Green Juice with Kale, Chard, Cilantro…

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Vegetables in their purest form are refreshing and palate-cleansing. Adding sweet fruits naturally sweetens the juice while a hint of mint makes this green juice both refreshing and invigorating. If you are not a big veggie fan, this is a wonderful healthy way to get your daily dose and you can even take it on the go!

Ingredients:

4-5 full leaves of Kale
2 full leaves of Swiss Chard
1/2 cup Parsley

1/2 cup Cilantro

1 Cucumber (peeled)
1/2 small Beet
1/2 cup Pineapple (fresh cut is best)
2 Pink Lady apples (these are very sweet but seasonal; optional are Gala apples)
1-2 full leaves of fresh Mint (called ‘sprigs’)
1 lemon or lime

Optional:  Ginger Root (approximately1-2 knuckle size piece). Personall,y I LOVE to add ginger to most of my juices and cooking recipes. It’s super healthy for your digestive system, high in anti-inlammatory and antioxidant properties. Regular use of ginger root will make a noticeable difference in the overall health of your gut. Be forwarned, ginger root has a spicy BITE to it so start with a little and increase the amount to your preference.

Directions:
If your juicer doesn’t take out the seeds then deseed the fruit first. Combine all ingredients in a juicer (or blender if you don’t have a juicer). There is foam that will sit on top. I like to skim the foam off the top of mine but you can also use a spoon to mix it in as well to drink. It’s good both ways. Drink fresh after juicing or chill for 1 hour before drinking if you prefer it cold. If you made a large batch, keep in a pitcher inside the refrigerator and pour to drink as desired.

NOTE:  I like to make a batch to last me a few days so I double all ingredients. This will last me 3 days (approximately).

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