Five-a-Day Green Power Drink

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Five-a-Day Green Power Drink

If you’re looking for a blast of vitamins and antioxidants, look no further than this green elixir. “Five-a-day” refers to getting at least five daily servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Use any combination of fruits and vegetables you like—the possibilities are endless. If your children require a sweeter drink, add 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or honey.

Makes 2 cups (500 ml); serves 2
2 Granny Smith apples (30 g), cored
2 celery stalks (50 g), trimmed
4 cups (100 g) baby spinach
5 ounces (150 g) cucumber (not seedless)
1/3 cup (8 g) fresh mint or flat-leaf parsley leaves

Combine all of the ingredients in a juicer, and juice. Pour over ice, if desired, and serve.

145 Calories In
Protein: 4 g; Carbohydrates: 34 g; Fat: 1 g; Fiber: 9g;* Sodium: 126 mg; Carb Choices: 2; Diabetic Exchange: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit
*Prejuicing fiber content; juicing will reduce the fiber content.

145 Calories Out
Women: Walk: 35 minutes; Jog: 17 minutes
Men: Walk: 30 minutes; Jog: 14 minutes

Five-a-Day Pink Power Drink

This is my favorite vitamin-powered drink, bar none. Ripe strawberries, papaya, pear, pineapple, and green apples are juiced into a gorgeous, light pink-peach, foamy, utterly delightful drink.

Makes 4 cups (1 liter); serves 4
8 ounces (240 g) fresh strawberries, hulled
10 ounces (300 g) papaya, peeled, seeded, and cubed
10 ounces (300 g) pears, cored
12 ounces (360 g) fresh or canned pineapple, cubed
8 ounces (240) Granny Smith apples, cored

Combine all of the ingredients in a juicer, and juice. Pour over ice, if desired, and serve.

157 Calories In
Protein: 2 g; Carbohydrates: 41g; Fat: 1 g; Fiber: 6g;* Sodium: 8 mg.; Carb Choices: 2½; Diabetic Exchange: 2 Starch
*Prejuicing fiber content; juicing will reduce the fiber content.

157 Calories Out
Women: Walk: 38 minutes; Jog: 18 minutes
Men: Walk: 32 minutes; Jog: 15 minutes