It’s that time of the day (usually around 3-4pm) where I start to fade. Having some black tea or even a coffee sounds nice. The effects aren’t always beneficial (sometimes they are though, I will not dis tea or coffee as they are great at times in my life). I’ve noticed that sometimes having coffee to help stimulate me, will result in me crashing a little later, and I don’t like crashing 😦 So here I am, feeling tired and I still have to make it through a good portion of the day with the kids. I personally don’t like to “make it through” things, I rather try to feel good as much as possible. So instead of reaching for a quick caffein fix, if I have the time, I make a green juice, my version of an energy drink πŸ™‚

This juice was particularly tasty and that is why I am sharing it with you. Before 3pm. In case that’s when you start crashing too πŸ˜‰ I made this one yesterday around and it definitely perked me up enough to take all three kids to the playground and have a great playground workout.

I realize you have to be in proximity of a juicer to make this, but if you are not, you can make this juice in advance and bring it with you to work or where ever you may be and keep it in a cooler or fridge. The vitamin content will go down with every passing hour, (it’s best to drink your juices within 30 minutes of making them) but the satisfaction of drinking it will not. And if you don’t have a juicer, you can buy already made juices at most health food stores. I do not have a recommendation for which one is best as I do not usually buy them.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 large leaves of kale
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 large chunk of ginger

Steps:

  • wash and cut everything to fit in juicer
  • Feed through juicer
  • poor in glass or mug (I used a mug here, because really what I wanted was a coffee πŸ˜‰ )
  • Add a couple ice cubes for a nice chilled beverage
  • Drink and feel your body come alive!!
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