© 2011 Green Kitchen Stories Kale Apple Lemon and Juice

Big Love … December

With only 1 day left of december and 2011 we wanted to sneak in a new list with things that has inspired us this month. We are also throwing in a Kale & Lemon Juice that will cure your headache after the new year-party. You’ll find the recipe in the bottom of this post.

It looks like 2012 is going to be a fun year for us. We have a some super exciting news that we promise to tell you more about later.

• Another exciting thing is our iPad app Green Kitchen (that btw was chosen App of the month in Vegetarian Living Magazine). We are about to update it very soon with more recipes AND also release an iPhone version of it! It is being beta tested right now and it looks very nice. So keep an eye out for it soon.

• If you like vintage furniture you are going to love this. A few months ago we realized that we have this amazing vintage store called Dusty Deco just around the corner from where we live. We have been visiting it almost every day since then. All their furniture are super cool but also kind of expensive so we haven’t actually bought anything yet, but we can’t stop ourselves much longer. Hmm, what should we get first?

• We have been drowling over the photos on this blog a lot this month. I would love to be just as sloppy cool like Katie in my food styling.

• He has been around for ages and we have always liked his music, but these last months we have really been overdosing our stereo on Neil Young. The Harvest album. So fantastically good.

• I gave Luise and Elsa a trip to Barcelona for Christmas gift. We are leaving in a few weeks. All tips on restaurants or other food related experiences would be much appreciated.

• After months (or is it years) of talking about it we have finally ordered a Vitamix. We can’t wait for it to arrive.

• We have been looking through all our photos from our big trip last year. These two were actually taken exactly one year ago. In a bungalow on a small beach in Thailand. Oh those six months with just the three of us traveling around were so wonderful. We will never be able to describe in words just how much it affected our lives.

Before moving on to the recipe we want to give a New Year resolution to all of you. Next year we will be better at answering your emails and comments. We are terribly bad at e-mailing, but please don’t give up on us. We love reading everything you right.

Happy new year!

Kale, Apple & Lemon Juice
Around 2 glasses 

If you want to start the year fresh you need to try this, it doesn’t get much fresher than this. This juice cures both colds and hangovers. If you don’t own a juice machine you could try making it in a blender and then filter everything through a cheese cloth.

5 small organic apples
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
2 cups fresh kale, thick stems removed 
ice

Add all the ingredients in a juice machine on highest speed. Taste it. If it is too tart add more apples, too sweet, add more ginger and lemon. Serve ice cold.

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41 Comments

  1. Posted 30 Dec ’11 at 23:44 | #

    This. Looks. Amazing.

    Happy New Year, you guys! xox!

  2. Emily
    Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 02:42 | #

    The juice sounds great, very fresh! And gorgeous photos of it. I am also a huge fan of What Katie Ate, can’t wait for her book.

  3. Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 04:01 | #

    Happy new years to you guys! I absolutely love those two photos of yours taken in Thailand, so precious. All the best for 2012 xx

  4. Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 06:42 | #

    The juice looks delicious, will try today for my breakfast as usually I stick to greens only but were looking for some fresher and sweet options, too.
    A very happy new year to you!

  5. Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 09:36 | #

    How lovely to see your photos from last year at this time. I so enjoyed following your journey as you shared it on the blog. My husband and I leave in six days to begin a year of travel, and it’s wonderful to be encouraged by your seasons of life and your vivid stories and pictures. Thanks for enriching your readers’ lives through glimpses into your own. Happiest of new years to you. {P.S. We visit Barcelona next April ~ hope you pass along a few of your favorite discoveries!} xx

    • Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 00:11 | #

      Hi Bethany, a year of travel!? It sounds incredible, we are so jealous. You will have the time of your life. Have a great trip!
      /David

  6. Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 10:17 | #

    Happy New Year and congrats on the success of your app!
    My daughter began pre-school this fall and I have never had so many colds e-v-e-r as during the past few months. In other words I think I need to make myself a pitch of you juice right away for my oh so soar throught.

    • Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 00:07 | #

      Hi Ann-Louise, we know what you mean. Even if we haven’t caught any major infections we have had colds on an off ever since Elsa started preschool. We were however expecting a lot more, maybe we can thank our juices for that?
      Gott nytt år!
      /David

  7. Sini
    Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 10:59 | #

    I wish you three a wonderful and exciting year 2012!

  8. Posted 31 Dec ’11 at 13:28 | #

    Guess who happens to have kale and lemon in her fridge … thanks for this wonderful tip. Fingers crossed I won’t need it, but you never know with old Eve. Cheers to a wonderful 2012 … and a trip to Barcelona (!).

    • Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 00:01 | #

      Well, you know this juice is actually worth trying even if you don’t have an headache ;)
      /Luise

  9. Posted 1 Jan ’12 at 13:57 | #

    Happy New Year and more happy traveling to you!
    As to Barcelona: Cometacinc is my secret tip for a romantic dinner:
    http://www.savorychicks.com/2009/06/cometacinc-barcelona.html

  10. Posted 2 Jan ’12 at 03:03 | #

    What a good lookin’ juice. All hail the mighty kale! :)

  11. Anouk
    Posted 2 Jan ’12 at 12:42 | #

    Barcelona is still on my to-visit list, I’ve already bookmarked this page http://veggievoortwee.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/vegetarisch-eten-in-barcelona/#comments some time ago. It’s in Dutch but maybe Google Translate can help. Anyway: you can find the veggie restaurants + location at the bottom of the post.
    Wishing you lots of love & laughter, happy times with the people you care for, dreams coming true, etc.
    Kisses*

  12. Posted 2 Jan ’12 at 12:57 | #

    I always get this overdose of love when reading your posts<3 You are like a big familiar hug that both soothes and inspires. I wish you the best Barcelona trip and may your 2012 be all that you wish for<3 Ps. ..You do not have to answer to this comment;)

    Love/ Elenore at Earthsprout

  13. Caroline
    Posted 2 Jan ’12 at 15:59 | #

    Thank you so much for your blog!! I’m from Germany and a vegan friend told me about your blog, I’m such a big fan. I’ve been reading it for some weeks now. At the moment I’m ill and lying in bed, so I spent the last two hours reading all the old entries.
    Just wanted to tell you that!!
    I LOVE IT

    • Posted 2 Jan ’12 at 23:57 | #

      Hi Carolyn, we are glad to have you reading. Hope you get better soon!
      /David

  14. Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 01:34 | #

    I think it was about a year ago that I found you guys and fell in love with your pictures, stories, and recipes. You always have me coming back for more.

  15. Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 06:23 | #

    Happy New Year to you all:) Isn’t it crazy how quickly time flies? I remember the days when each of my 3 kids used to lay on my chest to nap with me, gosh my youngest is now 6 so it’s been a while but it was soooo precious, it’s like it was yesterday! Congrats on your vitamix, you’ll never ever look back! I just made a gorgeous cashew cream with coconut meat, coconut water and vanilla with a dash of maple syrup-soo friggin delish and silky smooth, thanks to the Vitamix! A green juice cheer to you both for a successful 2012!

  16. Maya
    Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 09:36 | #

    My husband and I have been making this juice for years and recently tried it out using our vitamix. Turns out we much prefer the smoothie-like consistency that comes with blending all the ingredients. Plus there’s no pulp waste at all and the vitamix is a million times easier to clean than a juicer. Enjoy your new machine! They’re so so worth it.

  17. marlene
    Posted 3 Jan ’12 at 11:22 | #

    Hi there!

