Juice

A Green Breakfast

Running WIth Forks Green Smoothie

This is probably a top favorite and request of a favorite little lady I have been cooking and creating menus for over the last six years.  You've got to know that this green breakfast is jam packed with nutrients that will most definitely get you stepping out the front door with your best self shining. And the best part, you can make a big batch and keep them loaded and ready in the fridge for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack the next day! 

A GREEN BREAKFAST

Prep time: 5 mins | Total time: 7 mins  | Serves: 1-2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 a small fennel bulb
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 c pineapple, chopped
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 c nut milk
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In Vitamix or high powered blender, combine all ingredients through the nut milk and blend on high until smooth. Adjust taste if desired.
  2. Pour into a bowl or mason jars and top with remaining nuts and seeds when ready to eat.  

 

 

 

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!