Vegan 10 minutes Beginner
Servings: 2 cups
Everybody singing now, pass that Kale Juice (in my Pharrell singing voice). Aww hail that KALE. Shout out to my Cousin E for being the inspiration behind this Kale juice. Kale is so versatile….Kale in the morning, Kale in the evening, Kale at suppertime. As you can see we love Kale. Enough..enough..I’m probably kalin’ your vibes right now.
We enjoy buying kale at our local farmer’s market but it can be bought at the grocery store too. We like using uncooked fresh kale because it doesn’t dwindle down like it does when cooked. I have to remember when cooking it to add more to the pot so I’m not shocked at how much is left when cooked. This kale juice has a bright green color which is especially appetizing for kids. It doesn’t have to be St. Patty’s Day to partake in this drink either! To tone down the bite of the kale, you can add a little sweetener. Not too much because you don’t want to make the drink unhealthy. Kale is high in fiber and under vitamins, folate, and magnesium to aid in digestion, brain development, and heart health. The pea protein milk adds 8g per serving (1 cup), no sugar, 50% more calcium than milk, vitamin D, Iron, and 32mg DHA Omega-3s. Also from our former dairy milk drinkers, this is the closest taste and creaminess to dairy milk.
- 1 cup kale, de-ribbed and de-stemmed*
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened original Ripple pea milk (any non-dairy kind is fine)
- ½ banana, peeled**
- 2 apples^(any kind is fine), chopped in chunks and seeds removed
- 1 lemon, peeled and seeds removed
- Maple syrup to taste (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth consistency.
*For most recipes we like the stems but to get a smoother consistency for this juice, we remove them.
**To make juice thicker, more of a smoothie taste, you can add a whole banana or a serving of yogurt. Since banana has a strong flavor, your beverage will most likely taste more like banana if you add more banana.
^To have sweet and tart taste, we used one Fuji and one Granny Smith.