Kale Away

by Belland & Cassie
(Massachusetts)

Kale Away is a great mixture of nutrients in a good tasting juice. Juice all ingredients and enjoy.


4 leaves of Kale

2 Carrots

1/2 cucumber

1 green apple


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The only thing I would change about this recipe is the quantity of ingredients. I would add in double or triple the kale and you can see why below.

Check out the amazing nutritional information on kale

Kale is an exceptional source of calcium, iron, sulfur, chlorophyll and vitamin A, and its beta carotene content far outweighs spinach. Kale is a rich source of anti-cancer chemicals, as are most members of the cruciferous family. Kale is known to be a great cleanser, have anticancer properties, and to be antiviral. It contains good levels of vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin K, lutein, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc.

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Caution
by: Anonymous

Too much kale can be toxic


******too much of anything can be toxic. That's why we recommend a wide variety of foods including greens. :)

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Unable to chew
by: Anonymous

I just had all my teeth removed and can not eat properly so I'm now going on this drink with Genisoy protein powder.
I hope it helps.

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blender?
by: Anonymous

How about vita-mix any comments?

****Vitamix is a good blender, although I prefer the Blendtec. I had a Vitamix for 10 years and then replaced it with the Blendtec with large wildside jug and am so much more happy with it. Easier to use and easier to clean, with less blend time.

Of course it's not a juicer, I use the Hurom juicer for my juices. You can read more about my preferences and reasoning on the getting started page of the website.

Cut and paste:
http://www.raw-foods-diet-center.com/starting-a-raw-food-diet.html

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Best juicer
by: Lilian

Im using matstone slow juicer and i would say a very strong juicing machine.. Even on hard stem, it can go on and on....

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Hurom Slow Juicer can juice green leafy vegetables
by: Anonymous

I just purchased the "Hurom Slow Juicer" recently. To me this new machine is the best of all juicers...it juices leafy vegetables and soft fruits too...go to youtube for more information...your money is worth it!!!

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Leafy greens
by: Anonymous

Try rolling leafy greens to stop them getting stuck,

********good advice!

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juicing leafy greens
by: Walt W.

My juicer doesn't do leafy greens well, so I juice everything else and pour that juice into my blender then add the leafy greens...sometimes adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water (depending on the quantity of juice you are making) helps break down the greens...you can then ''strain'' the juice if you don't care for the pulp content, however the pulp contains most of your fiber.
I also save ALL my veggie pulp for soup stock.

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Best to juice or blend?
by: Brenda

When I am using the rotary basket type juicer is it better to blend the big leafy greens like kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, etc? I will try what John said about kinda layer the fruits with the leafy veggies to see if that helps me, but just wondering if it would be best for me to just blend those with the rest being juiced till I can afford a better juicer. My juicer was handed down to me from my dad that he no longer used.

Hugh's reply****Blending may be easier Brenda. You could blend the greens and drain the juice through a nut milk bag before adding to the other juice, or simply add the blended greens to the juice and stir.

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Kale not good for my thyroid
by: John

I guess I have to stay away from Kale now as I have a very bad Thyroid....I will substitute with other greens :)

Hugh's reply*** Good move John. Perhaps later you can include them in your diet again. here is the list of goitrogens from the website that might be of help to you.

http://www.raw-foods-diet-center.com/goitrogens.html

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Getting the most juice from Kale.
by: Anonymous

@John. Here's a tip: If you place some friut i.e aplle in the shaft of your jucier, then shove a lot of kale on top and then another layer of pineapple or whatever, Then start to juice it while all together, this will force a lot more of the juice to be extracted and less waste. Works great for me. Good Luck!

Hugh's reply**** True John, thanks for posting. This is an innovative way to get more juice from your greens while using a centrifugal style juicer.

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Kale turns mostly to pulp
by: John

Am I doing it wrong? Seems my kale turns mostly to pulp.


Hugh's reply****It may be your juicer. Auger style juicers can juice greens, but rotary basket types don't do a very good job at all with leafy greens.

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What?
by: Anonymous

What is this one good for?

Hugh's reply*** Overall health tonic.

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