Mean Green Energy Booster

Mean Green Energy Booster


This is another one of my favorite juices. If you've seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, this is the infamous "mean green" juice that Joe talks about throughout the documentary. In addition to being delicious, it's packed with nutrients that will give you a powerful and sustained bout of energy. And unlike coffee, this juice will give you what you need to get you through the day.

I like to drink this one before hitting the trails. It's light, filling and gives me everything I need to push myself a bit further. This is also a great breakfast juice.

This recipe is simple enough. The ingredient list includes: 

7-8 Kale Leaves
1 cucumber
4 sticks of celery
1-2 apples (I just do one because I prefer greener juices)
1 lemon
1 inch of ginger


Always remember to wash your fruits and veggies thoroughly. Even if you're using bagged kale that says it's been washed thoroughly it's always a good idea to give it another rinse or two. Pesticides are not something you want to consume on the regular--or at all really.

Once you've washed your fruits and veggies, toss them into your juicer, and let it take care of the rest for you. Stir well and give it a sip. If it taste too sour, feel free to toss another apple in there. However, a quick warning, although fruits are obviously good for you, too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Fruits contain quite a bit of sugars and calories, so if your main goal with juicing is to shed some weight, you may want to go easy on the fruit. Your body, and jeans will thank you later.

As always, if you give it a go, stop back by and let me know what you think.  Feel free to tweet, pin or share on facebook.

Until next time,


6 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! I've been searching for a way to ease into juicing, and this sounds perfect! Pinning it :)

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    1. Thanks Allison! I hope you enjoy it. It's truly one of my favorites :)

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  2. I've never tried these homemade juices, because we don't have a juicer. We do have a blender, though, and make smoothies. My usual goal in making smoothies is to use up random produce if I bought a little too much for my planned meals. The last smoothie I made was spinach, oatmeal, a banana, cherries, and a lime....a little random but pretty tasty!

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    1. That sounds tasty! We have an overabundance of blenders so smoothies are big in this household too! I might have to give your spinach, oatmeal, banana, cherry and lime smoothie a shot!

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  3. I haven't really tried juicing. My daughter makes green smoothies though, although this morning she substituted arugula for spinach...she said that was a mistake. She drank it anyway though. I'll share your recipe with her!

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  4. Yep! Kale is one of my favorite things for juicing and ginger always gives it a distinct taste! Love it.

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