Green Juice

A couple weeks ago, I prepped some green juice freezer bags so I could make it quickly in the morning on my way to work. It was so good – I felt great after drinking it, and it helped me not feel so starving by the time I ate breakfast (which is usually around 11am at my desk).

I didn’t have time to prep it for last week, and I really missed it, so I made sure to leave some extra time to throw these together this week. The easy recipe can be found here. I ignored everything about using a juicer, because I don’t have one; I use a NutriBullet, and any high-speed blender will work just as well.

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 1 bunch curly kale (or if purchasing pre-washed, about 4 handfuls worth, maybe 8-10oz)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • juice of 1 lemon

To make these into freezer bags, throw 1/4 of each serving into a freezable container. I like to chop the celery, apples, cucumber, and ginger so they fit in the blender easily. For the lemons, I quarter them and store in the fridge until I’m ready to blend, then I squeeze the quarter right into the blender.

If you’re using a juicer, follow the instructions in the recipe linked above. For a high-speed blender, throw in all the ingredients, add the lemon juice, and fill to the max line with water. Blend and serve!

Since the ingredients are frozen, the consistency is more like a smoothie than a juice. But that’s like an added bonus – if I make this before I leave the house for work, by the time I get to my desk, it has melted into a juice-like consistency and is still icy cold.

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