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Juice from Kale & Spinach?

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Posted by SMR on 6 years ago I have an Breville juicer and am getting so little juice from spinach or kale. Is this normal?

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  • Zamo

    6 years ago
    I've been wondering the same thing and would love to get a response on this! Is there a trick to juicing the weightless little leaves?
  • BECE

    6 years ago
    I don't think we can expect a lot of juice from leaves. I use at least 4 or 5 large kale leaves. If kale is small ..I might use whole bunch. Same for spinach. If you go to whole foods and buy the 24oz Green Giant drink, they use 2-3 pretty good sized bunches of spinach. The juice that helps to build your drink is from celery, cucumbers and apples..juice based veggies and fruit...leaves, not juice based..BUT OH SO GOOD FOR US! Kale also makes good 'chips'..dried in oven with very lite spray of olive oil..top with veggie salt.
  • ATROX

    6 years ago
    My juicer the omega 8006 works great with spinach and kale you need a slow speed juicer for your best results with green leaves.
  • Sampsell

    6 years ago
    I read there are 2 types of juicers: centrifugal and masticator. The Omega listed above juices by "Mastication" and the Belville uses "centrifugal" What I read was if you are going to do a lot of leafy greens, wheat grass, etc. mastication is the best method for juicing. If you do more hard vegetables and fruits, centrifugal is a better option. They did not say you can't use mastication for the harder vegetables but it would be slower (as someone above pointed out) Anyway that is what I read and I am NO expert by any means.
  • Joyshine

    6 years ago
    I agree that you can't expect much juice from leaves, however I have switched from a belville to a masticator recently and I believe the latter juices all fruit and veg better, including leaves. It does take longer and you don't have the luxury of being able to put in whole apples, carrots etc, you have to chop more. But I think the results are worth it. And I find it easier to clean too!
  • flygirl

    6 years ago
    Are you mixing veggies and fruit? I make drinks everyday but NEVER with just greens.
  • Missjulesdid

    6 years ago
    Leafy greens aren't that heavy so of course they're not going to give you a ton of juice. Auger and masticating juicers do get higher yield from greens than centrifugal juicers but if you have a centrifugal juicer you can help your yield by juicing your greens along with your other harder vegetables. Try wrapping your greens around a carrot or another hard vegetable and see if that helps. Also, even with my horizontal auger style juicer, I always make sure that the last thing I put through the juicer is a carrot so that it pushes out every last drop of green.
  • Zamo

    6 years ago
    I have the Breville Compact juicer so it only has one speed. I'm doing juice only right now. Sometimes the juicer spins out too large pieces of the kale and I wonder if I'm even getting the juice from it. I have tried putting it between harder fruit/veg. and that seems to help some. I just thought maybe someone had a better trick. ;)
  • [...]

    3 years ago

    I have a Breville Juice Fountain Elite and it has two speeds, high and low. I've never used the low speed, and I agree with those who have said here that there isn't a whole lot of liquid in leafy veggies (but what's there is really good for you). Then I read the post put up by Atrox who said she gets better results juicing leafy stuff using a lower speed. That never occurred to me, and I intend to try that tomorrow. Thanks, Atrox.

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