Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Superfood: Kale Juice

Real-quick like...If you've heard of all the health benefits of kale (there are many, read here), but like me, can't quite acquire a taste for the greens, might I suggest fresh kale juice. I tried it for the first time today - made it at home.
I took a handful of fresh kale, and rough-chopped it, did the same with about half a raw carrot. Shredded some fresh ginger, and blended it all with about 1 1/2 cups of water. Then, poured the mixture through a sieve to get the vitamin and mineral rich extraction.

The taste is pleasant and mild - fresh but not necessarily earthy, like some wheatgrass juices.

I added my shot to a bit of fresh-squeezed OJ, and topped it with a dollop of organic honey we received as a gift from a farmer friend in Rio. (I know, how annoyingly granola of me!)
To be honest, it is heavenly! Try it sometime.

8 comments:

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Weird... I have potatoes baking to make potato/kale soup tonight! I'll definitely try the juice!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

You are correct. I have not yet acquired a taste for kale but have heard rave reviews of its nutritional benefits. I'm dubious of this mysterious green drink, but if you said it's good, I'ma gonna trust ya!

The Rural Socialite said...

I kind of like weirdly earthy stuff like this, so I'm anxious to try it. I'm not a fan of ginger, though. Any suggestions?

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

@ Rural Socialite: just forgo the ginger - I added it only because carrot and ginger seem to be a good mix.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all veggies and probably wouldn't have a problem with this! Thanks, Alison!

XO,
Jane

jandjhome said...

We have been making green smoothies using kale for about a year. We use ice, water, a handful of kale, and whatever fruits we have on hand. I actually enjoy drinking it and knowing it's so good for you is just an addeded benefit. Enjoy!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

I mean...if you say so...it doesn't sound heavenly but I believe you and your nutrition smarts.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dr. Oz has a great recipe on his website to use with a juicer. It is wonderful!! The juicer is a great investment and an apple or two cuts the taste of the green leafy veggies!!