I got this recipe off of Peanut Butter Finger's website - it's her Go-To Green Smoothie recipe, and I decided to try it out.
- 2 large handfuls fresh kale
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
- 1 apple, chopped with seeds and stem removed (skin remains)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped (skin remains)
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- A few sprinkles of ground ginger
- 1 cup cold water
First, I chopped the apple, cucumber, and celery and put it at the bottom of my blender. (This was probably a mistake- I should have put the leaves in first. Now that I look at it, the way the recipe was written was probably the order in which the ingredients should be placed in the blender. Whoops!!)
Next, I grabbed the three handfuls of spinach/kale, and mashed them down so they would fit into the blender. I'm thinking maybe I grabbed too many leafy greens.
Then, I squeezed the lemon juice on top of all of it, and added 1 cup of cold water (you can see everything has a sheen of liquid over it now).
Then, I blended it.
After I halfway blended it, I added the ginger. Unclear if this made any difference or not.
This yielded two large cups of green juice... probably more than I would ever want in my life. It tasted quite bitter, but maybe that's what happens when you juice a bunch of kale and spinach.