Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ginger Green Juice

The fudge didn't last long but green juice continues to be a daily drink, even after my new year's fast! Here's a favorite recipe with lots of ginger to help keep the internal fires burning in wintertime. The taste is tangy with a hint of sweetness; the bonus is oodles of nutrition, including eye-healthy lutein, blood-fortifying iron, bone-building calcium and other minerals. If you have an Omega or Champion-style juicer like me, try alternating the squishier items (apple, cuke, lemon) with the more fibrous celery and greens to help keep everything moving smoothly through the gear.

Ginger Green Juice

1 large hunk of ginger (up to an inch long, or more!)
1/2 large cucumber
2-3 celery ribs
2 large leaves kale OR equivalent - use any dark green or blend of leafy greens (parsley, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.)*
1 granny smith apple
1/2 lemon, peeled and pitted

*For the juice in the photo I used about 10 sprigs each dandelion, watercress and curly parsley in place of kale

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