H.e.ll.o my friends! I had my good friend Raj Lahoti of DMV.ORG (yup…two internet nerds in one place is a scary thing…) crashing at my place a couple of nights ago and it was perfect timing because I had a bunch of green-goodness that I was going to have to toss if I didn’t juice it that next morning! By the way, I use the Debbie Meyer Green Bags and this set of veggies lasted me well over a week in the fridge without losing crispness. Really, seriously. If you get them and they don’t I’ll buy them back from you for my personal use!
Raj has adopted a healthy lifestyle like nobody I have ever seen before. When we first met his diet was similar to many other Americans and his health suffered from it. He had a great desire to change for the better and he did! I hadn’t seen him in quite some time, and before you knew it he had lost somewhere near 80 pounds, looked years younger, had more focused energy and you could tell his already positive outlook on life was even greater. True story. Anyhow, the point of this is that I had a friend over who was down to get green.
Sooooo…here is my Green Juice Recipe! It isn’t anything fancy or revolutionary, but for those of you who are stuck with “what the heck do I juice?” this should help as a guide
First, I setup my Omega VERT Juicer…which I have written about before. I like it. It is a great. Clean-up is a bit of a chore, but on a scale of 1-10 cleanup falls in the lower half of pain-in-the-ass.
- 1 Bunch of Dinosaur Kale (Dino Kale..if you can’t find this variety just use regular)
- 1 Handful of Cilantro
- 1 small bunch of spinach
- 1 head of red leaf lettuce
Now – be sure to wash ALL of your items thoroughly. There are some folks out there that think that eating the dirt that is still on organic items is somehow good for you. IT IS NOT! Just imagine how long these items take to travel, and the trucks they share sometimes have..ehhmmmm…fecal matter from animals on them. So, ya, turn on the hose.
Juice away! This will yield just about 2 full cups of fresh green juice. Cilantro (checkout this article for the Cucumber Cilantro Cooler recipe) has some amazing powers and Kale, Spinach and the Lettuce are power packed with vitamins.