This is my Favorite Green Power Juice. It may take time with green juice before your taste buds adapt and you crave it. Be careful, you might become a freak—the kind of vampiric freak who thirsts for the rich, green nectar of things that grow in people's gardens. Yep, your mouth might begin to water when you smell lawn clippings. Let it get weird.
Remove pesky produce stickers & wash everything you are about to juice.
Feed everything through the juicer. You may want to wait on the last cucumber, because you may have lots of juice without it.
Nutrition Information is approximate.
Watch The Pitcher
Especially if you are trying to steal home base—I'll be here all week. The juicer's pitcher will start filling up really fast when you juice the cucumbers. I've focused too much attention on the feeder part of the juicer and my gorgeous green juice was all over the counter and dripping onto the floor.
This recipe can easily make more than 32 oz depending on the size or juiciness of your veggies. I didn't even use the 3rd cucumber I had out all ready to juice because I had so much juice already.
I find that pushing the pulp through the Centrifugal Juicer after juicing, extracts more juice.To get the most from your veggies, you can put the pulp in a bowl and set the juicer back up. Then pack the pulp into the tube and use the feeder to juice. You get bonus juice! Also, I probably consider you a better human being for doing this.
Rinse off & clean the juicer right away
Doing yourself this kindness of rinsing the pulp from the juicer and getting the juicer parts in the dishwasher is a gift you should give yourself. This little routine I have of making the juice, placing the juice in the fridge and cleaning up before I drink it, has made me love juicing. Trust me—soaking the juicer parts doesn't cut it. Juice, clean up, drink...Be sure to use the brush that your juicer came with to scrub the fine-screened part of the juicer before loading it into the dishwasher.
Compost if you can
Composting the pulp from the juice is a fantastic thing to do. If you need to wait & take the pulp some place else to compost it, store it in your freezer so that it doesn't stink up your house. Also, if you put the pulp in the trash, without taking the trash out, it will get funky—dirty diaper funky.
Try to drink the juice shortly after juicing
This juice is alive with beautiful enzymes. To get max benefits from your juice drink it shortly after juicing. If you don't plan on drinking all of your juice at once, separate it. You do not want your saliva in the juice because it will breakdown the enzymes and good things in the juice. If you need to make the juice ahead of time you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours if using a centrifugal juicer.Sometimes when I make 32 oz of juice and drink 16 oz in the morning and 16 oz later on in the day. I do this on workout days or when I am sore from workout days.
If It's too intense
You will know the juice is too intense if you drink it and gag, really need to use the bathroom or have serious trouble finishing it. Juice that is too intense for you now may not always be too intense for you. Your taste buds will adapt and you might find yourself wanting to amp up the kale—be appropriately amazed when this occurs.
To make it less intense
juice with a green apple
use a little lemon or lime juice to cut the bitterness
serve over ice to dull the intensity with coldness
use more cucumber
use less kale
water it down
drink it with a reusable glass straw or a reusable stainless steel straw