Spicy Green Juice

Today was super busy for a Thursday, hence the super late post. But I have a fun recipe for you to make up for it! I don’t own a juicer (I’ll probably add one to the registry for the wedding though!) but I do have a blender and I figured whipping up a smoothie/juice would be manageable.

spicy green juice

This is not a typical sweet smoothie and way more closely resembles a super-healthy tasting green juice but SL even loved it so I know its a winner.

Spicy Green Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into 2″ chunks
  • 2″ cucumber, quartered
  • handful of spinach or kale (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 fruit (I have used pineapple, frozen mixed fruit, peaches…play around here and see what you like)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Put everything in the blender and blend on high until fully blended together

This juice is full of health. It’s basically health in a glass.

 

spicy green juice

 

Cayenne, if you can handle the heat, has some health benefits too. It is said to stimulate circulation, neutralize acidity in your body and has metabolism boosting powers! I love all things hot and spicy so I added a couple of dashs of this strong spice to my juice but feel free to start small and see what works for you!

If you aren’t into juices/smoothies when a traditional green taste, check out my some of my other sweeter smoothies:

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