Juicing 101: Green Lemonade is health in a glass

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And so, welcome to the first of Juicing 101.  It's going to be a place where I share my favourite vegetarian, healthy raw juices that I love creating.

I was first introduced to this amazing green lemonade when I was in Los Angeles visiting old family friends on my way back from travelling. Of course, it's a detox drink with my favourite ingredient: Kale. I love love love it. And, along with that it has the perfect combination of acidic fruits with subtle hints of ginger.

From a summer of making this ultimate detox drink, I learnt that the trick is to watch how much ginger you put in and you have to make sure that all of the ingredients are ridiculously fresh, organic and washed well before you start juicing.

This isn't something that is done quickly or without creating a ridiculous amount of mess around the kitchen but i really do think that it's worth it. The idea is that it has a huge amount of enzymes which give you energy as well as probably giving you most of your veg intake for the day.

Allow yourself about 20 minutes to make it and drink straight away. I usually make a jug of it and share it but it does store well in the fridge - the flavours become more intense and it settles, so make sure you stir it before serving. I would recommend not storing it in the fridge for longer than 24 hours.

Here's how to make it:

Green Lemonade

1/2 - 1 bag kale, washed or fresh kale if you can get it

1 head organic celery, washed

2 unwaxed organic lemons, chop up into segments and try to discard as many pips as possible

2 organic apples, washed

1 bunch organic spinach, washed

1 inch square ginger (to taste)

Juice it all together and voila!

Let me know how you get on in the comments section below.