Recipe to Refresh by Meredith McBride Kipp
You're probably feeling a little guilty from overindulging throughout the holiday season...nibbling the cheese cubes at the holiday party, exploring the innerds of every chocolate in the box (invest some time and you might actually find the caramel one) and bathing your liver in a stream of hot toddies. Luckily, it's 2014 and a chance to refresh your mind and body! Meredith McBride Kipp, Creative Director at New York Spaces magazine and editor of design blog AMereLife.com offers us a simple recipe for a refreshing green juice AND bread made from the leftover pulp...
I'm no heady health fanatic, but I've really gotten into making fresh juice once or twice a week. I usually drink it as a meal supplement through breakfast and lunch a few days per week. It makes me feel great and keeps me firing on all cylinders. I don't need my usual caffeine fixes when I'm "juicing" either, so it saves me from having to buy expensive breakfast, coffee and lunch in manhattan during a busy workday. I stock the green juice in dishwasher-safe rubber-seal glass bottles that I found on the cheap so that they are always ready-to-go and shake-friendly. Standard pitchers will require that you stir before you pour (the juice settles: don't be turned off), so sealed/lidded containers are best. Here's my loose recipe for a large batch of Green Juice:
GREEN JUICE | makes a few gallons (good for 2 people for 3-5 days)
3 heads romaine
2 bunches parsley
3 large cucumbers
4-5 green apples
3 bunches of kale
1.5 bunches celery
ginger (the size of a golf ball): juice this last because it will clog up
juice from 5 large lemons
If you are in need of a full 3-day cleanse (similar to the well-known and extremely expensive Blueprint Cleanse), make a batch of the green juice, along with Spicy Lemonade and Cashew Milk recipes from this site.
GREEN BREAD | makes 1 loaf
1 1/2 cups juice pulp (aim for the apple, cucumber and kale)
1/2 cup oil or 1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (could do whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup raisins, dates or figs (optional)
1. Beat together oil and honey, then add eggs, vanilla and pulp.
2. Sift dry ingredients and add to pulp mixture.
3. Add nuts and fruit last.
4. Bake in a greased 9" loaf pan at 350F for 45 to 60 minutes.