Get a delicious dose of greens in this super-easy veggie juice.
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If you’re keen to get some veggie goodness into your every day, a green juice is your answer. Known to have a variety of good-for-you benefits, green juice has become increasingly popular and making your own at home couldn’t be easier. You can add any green fruit and veg you like - cucumber, kiwi fruit, celery, spinach and green apples - to cater to your taste. Making your own green veggie juice is also a great way to use up all that produce in your veggie drawer. Whether you start your day with a green juice or sip on the healthy drink as a refreshing addition to your nine-to-five, there are many good reasons to enjoy this wholesome beverage.
There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules about what goes into a green juice, but try to always get the best-quality produce. For this recipe, we’ve gone for 20g baby spinach leaves, which are a brilliant source of iron; vitamin-C-rich Granny Smith apple, kiwi fruit and lime (they also give the juice a sweet-sour hit); cucumber and coconut water which both help with increasing hydration levels, and warming ginger, which has plenty of antioxidants and will give your drink a nice kick.
First prepare your ingredients. Remove the core from the apple and chop - there’s no need to peel it as apple peel also contains a variety of nutrients (just make sure you’ve washed it well). Chop the cucumber, and peel and chop the kiwi fruit and lime. Next, finely grate the ginger to make 2 tsp. Now place all of these ingredients, plus the coconut water into a blender and blend until smooth. You could also use a juicer if you have one, but using a blender helps to retain more of the fibre in the fruits and vegetables used. Then pour the mixture into a glass and enjoy right away with lime slices.
Now you know just how easy it is to go green, try this green smoothie as another healthy way to start your day. And for another nutrient-packed brekkie-on-the-go, whip up this dragon fruit smoothie. For a refreshing fruity sip, try this berry and watermelon juice, and for a dairy-free smoothie that doubles as frozen sweet treat, try strawberry and pineapple smoothie.
Energy 494kJ/118 Cals (6%)
Protein 2g (4%)
Fat 0.4g (1%)
Sat Fat 0.2g (1%)
Sodium 89mg (4%)
Carb 23g (7%)
Sugar 23g (26%)
Dietary Fibre 5g (17%)