Spinach & Apples Juice
We do a lot of juicing in our family. Our standard ingredients, from which we drew the name of our blog, is Spinach & Apples. Between our juice and the Spinach & Apples Smoothie (a recipe to come), we were couldn’t keep spinach and applies in the house. We have since resolved that buying bags of spinach and apples in bulk from Costco.
The nice thing about this juice is it’s variable — you can make it strong or mild. I like to taste the green in my juice and the apples; when my son T6 was first starting out, my personal blend was too strong, so I cut back and made him a “mild” version. He has since kicked up the volume and is now making strong and delicious juices of his own combination.
You will need a juicer of some sort, whether it’s an attachment to your blender or food processor, an inexpensive “first” juicer, or the big commercial mega-juicer like T4 decided to buy — he does things big! This video gives you some tips on what to look for in a juicer.
Yield, 32 oz. juice (on average, depending on your juicer)
Prepare vegetables suitable to your juicer; some require smaller chunks than others.
4 cups fresh spinach (pressed firmly into the measuring cup)
2-3 apples, depending on size
4 stalks celery
1/2 green pepper
Serve and enjoy. This juice makes enough to have for a satisfying mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshment, perfect to taking to work and eliminates that tendency to reach for a snack. Juices lose their nutrient value if stored for long periods and are best at room temperature but some people like it chilled.
NOTE: To make a “mild” juice, you can use only the spinach, apples and celery (leaving out the green pepper and cucumber), even reducing the spinach to 3 cups, if you wish.