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Bija Bhar was born through my ongoing personal quest for better health, happiness, and balance. More specifically, it followed my discovery of the benefits of juicing. While sharing my favorite juice concoctions with dozens of friends and family, I started getting questions added to my own about the foods that best integrated with juicing, that would also work with their busy lives.
Nutrient rich seeds were a quick answer but making seeds easy to integrate was more difficult. Other than using them in smoothies, I used them infrequently. So one weekend, in need of a snack and craving chocolate, I pulled a bunch of bags out of the cupboard and made the very first batch of decadent energy nuggets. Within 1 month I had 4 flavors of bars that focused on different nutritional needs and life got much busier as I prepared to launch Bija Bhar.
When I was juicing daily, I ended up with 5 or 6 go-to recipes, but the one I crave, the one I wish I could have fresh, first thing every morning, is my green juice. It not only tastes amazing, thanks to the key ingredients smiling at you above, it seems to wake up every cell of my body in a way that makes coffee green with envy!
Most recipes are for one serving, and while fresh is always ideal, small compromises often yield the happiest results. Time to juice has become rare pleasure. So when I can, I make a big batch that makes best use of produce and freeze individual servings I can enjoy later.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!
Anjali Bhargava's Favorite Green Juice:
Yield ~ 4 16 oz servings
Spinach – 8-10 oz
Kale – 1 bunch
Parsley – 1 bunch (start with ½, or less if it’s a big bunch)
Celery – 1 bunch
Cucumbers – 2 medium or large
Apples – 4 Granny Smith (for sweeter juice substitute or add 2 of your favorite variety)
Lemon – 1 large (1/2 peeled) or 2 small peeled
Ginger – 3-4 inch piece
Jalapeño – 1 (Remove the seeds unless you want it super spicey!)
Turmeric – 1-2 knobs of white or yellow (when available)
Process all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!
For a single glass, use about a ¼ of each ingredient. Vegetables are impossible to get exacting proportions with but no need to worry, fluctuations will still yield tasty results.
Don’t hesitate to use more apples initially. You can reduce the amount over time. The key is to make sure about 25% of your juice comes from greens. If you want to rotate or substitute greens, chard, romaine lettuce, and collard greens work great in this recipe.
Have fun with it! Pair with some Bija Bhar Decadent Energy nuggets for an energizing breakfast or afternoon snack.
Email Anjali if you have questions.