It's so easy being green...

I start my mornings with this: The Green Machine.The Green Machine The bad news: It looks radioactive.

The good news: You don't even need fancy machinery to achieve this kind of anti-oxidant, energy-boosting goodness!


1 cups kale leaves, pulled from the stalk

1 cup baby spinach leaves

2 cups steeped green tea, cooled (decaf optional)

1/2 pear or apple, cut into chunks

1" ginger root, grated

A squeeze of lemon


Throw it all in the blender and turn it up!  Blend for longer than you think you'll need to to make sure that all the leaves are good and demolished, then blend a few minutes more.

This next step is up to you.  I run my juice through a nut-milk bag if I'm not in the mood for sludge, but you can just drink it as-is if you're feeling brave.  Otherwise, just squeeze the leftover fiber in cheesecloth or a nut-milk bag until it's pretty dry!

Mine has ice as I was in a hurry and used green tea that wasn't entirely cooled.

As a testament to the power of the green... this has replaced my morning coffee.

SparkRecipes says (pre-squeeze) :

Vitamin A 410.7 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 12.6 %
Vitamin C 108.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 10.4 %
Calcium 13.2 %
Copper 18.6 %
Folate 26.1 %
Iron 12.4 %
Magnesium 14.2 %
Manganese 95.5 %
Niacin 4.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.9 %
Phosphorus 6.5 %
Riboflavin 14.5 %
Selenium 3.3 %
Thiamin 7.3 %
Zinc 4.1 %