This is a refreshing drink even though it looks like fresh cut grass. I am amazed at how bright green it is even when a day or two old.

When kale is out of season, it can be a little bitter.  If you taste your green juice and it is a little “greener” than you would like, add a little more apple to make it more palatable. The juice is keeping in the refrigerator very well in a glass jar with an air tight lid. It is best to finish it up within 2 to 3 days.

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable high in vitamin C, chlorophyll and soluble fiber and contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties (diindolylmethane, sulforaphane and selenium). Cruciferous vegetables also help reduce homocysteine levels so they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Fresh apple juice carries a significant amount of vitamins A and C. Apple juice flushes out the kidneys and liver and is low in calories. Pear juice is one of the best cleansers of the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts and a great cure for constipation.

Cucumbers contain natural salts, enzymes, and vitamins essential for cell growth and repair. The high mineral content in the peel makes it a source for a fresh, powerful antioxidant. The alkalinity of cucumber is also a positive attribute, and because of its water base, the cucumber is also a top choice as a diuretic.

Juicing vegetables and fruits frees up their nutrients from the fiber which allows them to get into your system faster. There is hardly any digestive work needed to process raw, enzymatically active liquid. Juicing also helps to clean the liver, whose primary job is to clean the rest of our body. I find that fresh vegetable juice gives me energy and curbs my hunger for hours.

Enjoy!

Kale, Cucumber, Apple Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches lacinato kale (dino kale)
  • 
2 cucumbers
  • 
2 to 4 green apples

  • 1 pear
  • A few handfuls of spinach

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients through juicer. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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