Green juices offer an array of vitamins and health benefits that cannot be matched. But most people need to start out with something just a bit sweeter to become accustomed to the idea and taste of green juices. This juice is sweeter than many of the green juice recipes available, but it is still packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Not only does it taste great, but it offers a great boost of energy any time you need it. One serving offers a significant amount of the vitamins C, B6, K, E, Iron, folate, copper, magnesium, and Riboflavin. Kale in particular is a nutritional heavyweight, but it can be hard for some to develop a taste for. Filled with vitamins A, C, K, manganese, and omega 3s it is one vegetable that should be everyone’s diet. Juicing is a great way to get all of these nutrients even if you don’t like to eat kale raw.
- 1 bunch kale (approximate 4-5 cups)
- 4 large stalks of Celery
- 3 medium apples
- 1/2 long English cucumber
- 1 inch slice of raw ginger
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 large orange
- 1 dropper of liquid stevia (optional)
Wash all vegetables and fruits before starting.
Apples do not need to be peeled, but most people prefer to core apples before putting them in the juicer. Cucumbers only need to be peeled if you buy cucumbers with thick skins, the English and petite cucumbers have thinner skins and can be put through a juice with the skins on. Remove the tops and bottoms of the celery. Peel ginger, lemon, and orange before putting through the juicer.
All fruits and vegetables should be cut into pieces that will fit into your juicer easily.
Snap kale in half and feed it into your juicer on the lowest setting. Switch your juicer to the highest setting and feed the celery, apples, cucumber, ginger, lemon, and orange into your juicer.
If desired add a few drops of liquid stevia to the juice if it is not sweet enough for you.
Makes approximately 24 to 32 oz. You can serve juice immediately, or chill it up to 12 hours in the fridge.
Variations: If this juice is too strong for you, try substituting spinach for kale. Spinach is still very high in nutrients, but it has a milder, sweeter taste than kale.
For a serious green juicers who want to maximize nutrients, omit the orange and reduce the number of apples to two. Add in a cup of parsley and an extra stalk of celery.