Juice It! {An Apple Spinach Blueberry Mint Lemon Juice}

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I just ate pizza. Yeah, that happened. I didn't really just eat pizza... I ate a massive amount of pizza. And it's making me sleepy. Oh so very sleepy.

 

Listen, it's the real deal here. I adore healthy food and the more I write and work on Benner Fit, the more I am excited by creating and experimenting with healthy alternatives. Healthy foods make me feel stable, content, awake and guilt free.

 

But there are nights where you've been at work for 12 hours and someone offers you free pizza. You're tummy twists and turns and says, "Oh, THAT'S a terrible idea!" But your hands are already in motion and your mouth is already chewing and then OOPSIES! You've eaten 3 slices. As you know by now I am human and adore the flavor of bad foods: pizza and bread and cookies and potato chips - the whole lot of it. But I hate the way it interferes with my body, despise how they make me tired, and loathe that they cause me to be a grumpy cat. Those few moments while pizza is sitting in my mouth, making my taste buds dance - I'm soaring. And then three hours later I'm laying in bed shouting, "Whyyyy did I eat that!!!"

 

At this point you are likely thinking, "This article is supposed to be about juicing. What is she talking about? Did Brooke juice her pizza?" No, don't fear - I didn't juice my pizza. Would I? Yep. I would totally throw a pizza in the juicer. Mostly because I saw the power that went into Syd's new juicer and it made me excited to throw any old thing on in there and chop it on up. Juice that Oreo! Juice that chicken pot pie! JUICE IT!!!

 

The point of the juice craze is the cleanse. A farewell to the pizza, and good riddance to the treats. And with the start of the new year it was a bright and shining symbol of starting over. A fresh slate. A new you. And that sounds very enticing these days.

 

Syd has juice cleansed many a times. I know she has a love for Pressed Juicery here in LA. I haven't tried a cleanse myself but I'm feeling ready. However, my dream would be to create these juices myself. I wanted to give it a trial run this past weekend with Sydney, and boy was it ridiculous and rewarding. Ridiculous because we threw in an entire lemon without having a cup underneath the spout and had a lemon juice flood in the kitchen. Rewarding because Round 2 juicing was a huge success, complete with a scrumptious beverage that is inspiring me to create oh so many more.
 Apple Spinach Blueberry Mint Lemon Juice

 

Apple Spinach Blueberry Mint Lemon Juice

 

INGREDIENTS:
  • small handful (1–2 ounces) spinach
  • Approx. 10 mint leaves (flavor to your liking)
  • 1 mini carton (6 ounces) of blueberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 lemon

 

DIRECTIONS:
Wash all of your ingredients. De-core the apple and divide it into four managable pieces. Peel your lemon. Run all of your ingredients through your juicer. Take the remaining pulp and run one more time. Stir it up to blend all of your juices together and enjoy! (Or throw it in the fridge to cool it off a bit for sipping on later.)

Apple Spinach Blueberry Mint Lemon Juice on Benner Fit

 The end result was a tart and tasty beverage that reminded me of a flavorful mint lemonade. I'm feeling very motivated now to get my juice on. (And I vow to you that it won't be pizza juice.)