Nutritious Fruit & Veggie Juice

Delicious & Highly Nutritious Fruit & Veggie Juice

amandanicolesmith Detox, Drinks, Juice, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

Green juice can be delicious and highly nutritious at the same time. Cucumber, celery, carrots, apples, young thai coconut and ginger; this is my winning fruit and veggie combination that is sure to delight even the pickiest of taste buds.

What I love about his juice is that it makes you feel so alive, I get this euphoric feeling after drinking a quart, plus it’s really easy to make.

Invest in A Juicer

If you have money to splurge on a juicer, I highly recommend the omega juicer that are masticating, they cause less oxidization and squeeze out more juice than a centrifugal. You can read about the differences in this article

If you’re a first time juicer, you can find one at a thrift store for less than $20. In Kansas City I bought and older white Jack Lalane for $7 that lasted me for 5 years, and in the DMV area I got the same one for $14 that looks brand new. They’re on eBay and amazon.com, and they have cheap replacement parts, should anything break. They also have the newer stainless steal one, but I really liked the older model. 

 

Perhaps the hardest part about this recipe is finding and opening the young coconut, but I have a no fail way that works every time. The key is to use a cleaver knife, aka hatchet. Then you’ll chop a square into the top of the coconut, reminiscent of chopping wood. The better your aim, the less swings you’ll have to take. Ideally you’ll make 4 cuts, and the top of the coconut will just pop open like a secret door. Then you can pour out the juice and scrape the meat out with a spoon. The meat can be eaten plain or you can throw it into your smoothies or a dessert batter like this strawberry rhubarb crispy cream cake.

I have found that the specialty health markets and even Whole Foods sell the young thai coconuts for $5-6, which is absurd. I found them for $2.99 and sometimes cheaper at the Asian markets, they also sell more so they are fresher.

If finding, and opening a young thai coconut is too much work, you can always skip it. With the coconut you’ll get about a quart of juice, without the coconut you’ll probably get about 3 cups of juice. Either way it’ll still taste good, with just enough sweetness from the apples, for even more sweetness add another apple or two.

I hope you feel as good as I do after drinking a big ol’ glass of green juice, enjoy!

Delicious & Highly Nutritious Fruit & Veggie Juice
Yields 1
A green juice that tastes good and has an array of nutrients.
Write a review
Print
Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 young thai coconut
  2. 1 cucumber
  3. 3 small carrots; about 1.5 cups
  4. 2 apples
  5. 3 celery stalks
  6. 1 slice ginger; about a quarter sized piece
Instructions
  1. Use a hatchet, aka cleaver knife, to cut a square into the top of the coconut. The top should pop right off if you hit it hard enough.
  2. Process everything else through the juicer and stir it all together.
Notes
  1. Drink right away to avoid oxidization.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *