Classic Green Juice

 

To say I like fresh juice would be a bit of an understatement. I love it. I love coming up with new recipes, I love how easy it makes getting in my servings of fruit and vegetables, and I love the beautiful colors that each juice creates.

After many experiments with kale, beets, turmeric, and watercress, I have finally nailed down my favorite green juice recipe. It’s my go to for a number of reasons. My husband even digs it, which is seriously saying something. This recipe is definitely a crowd-pleaser and easy on the budget. No super fancy ingredients here!

Here’s what you’ll need to prep your ingredients:

  • juicer
  • knife
  • cutting board
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This piece of ginger is larger than the recipe states because I love a strong ginger taste, so use caution!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 apples*
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • half lemon (not to be juiced but squeezed after!)
  • optional-cayenne powder sprinkled on top

* add 1 more apple if you like your juice slightly sweeter

For tips on how to squeeze out every drop of juice, click here!

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Vitamin Z

No, not Zinc- that would be Zn..and it’s not even a vitamin..it’s a mineral.

I mean ZzzZzzZzzzz

 

Okay, still not a vitamin, but it is definitely vital!

Consider this alarming statistic, the CDC reported that about 30% of American adults aren’t even snoozing past 6 hours. I can understand why, I mean we all have responsibilities, but this unhealthy habit isn’t sustainable.

So, how do we catch those missed Z’s?

NAPS!

Before you dismiss the idea and declare you haven’t the time, just hear me out.

Instead of dosing up on your afternoon caffeine, try taking a nap instead. Not only does this option save you money, it also provides amazing health benefits. In fact, a 20-45 minute nap is all it takes to reap some incredible rewards. I bet you could swap out time on social media if it meant you could achieve:

  • higher productivity
  • reduced stress
  • weight loss aid
  • improved mood
  • memory enhancement
  • lower blood pressure
  • immune system boost
  • hormone and digestion regulation
  • lower risk of chronic illness

Still think you don’t have time? All I’m asking is that you at least TRY. Design yourself a comfy space, lie down, set an alarm, and see how you feel when you wake up.

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