{recipe of the week} Gwyneth Paltrow's Green Juice

I finally bought Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good Cookbook which I've been eyeing since January.  It went 30% off at Safeway so I snatched it up and added it to the cart.

Its a beautiful cookbook.  I wrote down a few things to try and the my first was her green Juice.  I'm trying to appreciate green juice.  Its mind over matter for me.  I hate big leafy greens, but they are good for me and my doctor told me I need to eat more of them.  So, here we go.  Glasses up.

The Best Green Juice
{the goods}
5 large leaves of kale, ribs discarded, leaves roughly chopped (I only used 3)
1 lemon, zest and pith removed
1 large apple, roughly chopped (I used a fuji)
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (I used 1/8 tsp of dried ginger)
1 sprig of fresh mint

Push all ingredients through your juicer. 

-Or- if you don't have a juicer (like me) you can use your trusty old blender.

^ Pull of the leaves from the ribs.  If you have little ones they can help with this. Then chop or tear apart leaves ^

^ Zest your lemon, cut out the pitch (and seeds), cut into chunks ^

^ Core and cut your apple into chunks ^

^ Pull off your mint leaves from the stem ^

^ Throw everything in your blender with 1/4 cup of water.  You might need to blend and stir, blend and stir. ^

^ When blended add a few ice cubes so its a cold drink.  Then blend in the cubes. ^

^ Its going to be thick. Pour the contents into a wire mesh strainer over a bowl (or measuring cup) and let drip.  You may need to stir the paste a little to keep the liquid flowing. ^

^ While that drains put your little one down for her morning nap. ^

^ Now enjoy your quiet house and green juice.^

{all pictures by Sixteen Sunbuckles}

Labels: , , , ,

sixteen sunbuckles: {recipe of the week} Gwyneth Paltrow's Green Juice

Monday, May 6, 2013

{recipe of the week} Gwyneth Paltrow's Green Juice

I finally bought Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good Cookbook which I've been eyeing since January.  It went 30% off at Safeway so I snatched it up and added it to the cart.

Its a beautiful cookbook.  I wrote down a few things to try and the my first was her green Juice.  I'm trying to appreciate green juice.  Its mind over matter for me.  I hate big leafy greens, but they are good for me and my doctor told me I need to eat more of them.  So, here we go.  Glasses up.

The Best Green Juice
{the goods}
5 large leaves of kale, ribs discarded, leaves roughly chopped (I only used 3)
1 lemon, zest and pith removed
1 large apple, roughly chopped (I used a fuji)
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (I used 1/8 tsp of dried ginger)
1 sprig of fresh mint

Push all ingredients through your juicer. 

-Or- if you don't have a juicer (like me) you can use your trusty old blender.

^ Pull of the leaves from the ribs.  If you have little ones they can help with this. Then chop or tear apart leaves ^

^ Zest your lemon, cut out the pitch (and seeds), cut into chunks ^

^ Core and cut your apple into chunks ^

^ Pull off your mint leaves from the stem ^

^ Throw everything in your blender with 1/4 cup of water.  You might need to blend and stir, blend and stir. ^

^ When blended add a few ice cubes so its a cold drink.  Then blend in the cubes. ^

^ Its going to be thick. Pour the contents into a wire mesh strainer over a bowl (or measuring cup) and let drip.  You may need to stir the paste a little to keep the liquid flowing. ^

^ While that drains put your little one down for her morning nap. ^

^ Now enjoy your quiet house and green juice.^

{all pictures by Sixteen Sunbuckles}

Labels: , , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home