Naturally Sweet Green Detox Juice
In this green juice, spinach tastes mild and the parsley tastes fresh. Lemon and ginger add zing, and the cucumber adds mineral-rich water. Apples are naturally sweet so we don’t add any additional sugar or fruit, with the exception of a lemon. If you find the juice to be too tart, consider pushing a couple carrots or an extra apple through the juicer. If you’re sensitive to ginger’s warming/spicy quality, add a smaller amount at first and go from there.
Makes approximately two servings
YOU WILL NEED
2 cups packed baby spinach leaves Handful parsley leaves and stems 1 medium green apple, rinsed with core removed 1 large seedless (hothouse or English) cucumber, rinsed 1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean 1 medium lemon
PREPARE THE VEGETABLES
Chop the apple, cucumber and ginger into thin pieces small enough to easily go through the juicer.
Cut away the yellow peel from the lemon, leaving most of the white pith and lemon flesh. Cut into slices and remove any seeds.
Reserve about half of the lemon. Turn the juicer on and push everything through, alternating between the greens and the firmer cucumber, apple and lemon. When everything but the reserved lemon has been juiced, stir the juice and taste for tartness. Add the remaining lemon if you feel it can take it. Or if the juice is too tart, consider adding a couple scrubbed unpeeled carrots or another cored apple.
Make-ahead: Fresh vegetable juice is best enjoyed soon after juicing, but you can make it a day or two in advance. Store in glass, airtight containers. If you have used a cold pressed juicer, it should last a little longer.
Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: Calories 66 / Carbohydrate 16 g / Total Sugars 9 g / Total Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 0 mg