Gerber’s Go To Green Juice

So, I’ve kind of started a new ritual in my morning. Instead of going straight for coffee in the morning, I do a couple of other things first. First, I’ll drink a glass of water with doTERRA Grapefruit essential oil. Why grapefruit, you say? Mostly because it’s my favorite citrus oil in water, but it does have many benefits! Grapefruit helps support a healthy metabolism, aids to naturally cleanse your body, and can even help curb sugar cravings. I beg of you, don’t go to your local health store and drink those essential oils. Most the essential oils in a grocery store are even labeled, “Not for internal use.” Find a good quality therapeutic grade essential oil brand that is safe for ingestion. Obviously, my brand of choice is doTERRA, but don’t just take my word for it. Do your research and decide for yourself. I’ll be blogging soon on essential oil quality!

Moving on. The second thing I like to do after finishing my water (or many times I am drinking my water while making this) is make a green juice or smoothie. I do have a green smoothie recipe already posted, so today I’m going to give you our go to green juice recipe. Yum! I like to drink a green juice before eating breakfast or drinking coffee for a couple of reasons. I think it’s beneficial to provide your body with nutrients right away. Also, our bodies can quickly absorb and digest fresh juice. The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can easily be absorbed and then our body can use this goodness to take charge of our day full of natural energy.

Ok, without further ado, here is the Gerber’s Go-To-Green Juice recipe.

Ingredients

  • Large kale (about 1/4 of a bunch)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cucumbers
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 lime
  • Handful of parsley
  • I inch of ginger
  • Pineapple (to taste)

Directions

  • Throughly wash your produce.
  • Cut the fruit and veggies as needed to fit in your juicer.
  • Juice the goodness.
  • Stir and pour in fancy glasses for you and yours.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • This is a rough base. However, there are some ingredients we have found to be a “must have” for our home: cucumber, pineapple, and lime. The rest you can cater to your taste, or what you have in the fridge that day.
  • I try not to use a ton of fruit, as vegetables are healthier and have less fructose. If you find you need more fruit when you first start juicing, then just slowly decrease the amount of fruit overtime so the juice is majority vegetable juice.
  • Unless you really like lime, just stick to 1 lime. I tried 2 limes this morning and it was TART. Isaac loved it, but he could eat lemons and limes as a snack if I let him.
  • Have fun and experiment! We’ve also juiced carrots, beets, apples, broccoli, and much more. Find what works for you and your family.

There you have it, my friends! Enjoy the Gerber’s Go-To Green Juice to start your day.

What’s are some of your favorite juice combinations? Share in the comments below!

Gerber’s Go-To Green Juice

This past Christmas my husband and I received a juicer that we absolutely love. We probably juice at least 4 days a week in our house, and I wanted to share our “go-to” juice recipe. It’s delicious!

1 apple
5 kale leaves (not the baby kale, I’m talking the big sturdy kale)
1 cucumber
1-2 stalks celery (I had to start with one stalk, now I can handle two)
1 lime
About ½ an inch of ginger
1/3 of a pineapple

This is the order I put it all in the juicer, but I don’t know if that makes a big difference because when it’s all done I like to mix it with a spoon. It makes a beautiful green color. This makes about 32 ounces, which we split between my hubby and I and Timothy. Noah is not a big juice fan, but he’s never liked any sort of juice, but he DOES drink smoothies!

We kind of use this as our “base” recipe and add or replace things here and there. When I can get to the farmer’s market early enough I’ll snag some beets to add to our juice, which turns it a gorgeous deep purple color. Sometimes we replace celery with carrots, or add broccoli to the party. A friend from church gave us some oranges from her tree and the juice was so refreshing with an orange in the mix! You can play around with it and find out what your taste buds enjoy. Happy juicing!

Post below with your favorite juice recipes and I’ll give them a try!