Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Green Juice

green juice
green juice
green juice

Another Spring constant around here--green juice. Green juice so tasty, you won't believe it's green. Which is the very reason it's so wonderful for your little ones. I've played around with lots of different blends, but I keep coming back to apple and kale...adding a little something here or there.

When the other day I stumbled upon the very best combo I've ever juiced. To the kale and green apples, I added a bunch of cilantro (for its detoxifying properties), a bit of lemon (again, so good for your liver & detoxifying) and a couple small pieces of ginger. It was love at first sip.

If you don't have kale on hand, spinach leaves or chard will work. I've used pineapple in place of the apples before (use a whole pineapple), and it's a delicious alternative. For babies 9-11 months, omit the ginger completely, or run it through the juicer last, after setting aside a little for your baby. Be sure to dilute it with water by half for babies and toddlers as well. A little bit goes a long way!

5 or 6 granny smith apples
1 bunch of kale
about half a bunch of cilantro
half a lemon
2 small pieces of ginger

Cut the apples in quarters (you can core them if you want to). Slice the kale and cilantro into large pieces (just so they go through the juicer easier). Using a paring knife, cut the rind of the lemon away from the flesh, then cut it in half (and set the other half aside for something else). Peel about 3/4 inch of ginger. Place everything except for the ginger in a juicer or Vita-Mix. If you are planning to give to to a 10-11 month old, juice, divide between two glasses and serve immediately.

serves 2 adults or several little ones.

for babies 9 months and older


Love_Again said...

such a deep and delicious shade of green!

Megan Joy said...

Isn't it?! I love the color :)

Laura and family said...

Hi Megan, I love your blog and love all your recipes, but I was wondering if you could pass along some other blog links of your favorite whole/raw food blogs? I would love to get a good collection of places to go for recipes! Thanks!!

Kristina said...

I can never get over how beautiful your photos are, Megan. And your recipes And your stories. You are relentlessly inspiring. I love you!

MatlockBossLady said...

I've been drinking one of these nearly everyday. Love it!

Unknown said...

Yummy! What juicer do you use?

Megan Joy said...

Laura and family - You may notice that I just had my blog redesigned, and I totally intended to have a link section, but the width of my blog format wouldn't allow for another section :( So, I'll just share the links with you here. A few of my favorites are , , , and


Kristina - You are the sweetest. And a dear friend, for so many reasons. Love you!

Mare - That's wonderful! You guys are really the ones who got me hooked on these :)

Angela - I use a Champion juicer :)

Anonymous said...

The new design is awesome Megan.. So proud of you.. I love you dearly...

Megan Joy said...

Thank you, sweet sister :) You are such a big part of what has shaped me into the girl I am today. I love you!

Momfor2 said...

Does this mix stay good very long? I am wondering because I wanted to make a batch to last a few days.

Sonnet said...

I juice several days a week and have yet to try this combination. I'm looking forward to it! :)

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HowardGrace said...

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Anonymous SoCal said...

You stumbled upon that recipe from me. And those are my comments about the detoxifying properties of the cilantro and lemon. I left it on Kimberly Snyder's post of green smoothie recipe combos to share years ago. I don't know whether someone published it somewhere else and you got it there or whatnot, but I'm glad to know my recipe is such a success!
Trish Sugas-Lopez.