The holidays are over, the mornings are steaming hot and I am slowly emerging from my American food coma. To get back on track with my health goals, I’ve resolved to whip up a fresh veggie juice each morning, using my brand spanking new George Foreman juicer.
This morning, I fought the urge to snooze another ten minutes, and stumbled into the kitchen with juice on my mind. Yesterday had a Vitamin C slant, with a huge dose of carrots and beetroot. Today, I was keen to try some different flavours.
I turned to Who Magazine’s ‘Lose 5kg Fast’ mini mag. Normally I don’t pay much attention to such headlines, as I know the best way for me to lose a couple of kilos is to banish sugar, cut back on wheat and dairy, and get my butt moving.
However, the Who mag featured a green juice recipe, courtesy of author Jason Vale. Apparently the guy is known as the “Jamie Oliver of juicing”. That means he either visits British schools, replacing chocolate milk with veggie juices, or he just really knows his stuff. I’m guessing it’s the latter. Though the former could make a great TV show…
Anyway, back to the juice. Here’s what’s in it:
1 stick of celery
1 small handful of spinach
1 handful of parsley (the recipe also calls for watercress, but I didn’t have any)
Simply bung it all in the juicer, give it a stir and plop in a few ice cubes. It does sound hideously healthy – and it is! – but it also was extremely tasty. The apples add a sweet zing, while the other greens satisfied my craving for fresh, wholesome ingredients.
This may just be my new favourite juice combination. I now feel incredibly energised and ready to jump on the exercise bike for a sweaty session.