My Favorite Green Juice Recipe

I’m a big time smoothie drinker.  I drink one nearly every morning for breakfast and usually after a workout.  As much as I love smoothies, I like to switch it up every once in a while and throw a green juice into the mix.  They make me feel super energized.  Not the jittery kind of energy, like when you drink a little too much coffee either.  It’s more like a refreshing, restorative kind of energy.  If that makes any sense.  It’s hard to explain.  You’ll just have to try it yourself!

We’ll start with the juicer I use.  The first juicer I bought was a Juiceman.  This juicer works great if you’re only making a small amount of juice.  I used it for about 3 years before I decided to buy one that could hold more pulp/produce more juice in one use.  There just isn’t much room for pulp in the Juiceman and I basically got tired of cleaning it out so much.  It served me well for the time and I had it and it still worked great when I passed it on to the next owner.

After quite a bit of research, I decided to fork over some extra cash and get a Breville Juicer.  I ❤ it.  It makes so much more juice and is so easy to clean.  I’ve had it for a couple of years now and have no complaints.  If you need some help deciding what juicer to buy I definitely recommend checking out Kris Carr’s blog post here.  And while you’re there, check out her entire site too!  She is one of my favorites.

Onto the juice!

I like this recipe because there are only 4 ingredients involved and it tastes so good.  Here’s what you’ll need:

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My Go-To Cocktail Recipe

There’s something about warm weather & cold drinks that go hand in hand.  Today was an unusually long day at work & I was looking forward to a drink when I got home.  So before taking the pack on their nightly walk through the woods, I mixed up my favorite drink to take along with me: Vodka, Grapefruit & Lime Cocktail.

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“Mix your drink already, mom!  We’re ready for our walk!”

I like to try to keep my drinks low calorie & low sugar if possible.  Most drinks you get at the bar are made with pop or with fruit juice that contains a shit-ton of added sugar & other ingredients.  I’ve found that using club soda, sparkling water or seltzer water is a great way to eliminate unwanted sugar and calories while still getting a flavorful drink.  I didn’t quite understand the differences between all of them at first.  Luckily, it’s not really that complicated.  Sparkling water contains minerals and has added carbonation.  Club soda & seltzer water are basically the same.  They are both slightly carbonated.  The only difference is that club soda has some minerals added to it to give it more flavor.  I recently switched to using seltzer water more because it doesn’t have any sodium in it, unlike club soda.


      Club soda (left)  Seltzer water (right) – Note the ingredients list & sodium amounts. 

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