Sunday, January 5, 2014

How To Juice ♡ Kale, Apple, Ginger Juice

Hi Beauties! 

Today on FabFitLiving, Becky and I show you a juicing recipe consisting of only 3 ingredients. Becky was introduced to this recipe, when she wanted to do a liver cleanse, by her naturopathic doctor.


4 Granny Smith Apples
Ginger (Use as much as you'd like)
Head of Italian or Dino Kale

The one new thing I learned while filming this with Becky, was that Dino kale is actually better for juicing than the regular (curly) kale is. Good to know!

Let's quickly dive into the differences between these two types of Kale.

The two most common varieties of kale are Curly Kale and Lacinato/Dinosaur Kale. When consumed in their raw, uncooked form, these two have very different tastes, textures and usually recipes will ask for a specific type of kale.
Lacinato Kale or Dinosaur Kale has a darker shade of green, a little darker than spinach and is lumpy like we would imagine dinosaurs skin being. The large stem/vein in the middle of the leaf is much thicker and isn’t round on the bottom like curly kale. 
*Photo credit Google Images
Curly Kale is typically a lighter shade of green, the tips are very curvy and curly looking. Curly Kale typically has shorter leaves. Many people new to eating kale raw in salads prefer curly kale because the taste is much milder and some find it to even be sweeter. It breaks down easier in raw salads with oils, citrus and etc. For those of you who love raw kale chips, curly kale is the kind that provides that crunchy, messy, junk food fix.
*Photo credit Google Images

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Be sure to let us know what you think about it after you make your own! =)

xo - Jessika

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