This is my gateway green smoothie. As the name suggests, it's a mellow, entry level substance that may lead to a future risk of consuming more hardcore versions of blended greens. If you've been watching your friends get pulled down the green smoothie hatch and want to know what it's all about without a lot of commitment, this is the place to dip a toe in.
'green drink' on Serious Eats
We try the juices from Seattle's recently-expanded Vital Juice Co. Our faves include a beet juice with almond and a zingy-fresh ginger-pineapple situation.
Living in England as an American expat is an exercise in diplomacy and restraint. It's about using your "inside voice" even when you feel like using your outside voice. On a good day I like to try to chip away at America's cultural hegemony one considerate decision at a time. ("Yes, I do prefer Amy Winehouse to Lady Gaga, don't you?")
People tend to drink green juice to feel they're doing something good for themselves—and unfortunately, some of the green juices out there taste like you'd darn well better be doing something good for yourself. But it doesn't have to be that way. Green juice can be really delicious.
After doing a few juice cleanses for Serious Eats, I came away with the realization that I'm not a fan of juice cleanses themselves, but I really like green juices. A good green juice tastes like a good salad while being its own thing, too. But they're quite expensive, and quite variable—so it's good to know what you're getting into before you buy them. Here's a tour through a few green juices we know.
I've been on something of a green juice kick recently—not for any particular health or nutritional reason, but just because I love the way they taste. Like a salad, but more refreshing and more concentrated. Kale, lemon, and ginger is my go-to these days; what's your favorite juice combo?