Fresh Pressed Juice on the Rocks
Hi! I hope you have been enjoying our DIY Friday posts. Melissa and I sure are.
We were having lunch last week at Green Leaf Chop Shop in Costa Mesa, CA. They have a nice selection of fresh pressed juices so I ordered one. They asked me if I wanted it over ice. Considering that it was humid and about 82 degrees in the shade I replied with an exuberant Yes!
When my juice arrived I couldn’t have been happier, it just hit the spot. I can’t believe I never thought of putting a fresh pressed juice over ice before. It was a mental-head slap moment. Of course, so many things are better over ice; take iced coffee, and iced tea, and skinny margaritas on the rocks. My mind started reeling with all the possibilities. You get the picture.
When I returned to Arizona I re-created the drink at home and it had just as much refreshing, energizing power than when I had it the first time.
If you have a juicer at home you can re-create the recipe just like I did. This is so good that you just might give up that afternoon iced tea in place of it. Hands down this has more antioxidants and nutrients than anything else you might be drinking. Plus this satisfies one of your vegetable servings for the day. Hooray!
If you ever get the opportunity to have lunch in Costa Mesa, I urge you to try one of the juices at Green Leaf…over ice of course!
Here is my re-creation of the Farm to Face Juice from Green Leaf.
(The reason that I made sure to put organic in front of all the items listed here is that most of these ingredients are listed on the dirty dozen. This means that in non-organic form they are highly sprayed with pesticides. In general you should eat vegetables regardless if they are organic or not. It’s much better to eat sprayed vegetables than no vegetables at all.)
4 stalks organic celery
3 cups organic spinach (Do not use baby spinach. You should buy the mature spinach sold in bunches. Wash it good there is a lot of dirt in spinach.)
1 small organic apple OR half of a bigger apple
3 large leaves organic Lacinato kale (if you read my posts you know this is my favorite)
½ lime peeled OR ¼ of a small lemon peeled
Feed each item into the juicer and collect into your glass.
This will yield about 12-16oz of fresh pressed juice
Then pour into a 20oz tumbler filled with ice. Let it sit for a few minutes, it’s even better once the ice has started to melt. Enjoy!
-Make it a Happy Healthy Day
PS: Leave a comment so I can hear how it goes
PPS: Holy Cow what if you love it? Then have another. There are no side effects only side benefits.
This looks very good! I’m going to save this recipe! Thank you Doctor Purcell!
Hi Dr. Purcell,
I love that you are sending out these healthy recipes for us to use. Thanks!
Wow, what a great idea to add ice to your green drink. I will definitely try your recipe. I will definitely try the Lacinato Kale and the mature spinach. I had been using baby spinach but I will change. Thanks again for such great ideas to stay healthy. Clinton
I’m curious why you recommend mature rather than baby spinach, I’ve never heard anyone make a differentiation before.
Hi there, baby spinach doesn’t have enough “juice” You can use it but most of it will go to waste in the juicer.