Green Goodness Juice

Sunday, January 18, 2015

We have juiced sporadically over the years and recently started juicing on a weekly basis after ditching our Jack LaLanne Juicer for the Omega Masticating Juicer.   It’s impossible for us to eat all of the recommended daily servings of vegetables and fruits so juicing has become a way to incorporate a lot more green leafy vegetables in our diet.  We enjoy juicing and think of them as a treat rather than a cure all or weight loss miracle.    

Even Aiden likes this juice even though they’re loaded with tons of greens like kale, spinach, and celery, hence the name “green goodness”.   This is the only way we sneak greens into his diet since he’s quite a picky eater.  

The apple provides s a sweet flavor that balances the harsh taste of kale, spinach, and celery.  Another immediate benefit that we have seen with this juice is Aiden’s bowel movement becoming more reqular and constipation becoming a non issue.  

Besides providing a lot of fiber, kale and spinach have high amount of vitamins (vitamins K, A, B, C, and E) as well as minerals (manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, and magnesium) necessary for a growing toddler.  If you’re new to juicing, give this recipe a try! 

Green Goodness (makes about 1 cup)
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale leaves and stems
2 celery stalks
1 medium-large Fuji apple

1. Soak kale and spinach in a cold water bath for 5 minutes.  Rinse and let them dry in a colander.  Cut the kale leaves into 1 inch pieces.
2. Wash and cut both the celery and apple into 1 inch pieces.
3. Juice the spinach and kale first.
4. Juice the apple next and celery last.

*All of the vegetables and fruit for this juice are organic.  For the freshest juice and highest level of nutrient, drink juice within 24 hours.  Otherwise refrigerate your juice in a airtight glass bottles for up to 72 hours.  Weck jars and Ball mason jars work very well.

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