Mint-Ginger Green Juice


2 c. (packed) kale leaves, rinsed well and large ribs removed (or substitute another green of choice)

⅓ c. (packed) lemon balm leaves

1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

1-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and roughly chopped (use more if you want your juice to be extra-gingery)

apple juice or filtered water, as needed


Add the kale, lemon balm leaves, chopped apple, and ginger to a blender.  Add just enough apple juice or water to get the mixture to blend.  Blend until smooth, then pour through a mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl.  Press down on the pulp in the strainer to extract as much juice as possible.  Discard the pulp, pour juice into a glass, and enjoy!  If you’d like a sweeter juice, add additional apple juice until the desired level of sweetness is reached.