I am so glad I did. Green juice is amazing. When I drank this particular batch it felt like I had a cup of coffee. A fantastic jolt of micronutrients and vitamins.
Want to know the very best part? Little loves green juice as much as Nathan and I do. My not quite two and half year old will suck down veggies as juice. It calms this mamas heart when he has been eating nothing but carbs all day to watch him devour juice. Parenting win.
So cheers. Drink up to your health.
Green Juice (makes approximately 40 ounces of juice)
1 large bunch of kale
1 bunch of celery
Cut the peel off the lemon, chop the end off the celery, and slice anything that wont fit through your juicer chute (for me it is normally the apples). Juice and enjoy.
(And sometimes I might just might have juice for lunch while I am making cookies. Makes total sense right?)