The Mean Green Juice

Have you watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead? Well, it was really eye opening. John has been an on and off consumer of juice but I never really got into it. I always thought I would just eat the thing I was to be juicing. After watching the documentary I thought I would give it a try.

From there, I just started throwing up some Instastories about the journey and I have gotten a lot of different questions about what we were drinking. I really like the “Mean Green Juice” that is featured in the documentary, so I wanted to share it with you all!

It is very very simple. You will need a juicer, the one we use is the Huron Slow Juicer. John got it a handful of years ago, but it is still working like a champ. I personally don’t like pulp so I strain my juice using a funnel and mesh strainer. This is just a personal preference 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 Green Apples
  • About 4 Celery Sticks
  • 8 leaves of Kale
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Lemon
  • About an inch of Fresh Ginger

Turn on your juicer, and start shoveling stuff in. EASY my Friends! So easy!

Turn on your juicer, and start shoveling stuff in. EASY my Friends! So easy!

As mentioned before I personally don’t like pulp so I do strain it. I put my cup in the sink, just in case of a mess, the funnel, and then the strainer. Pour the juice over the strainer, once finished, add ice and enjoy.

In “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” the star of the documentary drank only this juice for 90 days. He checked with his Dr. and was able to get all the nutrients he needed in this juice. Now I am not doing that, but this is an incredible breakfast swap, or snack supplement in out house.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

X O X O,

Ashley

Yogurt Parfait

These might be the easiest breakfasts to make. You don’t actually have to “make” anything. Simply assemble and enjoy!

You can make these in advance and put in mason jars for an easy on the go breakfast or snack, make in a truffle dish for a brunch, or make and enjoy like I did with these.

Ingredients: Fresh Strawberries, Frozen Blueberries, Plain Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon, Granola.

Instructions:

Take a wine glass to prepare your parfait

In a separate bowl take your serving of greek yogurt and mix in cinnamon to your liking

Put a dollop of yogurt in the bottom of your glass

Layer with strawberries and blueberries

Put granola over your fruit, then a layer of yogurt!

The process is truly that easy! Yogurt, Fruit, granola, and repeat!

You’d be surprised how filling this little glass of healthy ingredients can be! Even though I made a strawberry and blueberry parfait you can switch out the flavors and get creative. Simply use the equation above and use whatever flavors of granola, fruit, and yogurt you’d like.

If you are going to make in advance, I would omit the granola when assembling the parfait, but leave some room on the top. When you are ready to eat simply add the granola on the top. This way, your granola stays crunchy, and not soggy from hanging out with your yogurt and fruit overnight! But that’s just me. If you don’t mind soggy granola, go for it and throw it in there 😉

Enjoy,

Ashley