A few weeks ago I had breakfast with one of my gorgeous lady friends. She has perfect skin, a banging body, and is also married so no, I won’t give you her number. The conversation turned to juicing (not the steroid kind; I think they call that juicing, right?) and she convinced me that I should give it a try. For a long time I’ve read in the blogosphere about the wonders of green juicing, plus LaLanne was like a million years old and a living testament to the powers of crushed produce, so I decided that I needed to try it. I want perfect skin and the fountain of youth! And apparently they sell the fountain of youth on Amazon.


I’ve had it for a couple weeks now and I love it! I think I probably have to use it longer before I develop the preternatural LaLanne glow, and maybe it’s all in my head, but I do feel better when I juice. Probably all the antioxidants and junk that produce has. Also, I only do green juice recipes, so lots of kale and spinach with only a little fruit for sweetness.

Here are some recipes I like:

Dr. Oz’s Green Drink

  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 2 cups Cucumber
  • 1 head of Celery
  • 1/2 inch of teaspoon of ginger root
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Lemon

Green Juice with Grapefruit

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 3-4 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Head of Kale
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Lime

The Hulk

  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Ginger
  • 1/2 Green Chard Leaf
  • Cilantro
  • 3-5 Kale Leaves
  • 1 Cup Spinach