Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Green Smoothie Challenge Link-Up + Pineapple Cucumber Kale Juice
Green Smoothie Challenge Day 3! And today is a LINK-UP, so if you are taking part in the challenge make sure to blog about it and join the link-up party!
Today I will be sharing a juice drink. How does this differ from a smoothie? When I think smoothie I think creamy, whether from dairy or another milk option. For a juice drink, the base is water or just the liquid from the fruits and veggies. It's lighter and could be used in between meals as a snack or as part of a juice fast.
I like to make a juice-water blend for after a workout. They are pulpy and you will really feel like you are drinking produce, but you will feel amazing shortly after sipping! I typically get an energy boost and an overall feeling of wellness after drinking juice. How about you?
Pineapple Kale Cucumber Juice
3/4 cup pineapple
1 small cucumber or half of a large cucumber
1 bunch of kale
1/2 cup chilled green tea
1/2 cup cold water
Combine all ingredients in a blender. There will be pulp from the veggies and fruit. If you are not a pulp fan make sure to use a strainer.
Don't forget to check in with Katherine, Jezz, Kristine, Ashlee and Hope to see their amazing recipes for green smoothies!