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Green Pear Juice

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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

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