green juice

Just Juice

I’ll keep this short and sweet today, but thought I would share 3 juice/smoothie combo’s I am loving lately. I do recommend blending these fruits and veggies or doing half and half to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you can from these delicious foods. I often will find myself juicing the harder fruit and veg + any citrus first. And then taking that juice and blend in the more leafy choices (you’ll yield much more green goodness). Of course blending works with all these recipes, just be sure to add water!

This PineApple-Mint juice is a big favourite of mine! But be aware that it can carry a lot of sugar, so make this one more of a treat. I like to juice the pineapple and blend in the apple and mint. That way I get the most flavour from the mint and the fibre content of the apple skin. This one is so quick and delicious, you’ll want to make it all the time!


1 apple, half a pineapple, handful of mint


Next up, we have Sweet Carotene which is high in beta-carotene (see what I did there haha).

This immunity boosting nutrient works to protect against toxic free radicals. So load up on this one. 🙂

2 apples, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 carrots and 1 lemon.


Lastly, Lean Green. Which is great when you are looking for a reset. I often feel like this one first thing Monday morning,

after an indulgent weekend. First, juice the apple, lemon, cucumber, and celery. And then blend it with the spinach and romaine.

If needed add a touch more water and you are good to go!

1 apple, 1 lemon, 1 cucumber, 4-6 stalks of celery, 1 head of romaine and 2 cups of spinach.


Reset. xx

Green Melon

Oh Kale Yeah – my beautiful greens have been growing like crazy this summer which has been amazing! Kale everything – salads, juice, smoothies, you name it. In my opinion, you can always add a little extra green to any dish.

I recently saw this recipe floating around and I just had to try it and then I had to share it. Of course, the brilliant Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows can take all the credit for this one. As she puts it, “it’s like a party in your glass” energizing and refreshing. The combination of watermelon and lime helps beat the heat on these warmer days. It’s safe to say that once you add a touch of sparkling water, it can basically be categorized as part of the mojito family. 😉


The great thing about this combination and it’s ingredients, is you really can work with whatever quantity you have on hand and it’ll still be super delicious- it’s kind of a no-fail. For my batch I blended together the following –

Juice of 3 limes, handful of mint, 1 apple, 1-2 cups watermelon, half an avocado, 4 leaves of kale and 4 ice cubes. (yields 2-3 servings)

There you have it, another green belly, another day done – Enjoy my friends.

IMG_5194Oh Kale Yeah! xx

Green Citrus Juice

Just looking at this juice makes me feel healthier. This fresh zingy juice is bursting with vitamins and minerals and will certainly awaken your taste buds.

green juiceI’ll break it down for you on why kale, pear, cucumber, lemon and basil make such a killer combo.

ingredients1 bunch of kale, 2 cucumbers, 2 pears, 2 lemons, 1 bunch of basil

Adding kale to anything instantly affirms high nutritional value. It is one of the most nutritious greens filled with vitamins A, B6, K, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. It is a must add in the majority of my green concoctions.

Pears are rich in natural fruit sugars and offer enough sweetness without being overpowering, while also acting as natural diuretic. They are a great alternative to apples and a great source of fiber, vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium.

Cucumbers add a refreshing element to any juice along with the benefits of conventional antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamin B, C, K, maganese, and flavonoids. I like to add them to my smoothies too, to up the water content.

Lemons add a sharp boost, loads of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and pectin fiber. All of which help with stimulating the digestive system and flushing out toxins.

Basil is one of my favourite inflammation reducing herbs. It protects the brain, liver, and heart from free radical damage and also keeps things interesting flavour wise. Don’t be shy and experiment with other herbs as well, my go to’s are basil, parsley, mint and cilantro. You will be surprised how delicious adding herbs can be.

There you have it; one delicious juice, five simple ingredients, and multiple benefits. What are you waiting for, get juicing! 🙂

citrus green

Happy Green. xx

Juice it Up

Happy Friday Friends! I know another juice post (#sorrynotsorry), but these two juice combinations are must shares, I promise I’ll keep it short!

Kiwi’s are a favourite snack of mine and not once did I ever think to add kiwi’s to my smoothie or juice, until now. I can’t believe I missed out on such a flavourful combination for so long. This Green Zinger will definitely leave you wanting more.

Green Zinger1 bunch of kale, 1 cucumber, 2 pears and 5 kiwi’s – best served on ice (my preference anyways!)

Next up, is my Sweet Beets combination loaded with antioxidants. Note- this one can get a bit messy, especially with a white kitchen!

Pomm, Beet , Carrot, Ginger Juice2 carrots, 2 beets, a knob of ginger and 1-2 pomegranates – Voila Sweet Beets!


 Happy Weekend. xx


Get Juiced

I wasn’t completely on board with getting a juicer; it deemed a bit unnecessary in my eyes. After all, my blender was working just fine, I was getting the full nutrient value of using whole fruits and veg, and a juicer seemed like such a pain to clean. However, as with any new gadget, I let down my guard and welcomed this new toy into our home and the shift to juicing has been quite refreshing.

While I won’t convert to juicing 100% of the time, I have enjoyed the switch up between blending and juicing; it’s surprising how different the recipe combinations can taste.

Obviously, I have been experimenting with many different recipes while also enjoying my favourite tried, tested, and true go-to’s. It has basically been the “battle of the juices” at CasaDelSal and let me tell you, there have definitely been some interesting combinations. Stay Tuned!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your favourite go-to combinations, please share!

First off, this Blue Potato recipe doesn’t fail. Whether you blend or juice it’s a win-win.

Blue Potato

  1. Simply blend or juice sweet potatoes, pears and blueberries (measurements don’t make much difference here)
  2. When blending you may need to add some water to thin it out
  3. Yield ~4 servings

Next up, this Sweet Greens combination is much sweeter as a juice, but equally delicious in smoothie form + you get maximal nutrients from the kale and spinach when blending.

Sweet GreensSweet Greens

  1. Blend or juice 1 cucumber, 2 apples, 2 pears, 2.5 cups spinach and a bunch of kale
  2. For blending you will need to add some water to thin it out
  3. Yield ~ 4 servings

Now something a little more adventurous and definitely a juice only type of combination.

Veg Out, as  I like to call it. Essentially this is your make at home V8 alternative. This juice is best served right away and is a great way to get a ton of nutrients in one glass.

Veg Out

  1. Juice together, 2 carrots, 5 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 4-5 tomatoes
  2. Yield ~ 4 servings
  3. Best served cold


Keep Calm & Juice On. xx