I used to make this apple kale juice all the time when I first got my Blendtec. It’s very tangy and refreshing. I hear a lot of people say they don’t like these types of “whole juices” because of the texture. I actually really enjoy the texture. It reminds me of the pulp in orange juice. I also like a lot of really strange foods so don’t mind me…
As I said, I made this with a Blendtec but I’m sure a Vitamix or even one of those scary looking Ninja Blenders would probably work. I really don’t know about a standard blender. I would maybe put everything in a food processor before adding it to a standard blender.
Do you remember when kale used to be a just a garnish at barbecue places and other restaurants? I had no idea what I was missing out on. The kale always got taken home to our pet bunny. (Lucky bunny.) Now this “garnish” has become a regular part of my diet in salads, juices, chips, and other foods I can’t think of right now. Anyways, I love the dark green color it gives this juice. It puts my green apple to shame.
- ¾ C water
- 1 green apple, cored and sliced
- 2 stalks of kale, torn
- 1 Tbsp pure lemon juice (or juice from ½ lemon)
- ¼-1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 3 ice cubes
- Pour ¾ C water into your blender. Add lemon juice and ginger then add apple, kale, and ice in that order.
- If using a Blendtec, use the “whole juice” selection. Otherwise, blend until smooth.
- Serve over ice.