I like to mix this baby up in the AM because I feel like I’m drinking all of the healthy things I need in one fell swoop, and am thus giving myself permission to eat cupcakes and fried chicken for the rest of the day. (Nutritionists tell me that is not how that works, but I disagree.) I love all things spicy, and when I sip this it almost feels like I’m drinking a jalapeño margarita with my breakfast (not gonna lie, I did in fact use the leftover jalapeños from my homemade spicy tequila for a few mornings, so I guess they were morning margaritas. I choose to call them “Tequila-Flavored Green Juices.”) But this recipe is alcohol-free because it’s Dry January and we’re all trying to be “new me’s” in this new year! So sip on, and know you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to fight those cupcake/fried chicken/tequila binges.
Spicy Green Juice
10 oz unsweetened coconut water
4 TBSP lemon juice
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced/de-cored
1/2 of a cucumber, sliced
1/3 of a jalapeño, sliced
1 heaping handful spinach leaves
1 scoop collagen powder, because why not?
Throw all of the above in your blender/Vitamix and let ‘er rip until it’s smooth and juicy. If you’re a delicate flower, go lighter (or nix altogether) the jalapeños. I like to leave it mulch-y because it’s more filling and seems healthier, but you can skim that off the top of you want to get straight to the liquid. Cheers!