Juicing is having a moment in my house. And by a moment, I mean that we are drinking vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-packed Kale Power Juice every day. I feel guilty for not sharing our fabulous new obsession with you earlier.
It all started a few months ago when my husband and I got sick and started binge-watching documentaries.
[When I am sick, I prefer to binge-watch Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie (Obsessed!), and Downton Abbey, but Hubs doesn’t like those shows, so documentaries won out.]
We watched Forks Over Knives, Hungry for Change, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and more. And the message just clicked: How can I possibly expect my body to stay healthy if I am not giving it the nutrients it needs to function optimally?
We did some research (ahem: a lot of research) on juicers and settled on a Hurom Slow Juicer, because, while it is more expensive than a centrifugal juicer, it retains more pulp and creates more juice.
We figured that to make long-term changes; we needed to make gradual changes to our diet. We started juicing, eating less meat, and cutting back (drastically) on sugar.
I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting, some tastier than others, and I’ve developed my standard “go-to” Kale Power Juice. It’s tasty but still packed full of low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetables.
The majority of this juice is Kale, which is a nutrition powerhouse all on its own. It is an antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; a cell detoxifying agent; a major source of vitamin K (1,180% DV!), vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, vitamin B6, and more; a significant amount of Omega- 3 fatty acids; and cancer-preventing glucosinolates. The body converts these glucosinolates into cancer preventative compounds. If you want to know more about kale, you can read more than you thought possible at The World’s Healthiest Foods.Print