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how to make green juice with a blender

For YEARS I thought that since I didn’t own a juicer (hellllo only-so-much-cabinet-space in my kitchen), the only vibrant and healthy green juices I would be enjoying were the $7 one’s from fancy AF juice bars. Which, I admit, I do totally love. But unfortunately, my budget does not.

And so I finally got to thinking..

Can you make a delicious green juice without a juicer? 

And the answer, obviously, is YES! Otherwise this would be a pretty pointless post, right? 

And I ain’t here to waste your time, no way. Not with delicious green juice on the horizon.

Delicious and vibrant green juice without a juicer is possible with this easy blender recipe!

How do you do it? With a blender! And it’s actually really easy. 

Can I get a hell yes for small kitchen victories + one more way to use your beloved vitamix! (or blendtec.. or ninja, or kitchenaid… don’t wanna leave anyone out 😉)

And believe it or not, it ends up being just a biiiit more economical than a daily run to the juice bar. 

Okay maybe a lot more economical.

I haven’t done the exact math, but based on a rough estimate: one batch of this recipe will run you about $7, which is about the same price juice bars charge for one juice 12-16 oz juice.

This recipe makes about 3-4 times that and is just as delicious.

BOO. YA.

Delicious and vibrant green juice without a juicer is possible with this easy blender recipe!

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watermelon strawberry quencher {vegan + paleo}

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how long I’ve had this simple recipe floating around my summer. Landing itself after workouts, for friend-loaded-out-of-state-brunches, and introducing it to tequila before YOU!! It’s a shame, really. Not to mention the fact that the weather is already cooling down and we’re all thinking more about sweaters and soup (ahem like me, who’s going to be making one later today) than we are the necessity to cool the EF down IMMEDIATELY.

My timing may be a little off, but you’ll have to accept my sincerest apology. Because all of these reasons aren’t enough to keep my from introducing you to the summer beverage love of my life, – the watermelon strawberry quencher.

Watermelon strawberry quencher! The most hydrating watermelon drink you've ever had! Made with only fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, and lime juice.
 
Literally a perfect summer drink – this watermelon strawberry quencher is icy cold, refreshing, hydrating, and sooo mega easy to make.

And has proved itself to be a hydration savior throughout the warmer months.

It got it’s start, when for some reason I decided in the middle of Seattle’s massive (for us, okay? Don’t judge me!) heat wave, I took up RUNNING. Running, guys! This is kind of a big deal for me.

Cuz for as long as anyone has known me I have been the professed “I will never be a runner” .. and “it’s just sooo boring” type of a lady. But then I discovered this awesome app called aaptiv, and things will never be the same. Hellllo endorphin high!

They create running, strength training, yoga and even meditation programs that are led by fitness professionals and backed with music to keep you motivated and up to speed. And with their help, running suddenly became… fun. Something I nevvvvver thought I would say. If you need a mix up in your exercise routine I definitely recommend checking them out.

And that’s how in the midst of the heat and sweat the crazy in me thought… why not sweat some more?

LOL GOOD IDEA, NYSSA. Until your face is beet red and you can’t stay hydrated to save your life.

At least not until you discover things like this watermelon strawberry quencher.

Also known as a icy blended beverage lovers dream.

Watermelon strawberry quencher! The most hydrating watermelon drink you've ever had! Made with only fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, and lime juice.

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fresh pineapple margaritas for two

um hello pineapple tequila dream!

a recipe for blended fresh pineapple margarita's for two! sweetened naturally with honey. refreshing and easy to make at home, this drink will have you doing the happy dance! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

I know that since this drink recipe is coming to you in the dead of winter you might expect something like mulled wine, or spiked hot chocolate (which I’ve never made but sounds amazing – does anyone have the perfect recipe? I’m all ears 👂👂!!) but not from this girl. we went for the fresh pineapple margaritas for two.

let me explain.

we’ve had this big beautiful pineapple sitting on our counter top since my grocery trip last week. a pineapple that I bought just because who can resist a big beautiful pineapple?

not me.

a recipe for blended fresh pineapple margarita's for two! sweetened naturally with honey. refreshing and easy to make at home, this drink will have you doing the happy dance! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

I had no plan for this pineapple. I definitely did  have a plan for all of the other groceries in my refrigerator but it was saturday night and I was in full on procrastination //slash// I really want a margarita mode. you guys have been there, right??

a recipe for blended fresh pineapple margarita's for two! sweetened naturally with honey. refreshing and easy to make at home, this drink will have you doing the happy dance! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

and so the fresh pineapple margarita mission began.

it was a tasty mission and it turned out so well that now I’m here sharing it with you because MAYBE even though it’s totally cold and grey outside, maybe BECAUSE it’s totally cold and grey outside you want a fresh, fruity, icy margarita too. made with real lime juice and honey instead of sugar, a good swap to make when you can.

(if you need me I’m just going to be over here pretending it’s summer!!!)

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