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Power Up, Green Juice and Chia Kombucha

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Hope you all had a wonderful family-, friend-, food-filled Christmas and New Years! If you’re like me, you enjoyed all the foods that come with the holidays. Cinnamon rolls, roasts, dinner rolls, cookies… For Christmas Eve, my family always makes Cioppino, accompanied by fresh sourdough bread. On Christmas, I was spoiled with rosemary pork tenderloin, brown rice, peas, garlic bread and, my absolute favorite, Brussels sprouts!

Dessert was filled with chocolate pixies, orange scented cookies, Russian tea cakes—I could go on and on, but let’s get to that green drink photo. With all of this delightful holiday eating and my tupperware with leftovers becoming bare, I’m dying for something fresh, cold and nourishing. I had my full share of all the foods I’ve ever wanted this season and now I’m ready for something fresh to start off the new year.

This morning I juiced kale, cucumber, celery, apples, and carrots. Green drinks make me feel so good…I can almost hear my body thanking me. But this kind of drink needs some sweetness, otherwise I feel like I’m mowing the lawn, or out grazing with the cows. Surprising enough it doesn’t take much to turn this “pasture” drink into perfection—apple and carrots will do the trick. However, in order to really kick off the new year, I thought I’d try boosting my drink with kombucha. I poured in a chia seed kombucha: Fruit juice and protein boost. Mark of a true winner!


(photo credit; sourced by Photo Pin)

Recipe

1 Cucumber
1/2 Celery bunch
1 Bunch kale
3 Bunch spinach
3 Carrots
2 Apples

Pour a glass of juice and add half a bottle of Synergy’s chia seed kombucha drink. For more recipes, follow my “Juice It” board on Pinterest for recipe links.

If you don’t have a juicer, and you love juices, I highly recommend investing in a good one. If you’re not sure about juicing, make this recipe by buying a vegetable based juice and add in a kombucha (since that’s essentially what this is).

Still can’t decide? Further investigate with fresh juices at grocery stores, like Whole Foods, and check out the documentary—Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (it’s pretty convincing!). With or without a juicer, I wish you a Happy New Year and a great new year with your family and friends!

Have a favorite juice or fruit/veggie combination idea? Leave me a comment and share!

Related Recipes

Green Energy Drink (by The Happy Vegan Blog)
Mean Green Juice (by Gastro Luv)
Savoury Gem Juice (by This Rawsome Vegan Life)
Tropical Papaya Batido Fruit Shake (by Skinny Taste)

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