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Juicing Kale

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Posted by Madonna on 5 years ago I purchased a bag of kale (cut up), but I'm having trouble getting the juice out. I have a breville juicer just like Joe had in the documentary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Replies To Juicing Kale

  • Texaninlild

    5 years ago
    What recipe are you using? Personally I detest kale and substitute chard or spinach.
  • jambo101

    5 years ago
    You could try cutting an inch of the stems off and putting the bunch of kale in water to rehydrate the leaves.
  • firstmudduck

    5 years ago
    Today is my day 1 and I had the same problem. I'm going to head back to the farmers market for whole Kale instead of the bagged cut up stuff. My fix for today was to add a few handfuls of spinach.
  • archaegeo

    5 years ago
    It helps to ball the kale up in a ball and juice it in the middle of other ingredients
  • Madonna

    5 years ago
    I solved the problem by buying whole kale, and it juices much better. I mainly make the mean green, but also add carrots to it, very refreshing. I'm on Day 8 and have lost 5 lbs, but I don't have much to lose... maybe another 15 lbs which would be great. Thanks everyone for your comments.
  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago
    I guess the real question here is whether a centrifugal juicer is appropriate for green, leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and cabbage in the first place. The real experts in the juicing world seem to prefer a masticating juicer (ie Champion) over the more popular Breville like we saw in the film. Granted, a Breville works great with hard fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, beets and turnips but it doesn't do well at extracting juice from soft leaves. Maybe we should just have two juicers then? Has anyone out there tried a compression juicer like they use in Gerson therapy? I've heard that they are really good but expensive.
  • archaegeo

    5 years ago
    There are some really good video comparisons on youtube from I think its discountjuicer or something like that, but he also does solo reviews of the various brands as well. The masticating do seem to get more out of leafy greens, but I wanted the speed of the centrifugal and the easy cleanup
  • judithh

    5 years ago
    I have the Omega vrt 350 HD which is an auger juicer that pulls down produce. I think the trick with kale is to find the freshest. I chop it after cutting off the hardest part of the stem and it goes through although none of it seems to make an abundance of juice. I am trying a trick I read here where someone trimmed the ends of celery stalks and then put them in water in the frig - they seemed to absorb some water and make more juice. We shall see if anything happens to the kale. The juicers Gerson Therapy uses are very large and extremely expensive as are Champion and some others. Not what I want to spend a $1,000 or more on! Love the Omega and it has a 10 year warrantee on entire juicer. juice on - this is complicated sometimes, depending on freshness or produce.

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