Welcome to the second weekend of spring! Whether or not things are greening up where you are, I think we can all agree that this green ginger juice is an awesome seasonal tonic. It’ll wake you right up in the morning, and it’s equally good as an afternoon pick-me-up.
Now that I no longer work or go to school near Bliss in Victoria, British Columbia, and because the beautiful cookbook somehow got lost in my travels, I’ve started to create inspired recipes in my own kitchen. One of my favourite juices from Cafe Bliss was Green Ginger Ale, and I’m so pleased with the delicious result of my ‘blender juice’ version. Have you made blender juice before? All that you do is blend the ingredients together with a bit of water and strain through a fine mesh sieve or nut milk bag. It’s the poor man’s/woman’s juice/juice for people who live in small apartments with limited storage space. 🙂
I love the subtle spice, sweetness, and freshness of this juice. It doesn’t taste ultra green, but it isn’t too high in sugar, either: there’s just one apple in an entire 16-oz juice!
I’m keeping things short and sweet today, but I have a delicious black bean burger recipe coming your way on Tuesday. Have a beautiful weekend, all!
Green Ginger Ale
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1 large sweet apple (Ambrosia or Gala)
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 4-inch knob ginger, peeled
- 2 kale leaves (green kale results in a green juice- I photographed purple kale but used green kale)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (Vitamix or Blendtec work best) and blend until almost smooth.
- Strain into a large bowl through a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag. Pour juice into a jar or glass and enjoy. Juice is best fresh, but should keep in the refrigerator for 24 hours or more.