Sunday, February 9, 2014

Green Cleanse Juice

I am feeling empowered! I finally have my normal routine back. Well mostly. This broken foot situation pretty much put my life on hold for 2 months and continues to do so. I am proud to say I am finally out of the boot! I can drive myself to work, I can cook dinner and can finally start exercising again! I feel empowered!

Green Cleanse Juice

The feeling only grew when I heard "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston on the radio. When I have this feeling, I love to eat healthy. And what is healthier than making a fresh juice?

I have an older juicer, but one that still does the trick. I made this juice when I was doing my Fall Cleanse and it gave me the energy boost that I needed in the morning, especially since caffeine wasn't allowed. Ever since the cleanse, I have decreased my caffeine intake immensely, not relying on it to wake me up in the morning. Instead I make juice when I have the time, which always starts my day off well.

Oftentimes I make a large batch on Sunday night for the start of the week. "They" say this isn't the correct way to juice. But seriously, who is "they" and how do they have the time to juice all day, every day! So, I am here to tell you that you can juice a day in advance.

Green Cleanse Juice

Don't let the greens in this juice scare you, the apple pulls it all together nicely, masking the bitterness of the kale and punch of the fennel. I know that not everyone has a juicer, but if you do, I highly recommend this blend. The apple provides multiple health benefits, while the fennel is a natural antioxidant and immune system booster. All around, this juice has wonderful flavors and more importantly, wonderful health benefits.

Green Cleanse Juice

Adapted from Tasty Yummies Fall Cleanse Green Juice
Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes

1/2 small fennel bulb, trimmed of fronds
2 Persian cucumbers (or 1/2 regular cucumber)
1 large organic apple, skin included
1 cup fresh spinach or kale

Place all the ingredients into a high speed juicer and enjoy right away or store in an air tight container for up to 24 hours. The juice starts to loose the essential enzymes after a day, but still tastes delicious!

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