This Green Juice recipe is naturally sweet, promotes vibrant heath, and even kids will drink it!
I got my first juicer over a decade ago, when my mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. It was during that time that I immersed myself in everything I could learn about nutrition and wellness (not much has changed in that area, actually) and learned about the benefits of juicing fresh vegetables and fruits.
Juicing is a fantastic way to get a lot of nutrition in one glass. I can consume so many more vegetables and fruits when I’m drinking juice than if I tried to eat it all in non-juice form.
Over the years I’ve juiced sporadically, but found it hard to get into a routine and do it consistently. I recently realized the main reason I didn’t juice as consistently as I’d like is because I was using a centrifugal juicer instead of a masticating juicer.
A centrifugal juicer juices at high speed using a blade to slice and dice the food. It works quickly and you can put the whole fruit or vegetable in without much prep. They are also much less expensive than masticating juicers. The Jack Lalanne Juicer was my first juicer and it cost less than $100.
The cons to a centrifugal juicer, however, are that the juice doesn’t last very long and basically needs to be consumed right when you make it. Also, they aren’t very efficient. Juicing greens with a centrifugal juicer is next to impossible.
I decided to up my juicing game and get a masticating juicer. After a lot of research, I went with the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center.
I am in love! With a smaller feed tube than my old juicer, this one does require more prep (I have to cut the fruits and vegetables so they fit), BUT the pros more than outweigh that con.
This is a SUPER efficient juicer, with the pulp coming out basically dry. It makes much more juice using the same amount of produce than my old juicer.
The best part is that the juice can last 3 days in the refrigerator! This means I can make enough juice to last half of the week in one juicing session. I bought these glass bottles and they are perfect for storing the juice in the fridge.
After juicing my produce, I pour it through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp since we like our juice smooth. That is totally optional, though.
Green Juice Recipe Ingredients
The first recipe for juice on Happy Healthy Mama is one that is great for beginners. If you’ve never had green juice, this is a great recipe to start with. It’s also perfect for kids. Sweet pineapple, apple, and carrots make this a very sweet green juice recipe.
- baby spinach
If you think the green color is too swampy for your kiddos, you can leave out the carrots. It will be a brighter, prettier green without them. But they do add some sweetness and, of course, extra nutrition.
How to Make This Sweet Green Juice Recipe
- Turn on juicer and add all ingredients.
- If desired, strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp.
One serving of this green juice recipe contains more than the recommended daily value of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. It also contains a great amount of folate, iron, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. I love drinking green juice and especially getting my kids to drink it!
Green juice is also great for your skin. Check out this post about How to Get Clear Skin Naturally!
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If you’re looking for more easy and delicious ways to get your kids eating greens, give this Pineapple Spinach Smoothie recipe a try!
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