I woke up this morning with swollen tonsils and a completely stuffed nose. I therefore decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to try out a green juice. Two years ago, Jim bought me a juicer. I've used it twice - both times for cocktail-creating purposes. I feel like I should use it more. Well, I've really been wanting to try this out this recipe from the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead about a seriously overweight man who went on a juice cleanse. It seems like it would be a good way to get a butt-load of nutrients. By the way...I am planning on eating a juicy (pun intended) steak later - this is just breakfast. Anyway, I am super sick of my green smoothie by the time the weekend rolls around, so I feel a little lacking in the fruit and vegetable department. Bring on the green juice. Is this not a magical elixir of health and longevity? Well if it is, I would rather not live so long. I really had to force myself to drink the first glass, and every time I took a sip, my face would contort and twist with horror. (And this is with a completely stuffed nose!!) Well although it took me 45 minutes, I managed to finish drinking the first glass, and instead of pouring the rest of the green monster down the drain, I actually poured myself another cup - I am not one to waste. The second is going down a little easier. I still make a face with every sip, but I am getting used to it. I am unsure if I will ever go through the trouble to make this again...almost positive I will not actually - but it was an experiment worth trying. I hope it at least helps make my cold go away.
IF I did make this again, I would halve all the ingredients because my juicer produced a lot of juice. I only needed half the amount for just me.
2 green apples, cored
6 kale leaves
1 large cucumber
1 thumb-size knob of ginger
4 celery stalks
Throw all the ingredients into your juicer and that's it. Drinker beware.