Gypsy Hello! These days one of my friends and I want us toget fit and healthy and leave behind the drinks and junk food. If you too are looking for a green juice that is not too strong to start your detoxification, look no further! This brew is incredibly refreshing thanks to apple, grapefruit, lemon and mint leaves. It is one of my absolute favorite to kick off a healthy, fresh start to my day forms.
- 1.5 Green Apples
- 3 Celery Stalks
- 5 Large Spinach Leaves
- ¼ Grapefruit, peeled
- Ginger, square inch
- 7 Mint Leaves
- 1 Lime
Cut all of the ingredients according to the requirements of your juicer, JUICE, squeeze juice of 1 lime, pour over ice and enjoy!
The mint in my terrace herb garden has been growing like crazy lately, as this herb is known to do. Even if you have a black thumb and very little outdoor or planting space, if you would like to start growing your own herbs, mint is a great place to start. It grows quickly and in a variety of environments (full sun or partial sun and can withstand a variety of temperatures). It also can be incorporated into a variety of food dishes and is amazingly easy to use for DIY beauty products. Mint is refreshing and cool for your skin, which is perfect during this time of year, and helps with skin irritations and blemishes.
Three of my favorite DIY beauty products with mint are above: mint blemish remover, mint lip scrub and a mint facial mask. Simply combine the ingredients listed in the photographs above and you are set. Each keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. Also, I like to keep the chopped mint leaves in the products to retain their minty freshness, however, you can also use a sieve to keep the larger chopped leaves out before incorporating the ingredients. And don’t forget to keep these in mind next time you need an extra special handmade gift for a friend or family member!
For best flavor let ingredients sit for a few hours before serving.
I make these on large water bottles for the gym
You can serve this for outdoor summer parties (picnics, fourth of july, garden weddings etc)
This is significantly lower in calories than juices, soda
Adding a bit of flavor to water can make it easier to drink more water than usual (sometimes it’s hard to drink 8 glasses of plain water a day)
I *think* if you are on the Weight Watchers Program fruits & herbs have 0 points (so it’ll count as if you’re drinking plain water) *I don’t know if they changed this points rule…please double check :)
It’s that time of year when almost every food item seems to turn green. There’s green beer, green cakes, green eggs, and even green pizza (ewe!). I dunno, it seems that green occurs naturally in so many foods that you don’t really have to dye anything. Sure, a green beer is nice but I am going to stick to this mojito. It’s always green and always tasty!