Saturday, February 2, 2013

Keri's Daily Green Juice

For those of you are
aren't in love with dark leafy
greens. Spinach has one of
the mildest flavor of all
greens, and still very
nutrient dense! 
For christmas this year, my fiance set me up with an amazing juicer. The first few weeks I was experimenting with making a low-carb version of my classic green juice and it's just wasn't coming together for me. The ginger and lemon made me cringe no matter how small of an amount of it I put into the juice. Which is weird, because I LOVE lemon and ginger. 

Anyways, most of the fresh juice recipes out there contain a fairly large amount of carbohydrates due to the use of apples, carrots, and many other fruits. When you're on a weight-loss diet or anti-candida diet those carbs are just not worth the health benefits they could provide. I love, love, love this green juice because it is really mild, simple, slightly sweet, low-carb and oh-so-refreshing! Let this recipe remind you don't need all the sugary fruit to make a delicious, nutritious, fresh juice. :-) 


Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Nut-Free, Paleo, Primal, Raw

Ingredients:
3-5 handfuls baby spinach
3-5 sprigs fresh parsley, ends trimmed and coarsely chopped
Parsley can help to freshen
your breath naturally and is
a good source of vitamin C.
1 medium cucumber, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
2 stalks celery hearts, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
optional add-ins: dash sea salt or cayenne, lemon wedge

Directions:
1. Juice all ingredients except optional add-ins. Sprinkle add-ins on top and serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 24 hours.
2. Save the pulp from your juice and mix with tomato sauce, mashed avocado, into your protein smoothie, etc. 
*Recipe and juice photo by Keri Marino.


Keri Marino is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Propmaker, and Yoga Therapist.  She owns and operates Yoga Unique LLC offering mobile Private classes, Yoga Therapy and Yoga products. Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area. Check out more here: YogaUnique



3 comments:

  1. Keri, what kind of juicer? Because I have a big unwieldy one that is a pain in the you know what to clean so that I don't want to bother with it, but I love juicing. Is there one that is compact and easy to clean?!

    Laura

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    1. Hi Laura,

      We use a Champion Juice which is a fairly expensive model but incredibly quick, efficient, and easy to use. My fiance is a chef so he makes the decisions on what kitchen appliances we buy and I'm not exactly sure about the many types and styles. If juicing is a huge pain, you can pick up freshly juiced fruits and vegetables at Tortilla Maria. :-)

      peace and love.

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  2. Juicer is a bit expensive but it can help you to live healthy. Thanks for sharing your juicer brand. :D
    yoga wellness

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