In my work with clients, and in social conversation, I encounter many people who have trouble eating enough greens. One solution that I’ve discussed is cooking your greens with a variety of seasonings to suit your tastes. (Check out my post Spice Up Your Life)
With the arrival of my new juicer, I’ve found a new option that is tasty, quick, and effective! Greens are easily sweetened with the addition of apple and citrus fruits. I’ve been using lacinato kale which produces a beautiful dark green color. When using additional fruits and vegetables, sticking to green and yellow foods will produce the brightest green juice. Any orange or red foods will turn the juice a visually muddy brown. Of course, it will still be delicious. 🙂
3 leaves lacinato kale
1 large lemon wedge
1 large lime wedge
1/2 inch piece of ginger root
2-3 large green apples, cored
1-2 pineapple rings, or 1 large spear fresh pineapple
(1/2 kiwi, skin removed – optional)
*juice starting with softests fruits/veggies and graduating to more firm fruits/veggies, stir and enjoy!*
This recipe is also delicious if you leave out the cucumber and pineapple and add extra lemon, lime, and a pear or two.
You will notice a sustained energy boost and gentle cleansing effects. Hello vitality!