Thursday, January 16, 2014

Recipe: Green Juice with a Hint of Ginger (No juicer required)

I'm a big fan of smoothies, but sometimes I don't feel like something so thick and filling. Lately, it's been extremely cold where I live, and I find myself craving something light and refreshing as a pick me up after all the comfort foods I've been eating to stay warm! I love those green juices they sell at the supermarket, and have always been interested in creating my own and drinking them fresh, not pasteurized or whatever it is they do to keep them fresher, longer.

The problem is I don't have a juicer. I used to have one, but it was a cheap one and didn't work very well and I found myself frustrated with it more than satisfied, and finally got rid of it. I would like a better juicer, but they're not cheap and right now it's just not in the budget. I thought that meant that I was limited to smoothies.




Not true.

The other day I decided to give an idea a try, and I'm glad I did. Using my regular blender and a metal strainer (with small mesh holes), I mixed up some juice, strained out the pulp, and was left with a light, fresh juice that I can't get enough of.

Neither can the kids, if you can believe it.

Now I'll just keep sipping on this juice as I wait for spring.

This recipe makes about a quart (or one large Mason jar worth of juice.)

Green Juice with a Hint of Ginger

Ingredients

1 Granny Smith apple, chopped with core discarded
1 Pear, chopped with core discarded
2 Handfuls spinach, or other greens of choice
Juice of half a lemon
Grated ginger to taste
1 tsp. Honey (optional)
2 1/2 Cups Cold Water


Directions

1- Put everything in the blender, and mix. Taste and adjust if needed.

2- Put a strainer over a wide mouthed jar or a large bowl, and pour the juice in it in two or three batches, stirring and pressing with the back of a spoon to filter the juice through. Repeat until complete, and discard pulp.

3- Pour juice into desired container, and add a few ice cubes.

Enjoy!



1 comment :

  1. YUMMA!!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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