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green juice

The one healthy thing I try to do for myself everyday is make a green juice. It’s delicious and really makes me feel fantastic. It’s amazing how a glass of veggies can change your day! I started juicing after reading Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet. I’ve mentioned her before on here because she’s awesome. My recipe is as follows (modified slightly from Carr’s recipe here):

  • 2 large cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
  • big fistful of kale
  • big fistful of romaine lettuce
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 big broccoli stems (optional)
  • 1-2 pears or green apples
  • 1 inch of ginger (or less)
  • 1 small wedge of lemon (optional)

After rinsing all the veggies and fruit, cut the apple or pear in half and start juicing!

The recipe above is for about 30 oz of juice, good for 2 people. I was making it for me, Damien and Sylvia so I added extra veggies. 

If you’re going to spend the money on a juicer, do yourself a favor and get a good one! A bad one will suck and just sit in your kitchen cabinet. A good one will make juicing fun and easy. Breville has a great line of juicers of different price ranges and you can find them Bed, Bath & Beyond online or in store. Happy Juicing!

In my look: BDG button down shirt from Urban Outfitters, H&M high waist jeans, American Apparel chain necklace, Vintage ring and earrings from Macy’s. Lipstick is MAC Cosmetics in Viva Glam Red.

Photos by Sylvia G Photography

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  • MSDOWNTOWNLA.BLOGSPOT.COM

    I love the tub of cheese balls on the last pic!

    • Lol. I was waiting for someone to catch that! Those are Damien’s. I have yet to try a cheez ball 😉

  • Sara

    I have trouble juicing kale and spinach. I end up jucing everything and then putting it all in the high speed blender and putting the kale and spinach through a smoothie cycle. i have that same juicer. What setting do you use?

    • I don’t really use Spinach but when I use Kale I use the low setting and put that in first, followed by Romaine lettuce or any leafy greens, then change setting to high for Celery, Apples, Ginger etc. Happy Juicing! 🙂