    I love your blog and your attitude to live. I am curious what you will discover in Barcelona, there is definitely lots of good food!
    I loved this restaurant when being there: http://www.centfocs.com/
    A very nice vegan spot is GOPAL, Plaza George Orwell (Plaça del Tripi).
    This one is very nice too: http://restaurantebiocenter.es/ but a bit more expensive.
    Hope you enjoy your trip, all the best, Marlene

    follow me on twitter: @marlene_on_fire

    • Posted 5 Jan ’12 at 09:23 | #

      Thank you for your tips Marlene. All these places where new to us except for Gopal, which I tried (and loved) last time I was in Barcelona. We are gathering all the tips from you readers on a list, and will try to visit as many as possible.
      Thank you!
      /David

  18. Posted 4 Jan ’12 at 09:21 | #

    Hello friends!

    It’s been so long since we’ve connected, and I just wanted to send you all the best for 2012. What a year it’s been for us, eh? You continue to inspire me and push me to be better every day. I hope you realize the strong, positive impact you have on so many, including myself.
    I hope this is the year we finally get the chance to meet in person! It would be so great to connect face to face.
    I wish you a glorious adventure in Spain! Have a blast.
    Love, peace, and blessings,
    Sarah B

    • Posted 5 Jan ’12 at 09:17 | #

      Thank you Sarah B!
      It sure has been an amazing year. You are of course also a constant source of inspiration for us. We will make sure to let you know next time we are in Cph.
      /David & Luise

  19. Sanne Oda
    Posted 4 Jan ’12 at 15:01 | #

    Ser frem til iPhone versionen! Jubii.

  20. Posted 5 Jan ’12 at 00:02 | #

    Congrats on your trip to Barcelona, it´s a great city! I´ve been there on business last March and went to a really great tapas bar called Cervecería Catalana. Try it, the food is amazing!

    • Posted 5 Jan ’12 at 09:08 | #

      Thank you Dani, we will write it up on our list of places to visit.
      /David

  21. Posted 5 Jan ’12 at 16:57 | #

    Thanks for giving me this idea! In the next days, I will prepare this juice for me and my brother (that love very much juice). For Barcelona I can give you some suggestions. I have to think about it! Happy New Year!

  22. Posted 6 Jan ’12 at 00:42 | #

    Happy New Year to the whole family! Santa brought me a Vitamix and I have to admit, I’m a little scared of it. I’m so happy for you guys and all your success. Cheers!

  23. Posted 7 Jan ’12 at 07:32 | #

    Can’t wait for the iPhone app to be released. :)

  24. Posted 7 Jan ’12 at 12:26 | #

    mmmm, one of my favorite juices!!

  25. Posted 10 Jan ’12 at 01:05 | #

    är fantastiska o väcker underbara minnen. glad att vi fick dela ett par av era många veckor. juicen är testad, o eftersom ture surplade i sig så glatt så tryckte jag i en squash också. o lime tror jag. brukar alltid ha i lime.

  26. Vanessa
    Posted 13 Jan ’12 at 12:00 | #

    Hey, just wanted to say I love your website. What kind of juicer do you use? Vitamix is a kind of blender, right? Don’t have that one in Germany, I suppose.

  27. Daniella
    Posted 20 Jan ’12 at 11:57 | #

    Juicy jones is a must in Barcelona!
    Cheers

  28. Posted 25 Jan ’12 at 08:29 | #

    Just found your blog and I am loving it!

    http://cynthiamezablogs.wordpress.com/

  29. Posted 7 Jul ’12 at 14:57 | #

    Had this green juice at a juice bar a few days ago. Love it.

  30. Tove
    Posted 1 Sep ’12 at 00:03 | #

    Hello there!
    Just wanted to ask.. what kind of blender are you using? I’m having troubble making drinks with kale couse they always end up having a lot of bits in it which is not that tasty…
    Thanks for a lovely blog!
    // Tove

  31. Posted 3 Jun ’13 at 15:49 | #

    Love it! We’ve been juicing up a storm. Excited to try a lot of your juice and smoothie ingredients. And as always, your photographs are divine. xo dina

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