Green juices light up my life. No joke! I cannot even tell you how refreshing they are, how much energy you get, and how much you will glow. I glow. I love it!
Green juices make me feel so super present in my world. I’m more alert. I see more beauty. I exude more beauty, confidence and I smile a lot. Sometimes a green smile, but still a smile! (Juice are great to drink with a straw for the very reason of a green smile). I feel like I can conquer the world! I’m dead serious! You will too!
I used to think in order to really like a green juice it would have to be cut with tons of fruit. But that actually defeats the purpose of a green juice. And you don’t need a lot of fruit, just a little will do to cut the bitterness of the greens and make it taste fantastic!
Then something weird happened…after downing my usual green juices filled with Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens, Celery and Chard, I developed a strange sensitivity to all those things. So suddenly my green juices came to a screaming halt. No. Green. Juice. ? Catastrophe.
As many months grew on, I noticed that although the sensitivity subsided, It didn’t go away. I had to become the mad scientist I am and start to experiment again so that I could enjoy something I loved so much, something my body needed to thrive.
So now I make green juices with various lettuces and dandelion greens. And I constantly rotate.
My point? The benefits for you?
Well for starters lettuces are far less bitter in taste then Kale, Chard, Mustard Greens and Spinach when it comes to juicing. So bonus for you newbies-This recipe is an easy transition.
Benefit 2-I used pineapple in this recipe, and pineapple I think is the king and queen of cutting green juices while at the same time using very little and tasting so darn good!
Benefit 3-For those of you with Thyroid health issues or Auto-immune – you can see from this recipe that you don’t have to use the leafy greens that hurt your body. You can still enjoy a green juice and use other ingredients.
Benefit 4-Green juices are so easy to make, you can swap in whatever leafy green you want. Experimentation is always welcome.
I hope you enjoy my homemade juices, and I hope they rock your world just as much as they rock mine!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Tropicana Leaf Lettuce
1/2 package Butter Lettuce
3-4 medium size chunks Pineapple
1 cup water
4-5 ice cubes
1. In a high speed blender add everything except the Ice and blend. (omit the water if using a juicer)
2. Pour mixture into a nut bag over a large bowl and drain juice (discard solids)
3. Serve over ice with a fun straw in a glass or a mason jar