The Ultimate Green Power Juice

Yes, you are right, this is not a typical Picky Palate recipe ๐Ÿ™‚  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep adding your ingredients to the juicer and watch the juice flow ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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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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46 Responses
  1. Heidi @foodiecrush

    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. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Your pics make me wanna start again!

    1. Kelley

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Cynthia Hale

    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!!

  5. Jen

    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???

  6. 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!)

  7. 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!

  8. jaesi

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Lynne Laino

    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!)

  10. Kelley

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

  11. 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!

  12. robin

    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?

  13. Amy

    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!

  14. 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!

  15. mary

    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!!

  16. Danny

    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.

  17. Brian

    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.

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  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. Joyce

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Joyce

      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!

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