If you are looking for an EASY and unbelievably delicious juice to make, this Green Juice is it!
I'm not usually one for smoothies or drinking calories, but I fell in LOVE with Green Juice while visiting a resort in Cancun. I had no idea what they put in it, but figured I could try to make it and see what happened.
Delicious is what happened! I couldn't believe it, it was even better than the green juice I enjoyed so much in Cancun. The flavors and texture in this recipe for green juice are simple perfection.
The best thing is I don't feel guilty at all for enjoying this juice because it's only 68 calories for a 4-ounce serving and 4 ounces is all you need. It's not too sweet, but sweet enough. The flavors are simply perfect and I hope you love it!
Frequently Asked Questions
I had it in the refrigerator for about 4 days and it was still perfectly fine. I was worried it might darken or maybe spoil after the 4 days, so I froze what I had left over and it will last much longer in the freezer.
Nope! All you need is a high speed blender that is able to blend everything up into a smooth and delicious juice.
Certainly! However, this recipe is created with the balance of flavor in mind, so this combination of ingredients results in a sweet, but not to sweet, juice that is perfectly balanced.
What are the Benefits of Drinking Green Juice?
I'm not usually a fan of drinking calories and I don't sign on to the theories that smoothies and juices are a meal supplement, but I did notice a few things after drinking this green juice.
It was super filling and I didn't feel like I was starving 30 minutes after drinking it. I'm a coffee-for-breakfast kind of person and often stay so busy that I forget to eat a balanced breakfast. Usually with juices or other types of breakfast drinks, I am starving within 30 minutes of drinking them. That wasn't the case with this juice.
While I don't think it should be used as a meal replacement on a regular basis, it is great when you are really in a hurry and need a little boost.
Some claim that green juice is wonderful for you and some claim it isn't. I fall somewhere in the middle.
I love vegetables and fruit, but if you don't, this is a great way to get some fruits and vegetables into your diet in a very pleasing way. This juice is delicious!
I'm not a health expert, so I'm not going to get into the pros and cons of drinking green juice, nor will I claim it's the best thing for you. It is, however, absolutely delicious and so easy to make!
What Fruits & Vegetables work Best for Green Juice?
While you can use any vegetables or fruits to create a spectacular juice, stick with green or neutral colored fruits and veggies for a vibrant green juice.
I used a combination of spinach, celery, kiwi, apple and threw in some ginger because it balanced all the flavors perfectly while adding a bit of spice.
I would have probably added cucumber if I had one on hand, but I didn't. Feel free to add that in!
Let me know what you end up adding to your green juice to make it deliciously yours!
Other Drinks you can Make with the Cold & Hot Blender
I love the Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender and have found that it does an amazing job with so many things.
You can take ice, some oranges, a few other ingredients and make this delicious and refreshing Orange Milkshake without the need for ice cream! It reminds me of an Orange Julius!
Or, if it's chocolate you want. Try this Chocolate Frosty! You only need 3 ingredients!
This Bloody Mary Mix is not only delicious for making the best Bloody Marys, it's also great as a V-8 style juice. Just skip the vodka! Or don't!
How to Make Green Juice
When I said this is easy, I really meant it is EASY to make!
Core and quarter 1 small Granny Smith apple. The Ninja Foodi Cold and Hot blender will pulverize the core and the seeds, so you really only have to quarter it, but I have this great apple corer and it takes 2 seconds to remove the core and my chickens like to peck at the apple core, so it's a win-win.
Peel & cut the ends off of 2 kiwi. You don't have to cut the kiwi, just throw them in the blender whole.
Add in 2 stalks of celery that are cut in thirds. I like to use the inner part of the celery with the leaves, it's a great way to use them up!
Add in 2 cups of spinach and the coconut water. The coconut water I used is Goya brand and it does have some sugar and little pieces of coconut it in. While I'm sure the coconut water adds some flavor to the green juice, it doesn't taste like coconut at all.
You can use another type of coconut water or even plain water, but you might need to add a little sweetener of choice. The Goya brand of coconut water is carbonated.
I'm sure this green juice will work just fine without carbonation, so use what you have on hand or can easily find. I found this brand at my local grocery store, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find.
The final ingredient that I added was a 1" piece of fresh peeled ginger. This gave a little spice to the green juice that I absolutely LOVE, but feel free to leave it out if you aren't a fan.
The blender will be pretty full, but don't worry! Just hit that extract button and let the cycle do its thing.
Serve & Enjoy!
- Ninja Foodi Cold and Hot Blender
- 2 cups Coconut Water with pulp - I used Goya brand
- 2 stalks celery
- 2 kiwi
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1 inch ginger
- 2 cups spinach
- Core and quarter the apple and add to the blender. Cut the ends off of the kiwis and peel the outer skin. Add them to the blender whole.
- Add in 2 celery stalks, inner part with leaves preferred, 2 cups spinach and the coconut water with pulp. Peel a 1" piece of ginger and add to the blender.
- Put the lid on the blender and select the extract function. Serve & Enjoy!
ABOUT THE RECIPE AUTHOR, LOUISE LONG
Louise is a full-time recipe creator and food blogger @ The Salted Pepper. She has over 30 years of experience with cooking and recipe development. She owned a restaurant for several years and was a full-time RN until retiring to blog full-time.
Louise has several very active Facebook groups that help people with the basics of cooking and getting the most out of the Ninja Foodi.
Seeing the need for easy, delicious, and high quality recipes, she is focusing all of her efforts creating recipes specifically for the Ninja Foodi. Her recipes are easy for the home cook to follow and provide step-by-step instructions.
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