I remember the day my Mom came home with a juicer… it was a scary. Her eyes lit up with excitement, she said something about beets, spinach… kale. I remember thinking, ‘Dad hates beets, what person likes spinach, and what the heck is a kale?’ I liked my veggies with butter, dressings and spices, not straight up in a glass. Ick!
Mom started us off small – apple juice, orange juice, added a bit of carrot juice to the orange without us knowing… sneaky Mom she was!
But I’ll never forget the day she made us green juice. It resembled slime but it was either drink the juice or have an extra tablespoon of cod liver oil.
I chose the juice.
From that day forward, I was a slime lover for life!
One of my favorite green juices is this orange and kale juice, also known as OJ Lean and Green. I love the name just as much as I love the juice, really. I make a batch of it whenever I’m feeling under the weather and need a good caffeine-free pick-me-up. It does the trick every time!
Thanks to a recent visit to The Naked Sprout, I’ve been inspired to add another fantastic green juice to my repertoire of feel good beverages, and this one has fresh mint! Oh I love mint. I made this juice yesterday and had to talk myself through not just drinking it the minute it came out of the juicer. Instead, I had to pour it into a glass, set up the picture, take photos and THEN drink. You better believe I enjoyed every single last drop as I edited these photos!
Whether you’ve joined us for the two week cleanse, or you’re just looking to incorporate a healthy practice into your daily routine, this juice will more than do the trick. The mint soothes your digestive system, the nutrients in kale help to support a natural detox, and the cucumber acts as an anti-inflammatory. All this power in just one glass!
Inspired by The Naked Sprout
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- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- ½ English cucumber
- 3 leaves kale
- 40 grams fresh mint
- If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, begin with the softer items first – cucumber, kale and mint. Then turn to ‘high’ and juice the apple and pear.
Some questions that you may have on juicing:
I don’t have a juicer. Is there another way that I can make juice?
If you have a blender; preferably a good and strong blender, you can make your juices in it. Just follow the recipes and add some water to the mix (about 1-2 cups). Blend until everything is pulverized, then strain the mixture through cheesecloth, a nut milk bag, or nylon socks.
What juicer do you have? Do you recommend it?
Check out this post for information on my inexpensive juicer.