How-to: Kale Juice With a Blender

I remember walking in London and peeking into these chic juice shops. A couple times, I went in. The whirring sounds of juicing, the colorful drinks, and the industrial feel – each delectable cup with its hefty price tag felt like a luxury.

Of course, green juice is quite nutritious. However, if you are a student like me or if you are on the fence of about this latest trend, you probably don’t own an expensive juicer. That’s okay!

Here comes the juicing method with a blender (and a strainer):

Prepare the ingredients: My recipe always includes freshly washed kale and fruits (usually grapes and mangoes). The night before, I wash the fruits, chop them if necessary, and freeze overnight in small ziploc bags.  To get the blending started, you can add water or coconut water. Today, since I am making this for my dad as well, I am using vanilla almond milk for extra calcium 🙂

Blending time! Find your kitchen blender. I’m using the Hamilton Beach Blender. 

Straining the pulp: After the blending, the mixture is more like a smoothie. If you prefer the fiber, you can skip this step! To get the smooth texture of a juice, we will need to strain the drink. I use a simple strainer with fine mesh on top of my cup and swirl the top with a spoon to accelerate the process. Gently press down on the pulp with the back of the spoon to get the last drops of juice and scoop it out to a bowl, which can be saved for composting. Repeat for the rest of the drink.

10 minutes later….

……ta-daaa! The natural sugar from fruits counteracts the bitter taste of kale and leaves the drink sweetened. It’s a delicious and healthy treat for a summer afternoon. 

That was so simple, right? Go blend away!

What’s your favorite green juice recipe?

Until next time 🙂

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7 comments

  1. Anya Wangsuwan · · Reply

    Yum! I love making smoothies and juices, I have to try this. x

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    1. I’m glad! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  2. Sounds like an excellent way of getting greens and fruits into the day, Chi xx

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    1. Yes, especially for people without a juicer! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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      1. You are welcome 🙂

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  3. I’ve never thought of juicing grapes before but I love frozen grapes so am defss gonna try this! Thanks for the idea 🙂

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    1. Yay! I think grapes and kale are my favorite combination. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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