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3 simple green juice recipes from the founders of BluePrint

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BPC foundersZoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss are the New York-chic founders of BluePrint, the busy urban professional's juice and cleanse company of choice.

When they're not sipping from BluePrint bottles, they whip up their own juices at home—a practice we thought might interest you.

(Especially if you live in New York and getting to your local juice bar or a Whole Foods right now is treacherous or a 30-block hike...)

Here, Sakoutis and Huss share three of their fave do-it-yourself green juice recipes from their popular book, The 3-Day Cleanse.

 

 
green juice spinach blueberrySpinach-Blueberry-Apple-Lemon

A small handful of spinach (1-2 ounces)
1 pint of blueberries (10 ounces)
1 Granny Smith apple
1 lemon

Wash spinach, blueberries, and apple. Core the apple and cut it into quarters. Cut the peel away from the lemon. Run all the ingredients through the juicer. Run any wet pulp back through the juicer. Scrape off the foam and serve.

 
green juiceGreens with Apple

A big handful of spinach (3 ounces)
3 medium stalks of kale
2 Golden Delicious apples
1/2 large cucumber
small handful parsley, long steams removed (1/2 ounce)
1 lemon

Wash all the ingredients. Cut the peel from the lemon. Quarter and core the apples; cut the cucumber into pieces that will fit through a juicer. Run all the ingredients through the juicer. Run any wet pulp back through the juicer. Scrape off the foam and serve. For an Apple-Ginger variation, add a 1-inch piece of peeled ginger when juicing.

 
green juice with pineappleSpinach-Carrot-Pineapple-Cilantro

A big handful of spinach (3 ounces)
2 medium carrots
¼ pineapple
Small bunch cilantro (1/2 ounce; optional)
1 lime
1 drop liquid cayenne

Wash the spinach, carrots, and cilantro (optional). Cut the peel away from the pineapple and cut it into pieces that will fit through juicer. Cut the peel away from the lime. Run the spinach, carrots, pineapple, cilantro (optional), and lime through the juices. Run any wet pulp back through the juicer. Scrape off the foam, stir in liquid cayenne, and serve.

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  1. November 2nd, 2012 at 5:18 am

    It is a pleasure to be fit and healthy. These juices also will aid in bulding a healthy me.

  2. November 4th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Love the idea of putting cayenne in your juice! I never would have thought of that.

  3. November 6th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The cayenne is interesting. Though I’ve never heard of liquid cayenne? Will it be ok if i use a little bit of jalapeno?
    I’ve been making this kale, spinach,orange and carrot juice lately. I’d use berries more often, but they get a little pricy.

  4. November 6th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Those recipes look great and provide the body with many essential nutrients to keep it strong! Here are some ways to get those nutrients by stay in a budget!

    Even when budgeting, it is important to realize that eating poorly to save money can actually be counterproductive. It is more expensive to eating unhealthy food then it is to eat healthy meals. People who eat unhealthy meals will often frequent fast food restaurants and all of those trips to these types of places can add up. By preparing meals at home using healthy foods and products, a person can better manage their budget.

    The first step to take when eating healthy on a budget is to plan the meals in advance. Many people end up eating unhealthy fast food meals because they have not planned out the meal and are using the fast food as a quick alternative. Planning meals in advance is not time consuming at all. It can be done at the beginning of the week and all seven days can be accomplished using a meal calendar.

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    Some meal planners will show the intake of nutrients from each meal throughout the week. If there are certain vitamins that are at a deficit, this should be considered when preparing the meals. If the vitamins cannot be incorporated into the meal, then a vitamin supplement is recommended. These can be taken with the meal in order to ensure that all of the vitamins are consumed in order to maintain good health.

    The third step to consider when eating healthy on a budget is to account for snacks. People not only eat three meals a day but also might nibble on snacks to offset a craving. It is important to know what types of snacks will be eaten throughout the week because many store bought snacks can be unhealthy. Fruits and vegetables often make great snacks. These types of snacks can travel well and can also be prepared at home. It is best to prepare the snacks at home because this will be cheaper than purchasing individualized portions.

    The fourth step is to compare the money spent on healthy food to the money spent on unhealthy food. This can be done by examining bank statements from the past couple of months. The person should wait at least a month after switching to healthier food in order to see the difference in money spent. There might be more money spent at the beginning of the switch because meal preparation products had to be purchased in order to make more meals at home. However, expenses such as cookware might be one time purchases and will last for the duration of the year.

    Many people find that eating healthy on a budget can be difficult to maintain over time. This is because eating healthy is not just a change in diet; it is a lifestyle change. Those people who are experiencing difficulty sticking to the lifestyle change should maintain a journal. The journal can be used to capture the thoughts and feelings that accompany the lifestyle change. It can also reflect on any progress that is taking place as a result of eating healthier.

  5. November 7th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Fresh juices of various vegetables and fruits are very healthy and so many people are trying juice cleanse diet and getting huge benefit for their health. Thanks for sharing such great green juice recipes.

  6. December 31st, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Nice touch with the Cilantro. I’ve been experimenting with Basil recently too, it really adds an extra dimension to your juices!

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  9. October 1st, 2013 at 8:14 am

    In addition to the above: I would also tell people to switch quality food like organic green coloured foods and high nutritional foods.
    Thanks for the healthy information.

  10. August 18th, 2014 at 12:57 am

    freshly squeezed home made juices are the best – on taste as well as good quality fibre content

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