So I whipped up some powerful living juice to help fight the virus that has invaded our home. It's a very simple recipe and it took 15 minutes to make.
Citrus Kale Juice:
4 cups baby Russian kale (CSA treasure)
|Citrus Kale Juice ingredients: baby Russian kale, oranges, grapefruit and lemon|
I juiced the citrus components by hand, strained the juice to remove all pulp. I used our Omega juicer for the kale. What I've noticed is that the Jack O Lane juicer does not handle leafy greens very well. So I stick with the Omega for leafy greens. I strained the kale juice and combined it with the citrus blend.
Also note that the difference between a juice and a smoothie is that pure juice has most of the fibrous components of the fruit/vegetable removed (thus the reason for straining after putting the ingredients through the juicer). Smoothies contain fiber and are made by putting everything into a blender a creating a puree of sorts. Juicing is good when you are detoxing or trying to heal a sickness. Because all the fiber is removed the nutrients will go to your blood stream much faster. Juicing also gives your digestive system a rest.
Yummy! And so good for your immune system!
Try it and tell me what you think.
Peace and blessings!