If you are considering trying out a Juice Cleanse, but don’t want to spend upwards of $150 for a 1 to 3 Day Juice Cleanse like a lot of brands out there, then I have a solution for you on the cheap! The additional bonus is you know exactly what is going into your juice, and no artificial sweeteners or concentrates are added.
I did a little research and found a lot of people in the same boat, and like me did not have a juicer! Oh no! Well, not to worry your little head, a juicer is not required to make Super Green Juice. I tried making a few other juices like Beet & Carrot Juice, but honestly I was not able to make one that didn’t taste SO earthy. The Beet & Carrot was not my favorite after drinking the Super Green Juice all day, and frankly I couldn’t stomach the smell. I’ll just eat my beets, thank you.
The fab thing about the Super Green Juice is that it is actually delicious, and very similar (if not better) than the fancy juices sold at Whole Foods. So here’s the skinny about Super Green Juice, it is high in Iron and Vitamin K along with tons of antioxidants to fight free radicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Kale is the main ingredient, and this is where we get most of the wholesome goodness, the lemon gives us the citrusy taste and Vitamin C, the Cucumber refreshes and hydrates us, the Green Apples give it some flavor and consistency, Bananas give us Potassium, while the Mint is also refreshing and makes your breath smell, well, minty fresh! The Unsweetened Almond Milk helps keep us satiated during the cleanse, and the water helps mix it all together!
My experience was pleasant overall, and found that I was not bloated, felt lighter and brighter, but I did reduce my workout routine during the cleanse so that afterwards I drank 16 oz. of Super Green Juice and didn’t feel like I wanted to eat everything in sight! The downside, but the natural point of the cleanse, is that you have to frequent the bathroom like nobody’s business. In between the juice if I felt hungry I would heat up 2 cups of hot water, squeezed lemon and a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper. This concoction acts as a probiotic and keeps you fuller longer. I continue to make Super Green Juice as a meal replacement once a day, not only because it helps the digestion process, but it tastes so yummy!
Super Green Juice Ingredients
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup diced cucumber
1 fresh squeezed lemon
5-6 frozen banana slices
1 half of green apple, diced
5-6 chopped mint leaves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- After all ingredients are chopped and diced, add the leafy ingredients to the bottom first and then the bulkier ingredients and liquids last. My layering process in the blender was : Kale, Mint, Cucumber, Apples, Bananas, squeeze the lemon over top, and add Water & Almond Milk.
- Put the Blender on HIGH and Liquefy until all ingredients are evenly blended and no chunks are present, about 2-3 minutes.
- Pour into a 16 oz. Glass and Enjoy!