Green Juice

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Margaret Ross, News Editor

That healthy feeling of holding a bottle of liquid leafy greens is unbeatable. But as much as we like to flaunt a hearty lifestyle, it is hard to enjoy the taste of bottled kale and spinach. The key to appearing and feeling healthy is to find a blend of green that tastes like it shouldn’t be so good for you.

As usual, the go-to for healthful and green anything is your local Whole Foods. Tucked away in the produce department is a case of Whole Food’s own brand of juice which includes a few green options. For a sweet and tropical twist on your veggies, try Hawaiian Pear or Kale Yeah.

California’s own Pressed Juicery offers a high end selection of liquid fruits with a special line of greens, identified by their respective numbers. Greens Three includes kale, spinach, and romaine, among other green veggies, as well as apple, lemon, and ginger to keep your taste buds tingling. New this season is a sweet and springy green juice fueled with spinach, romaine, red leaf lettuce, guava, green apple, and pear.

Available at Starbucks, Safeway, and, of course, Whole Foods is Evolution Fresh juice. Among many intriguing and unique flavors, Evolution Fresh offers a few delectable green juices including Smooth Greens: cucumber, spinach, romaine, mint, kale, pineapple, apple, and mango. The balance of sweet and smooth fruit with fresh dark greens keeps the healthiness as tasty as can be.

Also available at Safeway and Whole Foods is Blue Print Juice, with a few iconic flavors. The brand’s only green juice, like all their blue-capped wonders, has no name but is identifiable by the list of raw organic ingredients on the bottle: kale, apple, ginger, romaine, spinach, cucumber, celery, parsley, lemon.

Of course if you really know what’s good for you, you’ll whip up your own green juices and smoothies at home like Kourtney Kardashian does. On her blog, KourtneyKardashian.com, the stylish star revealed her favorite green smoothie recipe for St. Patrick’s Day 2014. In her post she listed what to blend:

  • A whole head of romain lettuce
  • 1/2 bundle of spinach
  • Three sticks of celery
  • One apple
  • One pear
  • One banana
  • Tea spoon of bee pollen
  • Table spoon of chia seeds
  • A pinch of Cardamom
  • A couple drops of rose water
  • I/2 lemon juice
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • Small bunch of parsley
  • (Ice optional)