Alie & Georgia’s Green Juice Detox

08/28/2014 at 10:29 AM ET

Alie & Georgia Green Juice
Arx0nt/Getty; Courtesy Ali & Georgia

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit PEOPLE.com every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!

If you’re anything like us, your life consists of periods of gluttony followed by extreme repentance. For example, during a trip to NYC last week, the following atrocities to our gut were consumed:
2 corn dogs
2½ slices of pizza (The second half was accidentally dropped face down on the sidewalk.)
10 pints of beer, give or take a pint
2 onion bagels with cream cheese
1 late-night butter roll from a sketchy bodega

Now that we’re back home in Los Angeles, we’re doing our best to detox and atone for our sins. All Angelenos know that the quickest way from point A to point bikini bod is by drinking copious amounts of green juice. While we’re not fans of all-out juice cleanses (because we’re bigger fans of chewing), we do love to supplement our meals with a big tall glass of green leafy goodness.

With that in mind, we present our favorite green juice recipe. It’s healthy, not too sugary (but sweet enough to make even the pickiest drinkers happy), and will get you on the road to binging recovery.

Green Juice Detox
2 handfuls of spinach
4 large kale leaves
½ cucumber
2 celery stalks
1 apple (any variety)
½ lemon

1. With your juicer running, add all your cleaned ingredients.
2. Mix well and pour over ice.
3. Toast to repentance!!!

Of course, there are nearly endless variations. You can add or swap in any of these ingredients:
1 cup pineapple in place of the apple
1 small lime in place of the lemon
small handful of herbs, such as mint, cilantro or parsley
1 cup of green grapes
1 inch piece of ginger
2 carrots
dandelion greens, chard, beet greens, or romaine in place of the spinach or kale

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Charli on

The predetox food is hilarious and so me, minus the beer. I’m so glad to read I’m not the only one…and yes I am sipping my green smoothie now.

whatever on

When I spike calories, I end up fasting for 2 days lol. Water, hot lemon water and more water. The first set of ingredients sounds amazing.

Fiona on

well, I’ve tried the “green smoothies” before – the most I could do was 3/4 days. like w/everything, we all want instant results and that’s just not gonna happen unless you diet and work out every single day. with that being said, I am now relaxing w/some salt and vinegar chips enjoying my dvr taped favorite show “fashion police”! speaking of my favorite show, joan rivers, please be okay, you make me laugh all the time and the world needs people like you. I am praying for you.

Kim on

I am trying to lose 50 pounds over a 3 month period, is the green juice healthy enough to replace 3 meals a day? Or is that over doing it? Thanks for any help anyone can offer :)

whatever on

@ Kim, if you’re still checking back for responses: I would replace one meal with the smoothie, preferably dinner and you will see amazing results. Not sure if you can lose 50lbs in 3 months in a healthy fashion but you can totally drop 25 if you do 1 hr/day of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) or some form of extreme exercise and plus restrict 500 calories/day. Drink at least half of your body weight in water, you WILL lose a ton of weight. Good luck :)

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