I’m a tad bit obsessed with my Vitamix blender. I put it to good use everyday making things like homemade almond milk, soups and smoothies. Lots and lots of smoothies.
Lately I’ve been using my Vitamix to create juices. I have an electric juicer, but don’t use it often because it’s difficult to clean. Washing a blender is much easier, so I’ve been juicing almost nonstop!
Green Lemonade is one of my favorite juices. It’s a refreshing mix of lemon, kale, apple, celery and ginger. I was inspired to make it after tasting Green Lemonade at a juice bar in a local co-op. Of course it’s not a sweet lemonade, but an ultra lemony juice with the freshness of celery and a spicy ginger bite. The kale gives it an intense green color.
To make the juice add all ingredients to a high speed blender and process until smooth and liquified. Then strain the mixture to release the juice. Discard the solids or find another use for them like adding to blended bean or veggie soups.
Green Lemonade Juice
1 large apple, cored
3 stalks celery
1/2 of a lemon, peeled and seeded
1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled
1 handful fresh kale leaves, stems removed (about 1 cup)
Cut apple and celery in chunks for easier blending. Add ingredients to Vitamix blender in this order: apple, celery, lemon, ginger and kale. (It’s best to have the heavier, juicer items closer to the blades). Secure lid. Start blender at Variable 1 and turn to Variable 10; use tamper to push ingredients toward blades. Once the mixture is blending freely, turn to HIGH. Blend on HIGH about 1 minute until mixture is smooth and liquified.
Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids from the juice. Makes about 2/3 cup to 1 cup juice, depending on size and moisture level of fruit and veggies.
Tip: Vary the ingredients according to your taste preferences. For a spicier version, add more ginger. For a sweeter version, add more apple. For a veggier version, add more celery and kale. You get the idea.
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