This refreshing Carrot Ginger Kale Juice is made from fresh vegetables and fruits, and provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!
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Drinking fresh juice is a great way to guzzle down a ton of veggies! But you don’t need to frequent a fancy juice bar to do so. Instead, you can make delicious vegetable juices in your own kitchen.
I was first introduced to juicing by my mom when I was in college. But since I didn’t have a juicer, I really only drank it when I came home on breaks from school.
Later, when I met my husband Will who also had a juicer, I started drinking it a lot more! Now, we try to fit it into our routine at least once a month and even once a week in the summer.
Vegetable juice is a great addition to your diet if you’re looking to increase your veggie intake, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you drink. In other words, a juice cleanse or an all-juice diet is NOT the way that veggie juices should be enjoyed!
Instead, have fun experimenting with different combos of fruits and veggies that you can make into juice, and drink it in addition to a well-rounded diet.
If you’re new to juicing, this Carrot Ginger Kale Juice is a great place to start. It’s vibrant, zesty from lemon and ginger, slightly sweet from carrots and green apples, and chock full of nutrition.
Recommended Equipment for Juicing
There are a few different types of juicers on the market. If you’re interested in getting one, I broke the options down for you in this recent post on the juicer vs. blender.
I personally prefer this fast, centrifugal juicer made by Breville. It makes it so easy to transform pounds of produce into a delicious juice in almost no time.
Note: using a juicer is the best way to make “true” vegetable juice. Smoothies that you make in a blender are not the same as juice.
How to Make Kale Juice
Making a fresh vegetable juice is really as easy as 1-2-3!
- Thoroughly rinse the kale under running water (or in a bowl of water if it’s very dirty) and pat dry with a clean towel. Rinse and scrub the rest of the ingredients: carrots, lemon, green apples, cucumber, and ginger.
- Turn on the juicer and push each ingredient through the opening at the top. Be sure to use only a few kale leaves at a time and to wrap them up before you push them through the juicer. You’ll also want to roughly slice the green apple and remove the core so that it can fit through the opening.
- Stir the juice with a wire whisk, serve, and enjoy!
Carrot Ginger Kale Juice is my favorite combo of ingredients, but there are hundreds of other combinations you can try! I’d love to hear about your favorite juices in the comments.
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Carrot Ginger Kale Juice
- 2 bunches kale – can use curly or dinosaur kale; rinsed and dried
- 4 carrots – tops removed and scrubbed
- 1 cucumber – washed
- 2 Granny smith apples – roughly chopped, core removed
- 2 inch piece ginger – can leave the skin on
- 1 lemon – washed; can leave the skin on
- Wash and dry all produce.
- Turn the juicer on high. Push each vegetable or fruit through the opening at the top, one at a time. Don't juice an entire bunch of kale at once. Instead, wrap a few leaves of kale with your hands before pushing them through, to make sure they don't get clogged.
- When you are finished juicing, turn off the juicer, and use a wire whisk to stir the juice. Pour into two pint glasses. Enjoy immediately.