Refreshing Green Cooler

Green Cooler

 

Try this refreshing green cooler this summer!

Next time you’re at the market pick up some organic green kale, a bag of large organic Fuji or other sweet apple, a lemon or two, and an organic cucumber so you can make this delicious and refreshing cooler.   Whenever I’m at Egg and I for breakfast I order their Kale Cooler, absolutely delicious.  This is my version of their drink as I don’t have their recipe.  Mine isn’t quite as sweet, but I’m ok with that, wanting something lower on the glycemic index.

If you have a juicer, this is easier because it automatically separates the pulp from the juice.  I gave mine away when I sold my house, but my blender works fine.  It just means I have to add a step, straining the pulp from the juice as I pour it into a glass filled with ice.  I save the pulp to add to a smoothie, adding fiber, and the flavors in the smoothie cover the flavor of the pulp.

Just a couple of stemmed kale leaves, one half of a cucumber, juice of a lemon, and 2 large sweet apples plus a pinch of sea salt and you’ve got a slightly sweet beverage that can take the place of iced tea.  Since I no longer use caffeine, this is a welcome drink on a hot afternoon!

Refreshing Green Kale Cooler

2-3 kale leaves stripped from the stem

2 large sweet apples, cored (or 3 small apples)

1/2 cucumber, peeled if waxed coating

juice of a large lemon

pinch of sea salt

 

Place all the ingredients in a blender and add 2 cups of filtered water.  Blend until completely smooth.

Strain into a glass filled with ice and enjoy!  If you like it sweeter, add a touch of stevia.  Personally, I don’t want a sweet drink when I want to cool off.  I’m looking for something that refreshes and this fills the bill for me.

Try it, and let me know what you think.