Spinach, celery and apples pack a nutritional punch in this green superfood shot. Spinach is rich in vitamin A, folate, calcium and iron, and pairing it with vitamin C-rich lemon juice helps your body absorb the iron from the leafy greens. Apples hold a lot of their cancer-fighting antioxidants in the peel, and while you may glaze over celery juice, the crisp green stalks contain the antioxidant apigenin, which can promote the death of cancerous cells, according to lab research.

Jamie Vespa MS RD
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine apple, spinach, celery, coconut water and lemon juice in a blender; blend on high speed until smooth.

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  • Arrange a double layer of cheesecloth in a strainer, and place the strainer over a shallow bowl or large glass jar. Gently pour the juice mixture into the strainer and let the liquid gradually seep through the cheesecloth and into the storage vessel. Once all of the liquid is strained, discard the solids. Cover and refrigerate the shots until chilled, about 15 minutes, or for up to 1 week.

Tips

Equipment: Cheesecloth

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiberg; sugars 7.8g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 1545.2IU 31% DV; vitamin c 17.6mg 29% DV; folate 41.8mcg 11% DV; calcium 32.7mg 3% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 21.3mg 8% DV; potassium 310.9mg 9% DV; sodium 48.5mg 2% DV.