Updated: Jun 18, 2022
This tastes like a GARDEN IN A GLASS. A fantastic way to start the day or a great mid-afternoon drink to boost your energy! Using a Vitamix rather than a juicer creates a fiber-full drink! Add 1 cup of cold water to the blender to start the process – you need some liquid to liquefy all the veggies.
Add organic ingredients into the Vitamix or other strong blender (not a juicer):
4 large kale leaves or 2 cups baby spinach*
2 large celery stalks
1” fresh ginger, unpeeled
2 cucumbers (remove peel, if not organic)
1 large pear, remove stem and prickly butt (seeds are ok)
1-2 broccoli stems
handful of cilantro
½ large lemon (skin and all)
Any greens* you have on hand are fine. I find that kale is a little sweeter than spinach. Trader Joe’s has a bagged mixture of kale, Swiss chard, and spinach – rinse well.
Experiment with any herbs you enjoy.
Adding carrot, beet, or berries will make the green drink sweeter, but will turn the color brown.
To increase protein, add:
almond, peanut, or cashew butter
Greek yogurt or Kefir (dairy)
Carnation NF dry milk powder (dairy)
To increase fiber (the drink is extremely fibrous, so your really shouldn’t need more):
ground flax seed
*wheat grass makes the drink bitter