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Happy New Year!

I’m thrilled that 2014 is here. Not that I didn’t enjoy devouring everything from sour cream coffee cakes, to pounds of ham and turkey, to enough cookies over the past two weeks to sink a ship, but I do love clean living and am happy to get back to it. I’m even more shocked though that my kids miss healthy food when there isn’t any around.

Just last week we were at a restaurant and when I asked Kenya what he wanted to drink he asked the waiter if they had green juice. Seems kind of weird for an almost 7 year old to be ordering of his own free will something green, but I truly believe kids get what their bodies need if you simply make good foods available to them — they will often even seek it out.

Early last year when I picked my kids up after school, I started bringing them a green apple or pineapple juice made with kale in the blender. My friend Jackie originally told me that she did it for her kids and I thought it was a brilliant idea. Generally the first thing out of my kids’ mouths when they see me in the afternoon is, “did you bring me a snack?” They’re also generally beyond thirsty after school, so it’s a perfect time to watch them guzzle something delicious and good for them to boot.

I challenge you to get your kids involved with this recipe. Buy all the ingredients and then have them make it with you. That’s how this drink became popular in our family. At first there was some resistance but now my little ones actually request it. So get out the blender and start your 2014 off with a bang knowing that you and your family are filling your bodies with lots of nutritious (and yummy) fuel!

Green Juice 2Pin

Green Apple Juice

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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 whole apple, chopped,
  • chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup packed chopped kale
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • honey, to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Strain through a fine mesh sieve into cups and serve.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. THANK YOU for this amazing drink! My little girl had low iron and I was instructed by her Pediatrician to give her greens. Ya, good luck with a picky toddler… I tried this out and she absolutely LOVES this juice. Iron levels are now perfect and my little girl gets so excited when she sees her “geen oos” :))))

  2. This is amazing! And I am a big fan of you, I just have 14 years but I love so much cooking and you’ve inspired me a lot, my mother gave me your books and they are super AMAZING
    Thank you for all your recipes Catherine!

  3. Loved this recipe- fresh, light and delicious! My 15 month old son asked for more.

    I used a little over a cup of kale. Definitely need to strain it though. I used a mesh strainer and held the juice over a measuring cup and used the back of a spoon to press the juice out of the veggie fiber.

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  6. My little one loves this! Had to go out and get more apples so i could have enough on hand so he could have more during the week.

  7. I didn’t! If there are any too big chunks left after blending, they’ll be strained out!

  8. My son would go crazy for this. He moved out last year and he’s now having some health issues. Going to forward this to him, trying to get him to do some healthy drinks he heads off the U for the day.

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