Good Morning Greens

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 good morning greens

Friday is a dangerous day.

Friday afternoon, after a long week of words and dishes and more dishes and words… I feel very deserving.

I feel like I deserve a double cheeseburger with short ribs.  I feel like I deserve a negroni or several.  I feel like I should see how many Oreo cookies I can fit in my mouth… just so I know… in case anyone ever asks.

Maybe I am deserving of such indulgence.  Maybe though… maybe I’m just eating my feelings a little bit.  Real life.  I’m just being honest.

Here we are staring Monday in the face.  I’m ready for something green… and something a little less short rib-y.

good morning greens

A few months ago we talked about juicing.  It’s totally a thing.

Takes some fruits and vegetables, mash them through a grind-y thing, drink the juice and hope it tastes good.

Today’s Apple Cucumber Celery Kale Ginger Juice definitely tasted great!  Not like short ribs… but that’s good, right?

Let’s talk green, and you don’t even need a juicer to do it!

good morning greens

Spinach Kiwi and Chia Seed Smoothie.  Spinach is totally drinkable, even without a juicer.  Spinach grinds into a smoothie like a dream.  Hidden greens.  Not so hidden.

good morning greens

Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie.  Doubling the greens means super-hero status.  

good morning greens

Super Spinach Smoothie  is packed with greens and Amazing Grass Green Powder.  Powerhouse!

good morning greens

Apple Cucumber Celery Kale Ginger Juice

Print this Recipe!

1 cucumber, sliced

1 apple, cored and sliced

2 heaping cups kale leaves, stems removed

3 stalks celery, greens and all, cut into chunks

juice of 1 lemon

1 inch fresh ginger, unpeeled is fine

Press all of the produce through a juicer.  Enjoy immediately.  It’s green!  

 

59 thoughts on “Good Morning Greens

  1. 1) Holla! You don’t even need a blender! I have one of those cheapie hand held stick blenders and it works wonders, too. So little to clean up.
    2) Pre-washed spinach in a bag is a green godsend.
    3) Grass powder added to my amazon wishlist for future spending.

  2. My favorite morning juice is a cucumber, apple, ginger, kale like this one.. The only difference is I like to throw in a jalapeno or two. It adds an amazing flavor kick!

  3. I did a 3-day juice fast last month and fell back in love with juicing, after not juicing for awhile and doing more smoothies b/c I hate dealing with juicer cleanup. Your juice combines some of my faves – ginger, cucumber and apple. I also love to juice beets and carrots. So pretty and refreshing looking!

  4. Wow the greenness looks so healthy and reviving. I want some!! I just got through my Monday (since the beginning of my work week begins Sunday). I could really use a glass of one of your greens to boost my energy as I head into the rest of the week.

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