1 medium-large cucumber (don’t peel it if it’s organic)
2-3 stalks celery
1 – 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
1 broccoli stem (if you have it – save them for juicing!)
1 green apple
1 knob of fresh ginger (no need to peel it)
This is my favorite combination; however, I add or change things as I have them. Sometimes I’ll add some fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley or use kale or romaine lettuce in place of the spinach. I save broccoli stems since they are delicious in green juices and I love that I’m not wasting them! I also save the tops of celery (the leaves) to juice along with the stalks. Green apple is my favorite for juicing but sometimes I’ll use a pear. Juicing is also a good way to use really large and seedy cucumbers. We get some big cucumbers with our CSA later in the summer and they aren’t my favorite for salads or eating (I prefer them small & tender) but they make great juice! Keep in mind that the herbs and the ginger can be really potent so don’t use too much or they will overwhelm your juice.