Kale Lemonade Popsicles

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Short story behind this one… on Mother’s Day I decided to make kale lemonade.  I hadn’t whipped out the juicer in a while and thought it would be a good opportunity.  I got the idea for this juice from my favorite vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily.  They have a “Kale n Cuke” lemonade that is to die for! I wanted to recreate it, but I’m sad to say I failed miserably.  The juice turned out a little too tart.  My aunt even needed to add water to it.  You win some, you lose some.

Anyways, my brother said that the juice would make amazing popsicles, so that’s how the Kale Lemonade Popsicles were invited…

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Perfect timing too since summer is approaching. The heat in L.A. has been killer that last few days.

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Kale Lemonade Popsicles
 

Ingredients
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 gala apple
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 drops of liquid stevia

Instructions
  1. Add peeled lemons, kale and apple to a juicer. You can probably do this in a blender and strain out the pulp.
  2. Mix juice with water and stevia. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze in the freezer for 6 hours.

 

Naturally, I can’t finish the post without telling you the health benefits of kale:

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Sidebar: Don’t waste money on fancy alkaline water! Throw a few lemons or a tablespoon of lemon juice into your water. Lemons have a pH level of about 2.4 making them acidic, but when lemon juice enters the body’s metabolic process, it becomes highly alkaline-forming.

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Sorry for the poor picture quality. Lighting for a 9:00 p.m. photo op isn’t the best.  In the shower last night, I was thinking of a conversation I had with my mother-in-law about alkaline-forming foods, and I remembered  that we were both surprised lemons were on the list. You never know when a blogging moment will strike!

 

 

Back on topic…the Bear ate three popsicles the day I made them!  I think they were a hit.

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With summer around the corner, how do you plan to beat the heat?

4 thoughts on “Kale Lemonade Popsicles

  1. It was good Jillienne… just a little strong for me :) Everybody else loved it! It was good as a drink, but the popcicle is a great idea.

  2. Could I add chia seeds to the juice before freezing? These sound extremely interesting. Can I find Kale at any supermarket?

    To beat the heat, I’ll enjoy lots of ONOs, raspberry salads, and coconut waters, all while reading a good book on the beach..

    • Chia seeds would be a good addition if you bite popsicles rather than lick them. The texture might not be the best for licking. Lol

      You can find kale at almost any supermarket these days, but Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Sprouts will definitely have it.

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