Breakfast of Champions: Boy George's Green Juice

 ,  |  Updated: January 03, 2015 16:28 IST

Breakfast of Champions: Boy George's Green Juice

The pop star and DJ starts his day the healthy way, with liquidised fruit and veg

Since getting sober in 2008, Boy George has embraced a raw food diet, and much of the time also avoids gluten and animal products. He often has juice days, during which he consumes nothing but "litres of greens".

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Core and chop one or two crunchy green apples (Granny Smiths, say) and put in a blender with half a chopped cucumber, 200g washed raw spinach leaves, 50g washed, chopped raw kale and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Blitz until very finely pureed - the finer, the better - or juice in a juicer. Pour into a fine sieve (line with muslin, if you want it to be free of bits) set over a bowl or jug, using the back of a spoon to press the juice through. You should end up with around 300ml of liquid. Serve straight away, as it is, or over ice. If you prefer a sweeter juice, add more apple; if you like savoury flavours, add celery or a few fresh parsley leaves before blending.

Illustration: Zoe More O'Ferrall for the Guardian


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