After a bit of a winter hibernation - I'm back with new posts and spring fever! With the slowly warming weather and general spring vibes, I'm reassessing how to be healthy and take care of myself - eating better, drinking a little less, and getting in my exercise. Nothing radiates healthy vibes quite like a fresh green juice. I could never do a full on juice cleanse (the hangry vibes would take over!), but I do like a glass as a Monday morning reset to get me on track for a healthy week. I started making them at home because they are usually super expensive to buy, and I've come up with a homemade version that is truly my favorite. It has extra gingery goodness that gives it a little kick and is also super good for you. You'll need a juicer to make it at home. We have a fairly basic Breville juicer that does the trick. If you do this on the regular, it will pay for itself! It's best to drink it as fresh as possible - you can store overnight but it won't hold up much longer than that. Cheers to spring!
- 1 bunch kale
- 4 large apples, halved
- 2 lemons
- 2 knobs of ginger (about as big as your thumb)
Remove the peel from the lemons and ginger with a small knife. Juice apples and kale first, putting pieces of kale in with each apple half - you get more juice from the kale this way. Put ginger and lemons last - the ginger can clog the strainer, so by putting it last you get more juice from everything else. Drink fresh or store overnight in a jar or bottle. Makes 2 servings.