Green Pear Juice
There’s perhaps no better way to start the day than a fresh pressed juice. Especially for those of us trying to reboot in January for a healthful start to 2017. With juicy, ripe pears as the base—delivering Vitamin C, sweetness, and flavor—this recipe is packed with nutrient-rich kale, cucumber, ginger, and lemon. It provides a burst of vitality on a chilly winter morning, but what’s more, it’s straight up delicious. If you aren’t yet on the juice kick, consider this a great place to start!
- 2 pounds ripe or slightly overripe USA Green Bartlett Pears, halved
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 ounce fresh ginger (about 3-inches long by 1-inch wide)
- 2 lemons, peel and outer pith cut away
- 1 large cucumber, cut into thirds
Pass all ingredients through a produce juicer in the order in which they are listed. Pour into glasses and serve, with ice cubes if desired.
- Serving Size: 12 oz
- Calories: 180
- Carbohydrate: 45g
- Dietary Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 3g