When I need a 'Super Green Rejuvenation Drink'...

Submitted by Trinity on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:22


Juicing can give us a potent 'hit' of helpful nutrients - think '8 salads worth of high vibrational goodness in a glass'! There are an infinite number of combinations that you can create, yet most people usually find a favourite combination that they go back to again and again. I've been juicing my favourite 'Super Cleansing Green Tonic Kale & Coriander Drink' for years now...

After traveling last week, I am feeling the effects of eating more dense, less vibrant foods than I usually do. The draining effects of extra electrosmog, hotel rooms, the chaos of airports and train stations have all battered my system a bit, so this morning felt like positively perfect timing for a super high vibrational green drink!

I gathered the fresh ingredients from my local organic market stall first thing this morning (which rather fortunately for me is a two minute walk from my house) and dashed home in excited anticipation of my clean, green breakfast. I am blessed to have a good quality masticating juicer to create great juice. As someone who loves juicing, it feels like an excellent investment in my health. A masticating juicer actually mimics the chewing action that you would do if you were chomping your way through all of those veggies yourself. This basically squeezes even more of the juice out of your vegetables than a low cost, centrifugal juicer would. A centrifugal juicer certainly has it's benefits though. It is a lot less expensive to purchase and still works fine if your are just going to make an occasional juice. Juicing is so much fun and really easy. If you feel to juice, then just start with whatever you have to hand.

My favourite 'Super Cleansing Green Kale Drink'

So, I roughly chopped and juiced the following ingredients:

A few thick celery stalks
Several really big kale leaves
Two medium sized apples

A handful of fresh coriander leaves

How to make the juice?

It's really simple. You chop your fruits and veggies and push them through the juicer, whilst the juicer separates the fibre/pulp and magically delivers you the juice out the other side. I put the pulp through a second time, to squeeze a little bit more out. I then pour into a nice glass, sit down, close my eyes and really feel the energy of the divine nectar that I've been given.

So, how did my juice taste this morning and what sort of goodness was in it?

The energy was pulsating. I felt so fortunate to get local kale, local coriander and English apples this morning.

I sat peacefully in my lounge feeling like I was falling deeper and deeper into heaven with every mouthful. There was something incredibly nourishing about the potent vibrancy as I felt it permeate through the cells of my being. Maybe it was the life force of such freshly picked, organic, well loved veggies. Perhaps it has something to do with the chlorophyll too - a natural tonic and cleansing agent for the blood, present in abundance in kale and coriander (and anything green). Coriander (cilantro) is a powerful detoxing herb, known for helping to remove heavy metals from the body. Kale is full of all sorts of goodness too, like vitamins A & C, whilst boasting a power-packed prescription of vitamin K. It's also great for iron, calcium, copper, potassium and mangenese whilst coming up top with its high levels of carotenoids and flavonoids (anti-cancer anti-oxidants). Apples are delicious, and as well as healthy, add a lovely tangy sweetness to this juice. Celery is a must in any conscious cuisine as a cleansing tonic. It adds a welcomed array of nutrients to the mix. Hippocrates (back in his day), had great faith in celery's ability to calm the nerves, which to be honest, most people in our modern world could use! Celery is always a friend in my kitchen.

Delicious Cleansing Green Drink

I feel clean, rejuvenated and alive after all that.

"Thank you Mother Earth for sharing your bountiful harvest with me!"

And thank you for tuning in. It's a joy to share this journey. Be sure to check out my other recipes. I am constantly updating with new healthy, conscious, vegan recipes, always wheat free (often gluten-free too) and free from refined sugar.

from my heart to yours
Trinity

PS:

If you really resonate then please do also consider my book 'Trinity's Conscious Kitchen'. It's a special book that I created after years of conscious food creation being a vegan chef on retreats.

Originally posted on our other website here:
http://www.trinityskitchen.com/when-i-need-a-super-cleansing-green-kale…

Wow! Thanks for sharing so vividly!! I felt like I had the experience right with you =)! You create a beautiful image and feel. I haven't yet got into juicing...use the high speed blender and make a lemon, apple, kale and cilantro drink every day. I do have to add water to this to get it liquidy enough but it does the job for now =). I never think to put celery in my smoothie and didn't realize it's cleansing and calming effects. It's fun to see that every gift of nature has so many benefits for our well being. x Jenny

In reply to by .Jen

Oh yes, I feel you right here too :D

You reminded me about the last time I was at my mothers place in Hawaii.... she get's tonnes of fresh foods in when I arrive (her husband knows everyone on the island and likes to keep me stocked up with fresh goodies - so kind hearted). She doesn't have a juicer, so I tried to make a smoothie with the same ingredients I might have used for juice - was a wild experiment, but totally didn't work for us. We just looked at each other and said 'hmmmm - not quite sure about this'.... perhaps it was the cucumber. Not sure what went wrong, but I resorted back to mango smoothies instead.

I love the sound of your lemon, kale, apple & cilantro blender drink. It sounds very similar to the juice (I sometimes put lemon in my this juice too!). I've had fruit smoothies with kale thrown in. That seemed to work.

Trinity
x

Funny - your message triggered a memory for me too... a friend of mine use to only drink really creamy, fruity smoothies and I would make her my green ones and she'd say "you call THIS a smoothie?" - it made me laugh because I really do like it! I do use a cup of water, some ice, one whole apple (no seeds), one whole lemon (without the peel), 5-6 kales (3 or 4 if they are super big) and a handful of cilantro...sometimes use 1/2 inch of ginger instead of cilantro if I want something with a little kick!! =)