After a summer of drinking too many cocktails and eating far too many BBQ’s, I decided to a bit of research into juicing. Juicing is popular trend (especially amongst celebrities) where you live off different types of fruit/vegetable juices for a week or so in a bid to loose weight quickly and cleanse your body. But after reading up on juice diets, I realised this was unsustainable and probably not good for your body anyway. I then came across Gwyneth Paltrow’s juice recipes and became intrigued by the good reviews. I didn’t want to live off juices for a week but I wanted to try one of her recipes as I replacement for my toast or Shreddies in the morning. This juice is called ‘The Green Juice’ and although it may not be the nicest drink you will ever taste, it also isn’t the worst and is full of good nutrients that your body needs. I try to have this juice atleast once a week for my breakfast and it definitely gives you a wake up boost so you can ditch that morning coffee you so desperately need.
To make the juice you will need:
A handful of kale, the juice of one lemon, one apple, a sprig of fresh mint and around 2.5cm cube of fresh ginger.
To make the juice, simply blend together your ingredients with around 250ml of water. The kale can make the drink quite gritty so you need to make sure you blend the ingredients well or alternatively use spinach leaves which are softer. When you’re happy with the consistency, pour into a glass and enjoy!
Have you tried the juice yet? Let me know in the comments!