Jan
27
2012

The Ultimate Green Power Juice

Drinks

Yes, you are right, this is not a typical Picky Palate recipe :)  Over the last 6 months or so, my husband and I have been doing a lot of blending (with our Blendtec)  and juicing.  I love drinking these in the morning for breakfast, it’s amazing how great you feel.  We have a fun juice shop down the street from us called Nekter Juice Bar that we visit often.  One of my favorite juices to order from them is their Toxin Flush which has all of the same ingredients as you will see below.

I do not know their exact recipe, but you know I was determined to re-create my favorite drink in the comfort of my own home so I could have it anytime I wanted.

It ends up I like my version even more.  Score!

Please know, we have a very basic juicer, it is nothing fancy.  I think it’s the Jack LaLanne basic model.  Let’s take a look at my favorite morning juice :)

The ingredients for my Power Juice are apples, spinach, parsley, lemon and fresh ginger.  Love!

If you’ve never juiced before, it’s quite fun.  It’s a little bit of a production with set up/clean up, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not so bad :)

Keep adding your ingredients to the juicer and watch the juice flow :)

Don’t worry, the drink does not taste like parsley or spinach.  It just adds a perfect freshness not to mention it’s health benefits.

My little guy loves helping smash the fruits and veggies.

Almost done!

The Ultimate Green Power Juice

6 large Fuji or Gala apples, quartered

4 cups baby spinach leaves

1 bunch of parsley

2 inches fresh ginger, skin removed

1 lemon

1. Turn juicer on and add half of the apples. Add spinach, parsley, ginger, and remaining apples. Squeeze lemon into juice.

Makes 2 servings about (4 1/4 Cups) depending on the size of your apples

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  1. 1
    Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    This may not be a blog du “norm” for you but that green nectar is a serious craving at our house. One of our favorite buys is the Odwalla Superfood juice, whose jolly green giant hue is thanks to a hefty dose of Spirulina. But adding ginger takes it to a whole new tasty level. Thanks for going Jack Lalanne on us.

  2. 2

    Love this post, Jenny, and that you juice. I don’t use my juicer very much anymore..the cleanup takes forever! (after I wash all the produce and clean it, and then actually juice it…then I have to clean up all those parts and pulp).

    So Ive been slacking on juicing for about….2-3 years now :) Your pics make me wanna start again!

    • 2.1
      Kelley says:

      I put a plastic grocery bag inside of my pulp recepticle, fold it over the sides and get to work. When I’m done juicing, I lift the sides and pitch. One less thing to clean :)

  3. 3

    wow! *A*
    i wanna try this too

  4. 4

    I love juice! I bought my husband a juicer a couple of years ago and it has been amazing! We haven’t gotten it out in a couple of months, so this is a great reminder to get it back out! It looks amazing and green! I love it! :-D

  5. 5

    I’ve always been curious about juicing…this looks like a great recipe to start out with!!

  6. 6
    Bev Weidner says:

    SLUUURRRRRP slurp slurp.

  7. 7
    Cynthia Hale says:

    we make smoothies with those ingredients, plus more, on almost a daily basis. We throw it all (peel and all) into our Blendtec. Clean up takes about 20 seconds and you get ALL of the nutrition. We love it!!

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    I am obsessed with green smoothies right now. Will try your recipe next!

  9. 9
    leslie says:

    I really need to get myself a juicer..are they a pain to clean?

  10. 10

    I would love to start juicing …. I just can’t get myself to invest again in another appliance … sure looks good though!

  11. 11
    Jen says:

    My favorite part of green smoothies is watching my 4 year old and 2 year old get so excited for them – who’d have thought they’d love spinach and kale so much???

  12. 12
    Deborah says:

    Man, I’m finally getting a good blender, but now it looks like I need a juicer, too! (Although my new kitchen is so tiny that I wouldn’t have anywhere to put it!)

  13. 13

    I have a Jack Lalane too, works like a charm!

  14. 14
    Heather B says:

    We love juicing as well – we make a big batch and drink it over the next 2-3 days. And if you start with this in the morning, then you don’t feel as bad eating some of your other delicious Pick Palate-created treats!

  15. 15

    fabulous! I am sharing this on my Facebook fan page today and on twitter & Pinterest

  16. 16

    how fun!!! I don’t have a juicer, but I remember that my little guy loved green juice when he was little.

  17. 17
    jaesi says:

    I drink one of these everyday! You are so right, juicing makes you feel so good. I just finished a 7 day juice cleanse, and Jack Lalaine was by my side the whole time ;)

  18. 18
    Lynne Laino says:

    Jenny, your recipe looks so delicious and refreshing. Seeing the green juice gave me pause but seeing your ingredient list makes me wish I had a juicer too! What a great way to start your day, crammed with nutrition. I love the addition of ginger too, to brighten it. I think some mango would be nice too! Thanks so much for sharing (as always, great, great pics!)

  19. 19

    wow, this looks amazing. new to your blog, but i love it. you have some great recipes, and it’s nice to see a super healthy one. :-)

  20. 20
    Kelley says:

    Love my Jack Lalane juicer! Wouldn’t mind seeing more recipes like this on Picky-Palate. Thanks for posting!

  21. 21
    Hannah says:

    What’s the serving size?

  22. 22
    Liz says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Just a little note, you should never juice the seeds from an apple.

  23. 23
    Erin says:

    I’ve never used a juicer but it looks fun!

