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Work smarter, not harder. Words to live by, especially when you are (what feels like) 80 weeks pregnant (only 31 weeks, if you want to get technical). I never knew how much work pregnancy was, and how much I would miss the little things: climbing a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, sleeping on my stomach, wine (oh, how I miss the wine).
The whole pregnancy hasn’t been all bad, there are some really amazing moments (aside from feeling the baby move): unapologetically ordering a hamburger without even considering “something healthy”, doctor-ordered naps and the cravings.
While I’ve had plenty of unhealthy cravings (hello, Ben & Jerry’s) I’ve also craved healthier things like strawberries, carrots and grilled chicken. I’ve also had a really strong hankering for green juice, which (depending on who you ask) is a no-no if unpasteurized. Well, the kind of green juice I was craving is definitely unpasteurized. I wanted the freshly pressed, bright green kind. And while I was OK ordering one now and then from locations I trust, making it at home was the best option. Then KitchenAid® reached out to me earlier this year to see if I would be interested in working with them to test out their new blender from their Pro Line® series. I was waiting for just the right opportunity to test this bad boy out, so I thought I’d see if this blender could produce enough juice in one sitting for four people, or just one very thirsty pregnant person.
First off, the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender is BIG. Not big like it won’t fit in my cabinets huge, but BIG in that I got a pitcher of green juice in one sitting. Or to translate to terms that currently apply to me: enough to satisfy a mid-afternoon craving, with a glass waiting for me in the fridge at 3am.
Since this recipe is incredibly simple and only requires a few ingredients, I thought I’d save myself the frustration of a fridge lacking green juice, by prepping a few mason jars with all of the ingredients measured and ready to be tossed in the blender. Pro tip, because I’m using apples in the juice, I squeezed a bit of lemon juice on them to prevent them from going brown too quickly. I’ve found the mason jars last for about a week in the fridge.
Multiply this recipe by 4 if you want make more than 1 serving.
1.Place all ingredients—starting with the most dense (ginger) and finishing with the lightest (kale)– in blender and mix until smooth
2.Pour juice through a sieve to remove pulp (there are a million things you can make with the pulp. From compost to meatloaf, seriously.)
And you’re done!
Look for more simple make-ahead recipes for the blender I tried out in my new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender over the next couple of months.
BY Kate Arends - June 6, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.
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