Energy Boosting Green Juice
I've always loved creating recipes on a whim, and this simple, energy boosting green juice was one of those creations! I started out making the "Green Sparkle Juice" from Joyous Health, but didn't have all the ingredients, so I improvised and made up my own recipe! The ingredients in this juice are things that you probably already have lying around the house, or can easily purchase at your grocery store.
1 gala apple
1/2 cup kale
1/3 cup cucumber
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1-1/2 cups water (depending on the consistency you want)
Blend on high for 2-3 minutes (I used my Vitamix blender - you can also use a juicer, but if you have a decent blender you should have no issues). May sweeten with 2-4 drops of liquid stevia if needed - I found this didn't need it, though! Strain out the pulp (this takes the fibre out of the juice, ensuring that the nutrients go straight into your bloodstream - a helpful tip I learned from www.nutty4nutrition.com), and enjoy!