Whole Food Spicy Green “Juice”

Whole Food Spicy Green Juice

If you don’t like to eat spinach, but know you should because of all of its impressive health benefits, this is a pretty good compromise. You’re using a copious amount of it, and adding in other ingredients like cucumbers and ginger to make sure that you get a well-rounded experience. The spice comes from the ginger, so if you’re not a fan, you can take it out but then you’re missing out on its cleansing effect. Overall this is a refreshing beverage that you can use to detox, or just as a pick-me-up when you need it.

Ingredients:

2 big handfuls of spinach
1/4 cup parsley
1 stalk celery, cut into chunks
1 small cucumber, peeled
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
juice of 1 lemon
6 ice cubes plus enough water to blend

Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend until everything is smooth and frothy.

Drink immediately, as this “juice” will separate.

Note:

If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you can use a regular blender, but it may take quite a bit longer to get everything smooth and all of the small bits might not be blended completely. However, you can definitely make smoothies in a regular blender – I did for a long time before dear hubby gave me the VitaMix!