You Spinach My Head Right ‘Round

What a sweet summer Sunday. This is usually our grocery day, otherwise known as us hoarding as many fruits and vegetables as we can fit into our $100 budget. I just finished off a 6 day work week and was looking for a bit of a refresher, and this juice did the trick.

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Green juice is just the best. Pick a leafy green (or two), a little water content (celery, cucumber), a little sweetness (apple, orange, pineapple) and a little zest (lime, lemon, ginger) and you’re good to go. The possibilities are endless.

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  • 1/2 a bunch of spinach
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 4 small apples or 2 big ones
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lime

This was so simple, but so delicious. And just look at that colour!

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Spinach is full of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, and even a little bit of vitamin C. Kale also has lots of calcium, potassium, as well as vitamin C and folate. The apples add a little extra vitamin C, in addition to potassium and vitamin A. Limes, of course, also add a pop of vitamin C. This juice is a great immune booster, good for your eyes, bones, and skin, and helps to reduce blood pressure. What’s not to love?

Back To Your Roots

This juice is a little throwback to probably the first juice I ever made. I actually used to make this as a smoothie when we first got our Nutribullet, and honestly, it’s so good either way. I’ve been having another one of those “is this allergies or a cold?” weeks, so I thought I’d make myself a healthy little remedy just in case.

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This is probably the most basic, common juice recipes there is, but it’s so tasty and so good for you! Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand. I seem to be hoarding oranges in the fridge lately, so the ones I used for this were super juicy. The sweetness really balanced out the deeper flavour of the beets. Plus, I don’t know about you, but every time I juice beets they give me heartburn, but if I add a little sweetness it isn’t so bad.

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Wash, peel, chop. Makes 2.

  • 3 oranges
  • 3 small beets
  • 3 apples (any kind would be delicious – I used spartans and galas)
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • knob of ginger

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Once again we have a juice packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, not to mention the benefits of ginger (that I won’t get into for the dozenth time ;). This juice – get it in ya!

 

Mint to Be

I made this juice last week but forgot to post it sooo, hello from last Thursday! This one was so delicious. As I’ve said before I’m really into green juice lately. I’m getting tired of the same root vegetables, and my all my favourite fruits are still not quite in season, so green juice is a great compromise for me! I’ve been striving towards being as healthy as possible before the wedding (and in general), and green juice is a great way to get some vitamins and minerals in, rather than eating a bunch of junk food. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the snack lyfe, but moderation is key. For instance, I’m eating leftover pizza as I type this, but I also ate healthy fruits and vegetables all day. It’s all about the balance.

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I think because I used an entire bunch of spinach, this juice was basically glowing green. I was a little worried about mixing lime, ginger, and mint together, but it ended up tasting really good. They’re all fairly strong flavours but they worked so well together, especially with the cucumber and pear to balance it out.

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This made enough for 2 and a bit. Wash everything, peel the limes (and ginger if you’re feeling ambitious) and you’re all set. Because I don’t have the best juicer, I will bundle up the leafy greens and other soft ingredients between the harder ingredients so they go through a bit better. Do whatever works for you!

  • 3 pears
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • a knob of ginger
  • 5/6 sprigs of mint
  • 2 limes

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Spinach is super rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, folate, and vitamin A, making it good for your hair, skin, bones, and blood pressure. Pears add additional potassium, vitamin A, and trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers, which are predominantly made up of water, are a great hydrator to add to any juice, and contain small amounts of all the good stuff. All in all, full of good stuff, tastes great, 10/10.

 

Kiwi Belong Together

What a beautiful week we’re having! It’s finally starting to feel like summer, which means my favourite fruits are finally in season. Peaches! Watermelon! Kiwis! Expect some delicious fruity concoctions in the next few weeks, because I am so ready.

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I’m on a bit of a green juice bender. It’s so refreshing! There’s nothing better than cucumber or celery after a solid workout (so rehydrating!), especially when it’s warm out. And I’m way more likely to consume green veggies if I drink them. So this juice is a little refresher for a beautiful sunny day. It ranks as one of my favourites for sure – it almost tastes like a mojito.

I’ve never juiced a kiwi before so I wasn’t sure if I should peel it or not, but I don’t have the best juicer so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to peel. Remove the seeds from the apples and pears, wash everything, and you’re golden. Be prepared for some separation with this one! Just give it a shake before you drink it if you don’t plan on drinking it right away. This made enough for 2 and a little extra.

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  • 4 kiwis
  • 3 pears
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • a couple stalks of mint
  • 1/4 of a lemon

Overall this juice is great for your eyes and skin. Kiwis are packed with vitamin C, A, and folate, as well as potassium, and small amounts of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Granny Smith’s, cucumbers, and pears are also full of vitamin A and potassium.

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If Looks Could Kale

This juice was a great pick-me-up after having one of those weeks, where nothing seems to go right and the weather still can’t seem to make up it’s mind. It was super refreshing, fruity and green (the best!).

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Pineapple green juice is probably my favourite kind of green juice. So sweet. Kind of hurts your tongue sometimes but still worth it. I didn’t expect it to go well with ginger, but let’s be real, everything goes well with ginger.

This made enough for 3. If I had a better juicer it would probably make enough for 4! Wash, peel, and chop.

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  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • ginger

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This juice is seriously packed with potassium. I should use kale and pineapple more often, because they’re both loaded with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and traces of other minerals like magnesium and folate. Total super-juice. I won’t go into detail about how good ginger is for you (again) but let’s just say, definitely add it because it’s delicious and so great for your body. This juice is also good for your heart, immune system, eyesight, and bones. 10/10 would recommend!

Lime Yours

Can you tell I’m running out of citrus puns? The day I’m vitamin C deficient is the day I die. Oranges are the best. Ginger is the best. I want to put them both in every juice I make forever. Seriously.

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It was a beautiful day today, considering the horrible rain we’ve had lately (I’m a summer girl at heart). And! I’ve been having the worst allergies since I got back from Smithers – or maybe I’m just getting sick? Regardless, I thought I’d make a little sunshine in a glass to cure my seasonal woes, and this one was a kicker for sure.

This makes 2. Peel the citrus, remove the seeds if you want to save the pulp for muffins like me, and you’re set.

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  • 2 oranges
  • 2 really big grapefruits
  • 1 lime
  • 6 strawberries
  • big ‘ole piece of ginger

Of course, how could I not put ginger in this? At this rate I should start growing it. So spicy. So good for you. Are you tired of me talking about the health benefits of ginger? Good, here’s some more. It’s good for your digestion! Good for nausea! It reduces inflammation! What more could you want in a spicy lil root. Aside from the ginger, this juice is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin A. There’s also some small amounts of folate, magnesium, and phosphorus. Good for your heart, and good for your metabolism, bones, and immune system. Get it in you!

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Kale yeah!

I’m back from Smithers today, after a wonderful relaxing week with my mom and my best dog friend. You never realize how much you value spending time with people until you have to say goodbye.

I love green juice! Seriously, I go nuts with green juice. When I first started making smoothies and juices my favourite was always green juice. 

I added cilantro to this last minute, and it added a pleasant unexpected freshness. Even the fiancé, who refuses to put cilantro in anything, enjoyed this one.


This made enough for two and a little extra. Wash everything real good, remove the seeds from the apple, peel the lemon (or don’t but I’ll judge you).  

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 3/4 of a cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 lemon
  • handful of cilantro


This was seriously like an earthy green lemonade. Kale is full of calcium and potassium, as is celery which also has a bunch of vitamin A. Cucumber and granny smith’s also have lots of potassium and vitamin A. The moral is drink this one for potassium and vitamin A, friends. It’s good for your body.