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Green Juice with a Hint of Pineapple


song_of_style_green_juice_101Since my college days, I’ve always started my day off with coffee. At one point, I became a little too codependent on it, where I felt like I could not wake up in the morning if I didn’t drink coffee, and I would sometimes drink up to 5 cups a day. Last year though, with the whole juice cleanse craze, I did my very first 3 day juice cleanse, where I was only allowed to drink juice, which meant I had to give up my coffee for 3 whole days! I did cheat (I ate fruits and nuts, and a few vegetables here and there) but I didn’t drink any coffee. Giving this up was the hardest thing fort me during my juice cleanse, but afterwards I suddenly no longer became dependent on coffee, and have since found my LOVE for drinking green juice! Almost every morning now, I start my day off with green juice on an empty stomach. Studies say it’s best to drink green juice on an empty stomach so your body can absorb all of the good nutrients.

It’s not easy, and it’s a lot of work (it can get messy too) but I do it because it’s healthy, tastes good, and makes me feel good. There are several different green juice recipes I use, but here is a new one that my friend recently introduced to me.song_of_style_green_juiceIngredients:

  • 1/2 of bell pepper
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 handfuls of kale
  • 2 handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 prepacked organic cilantro
  • 1 giant slice of pre-packed pineapple
  • 1 green apple
  • Juicer (I use a Breville Juicer)

Some tips on making your own green juice:

  • Drink your green juice on an empty stomach, or wait at least 2 hours after a meal to drink a green juice, then wait 20 mins after drinking your green juice to consume a meal.
  • Drink your juice within 7-15 minutes for most nutritional benefits.
  • Don’t add too many sweet fruits or vegetables, as you’ll be consuming too much sugar. This was one of my biggest mistakes at first as I love fruit. I’d add bananas, apples, strawberries, etc… altogether! Apparently, this is a big no-no.

What are some of your favorite green juice/smoothie recipes? Any other combos I should try?


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  1. Hi AIMEE!

    I love that you started blogging about healthy recipes.. Thank you. Keep it up!

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  2. I’ve also been obsessed with green drinks (I’ve been doing a green shake) for a while now! I haven’t tried green juice yet and I think it’s a great idea! I definitely need to try it. You should definitely add Chia Seeds in your green drinks, they are very good for you and you hardly even notice them in the drink!!

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  3. I know what you mean about the coffee dependency. It totally sucks. I also recently integrated fresh juice into my diet – my favorite combo is kale, celery, cucumber, green apple, ginger and lemon. It’s so yummy and refreshing, and I love the spice of the ginger. Try it! :)

  4. Nicole says on May 15, 2014

    My go-to green juice is kale (green or dinosaur), collards, celery, romaine, broccoli stem, green chard, cucumber, lemon, ginger, and a pear (preferable green d’Anjou). Absolutely love starting my day this way. I just wish I had a more flexible schedule where I could take some time to enjoy it in the morning! I do a similar green smoothie, but instead or lemon, ginger, and pear, I add banana, almond milk, and protein powder. Lovely greens that stick with you a bit longer.

  5. I have been juicing for over 3 years now and it’s part of my daily routine. I used to use the same juicer until I received the Vitamix as a gift. My fav combo is Spinach,kale,1 gala apple, ginger and/or lemon, cucumber and water. It’s very detoxing and anti-inflammatory. I went through a health scare with my digestive system and food became and still is my medicine.
    It’s delish! I will be posting more recipes on my blog. #healthy and #chic @

  6. One of my go-to green smoothis is kale, chard (or some other dark leafy greens), some flaxseed, coconut water and a banana, maybe some berries here and there. The coconut water really adds a naturall sweetness to what would otherwise be a bitter smoothie (with the kale and all).
    For a green juice, I usually like to have kale or spinach or both, zucchini, Italian flat leaf parsley, green apple and sometimes a carrot.

    I also love juiced beets so I usually do a “red juice” with red beets, carrots and a small bit of ginger.

    I havent tried juices really with pineapple, but I will def try that next!

  7. I have never done a juice cleanse because I lead a very active life and I need food for my body! But I love drinking juices between meals to fill up and get some antioxidants and vitamins into my system. This juice looks delicious!