Up until last month I was a juicer virgin.
Yep, that’s right. I’ve never owned a juicer.
Well, not my very own shiny juicer.
And boy o’ boy did my life just get a whole lot better.
Last year when I was sick I went to my neighborhood organic juice bar every day.
Sometimes even twice a day.
But now, I’m juicin’ all by myself. And it tastes pretty gosh darn good.
Trust me, this is a good idea.
And this juice recipe will blow your mind (in a good way).
I’ve been making fresh lemonade and herbal iced teas in this Manhattan heat so I thought …Why not go ahead and make some fresh juice?
It’s insanely refreshing and makes me feel o’ so good inside and out.
I’m just a lil’ worried about one thing.
Think I can turn green from too much juice?
There’s nothing quite like a glass between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner.
Heck, I’ve even added a pinch of stevia and made myself a green juice dessert.
Leave it to me to create a green goddess to cure my sweet tooth – this cilantro and cucumber combo is simple and perfectly hits the spot on your tongue that makes you grin from ear to ear.
Especially when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and summer is right around the corner.
Now I just have to figure out how to pack this juicer in my suitcase for my two week trip to Portland and Seattle next week.
- 2 large English cucumbers
- 1 head of Romaine lettuce
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1 cup fresh watercress
- 1 large bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 inch slice of fresh ginger
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds, for serving
- In a juicer, juice all ingredients except flax seeds into a tall glass. Top with 2 Tbsp. of ground flax seeds.
- Serve immediately.