Sweet & Sour Green Juice | soletshangout.com

Start your engines, Friends!

It’s a new year and it’s time to get juicy.

I hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve, and a rocking start to 2012  2013. (I keep on typing and typing 2012. AHHHH! Here we go again. Well played, new year, you get me every time). We had a nice and quiet NYE. There were pajamas, a Homeland marathon, an eggplant parmesan and a bottle of champagne.

So while it’s 2013, I can’t help but look back at the past year. I don’t know about you, but my instagram feed has been looking something like this: dog photo, dog photo, green juice, cookies, peppermint bark, green juice, dog photo, dog photo, chocolate, booze, dog photo, green juice with explanation of how I failed to eat nothing but cookies the day before, dog photo, dog photo, cat photo, dog photo, artsy photo of my shoes and some leaves, dog photo.

I take a lot of photos of my dog. It’s a thing.


The rest has been an unintentional yet awkward public journal of me trying to correct my holiday eating choices.

Like everyone else in the new year, I have made promises that I will be kinder to my body, drink more veggies, and try to shake my butt on the daily. Break a sweat, tear myself away from the computer, and engage in some real life with nature and fresh air.

Maybe my 2013 instagram feed will look like this: dog photo, dog photo, dog photo, running shoes, green juice, awkward bathroom mirror self portrait, vintage picture of salad, green juice, cookies (no one is perfect), dog photo, cat photo, dog photo, vintage effected picture of a sunrise.

I can strive.

Here is one of the green juice batches that I whipped up recently with my brand new juicer! (Thanks, Santa!)

It’s simultaneously sweet and sour with a hint of ginger. I have been putting ginger in nearly all of my juices lately. I am obsessed. It feels calming, and makes me smiley and warm inside. It’s like whiskey, but for the daytime.  Plus, ginger helps to settle your digestive system, fights off colds or pesky flus, and helps to cut down on inflammation in the body. These are just a few benefits of this magical root. That’s more than I can say for whiskey.

Sweet & Sour Green Juice | soletshangout.com


1 large cucumber, peeled

1 head of romaine lettuce, washed

1 large handful of parsley, washed

2 meyer lemons, peeled

1 medium apple, washed and chopped

1 inch of ginger root

Juice your ingredients and enjoy!

Drink immediately, or seal in an airtight container such as a mason jar. Make sure you fill your jar all the way to the top so that there is little to no oxygen breaking down your juice nutrients. Drink within 48 hours for maximum nutritional benefits.

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