Saturday, 10 January 2015

Green Juice Recipe

Hope your first full week of 2015 is going well! I think many of us are just trying to get back into routine and trying to keep our new year's resolutions on track! I got a few I'm trying to stay on top of as well. One good habit I developed over 2014 was making my own green juice and drinking it frequently. I think the main reason for this was just to be healthy and feel healthy. I was truly inspired by Judy and Benji over at It's Judys Life on YouTube (one of my favourite vlogging families of all time!). So I decided to give it a try!

Every since I've started drinking green juice I've seen some huge improvements. The biggest one is that my skin feels and looks so much healthier! It's really rare for me to have a major break out or to have reoccurring pimples on my face. I think the second biggest thing for me is that my hair doesn't fall out as often anymore (not sure if this has anything to do with green juice). I also feel that on the days that I skip my green juice, my body misses it. It's almost like it craves it! Overall, it has made me feel and look a lot healthier.

You really can't go wrong with this juice as you are consuming a variety of different fruits and vegetables along with nutrients and vitamins. It's really convenient to be drinking a glass of green juice and consuming your recommended amount of vitamins per day than to eat about 10 different serving of fruit and vegetables to get the same effect - at least in my opinion!

Here's how I make mine!

I almost always include the same ingredients into my green juice recipe - spinach, cucumber, grapes, pineapple (or pineapple juice), banana, apple and kiwi. On the odd occasion I will include lemon or sometimes parsley.

Cut and wash everything - then throw it into a blender! I don't have a BlendTec (but wish I did) so I make sure to cut the fruit and vegetable into a smaller size to blend easier. I got this one from my local department store. They`re pretty easy to find.

I also include about 2 glasses of water to make it more thin and liquidy (if that`s a word!). I don`t like my green juice thick.

Then blend, blend & BLEND!

Once it`s done, I pour it into mason jars for storage. My husband and I like like to make a batch every few days and store them in mason jars. Mason jars help to keep the green juice fresh, its easy storage and very convenient to take anywhere - no excuses as to why you didn't drink it! The maximum amount of time you should be storing your green juice for is about 48 hours. Go over that limit and it won't taste good and start to rot.

And you`re done! Easy- peasy! Definitely try this out and I guarantee you will have no regrets! It`s an easy and small way to stay healthy and fit for the new year!

Do you make green juice? If so, what ingredients do you use?



  1. i love a good green juice but i haven't had one in a while, thanks for sharing!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

  2. I can't live without my green juice! Thanks for your comment :)