I tend to add a lot to my juices and smoothies, such as chia seeds, protein powder, pumpkin seeds, maca powder and such, but I'm going basic for my morning smoothies this week and enjoying some nutrient-packed juices without the extras.
Vegan Juicing: Cucumber-Spinach Juice
1.5 to 2 cups of coconut water (or just water, if you don't have coconut water)
1 big handful of spinach
3 stalks of celery
A few sprigs of parsley
What you do:
You can use an extraction juicer or a blender to make this juice. I have an extraction juicer, and I do use it, but I generally prefer the blender method to get all of that plant-based goodness.
1. Wash and cut your produce into pieces that work for your blender. (For example, you don't have to chop celery when using a Vitamix, but I like to chop it to avoid sucking random celery strings through the straw.)
2. Add the coconut water or water to the blender with the spinach, cucumber, apple, celery and parsley.
3. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the blender.
4. Blend, pour and enjoy!
This makes enough to have one juice in the morning and save some left over for a mid-afternoon energy boost.