Wednesday, February 13, 2013

{Recipe} Drink Your Greens with Tasty Green Lemonade

green lemonade recipe with spinach or kale

In the pacific northwest, I am blessed to be able to garden year round. While I had a few crops not fare so well this year, my kale on the other hand is going crazy. I have about 10 plants, each 4-5 feet tall full of beautiful, leafy goodness. This may be my all time favorite way to consume kale. With almost 700% of the rda for vitamin K, 300% vitamin C and 180% Vitamin A, it's hard to go wrong.

Ingredients*

  • 3 small or 2 large lemons
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1/3 green bell pepper
  • 5 kale leaves OR 2 cups baby spinach
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing organic juice ingredients when available

green lemonade recipe with spinach or kale

Instructions
  1. Wash all ingredients thoroughly (even if using organic).
  2. Cut away the peel of half of your lemons. 
  3. Cut produce into pieces appropriate for your juicer. 
  4. Juice all fruits and veggies together.
Yields approximately 2 servings (10 ounces each)
(Estimate based on my own experience using my Omega Nutrition Center juicer)

The following is the estimated nutritional info per serving for the above recipe:

Vitamin A: 134%  •  Vitamin C: 300%  •  Vitamin K: 684%  •  Calcium: 15%  •  Iron: 12%

green lemonade recipe with spinach or kale

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