The Best Green Juice Recipe: Cheap & Green in 2013



Green Smoothie



Since New Years, I’ve been really trying to detox from  sugar, white grains, and basically all processed crap.  I’m definitely NOT perfect, but I’ve been making small steps towards being just a little less processed. I always start each morning with my 1-ingredient Lemon Juice Detox, but I also make myself green juice a few times a week. My favorite green juice recipe is full of dark greens, vitamin C, and nutrients to flush all the bad stuff out of my system.  I also notice an energy kick after I drink my green juice. It’s not quite the same as a cup of coffee, but I feel better after green juice than I do after coffee.

This is all you need to make a beautiful, vitamin-packed drink to power you through the day:

green smoothie ingredients

The Best Green Juice Recipe


  • 2 cups kale leaves, cleaned and roughly chopped (can also use spinach)
  • 2 celery stems
  • 1/2-1 apple (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2-3 thin slices of raw ginger
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (I don't put the whole lemon in the juicer because the rind will make the juice too sour)
  • 1/2 Cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. In a juicer (like this one), combine all ingredients until thoroughly juiced.
  2. If you don't have a juicer, you can also use a high-powered blender like the Vitamix or the Blendtec
  3. Drink fresh.

Do you juice? Will you try green juice?
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Cheap & Green in 2013 is a series of 100 frugal tips, DIY ideas , and nourishing recipes to encourage and inspire all of us throughout the year. Follow my Cheap and Green Pinterest Board.

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  1. I’ve never tried green juice before, but this definitely looks interesting! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on Wellness Wednesday :)

  2. I love this recipe and I love juicing. I just started a new habit of consuming ALL RAW for one week out of each month. I’m on my first day and looking forward to all the yummy delights that await me! Thanks for sharing.

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