Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice


January 16, 2013

This delicious Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory agents to detox the body.

Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice

This delicious Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice comes from my friend, Juliana Sobral and is loaded with green goodness to detox the body.

This blend is loaded with green goodness. Here’s the breakdown:

The Health Benefits of Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens are rich in Vitamins A, B C and D, as well as copper, phosphorous, calcium and magnesium. Dandelions are great for regulating blood pressure and cholesterol; and are very beneficial for the health of internal organs. They are extremely alkalizing. The best thing about dandelions, is that there are over 300 varieties, and none of them are poisonous. Push the leaves through your juicer whole alternating with high-water-content foods like cucumber and apple to get the most bang for your buck.

The Health Benefits of Kale Juice

With highly absorbable calcium (thanks to a high ratio of calcium to phosphorous) kale juice surpasses milk, cup for cup, in calcium provision. Rich in phyto-chemicals that combat free radicals, kale can lower the risk of colon, breast and lung cancers, as well as fight osteoporosis, macular degeneration, support the cardiovascular and immune systems, and assist in energy production. This mighty leafy green contains lots of chlorophyll, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids and beta-carotene), vitamins C, E, B6, and K, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and sodium.

As a warming vegetable, kale’s a natural for a balancing cooler food. And juicing is a great way to enjoy it in its raw glory, as its flavor is less bitter, relative to that of uncooked kale eaten whole. Still, kale’s kale—which is to say intense; the juice is best blended. It pairs with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apple, lemon, carrot and pineapple to tomato, cucumber and melon. Kale makes a good substitute for spinach in any of these juices, but will bring in its slightly bitter sharp note. Juice it stalk and all, and enjoy your new friend with benefits.

The Health Benefits of Apple Juice

Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.

Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.

We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

The Health Benefits of Celery Juice

Alkalizing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and loaded with nutrients: essential amino acids, tryptophan, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, iodine and copper, celery is also effective against respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma, and helps lower blood pressure. The organic sodium and potassium in celery make this juice a great post-workout refresher that helps replace electrolytes. It’s also a natural laxative and diuretic, supporting bowel and kidney health. Celery is a cooling vegetable, and we work it into our juices to take advantage of the rich mineral content and natural calming and sedative properties. We like it just as much, though, for its great flavor.

The natural salts are more abundant in the leaves, so when juicing celery, push the entire stalk (leaves and all) through the machine. That will yield a tangier, more savory juice. Celery makes a nice addition to almost any mix, especially juices made with leafy greens and other vegetables. As it sits, celery juice tends to get more assertive flavor-wise, so it’s best enjoyed right after it’s made. If you’re not using immediately, chill it, sealed up, but for no more than a few hours.

The Health Benefits of Lime Juice

This alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Limes provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in limes have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.

While limes are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use limes in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits. You may want to remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic, or you may enjoy the zesty punch it adds—a good compromise is a bit of the peel along with the flesh.

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Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice

This delicious Lime and Apple Kale Dandelion Green Juice is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory agents to detox the body.  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch dandelion greens
  • 1/2 bunch lacinato kale 
  • 6 ribs celery 
  • 2 green apples, cored, plus more to taste
  • 2 limes, peeled

Instructions

  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Juliana Sobral
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak
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Comments

Comments 2

    1. Yes! This blend is sensational isn’t it? They don’t call her Juiceliana for nothing. LOL! So glad you enjoyed it.

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