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Vita 500 Green Juice Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 2 green apples, cored and chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup water

Special equipment needed:
- Juicer
- Blender

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Wash the spinach leaves and chop them into smaller pieces.
2. Peel and chop the cucumber and green apples.
3. Peel and chop the ginger.
4. Juice the lemon and set aside.
5. In a juicer, juice the spinach, cucumber, green apples, and ginger.
6. Pour the juice into a blender and add the lemon juice and water.
7. Blend until smooth.
8. Pour the juice into glasses and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Serve chilled.
Serving size:
Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Protein: 2g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 20g
Sodium: 30mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Substitute kale or arugula for spinach.
- Substitute pear or pineapple for green apples.
- Substitute lime for lemon.
- Substitute turmeric for ginger.

- Add a handful of fresh mint leaves for a refreshing twist.
- Add a tablespoon of honey for sweetness.
- Add a scoop of protein powder for a post-workout drink.

Tips and tricks:
- Use fresh, organic produce for the best flavor and nutrition.
- Drink the juice immediately after blending to get the most nutrients.
- If the juice is too thick, add more water to thin it out.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Reheating instructions:
This juice is best served cold and should not be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the juice in a tall glass with a straw.

Garnish with a slice of cucumber or a sprig of mint.

This juice pairs well with a light breakfast or as a mid-day snack.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with a side of fresh fruit or a small salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the juice is too thick, add more water to thin it out.
- If the juice is too bitter, add a tablespoon of honey for sweetness.

Food safety advice:
Wash all produce thoroughly before using.

Food history:
Green juice has been a popular health trend for many years, with many people using it as a way to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.

Flavor profiles:
This juice is sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
Serve chilled in a tall glass with a straw.

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Taste: Refreshing, Tart, Sweet, Tangy, Citrusy