  24. 24

    Gorgeous! I’m ready to break out my juicer now!

  25. 25

    So I’ve actually been making fresh juice blends all week. I had much success earlier in the week, but these past two days have been horrible. I was trying out recipes with more greenery (kale, spinach, celery). I’ll have to give this recipe a go!

  26. 26

    Looks great. I don’t have a juicer, so instead I make green smoothies. If I ever get one though, I’ll check out this recipe!

  27. 27
    robin says:

    I just started drinking some thing like this Wednesday. It was a work in progress and I do not have a nice juicer just a blender so it is rather a thick mixture. the coworkers are giving me a lot of strange looks while I am drinking this strange green mixture, but hopefully it will be worth it at least I feel better knowing that everything in it is healthy. I have thought about getting some protein powder or something of that nature to add to it any ideas?

  28. 28

    I would love to wake up everyday to this drink. Now, if only I had a juicer :P

  29. 29

    This looks yummy! My son has recently started juicing..i’d like to try this one! :)

  30. 30
    Marla says:

    Such a fun twist to see this green juice here. So pretty too. Have a great weekend Jenny :)

  31. 31
    Amy says:

    Where can I find the bottle you used in the photo? My kids would LOVE to have their green juice in such a fun container!

  32. 32
    Anna says:

    Fresh and refreshing…What a healthy way to enjoy a combination of flavors. I would love to have this gadget too. Thanks for the post!

  33. 33

    I just got a new juicer recently, and I agree, very fun! This is a very refreshing juice and love the mix here!

  34. 34
    mary says:

    YUM! I have been juicing too and LOVE it!!! my friend has a great juice blog and one of her tips if if you juice your greens and ginger first then your fruits you will get more of the veggie juice out of the juicer. I have yet to try this with parsley but spinach and kale is super yummy too!!

  35. 35

    Excellent combo of ingredients. That juice had to taste so-o good.

  36. 36
    Danny says:

    you don’t need a juicer to make this. i use my Vitamix, and drink all the fiber, nothing thrown out. it takes 30 sec to clean up. Any powerfull blender will work.

  37. 37
    Brian says:

    My wife and I recently started juicing, and we’ll have to try this one!

    I noticed in one of your pictures that you were tossing a whole apple quarter in. I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but apple seeds contain a small amount of cyanide. Most adults are able to absorb and digest this without complications, but it might be potentially harmful to your little ones. You might make sure and cut the seeds out before you toss it in.

  38. 38
    jerileigh says:

    I LOVE this. If you like to get your fruits and veggies but hate the hasel of having to juice all everything like that, I fell in love with a product from ItWorks Global that gives you all that you need in one all natural powder. Try Greens from ItWorks Global! (https://jerileigh.myitworks.com/Shop/Product/303) Not only do they taste great, they are versatile and can be added to just about ANYTHING – smoothies, juice, yogurt, applesauce, water, etc. One serving of greens provides 8+ servings of fruits and veggies. I loved them so much when I first started taking them that I started telling all my friends and am now distributing them! They are AMAZING and even give you energy! Check them out!

  39. 39
    clothespin says:

    Sorry Brian. I’m a botanist… apple seeds have tiny amounts of arsnic. It’s so small that you would have to eat handfuls of seeds to have any issues… and, as the solids are removed, you’re probably not getting much of what is in there in the first place. If there were any concern at all, my OB (13 weeks pregnant) would have said something – she only encouraged my use of the juicer!

    By the way, I got the Breville Juice Fountain Plus and it’s easy to clean and works well. Also has great reviews.

    Thanks for the recipe by the recipe. I only just got into juicing and am still collecting recipes for it!

  40. 40
    Carla Wells says:

    I do not have a juicer, but would love to try this…do you think there’s any way to do it with a blender? The apples would be the only issue i would think.

  41. 41
    Green Juice says:

    Yum, I love fuji apples, great addition to my green juices.

  42. 42
    Joyce says:

    Thank you for posting this! I’m going to try this out tomorrow. I too love the Toxin Flush juice from Nekter Juice Bar, but wanted to do my juicing more economically. :)

    • 42.1
      Joyce says:

      I just made this recipe and it’s definitely better than the one at Nekter! I used 4 granny smith apples and 2 Arkansas black apples and juiced the lemon along with the other items, I also used 1 cup of mixed greens along with the spinach. I got 48 oz, 6 cups of juice, but I used the Omega 8004 juicer, which really squeezes the juice out.

      Thank you again for posting this recipe!

  43. 43

    [...] that we should implement juicing and blending.  The first Juice recipe was posted in January 2012 HERE, and we’re pleased to post this blend recipe with a hope of many more to [...]

  44. 44

    [...] This is extraordinary wonderful and healthy juice for breakfast. If you are obsessed with green smoothies like me, you should try it. If you want to lose weight and desire a healthy lifestyle, also try it. Tell you the truth, it’s surprisingly easy to make. All you need to do is prepare the ingredients and blend them with a juicer. Can you imagine how it tastes that combines apples, lemon, parsley, spinach and fresh ginger together? It’s absolutely awesome! The flavor of spinach and parsley is vanished in the juice. They merely add a perfect freshness and rich nutrition to the juice. Let’s start a lively day with this in the morning. I’m fairly sure it will satisfy your picky-palate. Look, how healthy and refreshing it is to enjoy a combination of tastes! At picky-palate.com [...]

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