Cleansing Carrot, Orange, Kale, Lemon & Ginger Juice
You know sometimes you wake up in the morning and you just feel so tired and rundown, maybe a little hungover, flu like or overly full from the night before? This juice is your cure for that feeling! Trust me it really works. The combination of lemon and ginger gives each sip an awesomely tangy kick, while the kale adds a nicely savoury touch that stops the carrot and orange from becoming overly sweet. Don’t worry it’s still delicious though as their sweetness is not totally destroyed by the tanginess or the veggies! I’m not a huge fan of pure veggie juice, it’s too bitter for me, especially first thing in the morning so I always keep a little fruit for sweetness. The whole thing is just so incredibly refreshing, and you really do feel reenergised after each sip, which is pretty awesome – it really feels like drinking liquid health! Although, it isn’t the most beautiful colour – sadly it comes out a slightly murky brown, which is why there aren’t more picture of the juice! It tastes way better than it looks!
Kale is really one of the most incredible foods in the world! It’s full of fibre and sulphur which, with the help of the lemon, will detox your liver, while it’s awesome doses of vitamins A & C in both the kale and the oranges will boost your immune system, fighting of any signs of cold. Did you know kale also has more iron than beef and contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids? It’s just a powerhouse of goodness! The ginger will also help reset your digestive system. So drink up – it’ll make you look and feel amazing!
Makes one large glass:
– 2 oranges
– 4 carrots
– 2 big handfuls of kale
– 1/2 a lemon
– a knob of ginger about an inch long
Optional: one cucumber
Start by slicing the oranges in half, then cut off their skin – both the orange and the inner white layers.
Then put everything through the juicer – you’ll get more goodness from the kale if you juice it at the same time as the oranges or carrots as they’re so juicy!
Sip, cleanse and enjoy!