No Juicing Green Juice

I had a juicer once upon a time, and while I did enjoy using it - it took way too long to clean. Then I lost a bolt which was integral to it's operation, and that was the end of my juicing career. I'm quite sure they've improved on juicers over the last few years, however, I just don't have the patience for it. I do however enjoy consuming nutritious and tasty beverages that come together in a few minutes - this my friends, is certainly that.

There's a real punchy "green" flavour - which is present because I add Alberta Greens to this. It does take a bit getting used to if green juices typically aren't your thing, but I now think it's actually really tasty! You can purchase the Greens at Community Natural Foods, and I'm sure a few other health food stores around the city. They are packed full of goodness: Spirulina, Algae, Beet Root Powder, Probiotics, Bee Pollen, Wheat Grass and more!

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The only prep really required for this is frozen bananas. I keep these stocked at all times in a freezer safe container. Once bananas are ripe, I cut them into thirds and freeze. I like the size of the 1/3 banana to use in single portion drinks. Just enough to add creaminess but not so much as to make it too "banana-y".

You can add anything you fancy to this, like most of my recipes. This is a good place to start, then you can fine tune it based on the flavours you like, or what you currently have in your kitchen!

I typically make this the day of, however, if you have an early start or limited time in the AM, just make it the night before and keep in the fridge!

green juice

INGREDIENTS:

*serves 1

1/3 frozen banana

1 heaping spoon full fat greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)

1 tbs Alberta Greens

1 tbs collagen powder (optional)

1 large handful spinach

1 large chunk cucumber (2-3")

1-1.5 cups water or coconut water (or do half water / half nut milk)

sprinkle of bee pollen (optional)

Optional add-ons: ginger, mint, apple, blueberries, protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a high powdered blender and blitz for a minute. Drink and enjoy!

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