January 10, 2010

Kale, Pear, Lime & Ginger Juice

While sipping on this juice, I am immediately transported to summertime.  My husband has just mowed the lawn and I am standing the sipping on a gingery lemonade.  I have a cute sundress on cuz that’s totally apart of the fantasy.


The kale tastes like fresh-cut lawn and hot DAMN the lime and ginger give it a bright note!  I am immediately alert and ready to face the day.  This juice will awaken your tastebuds!  Look at that color green. It’s INSANE.

frothy green

Kale produces a suprising amount of juice from my juicer. It’s kicks wheatgrass’ ass!


Kale Pear Lime Ginger Juice

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 inch knob ginger

I juiced the Kale first, then the rest of the stuff!  Makes about a cup of juice total.

  • Michelle

    Where did you get the jar/cup?! It makes the juice look even cooler.

  • erinlucy

    ha! I was just about to ask the same thing! I love those jar glasses! all these juice posts are making me seriously consider investing in a juicer even though i hate appliances on my benchtops

  • Tracy

    thanks! i am fond of that jar too- I only have one.
    i think i got the jar at Michael’s- in the like vase section. It’s a nice size. I think it holds 2 cups worth.

    erinlucy- if i didn’t have a place to hide this juicer I’d be in big trouble. I hate having appliances out in the open…we don’t even have a toaster! But this juicer lives in a cabinet above the fridge so when it’s hidden it makes me happy.

  • kara

    Mmmm, I have all the ingredients and I am making it tomorrow after my run – urr… well attempt at running…

  • Tracy

    good luck with that kara! if you don’t run, at least you get a nice veggie boost!

  • Michelle

    Lovin’ this idea, but I wonder if you can just toss it in the blender….

  • Tracy

    i am not sure if the kale would do well in a blender. I took all the extra pulp and added it to a smoothie later on and it took awhile to get it pureed enough to suck up through a straw and NOT chew it. I know you could do it with the other ingredients.

  • Monique

    I’m not so sure about this, but I’ll give it a shot.

  • Stacey

    Hi Tracy, your site is awesome! I just love coming here to see what the heck you made, it’s always an adventure! I have a question about the smoothie you made with leftover juicing pulp. So you took the dry stuff that spits out the back of the juicer and put that into another smoothie? Just curious because I always feel so bad throwing out the juicer leftovers, but never know what to do with it (besides add to compost). Any tips you can provide would be great. I have a Jack LeLane Juicer and then an ancient Vitamix, so am curious if my set-up will work like yours. Thanks again!!!

    • Tracy

      Stacey- hi! thanks for stopping by. It depends on the pulp that I have to use- and if it’s mixed with other pulps. I usually take veggie leftovers and make a soup out of them. Right now I have kale and carrot pulp stewing in a soup. If it’s fruits, then i try to put it in a smoothie, but it usually depends on the fruit and the texture of the pulp The kale wasn’t the BEST idea for my smoothie cuz my blender isn’t that strong to puree it super fine. It was a bit crunchy if you catch my drift.
      I’ve made carrot bread with the carrot pulp leftovers. Turned out really good.

      as for ginger, just put it in whole!

      i hope this helps.

  • Stacey

    One more question. When you juice the ginger do you peel it or leave the skin on? I’m guessing it would be okay to leave the skin on?

  • jessie


    what kind of juicer do you have because i have trouble juicing kale and ginger with mine. how do you do it?

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  • ecoenergygirl

    Tracy, I have this juicer.
    Used it for seven years or so, gave it to a friend, who felt guilty that she wasn’t using it and mailed to back to me…with filters!
    So my Omega is close to 10 years old.
    I’m back juicing about every other day. I sometimes have a smoothie instead.

    Thinking about kale pulp, what if you blend kale pulp with a bit of reserved juice first and get it as smooth as possible before adding other ingredients?

    I often have trouble getting parsley into smoothies unless I do this (still trying the figure out the magic method for parsley in the Omega).

    Granted, I do make thinner smoothies than chains and juice bars do. More like slushies than shakes.

  • K-Money

    Use the pulp in Veggie or Bean Burgers! Its Great!!

  • jack

    I love your selections for the Super Bowl. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.

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