If it wasn't for SPUD's Juicing at Home Program, there is a very good chance I would be sitting here eating a cupcake right now. We've finally got all of our boxes and furniture moved into our new place and things are getting a bit settled, but after hauling heavy boxes up and down stairs for three hours my body is craving less-than-healthy things. Luckily, instead of reaching for something sweet, I made a glass of this tasty green goodness. I think my cells are grateful.
If you read my post last week, you know that I'm testing out SPUD's new produce boxes specifically for juicing and they are absolutely fabulous! This week I ordered their Organic All Vegetable Juicing Box, which included beets, carrots, celery, chard, cilantro, cucumbers, kale, parsley, a red bell pepper, and tomatoes.
With the moving craziness this week it was too hard to make it to the grocery store and having this produce box was a lifesaver! Being part of the juicing program has made it so easy for me to drink more fresh juice, even with my busy schedule the last couple of weeks. I can't say enough good things about SPUD as a company (especially their commitment to sustainability) and the incredible convenience of having local, organic produce delivered. (I mentioned this last week, but if you are curious about trying out SPUD's juicing program, now is the time because they have a couple of awesome juicing promotions going on this month!)
I love that this juicing box is all veggies (since I prefer green juices over fruit-based ones) and the variety of ingredients has made it easy to create many fun juice combinations! This was also my first time making tomato juice at home and I think fresh tomato juice is now one of my favorites (especially when combined with carrots and bell pepper).
I'm also pleasantly surprised to report that I have fallen head-over-heals for the Hurom Slow Juicer. To be honest, in the beginning I was a bit skeptical about trying a different juicer because I've always used centrifugal models (like my trusty Jack LaLanne juicer) and didn't see the need to upgrade to a masticating juicer. I've been getting a lot of emails and comments from readers asking for more information about specific juicer models. I'll have another post coming up later this week with more information about juicers and how to pick the best model for you so stay tuned!
And now to the juice... aahhhh, look at all the green!
Note: All of the ingredients used in this juice are on the dirty dozen list so please buy organic to ensure that you are not consuming pesticides and chemicals in your juice.
Green Goddess Juice
Makes 8 - 12 ounces
2 stalks celery
2 kale leaves
small handful parsley
Juice ingredients and enjoy!