Sparkling Green Juice

August 8, 2013

One of our favorite things to do as a family is take long walks around Boston. We usually go at least 4-5 miles looping along the river, headed through the Boston Commons and Gardens, walking along Comm Ave or Newbury or Boylston where we inevitably grab some coffee, then head back for home. With the weather so nice we take our time, letting Eli sniff and run and play along the way.

One of the sites we always pass is the little pond in the middle of the Gardens which during the summer offers swan boat rides. As many times as I’ve seen this happening I will never understand it. The pond is maybe 150 yards at most and less than 3 feet deep. People wait in long lines to take these slow, man powered boats around in a small circle. Maybe the view is much better 15 feet from the edge of the pond.

Boston Swan Boats

Most of the time our walks also take us through Beacon Hill. We wind along the quaint, brick lined streets, gawking at the beautiful walk ups.

Beacon Hill

We usually stop at one of the Starbucks along Charles Street where Eli patiently waits for us. Eli in Beacon Hill

On this particular walk we stopped for lunch on Newbury at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe.Trident Booksellers & Cafe

It was a gorgeous day so we sat outside. Michael

We both ended up ordering the fiesta taco salad which was great and a side of sweet potato fries.  taco salad

Michael had a cider on the side and I had a sparkling green juice with apple, ginger and juice sparkler

I’ve never thought to mix green juice with sparkling water, and I’ll admit, it’s pretty ground-breaking. Refreshing but still green juice-y. The perfect mix when you aren’t in the mood for a straight green juice or if you’re introducing a newbie to the wonders of green juice. It takes some of the kick out of it.

I liked it so much that I ended up making one of my own a few days later.

sparkling green juice

Makes 2 juices

Cook Time from Start to Finish: less than 5 minutes

Sparkling Green Juice (vegan, gluten-free)

1 apple

1″ knob of fresh ginger

1/2 pear

3 kale leaves

1 large broccoli stem

1 cup sparking water


1.) Juice all ingredients in a high-speed juicer.

green juice

2.) Add sparkling water to green juice.

DSC_0005 sparkling green juice

Enjoy and Exhale!

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  • Reply Emily K @ Leaf Parade August 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Trident Books <3

    • Reply Lisa August 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Heart it right! 🙂

  • Reply nicole August 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    He is such an adorable dog!!! Love his cute little patient expression … Have fun in NYC!

    • Reply Lisa August 12, 2013 at 10:41 am

      He really is, with a personality all his own. I owe you an email. Coming this week! xoxo

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