I?m having a hard time drinking the original "Mean Green" juice recipe which is:
6 Kale Leaves
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1 piece of ginger
So I decided to experiment to find out what is the offending (to me) ingredient in it. I juiced into separate glasses: granny smith apple, carrot, celery, cilantro, cucumber, kale, lemon, red bell pepper and spinach. This gave me a chance to taste the juice of each separately and I found out while I love to eat cucumber, to me its juice was a major offender in taste and smell in the drink. I would have never thought that if I hadn?t done this. Same for cilantro, a little goes a long ways. And, kale is just plain nasty.
After blending the above together in different amounts, my "Mean Green" to START with will be:
2 big handfuls of spinach
2 celery ribs (stalks) including the leaves
1/2 medium cucumber, including the peel
1 whole lemon including the peel
1 medium granny smith apple, including the peel (take off the stem)
1 piece of ginger, to taste
ADDING PLENTY OF ICE really changed the taste and made it even better.
The addition of a STRAW helped immensely in sneaking it past the taste buds.
I?m sure I?ll change the recipe around after a few days but this is one that I can definitely get started with and I think the biggest hurdle is just getting started.
Everyone who has made it past 5 days has said that they end up loving the drink after a couple of day so I?m going to believe them and will embark upon this journey today. In fact, I?ve already started.
Now, does anyone have an idea what to do about those burps that taste like the front lawn? Ha ha