So, you've made a green juice. Just like yesterday, and the day before, and the day before. Sure, it's your go-to morning treat, but wouldn't you like to enjoy it in a different way than just as such - a drink?
Or, are you are coming from a completely different perspective and can't stand the taste (or even the sight) of green juice even though you want to benefit from its many health properties? Whatever your relationship is with green juice, the following list is about to make it far more exciting. Here are 3 fun ways to turn your green juice into something else that is delicious and just as nutritionally rewarding.
1. Ice Cream
You know about the 1-ingredient soft serve, right? Now it just got a lot more interesting! Add about 1/2 cup of green juice to a food processor along with 2 bananas that have been peeled, chopped and frozen. Blend until smooth. Add more green juice or frozen bananas until you reach the consistency you desire.
You can booze and detox simultaneously with a green cocktail. Mixologists in New York and beyond are catching onto the detox fad as of late and incorporating alcohol into the regular green juice mix. It's a perfect way to entertain a crowd in a unique and fun way or, in a completely different vein, to get your drink on without the guilt. Skip the bar and try this DIY green cocktail recipe to get started:
- 1 ounce green juice
- 2 ounces apple juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1.5 ounces cucumber vodka
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients, shake, strain over ice and garnish with cucumber.
3. Ice cubes
You can go three ways with this one. You can straight up make ice cubes out of your green juice that you can then add to a glass of water for just a hint of green juice with each sip, or you can use the ice cubes in smoothies or soups to add a kick of nutrition. Lastly, you can make popsicles out of your green juice and lick away at the alkalinity under the warm spring and summer sun.
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