gorgeous green juice

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ready to get juicing

Spinach is in season, and this fresh green-juice truly celebrates it. As a parent it’s very easy to be so consumed by looking after our children and providing for their needs, that we neglect ourselves. I think that this can become even more exaggerated when they have severe food allergies, and we have to be conscious of allergens all the time, whilst trying to master creativity in the kitchen to create yummy free-from treats for our kids.

This juice puts the balance back in favour of mums everywhere! I can no longer start my day without it – I’m utterly addicted because it is really zingy, fresh & tasty. But not only does it tastes delicious it seriously perks me up, wakes me up and makes my body feel great and ready for whatever the coming day may chuck at it. The fresh ginger-root and cayenne pepper provide some serious heat – making it perfect for these cold misty morns. Give it a go!!

spinach, cucumber, apple, ginger-root & lemon juice

  • Yield:

    serves 1
  • Cooking Method:

    juicing
  • Prep Time:

    5 mins
  • Cook Time:

    3 mins
spinach, cucumber, apple, ginger-root & lemon juice

I cannot start my day without this wonderful pure green juice. I have been making it daily since I got my juicer, and I am officially addicted. My day doesn't begin until I have enjoyed it's zingy, perk-me-up, pure green juice. The ginger & cayenne pepper pack a powerful punch so increase in increments until you get the taste-tastic perfection for your personal palate. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • 4 cm³ ginger root (if you're not too keen on ginger just go for 2cm³)
  • 1 lemon (I skin mine, but leave as much pith as possible on the lemon)
  • ground cayenne pepper (as little or as much as you like)

Method:

  1. Get some good tunes on! Give all your produce a wash and rinse, chop your cucumber and apples into good sizes for your juicer.

    ultimate green juice
    my ingredients - gives you a sense of size/quantities

  2. Juice the spinach, cucumber & apple together.

  3. Skin & chop up your ginger and pop into the juice. Then skin and chop your lemon and add to the juice. I then put the spinach, cucumber & apple pulp through the juicer again - to extract all the lemon juice and any cucumber juice that came through in the pulp. It's defs worth doing this! 

  4. Now for my fave topping - the ground cayenne pepper - add a pinch or if you're like me ½ tsp of it on the top of your froth! 

  5. I clean my juicer immediately. Then stir my waiting juice with a straw, letting all the spicy cayenne pepper mingle into the gorgeous green!  What a way to start the day! 

Notes:

Use organic produce if at all possible - especially the spinach, apple and cucumber. Wash everything well before juicing. If your lemon is organic you can leave the skin on, if it's not peel it! Personally I prefer the taste of a peeled organic lemon but I leave as much pith on as possible as it's great for my bod! 

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