Dr. Roundy’s Green Drink

emma_green_drinkSince I was a young child, my Mom would make a green drink for us almost every night.  For me, I’ve always enjoyed green drinks and now that I have my own children, it’s very enjoyable to see them request green drinks.  In fact, they enjoy chopping and preparing the vegetables for the drink – it’s my 6-year-olds favorite kitchen task!

The green drink I grew up on is different from the one listed below – there are many recipes out there and the one provided below is our favorite concoction:-)  Don’t be afraid to experiment with your own recipe.

While a regular blender will work well for most people, some ingredients have a hard time getting fully blended (i.e. celery).  We use a VitaMix and am thrilled with the results – there isn’t any vegetable it can’t blend.  If you’re in the market for a new blender, I recommend looking at the VitaMix.


  • 1 or 2 apples, cored
  • 2 or more big handfuls of spinach
  • small handful of chopped parsley
  • 1 or more celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 small chunk ginger root, peeled (We peel it, cut into chunks and keep in a baggie in freezer, ready to go)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • Add water (for blending) until it’s not too thick (our kids drink it through a straw)

Optional: Bell pepper, carrot, garlic, whatever else sounds good.

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