I don’t know about you, but green isn’t really my top fave color for food. Of course, I eat greens—loads of them. I love greens. Green for salads and stir-fries make sense. But although I will drink a green juice, a green drink doesn’t intuitively feel appealing to me. I’d rather it be red or blue or purple or orange or just about anything but green.
I solved this issue by accident the other day when I was throwing together a fresh juice. I felt in need of something cooling, nutrient-dense and cleansing, but the ingredient pickings were a bit slim—it was about time for a grocery run.
I did have some fresh cucumber, celery and ginger; I rooted through the freezer for something else to punch it up and found I had some frozen beets. I wasn’t even thinking about color; I just thought the sweetness and nutritional value would be a plus. I added one chunk of frozen banana and a splash of lime juice, and some water, and voila! Pink Green Juice. I can’t say I planned it, but it worked out really well. Thought I’d share.
Pretty Pink (Green) Juice
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1 large stalk celery, cut into pieces
- 1 knuckle fresh ginger, chopped small or shredded (or 1 tsp. ginger puree)
- 2-3 slices frozen beets
- 1 large chunk frozen banana
- 1 splash (about 1-2 tsp.) lime juice
- 1/2 c. to 1 cup water (depending on desired consistency)
(I’m big on keeping it loose—if you varied any quantity of these ingredients to taste, I don’t think it would matter a whit.)
Blend in high-speed bender until smooth.