Juicing is a convenient way to get your fruits and vegetables (and the vitamins and minerals they contain).
The apple in this recipe provides sweetness to balance the taste of the kale, broccoli, cucumber and celery, which offer a host of vitamins such as folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, manganese and potassium along with a ton of fibre.
Lemon provides a hint of bitterness and an added dose of vitamin C, while turmeric and ginger add iron and manganese.
One serve provides 300 calories, 13 g protein, 4 g fat, 42 g net carbs and P:E = 0.3.
The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.
- 1 bunch broccoli stems
- 1 cucumber
- 230 g (8 oz) of kale
- 1 green apple (optional)
- 2 stalks of celery
- ½ lemon (peeled)
- 2 inches of fresh turmeric (substitute 1 tsp of turmeric powder if fresh turmeric is unavailable)
- 3 cm (1 inch) of fresh ginger
- Place all ingredients into a blender with 1 cup water and pulse until smooth.
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