– 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
– 1 cucumber
– 2 green apples
– Juice of 1 lemon
1. Wash and prep the ingredients:
– Rinse the spinach leaves thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris. Pat them dry with a clean towel.
– Peel and roughly chop the cucumber into manageable pieces.
– Core the green apples and cut them into quarters.
2. Blend the spinach leaves:
– Place the spinach leaves into a high-speed blender. If using a regular blender, you may need to do this step in batches.
– Pulse a few times to break down the leaves, then blend on high speed until the spinach reaches a smooth consistency.
3. Add the remaining ingredients:
– Toss in the cucumber pieces and apple quarters into the blender with the pureed spinach.
– Squeeze in the juice of one lemon to add a zesty kick to the mix.
– Blend everything together until the juice is smooth and well combined.
4. Strain and serve:
– If you prefer a refined texture, strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a pitcher or glass.
– Give the juice a gentle stir to incorporate any pulp or residue left behind.
– Pour the juice into serving glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish with a slice of lemon or a sprig of fresh mint if desired.
– For an extra kick of sweetness, consider adding a teaspoon of honey or a few drops of maple syrup.
– If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle in a pinch of ginger or a handful of fresh mint leaves for added flavor.
– To make it a more substantial drink, you can incorporate a splash of coconut water or your favorite fruit juice.
1. Tropical Twist: Substitute one of the green apples with a ripe pineapple. The combination of spinach, cucumber, apple, and pineapple will transport you to a sunny beach in the Caribbean.
2. Citrus Zing: Replace the green apple with an orange, and add the juice of half a grapefruit for a tangy twist that will brighten your day.
As the first sip of this invigorating spinach juice touched my lips, I could feel my body revitalizing from within. This little green powerhouse not only satisfied my craving for a refreshing beverage but also nourished me with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I hope this simple recipe becomes a staple in your kitchen, providing you with a rejuvenating elixir that will leave you feeling nourished and refreshed. Cheers to vibrant green health!