I’ve finally stopped mistakenly writing 2014 on cards and checks. I think this means I’m comfortably committed to 2015 now. Hayley and I wrapped up with our fitness challenge and a food reset/rebalance last month, and with those accomplishments checked off I’ve relaxed a bit but I didn’t put the blender or juicer back in deep storage- no! I keep them within reach and, inspired by the oh-so-delicious juices of Blue Print Juice, recently made a refreshing green juice to start the day.
The really lovely thing about juices and smoothies, I think, is the high level of flexibility you have with the “recipes.” Unlike with baking, if you leave out an ingredient or double another in a juice the end result isn’t going to turn out a literal flopping failure. I really enjoyed this combo, so I’ll tell you what went into our juice glasses, but I encourage tasting and tweaking to your liking. Always rinse fruits and veggies well and peel tough items like pineapple. When adding citrus to juice, you can either peel it (otherwise the rind will cause a bitter taste that will ruin the whole juice) or squeeze it in by hand.
Pineapple Green Juice: one green apple, a few stalks of celery, half a big cucumber or a couple mini cukes (a little under a cup), a quarter of a pineapple (add more for a sweeter juice), about an inch of ginger (for a nice peppery kick), a handful of mint, half a lime.
As an alternative, I highly recommend the pineapple/apple/mint juice from Blue Print. Sooooo good. A sip of that stuff and I forget the snow banks taller than I am outside.
Happy Monday! Blair