Now that winter is in full effect, so is my juicing. Everyone around me seems to be coming down with one bug or another and I’m doing my best to try and avoid them at ALL COSTS! I’ll admit, I typically only find time to juice on the weekends, but that’s better than nothing, right?
Not only is juicing great for you, but it’s fun too! In the midst of getting back into the swing of juicing after a long hiatus, I found myself searching for any and everything to toss in the juicer! I’d imagine if you have little ones, this would be a cool way to get them excited about juicing and actually want to do it! Perhaps one day I’ll test this kale juice out on my niece and nephew…
Juicing vs. Smoothies
For a long time, I thought that juicing and making smoothies were comparable. In a way they are, but juicing has its advantages. It was only until recently that I found out some of the differences. Juicing allows you to get a more nutrient-dense drink in a smaller amount.
Basically juicing releases vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients that are associated with positive health benefits. Pretty cool, right? But don’t get me wrong, smoothies are great too. They have a number of benefits and also retain fiber (something that’s limited with juicing).
If you can recall, my last post on juicing used carrots as the base. For this one I wanted to do something a little different and switch things up a bit with a kale juice. I wanted to experiment with some leafy greens. To be honest, I’m usually not too big on kale. My green of choice is typically spinach. It’s got such a neutral flavor and goes great with most anything!
Kale on the other hand has somewhat of a bitter taste and the texture is a bit tougher. In my experience, kale is definitely one of those veggies that needs some tweaking. Because of this, I knew I’d need to couple it with fruits and veggies that would give it a lighter, sweeter taste.
The apples, ginger, and lemon were a perfect addition to this kale juice. I absolutely love it! The ginger and lemon will help ward off any of those germs being passed around this season. You’ll definitely want to give this kale juice a try. Whip some up and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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I love this!!! Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks Dwayne! It’s definitely one I’ll be making on the regular! 🙂
Hi there! What kind of apples should I use? Excited to try this!
Hey Ali! I like to use honey crisp, but you can use whatever type you enjoy most! 🙂
Have you ever substituted the kale for spinach?
I haven’t, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. My only hesitation with spinach is that the stems are very small/thin so I don’t know what the return would be in terms of the juice you’d get out of them. Kale stems are very long and much thicker, which in my opinion make them great for juicing! If you try it please come back and lmk how it goes!
Just saw this today and made when I got home from work (Love it) I’m new to juicing and smoothies I really like this one.
It would be great to know the variety of apple that you used.
Hey Melodie, I typically purchase Honey Crisp, but you can use whatever you prefer!
What kind of Kale do you use
Just regular common curly kale!👌🏾