Lucinato Kale is a cool weather plant.
I grow it in the Fall in a large patio pot.
, a deeply hydrating drink that wakes one up in a revolutionary way, was my best food find of 2012. The ingredients are lemon, apples, ginger, romaine lettuce and kale. If you are looking to ring in 2013 with energy, get a boost of vibrance and infuse your body with live enzymes,
is for you. If you are thinking "yuck," you will be amazed how this actually tastes like real lemonade. I believe the credit for this creation, of which there are now many variations, all goes to
, renowned Manhattan nutritionist and author.
A year ago I began experimenting with freshly pressed juices. First was the debate between a VitaMix and a juicer, and then the search for the right juicer. I am not a gadget collector; I've spent years ridding my kitchen of the unnecessary, space consuming tools that actually impede cooking and I certainly did not want an expensive "piece" on my counter to be only used occasionally. The search ensued and finally, with a Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon in hand, I followed the recommendation of
in her books
and bought the Breville Fountain Juicer.
I love it! Thank you
for pointing me in the right direction and for starting me off with your
recipe. I've enjoyed juicing many fruits and vegetables and trying different combinations, some phenomenal and some not so good. This is the combination I enjoy most and make daily. The ingredients I always have in my
For convenience I keep
ingredients together in one refrigerator bin. I separate the leaves and soak the greens in water as soon as I bring them home. Lay them flat between two clean towels. Roll up and place directly in the bin, or, store dry kale and romaine in zipped plastic storage bags.
The following are the ingredients in
Natalia Rose's Classic Green Lemonade,
but I will take the liberty of adding a few of my own notes in italics:
Organic kale now can be found in many major grocery stores; if you are out of lettuce replace it with a handful of fresh spinach; I have found organic lemons are much tarter than conventional; the variety of apple changes the taste; Stevia can be added, if necessary, to cut the tartness; the juice tastes different almost every time due to these factors so for best results taste and adjust the proportions to your liking.
Jars of fresh pressed juices waiting
in the fridge
green lemonade (by Natalia Rose)
1- 2 Apples
(I use 5 leaves)
(I use 5 leaves of Lucinato which is the darkest)
1 Lemon (
1" piece of fresh ginger
(scrubbed, unpeeled, OR, just peel)
Quarter the apple so it fits through the feeder. Place the ingredients through the feeder. Voila!