Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today's Juice Recipe

I've had a juicer for a couple of years now, but I've only used it a few times. After watching the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead - and then watching Food Matters a few days later - I was inspired to dig my juicer out of the garage and give juicing another go.

So as I begin my renewed commitment to incorporating juicing into my daily routine, I figured I would share a little bit about how it goes and the juicing recipes I use along the way.

Here's the juice with which I started off my day:

Today's Juice Recipe

3 carrots
4 celery stalks
1 cup purple cabbage
6 kale stalks/leaves
1 apple
1 one-inch piece of ginger

I will probably use a little less ginger next time. I liked the taste of this juice, but my partner thought the ginger flavor was a bit strong.

I sent the kale through twice to get as much green juice as I could out of it; however, I don't think my low-end juicer ($80 Hamilton Beach model) is going to handle kale very well -- at least not from the looks of things today.

I might have to incorporate kale into my diet in other ways and stick to juicing fruits and vegetables that my juicer feels like juicing.

Anyone have any tips on juicing kale?


  1. I have a fairly cheap juicer as well... when I juice Kale I usually swirl a piece of celery with it. Seems to work better, give it something to grab on to. I'm sure a carrot would work just as well.

  2. Hi there Jackie-

    Thanks so much for the tip - I'm going to try doing the kale with a piece of celery tomorrow. Awesome idea!

  3. I love green juice as my breakfast energy boost.
    Its based on Dr. Oz green juice -
    A handful of spinach
    Lemon juice (I add the peel too)

    I feel so energized after I drink it...