Holli Thompson’s Greentini Recipe


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Makes 2 servings

2 organic cucumbers

3 stalks celery

2 cups spinach

5 leaves chard or kale

1 bunch cilantro

1 Granny Smith apple

1 organic lemon with ends removed and rind on

1-inch piece of ginger

1 thumbnail-sized piece of ginger, crushed

Lemon juice, from 1/2 an organic lemon

Thumbnail-sized piece of ginger

2 shots organic vodka

Ice cubes

Candied ginger, organic (for garnish)


When we asked Holli Thompson, author of the lifestyle guidebook Discover Your Nutritional Style for her guilty pleasure, she was kind enough to reveal her recipe for a greentini, a healthier take on the traditional vodka martini. Now you can enjoy bonus nutrients while having a little fun. Find her book in stores and online, and head to hollithompson.com for more fun recipes.


1. For green juice: Rinse cucumbers, celery, spinach, chard or kale, cilantro, apple, whole lemon and 1-inch piece of ginger well. Add ingredients to a juicer and run until the liquid is smooth. (If you don’t have a home juicer, make this in a blender—it will come out as a delicious green smoothie.) Makes about 32 ounces.

2. Fill a shaker or Mason jar with 2 shots of green juice, 2 shots of vodka, juice from ½ a lemon, crushed ginger, and ice cubes. Shake well.

3. Strain and pour into your fanciest martini glass.

4. Garnish with organic candied ginger and enjoy.