In the last few years I have fallen in love with green juices. Luckily we have a great local juice bar, The Blend Boutique, to fill my needs. But some days, I just don’t want to leave the house to buy one, so I made this recipe to satiate my green juice cravings. It’s spicy and refreshing. After a full holiday season of over-indulging, it’s time for me to get it together. Even though I love the juices made with Kale and Collards, this one has more citrus in the recipe. It’s my version of cold medicine.
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 English cucumber
- 1/2 of a large jalapeno (ribs and seeds removed)
- 1/2″ piece of fresh ginger
- Juice of 1/2 of a lime
- Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1 cup ice
When I first started making juices, I used a Magic Bullet blender. These are affordable and available everywhere. I upgraded last year to the Ninja blender and love it, but either of these do a great job.
Wash fruit. Peel cucumber and fresh ginger. Cut open avocado and add the meat of the fruit to the blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. This recipe yields one 20 ounce glass (give or take, depending on the size of your fruit)
- Jalapeno can easily be left out of the recipe, but the extra kick from the Capsaicin has many good healing qualities that make it worth adding.