About 2 Cups
About this Recipe
This is an awesome, nutrient packed veggie juice and it’s great for you because it’s super fresh and far lower in sugar than fresh pressed fruit juice. It can be prepared in 10 minutes or less and it’ tastes great! Use a slow speed juicer to maintain nutritional integrity (I use the Omega Compact Nutrition Center – works great!) and drink it right away to ensure that you get the highest nutritional content. I recommend making fresh juice every day rather than juicing ahead. Here’s my favorite recipe – It’s my daily go-to.
- 5 leaves black kale
- 5 leaves curly kale
- 1 small apple
- 1/4 lemon
- 2 carrots
- 2 sticks celery
- 1/2″ piece of fresh ginger
- hand full parsley
- half a small cuccumber
- optional: cilantro or basil instead of, or as well as parsley
The foundation of this recipe is kale, but the apple lends a just hint of sweetness, to balance the taste, and the ginger perks things up with a little zing.
Adjust the amount of ginger and lemon you use to satisfy your own palate. I love ginger, so I use about an inch of ginger – you may not care for it as I do – so use a smaller piece! Same for the lemon. Optionally, you can add basil and/or cilantro for even more layers of flavor.
For a great nutritional boost, drink your veggies every day!
I always recommend fresh, organic veggies. Conventional veggies are cheaper, true, but only cheaper in the moment… Long term health implications from consuming pesticide laden food is far more costly down the road than the few cents that organic will set you back now. To cut costs, shop local at farms and farmer’s markets rather than retail grocery stores. The savings are considerable, and you will be supporting local farmers and boosting your local economy!
Step by Step Instructions
Go buy yourself a nice big bag full of fresh, organic greens. Give them a good wash and spin off the excess water in a salad spinner or pat them dry with a towel. Chop the carrots, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger into pieces appropriately sized for your juicer.
Crank up the juicer and feed in the veggies, alternating between hard and soft veggies & fruit. This seems to be an important step for slow speed juicers like the Omega which does better over all with leafy greens and root veggies rather than soft fruit. Alternating keeps things flowing nicely.
Once you have collected all the juice, give it a good stir and enjoy!
The yield for this recipe is about 2 cups of lovely fresh juice – enough to share with someone you love!
I buy a big bag of greens every week, wash them up and store it in the fridge. This makes prep time super fast, because the greens are ready to go!
Why a slow speed (masticating) juicer? High speed (centrifical) juicers create a lot of heat during the juicing process which compromises the nutritional quality of your juice. Slow juicers, on the other hand, create much less heat, and therefore help maintain nutritional integrity.
After juicing, you will notice a delightful and distinct, very fresh, green scent that lingers in your kitchen.
Peace Out, and Enjoy!