Your search is over! This green drink is not your average pressed juice. I don’t typically love green smoothies for breakfast and pressed green juices sold in stores are full of sugar. This recipe will be the best reset if you are looking to get back on track with your healthy lifestyle.
- 2 handfuls organic pre-washed spinach
- 1 thumb size fresh turmeric root, peeled
- 1 thumb size fresh ginger root, peeled
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
- 1/2 large English cucumber, cut into smaller pieces
- 4 celery stalks, cut into smaller pieces
- 1/2 small fennel bulb, cut into smaller pieces
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (small palm sized bunch)
- 1 avocado, halved and pitted
- 1/2 lime or lemon, freshly squeezed
- 2 cups plain coconut water (no sugar added)
- Dash Himalayan salt (optional)
- Place all vegetables in a high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix) starting with the spinach, and then the cut up vegetables, the avocado, and lastly the 2 cups of coconut water. Add a dash salt if you wish. Try it without first.
- Blend slowly to start and then increase the speed to make sure that everything gets puréed smoothly.
- Pour the mix into a fine mesh cloth or a nut mesh bag over a bowl.
- Squeeze all the lovely juice out until a handful of pulp is left in the mesh.
- Set aside the dirty mesh bag, while you scoop out the fresh juice into your favourite glass bottles.
- Enjoy right away or within the next few days!
- Oh yeah, now you have to wash your blender and mesh bag! Toss the pulp.
If you don’t have a nut mesh bag, you can double line a cheese cloth, or even a low thread (loose stitch) count tea towel could do the trick. I wouldn’t use old stockings.
The bonus part of this Squeezed Veggie Green Juice recipe is that the clean up is a breeze. Not sure if you’ve ever cleaned a juicer but it’s not my favourite thing to do. It takes a while and all the pulp gets stuck everywhere.
If you’ve never tried this squeezed process before, to either make a juice or a seed or nut milk, it might seem a bit daunting but once you get the hang of it, the process will get easier.