Simple Green Juice to Feel Better Fast

Do you ever get a case of the “blahs?” I certainly do.

Right now is a very busy time for me at work. It’s not a surprise – June is always insanely crazy, and then July calms back down. It’s as predictable as can be, but still knocks me out. I can fall into the “blahs” during this time because I get out of my normal routine and spend way too much time at my desk.Feel Better Green Juice | Test Kitchen Tuesday

My solution for a quick pick-me-up? A super-charged and delicious green juice that only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make.


  • 3-4 handfuls chopped kale
  • 1 large ripe pear (the riper the better)
  • 2-3 handfuls baby carrots
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  • Run the first three ingredients through your juicer in the order listed
  • Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture at the very end (I use a mesh sieve to prevent getting seeds in the juice)

The ripe pear makes this nice and sweet, while the kale and carrots provide a nutritional punch that you can feel quickly.

If you want to make this in your Ninja blender, you certainly can. Either add 1 cup of water and strain out the pulp, or, add a handful of ice and make a whole food juice. The second option would definitely be more of a meal replacement because you’ll be getting a whole lot of fiber.


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