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…
Perfect timing too since summer is approaching. The heat in L.A. has been killer that last few days.
- 3 lemons
- 1 handful of kale
- 1 gala apple
- 1 cup water
- 6 drops of liquid stevia
- Add peeled lemons, kale and apple to a juicer. You can probably do this in a blender and strain out the pulp.
- 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:
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.
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.
With summer around the corner, how do you plan to beat the heat?