Green Lemonade Juice Recipe

Photo credit: Jessica Reeder

Here’s a simple, refreshing juice drink recipe that is well-suited to anyone, including the novice juicer.

If you are new to juicing, try this recipe first. This tasty juice is a great way to get accustomed  to consuming green colored drinks and is a snap to prepare.

For bone health, this drink can be your daily Vitamin K powerhouse!

Great Green Lemonade
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Recipe type: Juice
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Serves: 2
This is a great way to enjoy a healthy green drink. It’s simple, delicious and easy to prepare.
Ingredients
  • 4-5 Stalks of kale or Swiss chard
  • 2 Tart apples – Pink Lady or Granny Smith variety are ideal (minus the core)
  • 1 Small cucumber (more nutrition if skin is juiced)
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 1 Lemon (minus the peel)
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly wash all ingredients to be juiced.
  2. Peel and discard lemon peels, slice apples and discard cores.
  3. Juice ingredients and serve over ice. For extra fancy, serve in wine glass over crushed iced and garnish with parsley sprig, cucumber slice or lemon wedge.
Notes
As a personal preference, I do not like to juice apples or celery unless they are grown organically. I feel better If I can buy these two items organic. If not, in theory, most of the pesticides will be trapped in the membrane of the discarded pulp, but, I would still rather be on the safe side. At the very least, I would juice only peeled apples if they are not organic. I’m also not a big fan of juicing lemon peels because the oils from the peel are bitter and give the juice an oily aftertaste. Better to use the lemon peel for compost or to freshen the garbage disposal.

 

About Chris Bede

With great interest in health topics, I research the latest trends in nutrition. Besides juicing daily, I'm currently a fan of the paleo diet. I may be the second largest consumer of grass-fed butter. You can follow me on twitter @cbede.