Green Juice Makes: 2 servings, about 8 ounces each Active time: 15 minutes | Total: 15 minutes This healthy green juice recipe combines parsley, spinach, pears and celery to make a juice packed with bone-supporting vitamin K. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this green juice recipe in a blender. 1/2 cup fresh parsley 3 cups spinach 1/2 lemon, peeled 2 medium pears, cut into eighths 6 large stalks celery, trimmed Ice cubes (optional) 1. Working in this order, process parsley, spinach, lemon, pears and celery through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. (No juicer? See Tip.) 2. Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately. Per serving: 91 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 192 mg sodium; 409 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (32% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv).
Tip: No juicer? No problem. Try this DIY version of blended and strained juice instead: Coarsely chop all ingredients. Place half of each ingredient in a blender; process until liquefied. Add the remaining ingredients; blend until liquefied. Cut two 24-inch pieces of cheesecloth. Unfold and stack the pieces, then fold in half so you have a 4-layer stack of cloth. Line a large bowl with the stack and pour the contents of the blender into the center. Gather the edges of the cloth together with one hand and use the other hand to twist and squeeze the bundle to extract all the juice from the pulp. Wear a pair of rubber gloves if you don’t want the juice to stain your hands.