Pink Is The New Green: A Simple “Green” Juice That’s Fun

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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.

Enjoy!

 

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