I have been trying to get into the juicing craze for some time now, but the procrastinator in me has kept me on the fence. Last week, I read a interesting article on Refinery29.com, titled “5 Reasons Why Kale Is The Ultimate Look-Gorgeous, Feel-Amazing Food”, which went over the benefits of eating kale:
No, I’m not trying to lose weight, but who wouldn’t want more energy or radiant skin??? Besides, I am trying to strive for much healthier eating habits and this would be MUCH cheaper than those expensive anti-aging creams.
The article also had a recipe for making a kale smoothie…sound yucky I know. Ironically, yesterday, a friend on Instagram posted a pic of her new juicer and that finally inspired me to run over to Whole Foods and give it a try.
4 oz. water
4 oz. unsweetened almond milk
1⁄2 frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 cup kale
1 tbs. coconut oil
1 tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut
2 to 4 ice cubes
I added my own twist to the smoothie, inside of the unsweetened coconut, I used frozen mango. It was delicious and I’m hoping I can keep up with a glass, a day.
What about you? Have you tried juicing? What’s your favorite recipe? Still on the fence?