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Aojiru (Japanese Kale Drink)

This drink would fit right in at any new, hip juicing bar ... though it was actually developed by a Japanese doctor in the 1940's, who knew then what people know now: these ingredients are a nutrient powerhouse.

food

Aojiru (Japanese Kale Drink)

This drink would fit right in at any new, hip juicing bar ... though it was actually developed by a Japanese doctor in the 1940's, who knew then what people know now: these ingredients are a nutrient powerhouse.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch washed Komatsuna leaves
  • 1 bunch washed Kale leaves
  • Clippings from 1/2 container of young barley or wheat grass
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/2 peeled lemon
  • Tools: Breville Juicer, Thin glass cups, scissors or knife to cut wheat
  • *Ingredients should be kept in the refrigerator a few hours before making, as it will lend to a better flavor.

Steps

  1. Wash and trim ends off the komatsuna
  2. Wash kale
  3. Cut barley grass
  4. Turn juicer on high speed
  5. Roll up barley grass in some kale leaves. This helps the barley leaves not fly around in the juicer
  6. Push down all the greens
  7. Add ginger and peeled lemon
  8. Serve cold