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For the past few months, I’ve been toting in bottles of green juice to work to enjoy deskside before the chaos of my work day begins. Subsequently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about said green juice. Namely — Is it good? (Yes!), Where did you get it? (Chateau Stephanie), Why? (Because it’s like, really good?!) So, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to my elixir of choice – green juice!

After months of biting the bullet and spending $9 a pop for my juice fix, I took the plunge and invested in my own juicer . The results have been AWESOME. At first, I went crazy juicing everything in sight– strawberry orange , mint cantaloupe, grapefruit orange, all greens, pineapple orange apple, etc.  Now I don’t play around with it AS much, but I am pretty consistent about one in particular: the green stuff.  The recipe is pretty simple, and I don’t  use exact measurements, but the below yields about 16 ounces, or enough to fill up a standard clear plastic bottle. Here’s how I make it:

  • 2 small green apples, quartered
  • big handful of spinach
  • half a cucumber
  • a few leaves of romaine
  • half a lemon, peeled
  • a few stalks of celery (celery isn’t my favorite, so I so easy on it.)
Juice the above, and that’s it! You can switch it up depending on what you have:  replace the apple with pear, add some ginger, try some kale (I always have a hard time juicing kale, though). Once everything is juiced, I pour it into a clear plastic bottle, take it to work with me, pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to get it nice and chilly, and then guzzle it down. A few notes if you decide to make your own:
  • Wash all the fruit!
  • When everything is juiced, bottle it immediately. The longer the juice is exposed to air, the quicker it oxidizes (see: turns brown aka gross).
  • On that same note, if pouring into a bottle, fill it up as high as possible so that no air is in the bottle. I’m talking the very very VERY top, and seal it tight.
  • Best served cold.
Also, if anyone is wondering, this is boyfriend approved. Brian doesn’t drink it as much as I do, but when he does, he enjoys it!


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