North Pole Green Juice

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!

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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North Pole Green Juice
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 500mL
Green juice with a cooling aftertaste of fresh mint.
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • ½ English cucumber
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 40 grams fresh mint
  1. 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.

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  1. Hi there! I’m doing a half cleanse! Have to eat a little something to have energy for my training at the gym. Thank you for these great recipes. How much mint is 40 grams? I put maybe a 1/3 of the bunch of got from the grocery. Probably needed a little more?!?,

    • Hi Shane! The mint is about 1 cup loosely packed. Hope that helps!

  2. Can’t wait to try this juice and the “OJ Lean & Green”. I have a Wolfgang Puck Bar Blender – powerful blender. Does everything a Vitamix does but at a lesser cost. When I want more juice than smoothie, I use paint strainer bags from the hardware store – a cross between cheesecloth and nut milk bags and their inexpensive (I think it’s under $2 for a pack of 2)

    • I love the idea of using paint strainer bags, that’s brilliant. I’ve seen them so many times but never thought to use them in the kitchen.

  3. I just got a Ninja, (not a juicer) and I can’t wait to try some green smoothies! I love mint so this is right up my alley. Thanks for this! Your photos are amazing too.

  4. Hi Leanne,

    I have the Oscar Neo and it is awesome!!! Well worth the money, and it is soooo easy to clean up. Takes just a few seconds to rinse under running water and a quick scrub of the screen with a brush (they include it in the box). I always clean my juicer BEFORE I drink my juice, then you have something to look forward to after cleaning up :) the Oscar is an auger style juicer so you get so much more juice out of your produce, which I think over time would make up for the extra cost (having said that, it’s not the most expensive juicer on the market anyway). I am just about to embark on a juice cleanse. I eat pretty cleanly most of the time but just came back from a 3 week holiday and let’s just say the food I ate wasn’t always the best! Starts today with 2 days of green smoothies before juicing for about a week. I’ve browsed your site for juice recipes too. We’ll see how I feel in a few days. Wish me luck!

    • Hmm good to know! I’ve never heard of Oscar Neo. Good luck with your liquid cleanse and enjoy some of the recipes :)

  5. So I watched “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” a few weeks ago and decided that I needed to some juicing… but I just bought a VitaMix so my appliance budget is wiped clean. I was at my local thrift store and there on the shelf was a Juiceman Juicer Junior for $9. Not the best in the world, but just enough to get me going to see if I want to invest in one. Been on the hunt for recipes, and I have everything on hand to make this delightful treat ;-D

    • That’s great! Sounds like you’re working with what you have and there’s no harm in that! Enjoy :)