Juice Up!

Running With Forks Green Juice

I forgot to put this one up yesterday, pre-wonton exploration, but I had a few requests for this bright little guy of inspiration.  I recommend getting super creative and inspired with what's in your refrigerator (if you keep seasonal veggies on hand that is). No worries if you don't have a juicer!  A strong blender and a sieve will do the trick here!

A few things to think about when making a good green juice:

  • add variety - try and use a few different vegetables or herbs that are green (kale, swiss chard, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, mint, etc)
  • add a bit of sweetness if desired - I used pear and golden beets for this one (try an apple or a carrot or a red beet, but note that color might turn a bit brownish)
  • add an acid to cut the bitterness of the greens (half a lemon will do the trick, but you can get creative
  • optional to add fat, but i like to add a little finisher of flax oil or fish oil for some healthy omegas

GREEN JUICE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 c swiss chard, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of parsley, leaves and stems
  • 3 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 small golden beet, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a pear, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a lemon, *juice only
  • 1 tsp flax oil or fish oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a Vitamix or strong blender, add chard, parsley, celery, beet and pear and a splash of water.  Blend on high, using vitamin accelerator tool to assist in blending, until a smooth puree consistency. (add more water if too thick)
  2. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain juice into a bowl, leaving pulp behind, and pour into your favorite glass.  (save the pulp and add it to your pup's food!  Chloe loves her greens!) Enjoy!