Over the past few years there have been some major improvements in the store-bought juices available on the market. While I’m very happy that they’re available for the convenience factor, there’s just something about a fresh juice that tastes so much better. I love going to my local juice bar and getting a fresh juice that was made right before my eyes.
I have yet to make the leap of investing in a juicer. I know that I would use it lots, but I’m a little intimidated by horror stories of keeping them clean. Instead of using a juicer, I used a blender and then strained out the pulp using a nut milk bag. A nut milk bag is just a reusable mesh bag that can be used for making almond milk or juice. I even used one to make my favorite sangria recipe! If you don’t want to buy a nut milk bag, you can also use cheesecloth. However, I’ve found that the nut milk bag is more durable and is easier to use.
- 3 kale leaves, stems removed
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- filtered water
- In your blender, add the kale and about 1/2 cup of water. Blend on high until smooth.
- Remove the rind from the lemon and discard or save it for another recipe.
- Chop the cucumber, lemon, pineapple and ginger into medium sized pieces.
- Blend until smooth. Depending on the quality of your blender, you may need to stream in extra water to make sure all of the ingredients are blended together.
- Place your nut milk bag over a large bowl with a spout. Pour your juice over the bowl and squeeze the bag to separate all of the juice from the pulp.
- Pour over ice and enjoy immediately.
Since everything in this juice will be consumed raw, make sure you wash all your produce carefully and buy organic whenever possible.
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