In summer I tend to go through a bit of a fresh juice & smoothie frenzy. I’ve been off work these last two weeks and I think I’ve had a freshly squeezed juice or smoothie every morning. I’ve been trying to make a green juice that I really enjoy for a little while now. You know, not one that you just gulp down and pretend to enjoy because it’s good for you. I’m always up for a healthy option as long as you don’t feel like you could be drinking something much better.
This combination is spot on. It’s packed full of nutrients and super tasty – the perfect morning kick.
If you’re not into green juices you’re probably thinking why bother putting lettuce in your juices? There are a number of health benefits that you can read up on but to me, it’s a way to ensure I get some greens into my diet, which doesn’t always happen if I’m grabbing food on the go, and it makes sure I get plenty of fiber to keep me going until lunch. I’ve tried juicing earthier greens like spinach into my juice but the taste is just a bit too strong for my liking. I reckon you’ve got to ease into green juices.
1 baby lettuce
40ml coconut water
Use a juicer to juice half a pineapple. You need approximately 200ml of fresh pineapple juice. The whole of my pineapple gave off 350ml so half should do the trick.
(If you don’t have a juicer you could use a 1/4 of a pineapple in a blender with more coconut water.)
Once you’ve finished juicing, blend the fresh pineapple juice with 1 chopped banana, the leaves of 1 well-rinsed baby lettuce and 40ml of coconut water.
Serve and enjoy your yummy green juice!
If you’ve got any great green juice recipes, do share! If not, give this one a go and let me know what you think. xS