Summertime Green Juice
A lovely bright juice, full of green fruits and veggies, this Summertime Green Juice is a refreshing, delicious and healthy snack featuring the most versatile seasonal vegetable — zucchini!
As many of you may have noticed, I really enjoy a good smoothie. I often enjoy a smoothie first thing in the morning — that is after coffee — cause above everything I love a nice cup of hot coffee in the morning. So, after my coffee, I often enjoy a smoothie or in the summertime a yogurt bowl. Berries and cherries are in season so I have to take full advantage of their deliciousness. 🙂 If you love yogurt bowls too, check out my Cherry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bowl — it’s perfect for breakfast or even dessert!
While these are two of my favorite healthy breakfasts, my husband really enjoys a big glass of homemade green juice.
A few years ago he watched the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. The documentary follows Joe Cross and his journey to a healthy lifestyle. Joe began his change by juicing. My husband was inspired by Joe’s switch and how he made the conscious life change decision.
While my husband didn’t switch over to juicing for every meal, he did incorporate healthy juices into in diet. My husband started out with Joe’s Mean Green Juice, but it was a little too potent for me. The combination of kale, celery and ginger with a little fruit was a bit bitter for my tastes. But my husband loved how great he felt after drinking that healthy green juice.
In one cup of juice he had eaten so many nutrients! And that makes a person feel great. 🙂
As I mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of the Mean Green Juice. But I do enjoy a tasty juice.
For breakfast the other morning, my husband was inspired by the celery in our fridge, to make a green juice. In all honesty, when he served the juice, I was a bit apprehensive, you see i’m really not a celery fan. Outside of potato salad, soup or fried rice, I can forgo the stringy veggie. But it is really good for you.
And, to my pleasant surprise, my husband’s new green juice was delicious! I couldn’t believe I enjoyed drinking celery! But as they say, never say never!
I told my husband that I had to blog about his juice. If he could win me over with a celery juice, than I think everyone would love it.
His, Summertime Green Juice, as I like to call it, is made with an entire head of celery. He also added cucumber, green apples, green grapes, a lime and zucchini. I named it Summertime Green Juice because of the zucchini and the beautifully bright green color. He added the zucchini because he wanted to add more veggies and we had a big fresh garden zucchini sitting on our counter.
The refreshing cucumber, tartness and sweetness from the lime, grapes and apple, and the juicy mild zucchini complemented the celery really well. Now, don’t get me wrong, you’ll taste the celery (especially if you’re not fond of the flavor) but the celery isn’t over powering. It blends well with all the other flavors.
Now I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my husband for creating this Summertime Green Juice. I can finally drink celery and actually enjoy it!
I hope you all enjoy it to. 🙂
Do any of you make juices? If so, what are your favorites?
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I love smoothies too. If you enjoy them as well, check out my smoothies page for some of my favorite recipes.