My juicer has spent many a long dusty months in my basement over the years. I seem to go through phases of using it like crazy, and then abandoning it on a shelf next to the furnace. Right now, I guess I’m on a juicer kick.
Maybe it is the constant stream of root vegetables pouring in from my CSA. Or possibly it is my body crying out for nutrient dense calories. Or maybe it was just one too many heavy hors d’oeuvres cocktail parties instead of eating a balanced healthy dinner over the holidays.
But for whatever reason, I have been whirring up the fresh juice lately. Here is one of my new favorite combos.
According to The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, the primary ingredients, kale, beets, carrots and ginger, are all great for cleansing and tonifying the liver. Go figure.
- 1 sweet tart apple, such as pink lady
- 1 pound beets, scrubbed
- 1 pound carrots, scrubbed
- 1 to 1.5 ounces fresh ginger root (about 2 to 3 inch chunk)
- 1 bunch kale, chopped and rinsed
- Cut apple, beets, carrots and ginger into long narrow strips (if necessary) to fit through feed-tube of juicer. Set up catch cup (it will need to hold a quart.) Turn on juicer and feed pieces of the prepared produce through the feed-tube. Alternate kale with large chunks to clear the blade and prevent clogging.
0 g Added Sugars, 0 mg Cholesterol
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 30 g
- Sodium: 330 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Fiber: 13 g
- Protein: 8 g