Veggie juice #1

In case you happen to be tired of the copious amounts of calorie-laden goodies I have been sharing, I offer you a reprieve! Thanks to a very generous and kind friend, we are owners of a brand new juicer! And we have been using it like crazy. This week I have had a veggie juice for breakfast and lunch every day, followed by a sensible dinner. I had to "cheat" by eating something substantial before dinner the last three days because I get light-headed if I don't. I don't like feeling light-headed. The detox feels good, though. My body is happy!

Dan and I have a standard juice that we make, but when we are in short supply of ingredients we have to improvise. This juice was one of my improvisations that turned out delicious! If you have a juicer, you must give this a try.

Run the following through a juicer:

3 kale leaves

A handful of spinach

1 cucumber, quartered

3 carrots

2 tomatoes, quartered

Small handful of fresh parsley

2 green apples, quartered

1 lemon, quartered, deseeded and most of peel cut off

1 clove garlic

1 inch of peeled ginger

This made somewhere around 16 ounces of juice. I loved the tiny bit of zing that the garlic added, but omit that if you would like.

It is delicious and sooo healthy! More juice recipes to come, as well as naughty, delicious treats. :)