First time juicing kale and totally disappointed. 3 large kale leaves produced about 2 tablespoons of juice. So sad….and the blueberries, not good for JUICING either!! I had to add 2 pears because these babies really produce juice. The lemon adds a bit of tartness to the juice, but it makes this perfectly refreshing and great for the summer months. It also helps boost its detox powers. I also hate juices that are extremely sweet, hence I try to balance my recipes by adding either a vegetable, a lemon or leafy greens. This is a short post because I am a bit short on time but for those of you who don’t know… Kale is even more nutritious than spinach, even in small quantities. I will talk more about this in another post! Hope these comments/tips/info. help you in your future juicing experiences! But this confirms my previous belief that leafy greens are best used in a blender along with blueberries. I felt like I watched my money get shredded away in the juicer. Bad juicing experience…but hey…that’s how you learn!? On the other hand the recipe was great. I loved the taste of it and was super happy that at least I got a yummy outcome out of this experience!
Kale Detox Juice
Juice according to your juicer settings! I juiced everything on low first except the pears (last ingredient, juicer at high speed). Note – you can either use the kale leaves or discard them. Not much difference!! It barely produces ANY juice. I will definitely try the smoothie idea on another occasion. Serve with ice cubes.
(Alternative) smoothie instructions:
BLENDER TIPS: (1) Make sure to remove the stem from the kale leaves. (2) Core the pears. (3) Use only the lemon juice instead of the whole lemon. (4) Add coconut water or regular water as needed for the smoothie version or use pear juice instead of the 2 pears.
Have you tried kale yet? It’s not as scary as it seams. It’s just like any other leafy green but healthier !!