Thursday, January 3, 2013

Juice Break: Apple / Lemon / Kale / Ginger

With the new year upon us, lots of folks are looking to freshen up their routine with healthy new habits. One such habit is juicing, a simple way to pack lots of veggies and nutrients into your diet. Contrary to popular belief, juicing can be super tasty! Here's my personal recipe for my favorite juice. The mix of apple, lemon and ginger makes the taste of kale practically unnoticeable, except by color. For two glasses of juice, you will need:

  • 4 large apples (Fujis are my favorite)
  • one handful of kale (3-6 leaves depending on size)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-5 thin slices fresh ginger root
Slice apples and kale if needed. Using your favorite juicer, alternate kale, ginger and apple slices until done. Do not run the lemon through the juicer! Most juicers struggle with citrus peels and the bitter taste can come through in the juice. Squeeze the lemon into the finished juice just before mixing.

What new habits are you implementing for the new year?