With so many different juice recipes floating around nowadays, it has become pretty evident that when it comes to creating the "perfect juice", there really is no secret formula. One of our favorite ways to build our morning juice is to pick a theme. Whether you pick veggies that are seasonally compatible or share similar key nutrients, it's fun to play around with the foods we find at the farmer's market or lying around in our fridge! We took the color theme to a whole new level, creating a juice that includes green produce only! It's packed with nutrients and is a fun way to add a little bit of color theme to your morning.
A few simple steps:As with most juices, the process is pretty familiar if you're an experienced juicer. But if not, it's plenty self explanatory. The most important step is making sure that all of the veggies are well-washed. Generally it's best not to peel any of the ingredients, as the majority of the nutrients are found in places like the cucumber skin or the parsley stems. For the cucumbers, it helps to slice them lengthwise into fourths so they fit easily into the juicer. For the lime, many people decide to juice the entire lime, peel included. This would certainly add plenty of nutrients to the juice, but should only be done if you are buying organic limes. If not, be sure to slice away at the peel until you are only juicing the fruit, otherwise you could be subjecting yourself to higher pesticide content, which is not one of the juice's desired ingredients! Lastly, when it comes to juicing kale, we have covered some of the bases here in our first juice, appropriately named Monster Health Green Juice! Even though kale stems are packed with vitamins, they are notoriously bitter. Leaving them in is certainly the healthier option, but removing them will keep the bitter taste from overpowering the juice. However, including an extra apple or an extra stalk of celery would also do a lot for diluting any bitter flavors. Again, it's up to the juicer to follow these guidelines as much or as little as they want. Like the common saying, juicing is completely in the palate of the beholder! Enjoy!