(Makes 2 Servings)
-2 green apples, halved
-4 stalks celery, leaves removed
-6 leaves kale
-1/2 lemon (add more if preferred)
-1 inch fresh ginger
I bought my juicer last summer because I found I was spending a lot of money on juice from places like Whole Foods, Nekter, and local juice bars. It made more fiscal sense to buy a juicer. Mine is the Breville BJE510XL The Juice Fountain® Multi Speed Juicer and I am crazy about it.
A lot of times people misconceive smoothie-blending to be the same thing as juicing. It’s not – you want to remove those fibers that make you full so you are absorbing way more nutrients and vitamins.
I’d say my juicer was probably one of the best purchases I made last year. I see people paying hundreds for juice cleanses and I just can’t fathom spending that amount of money! With that amount of money, you could buy a juicer and make it at home. Granted, it takes away the convenience (cleaning juicers is not a cake walk), but it’s much more frugal.
This green juice is my favorite because you only have to buy 6 ingredients at the store. The tricky thing about juicing is if you buy a ton of fresh ingredients, they will go bad quickly. Unless you plan on juicing all at once to store in mason jars, I recommend only getting a few ingredients each trip.
You can add more ginger or lemon if you prefer, (I love lots of lemon) but the apples do a fantastic job of cutting out the bitterness of the kale.
Do you have a favorite juice recipe? Do share! I’m always looking to try new ones!