Kale Lemonade

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by Return to the Kitchen
1 serving
10 min

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This recipe for Kale Lemonade is delicious, refreshing and has a few servings of greens in it! Fresh, clean produce and a juicer is all you need! This juice recipe makes for a healthy snack or addition to a meal.

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Ingredients for Kale Lemonade

This healthy kale lemonade recipe is easy to make with just 4 ingredients. Grab a juicer and get ready to make this fresh juice recipe to enjoy as a snack or alongside a meal. You will need:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Apples
  • Lemon

Be sure to give your produce a good scrub or rinse before putting through the juicer.

How to Make Kale Lemonade

This healthy and delicious juice is so easy to make. First, wash and dry the produce. Then, add the produce into the juicer in the order listed in the recipe and that’s it! Give the juice a quick stir and serve over ice if desired. Drink this juice right away.

The leafy greens go in first so the juice from the fruit can flush it all out. When making juice, the juicier items should go in at the end. This includes citrus fruits and apples.

If you are new to juicing or are interested in starting, this juicer is the one we have been using and we love it. It’s simple to clean as well.

kale lemonade in a glass from overhead next to a blue towel
Can I make juice without a juicer?

Absolutely! It may not be the same texture in the end but it is absolutely doable. You will need a high powered blender to do this. Add the greens and apple (without the core into the blender) and squeeze in the lemon juice. Then, blend on high speed until blended very well.

Then, line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and pour it through into a glass or bowl. If you do not strain it you will have a pulpy juice that is more the texture of a smoothie than a green juice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is making my own juice expensive?

Making juice at home absolutely can get expensive but buying it in the store is as well. I find that shopping at farmers markets or local produce stands help to keep the cost down. Also, by making your own you can make the exact combination of fruits and vegetables you want!

Is juice good for you?

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices have many health benefits. They are loaded with nutrients which are great for your body and immune system, plus they taste great.

However, as with anything they should be consumed in moderation. Since juice doesn’t contain the fiber that is removed by the juicer it may cause a spike in blood sugar just like regular juice. Juice is also naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan. If juicing is a way for you to add more produce into your diet then it is a definitely worth trying!

Is juice a meal?

In my personal opinion, I say no! I like to enjoy a juice with a meal or as a snack. Juice has lots of benefits but it lacks fiber because the juicer strips the food of it making it less filling. This is why I like to pair it with a meal that has more substance, otherwise I would still be hungry right after. Vegetable juice is a great way to add more nutrients to your meals.

kale lemonade

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If you love juicing be sure to check out our Autumn Harvest Juice and Cucumber Limeade Juice recipes too! For more delicious recipes try our Carrot Ginger Soup, Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Red Peppers, Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad, PB&J Protein Smoothie, Crock Pot Blueberry Applesauce, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Protein Bites, Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas, Chickpea Salsa and Black and Green Olive Tapenade.

Recipe details
  • 1  serving
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 4-5 kale leaves
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 2 small apples or 1 large apple, cored
  • 1 lemon, quartered

Clean and prep all produce.
Feed through juicer in order listed above.
Stir well and enjoy! Best if consumed right after preparing.
  • Be sure to juice in the order listed so that the apple and lemon juice can push through the kale and spinach juice.
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