There’s no better way to cleanse your body than with kale juice. Drum roll please!!! In search of the perfect kale juice recipe!
Kale, a member of the cabbage family is a versatile leafy green that can be used in soups, stir fries, salads and juices. It’s low in saturated fat, provides many antioxidants and it is very low in cholesterol. It contains lots of protein, fiber, iron, magnesium and it’s a great source of Vitamins A, C and K. Beware kale juice doesn’t contain the same amount of fiber as whole vegetables or smoothies which retain the pulp, as juices remove the pulp. Kale juice is a great way to add extra nutrients to your diet, but not to provide a substitute for whole vegetables.
Infusing your favorite juice is a good way to create a nutrient explosion in the morning, afternoon or evening and to add some delicious flavor to your day. It’s also a healthy and tasty alternative to lemonade, sodas or sports drinks on a hot summer’s day. Kale juice will help you get through the hours with more energy than what a regular coffee could ever provide.
Many recipes include other raw and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, such as apple, kiwi, orange, carrot and zucchini. You could also add the juice of berries, mint, ginger or lemon to alter the taste of the kale juice to create something new and different. Beetroot is a root vegetable that’s a welcome addition, and will also turn your juice completely pink!
You could add ingredients such as unsweetened almond milk or butter to add extra flavor to your juice, which are also packed in vitamins and minerals such as copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
When you’re on a search for a new juice recipe, make sure it’s one which requires juicing and not blending, which would really be a kale smoothie recipe. If however you don’t own a juicer, you could put all the ingredients in a blender, along with a half cup water, and at the end of the recipe you can use a strainer to separate any unwanted pulp.
Kale juice recipe: Red Raw Kale Juice
2 large kale leaves
1 beetroot (peeled)
2 celery stalks
1 knob of ginger (optional)
2 squeezes of lemon
Push all of the ingredients through your juicer (apart from the lemon which can be squeezed into your kale juice last). Watch the beetroot as it instantly adds a rainbow pink through your previously-green juice! Enjoy with a sprig of mint added to the top for decoration.
Note: You can change the ratio of the ingredients above according to your preferred taste, or, you could substitute the ingredients for something else that you prefer or for something that you may already have in the fridge! Why not try carrot instead of cucumber for a heavier juice? Or add sweeter fruits such as strawberries or oranges for a sweet, refreshing taste in the summer? Have fun with your recipe! And…go wild!