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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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probiotic turmeric mango carrot citrus smoothie {vegan + paleo}

Raise yo hand if you love a good smoothie! I’ve been suuuper into whipping up all sorts of fun combinations lately. There’s something so amazing about packing so many vitamin + antioxidant + mineral rich ingredients into ONE glowing cup! Should we talk about one that packs a serious dose of nourishment like this probiotic turmeric mango carrot citrus smoothie?!

Probiotic turmeric mango carrot citrus smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial bacteria to get your mind and body off to an extraordinary start every day!

As you guys may have seen if you follow me on instagram, I’ve been diving into making my own water kefir lately and I’ve totally fallen in love with the process and end product! Especially when you add a second ferment to the process to make delicious bubbly water kefir soda. It’s basically a probiotic soda pop that HELPS your microbiom // overall well-being instead of harms it. And the flavor combinations are endless.

So far I’ve made:

  • Lemon Pear
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon + Lime
  • Cream Soda
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Lime and Orange Bitters

I’ve got a grape version lined up for my next batch, and may even try one made with fresh mango, too!

Yussss.

Probiotic turmeric mango carrot citrus smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial bacteria to get your mind and body off to an extraordinary start every day!

You guys have been asking some questions about the process so I’m thinking about writing a little tutorial series on how I make water kefir. Is this something you would be interested in learning about? If so let me know in the comments below or over on my instagram or facebook page!

So the base of this smoothie starts with water kefir. But don’t turn away now if you don’t make your own at home! There’s lots of amazing store bought options that you could use here, or alternatively equally probiotic rich kombucha would be amazing. I haven’t tried kombucha with this recipe but I have been indulging in a kombucha smoothie at our local natural foods store occasionally and it’s AMAZING! So I have no doubt that your favorite citrusy kombucha would be perfect here.

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