Vegetarian cooking and baking

Vegetarian cooking and baking

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pineapple kale cucumber drink

Kale is a green leafy vegetable belonging to the cabbage family.  It is a great source of vitamins 'A', 'C', magnesium, potassium and iron. It is nutritionally very rich and is considered as a natural remedy for ailments like high blood pressure, cholestrol and even some cancers. This refreshing juice recipe combines kale with the goodness of pineapple.




Ingredients:
  • 4 cups pineapple
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • Maple syrup/ honey
  • 3 cups water
  • Juice of half a lemon

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a juicer/ blender/ mixer and make smooth purée. Filter the juice using a sieve. Serve chilled with ice cubes.
Note: If you can't use kale leaves you may use mint leaves instead. It will taste refreshing and great but may not make up for the health benefits of kale.

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17 comments:

  1. such a healthy drink. how does it taste? I mean sweet or sour or something else?

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    1. It is a sweet drink highlighted with the tartness of lemon and pineapple .. Khatta meetha as we would say in Hindi.. But definitely not sour. You can add more honey or maple syrup if you like it sweeter.

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  2. Very healthy drink and refreshing with cucumbers n nice color..
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  3. Looks yum
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  4. such an interesting combination of flavors....thanks for this idea!!

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  5. very healthy and refreshing drink dear..beautiful clicks too!!

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  7. What an interesting combination of ingredients!! Yum! I love it!

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  8. I discovered green smoothies only a few months back but am totally smitten. Your recipe sounds like a fabulous flavour combination. Must try it!

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  9. wish I could reach thro' my laptop for a taste..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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