”Cavolo nero” or ”Lacinato” may sound like a fancy Italian pasta dish, but it’s actually a super crispy kind of kale. Maybe you ever heard of dinosaur kale? It’s all the same, black crispy kale. This dinosaur juice is not for beginners. Yes, dinosaur kale is sweeter than normal curly kale, but the difference is minimal. To be honest, when I added the dinosaur kale to the juicer it had a bit the smell of wheatgrass…But hey, I love wheatgrass too!
Tip: Kale contains (just like for example broccoli) sulforaphane (especially when chopped or minced). So chop, let it rest and juice…
These kind of recipes are the moments I cherish my juicer and blender. They both allow me to eat an enormous amounts of veggies/leafy greens without chewing for hours or without having to deal with the bitter taste of dark leafy green vegetables. Having that said, this juice is maybe not a good idea if you are a beginner. I often even leave out the apple since I actually only add fruit to make a juice ”drinkable”. Otherwise, fruit is something we should eat as a whole package with all the fibers in it. Lemons are great to add instead of fruit, and I use them a lot in my juices.
Can you handle this Dinosaur Juice?
- 200 grams cavolo nero
- one cucumber
- 4 celery sticks
- 2 lemons
- one apple
- a little piece of ginger
- Wash the ingredients, chop, juice and enjoy!
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