Kale Lemonade

Kale Lemonade



Today I'm sharing a juice recipe for another one of my favorite juices. Unlike smoothies, this drink requires that you have a juicer. But for all my smoothie lovers, fear not, I'm adapting a version of this juice so that it's smoothie friendly, so stay tuned.

One of the questions I'm most often asked about juicing is what type of juicer we use.  Mr. A and I own a Breville Juicer, which if I'm being honest, isn't necessarily the best juicer, but it's also not the worst. If we had to do it all over again, we would probably invest in a masticating juicer. While they're typically more expensive, masticating juicers do a better job at processing thick leafy greens and wheatgrass. The juice that masticating juicers produce typically last much longer than juice made in a centrifugal juice, like the one we own.

The second question I'm asked most often is how often I juice. And the truth is, I won't profess to be an all-the-time juicer. In fact, I typically only juice on a regular basis when I'm training for a race or when I feel that my energy is completely depleted. I have long since given up dreams of dropping 20 lbs in a month simply by juicing. Mostly because it's not realistic, sustainable or long-term. The truth about juicing for weight-loss is that once you begin to eat "normal" foods again, you start packing on the lbs again.

But more on that later.

Kale Lemonade is one of my favorite juices for a few reasons. The main ingredient, Kale, drastically reduces your odds of diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Additionally, eating kale is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones. In short, it is a major super food, and you should eat it--often.

Ingredients
7-8 kale leaves
2 lemonS
1-2 apples (depends on how sweet you want your juice)
1 inch of fresh ginger (peeled)


Thoroughly wash all your ingredients. Peel ginger and lemons and remove core from the apples. Process each in your juicer. Add ice if needed. Serve with a smile.

Again, this is a super easy drink (my favorite kind). The hardest part of juicing is always the cleanup, but it's very much worth it.

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Until next time,



8 comments :

  1. Looks tasty. Can't wait to try!

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  2. This is awesome! I love that you used real lemons and added the apples for the sweetness. You definitely can't go wrong with Kale. I love it. Such a great one. I'm definitely going to try it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And yes, I agree, you can never go wrong with kale ;)

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  3. This looks delicious! Pinning for later!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I have a feeling you'll love it!

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  4. Ooohhhh...I love kale, and this looks so healthy and yummy!

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    1. It is seriously delish! You should give it a shot. It taste much better than it looks ;)

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