Green Juice: Pear

Chop and Blend!

I just got a Vitamix and I am so excited to finally be able to make my own juices. I can’t stand spending 10 dollars on a juice from Organic Avenue or Juice Press when I can make the same thing at home for 1/3 of the price. And Organic Avenue opens at 8am, which is waaaayyy too late in the morning for someone who gets up before 6am.

I made this juice with pear because I have them, but you can really prepare a green juice any way you like. I’m into a mix of both fruit and veggies combined with a little lemon to make it tangy, but if you don’t like lemon, just skip it! This is the beginning of many smoothie ideas, so stay tuned!

1/4 cup water
1 pear, cut into about 8 pieces
1 clementine
1 carrot, chopped into 1/2 pieces
1 lemon, skin cut off, deseeded
1 piece of ginger, about a 1/2 inch piece, peeled and chopped
2 pieces of celery, chopped in 3rds
1/2 cucumber, sliced into about 8 pieces lengthwise

Throw all into a Vitamix and set to the smoothie setting and it will turn off when it’s finished. In a normal blender, you may want to chop everything a little smaller and I’m not sure if you can put carrots and such in there, so read the instructions.

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