If you have dabbled in juicing, you have most likely heard of the “Mean Green” juice. One of the many benefits of this particular concoction is the ingredient Kale. Kale is a superfood which I am sure you have seen on any top list of super foods out there. Due to its sort of bitter, pungent flavor, I would much rather extract its juicy goodness than munch on it all day long. This is my “old trusty”. I ALWAYS keep these ingredients on hand and juice this when I don’t necessarily feel like experimenting. I can count on this juice to give me a boost and satisfy my body’s need for nutrients
My Version of the Mean Green: 3-4 large celery stalks 1-2 apples (depending on size, only 1 if large) 1 small cucumber 1/2 inch ginger root 1/2 lemon 6 large kale leaves Scrub all ingredients. Alternate ingredients when juicing to ensure an even mixture. Stir, shake, or pour over ice and enjoy!
I prefer to:
Peel my ginger and citrus!
Use all organic ingredients!
Swap apples with pears or grapes for a change in flavor!
Use spinach if I run out of kale!
*If you have a really dirty batch of greens, you may want to mix a little vinegar into your water for extra cleaning.