Mama’s Green Power Juice
Do you ever eat or drink something and instantly feel better? Like if you stopped, closed your eyes and paid attention you’ll feel your cells move.. vibrate.. almost like they’re happy. It’s an odd feeling and the only time I have really noticed this is when I’ve drank (okay gulped) a large glass of cool water after realizing I hadn’t drank anything all day.
But this Kale juice did that to me. After drinking it.. I actually felt a little lighter and just cleaner.
So.. obviously I looked into it. Otherwise this whole thing would just be weird.
According to wikipedia kale is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
Kale is also a good source of carotenoids. People consuming diets rich in carotenoids from natural foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are healthier and have lower mortality from a number of chronic illnesses.
How amazing! I actually felt the effects!
This is why I’m sharing this recipe at this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free. The theme that wonderful blogger Maggie set is “Foods That Heal”. Well from everything I’ve read – Kale certainly does heal.
PS — This is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe. Isn’t it obvious that a super woman would be the source of this super drink?
PPS — I’ve shared this post at some great parties: Wellness Weekend.
Mama’s Power Green Juice
Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Ready in: 15 – 20 minutes
- 1 bunch of Kale
- 1 large cucumber
- 5 – 8 celery stalks
- 2 apples
2. Slice the apples (no need to peel, seed or core!)
3. Push Kale, cucumber, celery and apples through the juicer. Drink up right away – wow talk about rejuvenation!