Anne's Hippy-Dippy Green Smoothie (Serves 2)
8 oz. of organic apple juice, unsweetened (I use Treetop Organic Honeycrisp Apple Juice or Trader Joe's Brand Apple juice---select the cloudy-looking juice)
1 largish organic kale leaf with the center stem removed
10-15 cilantro leaves
5-10 parsley leaves, depending on size, remove as much of the stem as possible
Fresh ginger, peeled and grated. I use about a half inch of the root and use a ginger grater. (This is the secret ingredient that makes this smoothie so delightful. Use fresh ginger for sure!)
Juice of one small lemon, seeds removed.
Blend thoroughly. Pour into juice glasses immediately. The smoothie will separate into layers (see photo.)
1-3 ice cubes, I like it cold.
I have a KitchenAid blender and it works beautifully, really pulverizing and juicing up the ingredients and grinding up the ice. If you don't have a good blender, this drink may end up being too pulpy for you. After suffering through many, many low powered, bad blenders I finally bit the bullet and bought this expensive one and it is worth every penny.
You may want to use a spoon to stir it as you drink. Yum! I hope you enjoy it.