Two months ago, I got into juicing religiously. I make an effort to make every meal balanced with the staples – whole grains, fruits & veggies, and protein. But I admit that sometimes, I don’t eat as many veggies as I should… especially on a super busy day! Juicing is a smart and convenient way to get certain veggies in that I would otherwise neglect. If you are thinking about juicing, I’d say that green juice is a wonderful supplement to your everyday meals. Looking back, I don’t know how I didn’t start sooner! Green juice is expensive when you go to a juice bar, and can definitely add up quickly over days. Juicing at home has saved me so much money, and allows me to get creative with different recipes!
For starters, there are plenty of green juice recipes out there if you do a quick Google search. My favorite Victoria’s Secret model whom I follow on Instagram, Kelly Gale recently posted her go-to green juice recipe on her Stories and I thought I’d share it with you guys because it’s become one of my favorites! She didn’t give exact amounts of each ingredient, but I got creative and came up with a pretty sweet combo.
To make a 16-ounce serving, you’ll need –
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 handful of kale
- 2 lemons
- 3-4 fresh dandelion greens
- 6 celery stalks
- 1 inch ginger
Put these ingredients into your juicer and voila! Double the recipe if you’d like to share this healthy deliciousness with a friend 😉
Taste too strong for your liking? You can always dilute the juice with purified water. Sometimes, the dandelion greens can make the juice extra bitter. Or, if your lemons are bigger, the sourness can be overpowering. If this is the case, you can always add an apple for a bit of natural sweetness.
I recently learned that while raw kale is good for the body in proper doses, it can also have dangerous levels of heavy metals. To combat this, I add a pinch of chlorella powder into my juice! Chlorella helps the body detox by binding to heavy metals and other toxins. While Kelly didn’t mention adding this to her green juice specifically, she addressed in a Q&A that she has chlorella for hair growth. The taste is not very strong, which is the good part. Just be careful not to add too much!