Citrus & Dark Greens Juice November 30 2015

Helena at Vitalicious

Make this now: try our Citrus + Dark Greens Juice

 

Here at Vitalicious, we're loving our shiny new Juico and have added it to our wealth of kitchen kit. It's the perfect 'morning' juicer, meaning that it takes between 5-10 mins to make a juice, clean and drink it. While there's yet to be any official record set for the fastest cold pressed juice, this surely has to be a contender!

 

There's a tonne of Cavolo Nero at the farmers' markets right now, so it's time to get lean, mean and dark green with this tasty treat. To take some of the bitter edge off, we're throwing in some lemon, lime and grapefruit. The trick with adding citrus is to minimise the sugar that you might otherwise get if you threw a whole apple in, but to give a light, zesty summery taste. 

 

With the sun shining brightly outside, those greens are growing gloriously - which makes the taste all the better! The recipe below makes two juices, so you can either share with a friend, or be greedy like me and enjoy a second helping.

 

What you'll need:

Cavolo Nero (5 stalks)

Celery (1 stalk)

A Cucumber (yeah, a whole one! Go all out)

1/4 of a lemon

1/8 of a grapefruit (I used pink, but white's good too)

1/2 a lime

 

Tips:

Cut the celery and Cavolo Nero into thinner strips if they are wide - one thing you DONT want to do is ram the veggies or fruit into it forcefully. The Juico likes to be treated gently! It'll 'swallow' the fruits and veg, all you have to do is drop it in. 

Put the citrus in first. I've had two tries at this and for some reason the extraction is even better when the lemon, lime and grapefruit go in before the greens.

If you're a green juice newbie, add more grapefruit - about 1/4 is a good starter.