Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day!

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your DaySome mornings need a quick re-boot, like this super delicious, nutrient packed apple, kale, lime, basil green juice!

Do you ever have those mornings where, no matter how many cups of coffee you knock back, there’s just no energy flowing at all?

Mr. Spicy said it best this morning after I stumbled back in to the bedroom, 2 cups of coffee down, 2 breakfasts made, 2 lunches packed, and multiple school papers signed, with a dazed look on my face.

Not firing all your cylinders this morning babe?

Bingo!

Did someone swap out the regular for decaf???

Maybe I can blame the rain…

Or, maybe I can blame these gluten-free Bacon Banana Pancakes with Salted Macadamia Nuts I inhaled yesterday morning at a pre-Gluten-Free Wellness Retreat planning meeting at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Gluten-Free Bacon Banana Salted Macadamia Nut Pancakes from the Aviara Hotel in San DiegoNote to my gluten-free friends in San Diego or traveling to San Diego, I highly recommend the Park Hyatt Aviara for not only lots of delicious gluten-free menu options, but also because the chef and staff have been well-trained about food intolerances and food allergies, and take all precautions to avoid cross contamination.  Of course you should always address any dietary concerns with the chef and staff when dining out.

Or maybe, just maybe, some mornings simply need a little re-booting to fire up your day…

Apple Basil Kale Lime Green JuiceLike this super delicious fresh pressed Apple Kale Lime Basil Juice which was absolutely, positively, just the ticket to energize my day!

Oh, and it’s SO tasty, I think I might even get my kids to drink it.

If they were blindfolded :-)

The apple adds the perfect touch of sweetness, the basil is pure morning aromatherapy, the kale is, well kale, and super nutritious, and the lime adds a fabulous hint of tart.

Here’s the easy recipe… {Gluten-Free & Vegan}

Re-Boot Green Juice: Apple Kale Lime Basil

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chopped apple with skin, core and seeds removed
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh chopped kale
  • 1 whole lime, skin removed
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil

Instructions

  1. In a juicer: Place all fruit and veggies in your juicer,and juice per manufacturers directions.
  2. In a blender: Place all fruits and veggies, plus filtered water or coconut water as needed, in a blender and blend until smooth. If you prefer your juice pulp-free, strain the mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth.
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Apple Kale Lime Basil JuiceCheers!

Do you ever have mornings like this?  What’s your favorite green juice combo? What’s your trick for re-booting your day??? Do share!!!

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  1. I love green juice to re-boot! One of my favorite combos is simply spinach/cucumber/apple/lemon.

  2. So pretty!

    And those pancakes sound UH-MAZING!

  3. Super zippy combo Miss EA. I am one of the unfortunates who can’t have caffeine except in small (ineffective) amounts. I rely on strong green juices sometimes – as well as my matcha tea (just a little caffeine). I love the basil in this. I usually use mint in something like this (kale/apple juices) but basil, hmmm. Must give that a go.

  4. great smoothie combo but I want those pancakes ha

  5. This juice would definitely boost my day! Like a direct infusion right into my blood stream!

  6. Would you have any suggestions for helping one to ease into green smoothies? I love kale and I love limes, apples and basil. My mind knows I ought to gulp this smoothie down for the energy boost but my taste buds are balking. I added a pinch of sea salt and some Stevia…still struggling…added some Stevia…and now the smoothie and I are at a stand-off.

    • Hi Sharon-So glad you stopped by! My first suggestion for easing in to green smoothies, is to go low on the green, and higher on the “not green” :-) This particular juice, you really don’t taste the “green” because of the sweetness of the apple, and I think a little sour always helps too. You might want to try this Kale Frosty which is a favorite of mine. I do 2 cups of kale, but if you start with 1 cup, plus lots of ice, I think you will barely notice the “green” at all. Cheers!

  7. I love the vibrant color. Just looking at it I feel like I’ve done something good for myself. The basil would definitely take it over the top for me.

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