Kale is one of those en vogue super vegetables that have been getting a fair share of press. But some of the hype does have merit as kale is one of the most nutritious and vitamin dense green veggies out there. It also makes a supreme addition to any juicing recipe. Now, straight up kale juice is probably going to be hard to swallow for most people. This is why mixing it with other sweet tasting ingredients is the way to go. We have decided to put together a few easy to make recipes that you can use at home with your own juicer to help you take full advantage of the nutrient dense power of kale.
The Kale Smoothie
- 2 cups kale
2 cups spinach
Fruits (banana, apples, oranges)
Flax seed Meal
On the fruit section you can add frozen or fresh that will put flavor into the smoothie. Make sure that you pack the kale and the spinach at the bottom of a blender and then on top of that all the other ingredients that will end up a tasty smoothie to drink.
This is a simple process that anyone can put together. Blend all the ingredients for about a minute until it does become smooth. If you want it a little colder just add ice to the mix to make it palatable.
By adding the kale and spinach to this recipe will offer you nutrition in the form of Vitamin K as well as fiber. Kale offers cancer protection and lowers the cholesterol level in our bodies as well. Kale also is an excellent source of antioxidants and helps promote eye health.
Kale with Greens
- Stalk of celery (1 only)
Kale leaves (4)
Ice cubes (add to flavor)
Now there really doesn’t seem to be many ingredients here but there doesn’t need to be. These ingredients put into a juicer are great for an energizer type of drink in the morning. Kale delivers so many nutrients as compared to other leafy vegetables that it should be made a staple in any type of drink.
This recipe also helps in weight loss control for people that need help in that area as well. Incorporating kale with these juicing recipes again helps with lowering cholesterol levels and fighting off cancer cells.
Kale Free For All Smoothie
- Bananas (2)
Blend together to your desired level and add ice if you want it deliciously cold. The fruits used in this smoothie are left up to your imagination. Other type fruits that can be used include; carrots, parsley, broccoli, grapefruit, cantaloupe and pineapple just to name a few. Just make sure that you wash and rinse them well to ensure any pesticides are washed away. Kale really doesn’t have a flavor associated with it and that’s why the fruits will overshadow that in the flavor department.
Juicing Leafy Greens
Leafy foods are something that a lot of people that get into juicing want to try at least once. They offer a tremendous amount of vitamins and minerals that make them such great choices for any recipe. To get the absolute most out these types of vegetables you are going to want to get yourself a cold press or masticating juicer. This method of juicing is going to extract a significantly higher amount of juice than a centrifugal juicing machine. This is especially true if you plan to juice a lot of kale, cabbage, spinach, watercress, and the like. You are going to be wasting a lot of time and money trying to do large amounts of these veggies in a centrifugal juicer. Blenders are great as well since you will get more fiber, but all of the pulp may be hard to swallow. Go with a masticating juice extractor for best results and don’t look back.