Kale, Apple, Ginger Juice Recipe + The day I had breakfast with Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Star Joe Cross

I recently had the opportunity to hang out with Fat Sick and Nearly Dead & Reboot Creator, Joe Cross. I created this Kale, Apple & Ginger juice after meeting him.

Sometimes life throws interesting opportunities your way. A couple of months ago, I received an invitation from Breville to have “an intimate breakfast” with Joe Cross, the documentary film maker who created and starred in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It sounded like fun, so I of course accepted the invitation. I imagined that there would be 10 or so media people at the breakfast. When I arrived I realized the breakfast really was intimate– the editor of Vitamin Daily was there and myself. The two of us had breakfast with Joe and were able to ask him every single one of our juicing questions. Read on to hear all the great juicing info I picked up from Joe and for my Kale, Ginger, Apple Juice Recipe.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead creator Joe Cross juicing with Hello Creative Family creator Crystal Allen

Joe classifies people in two categories– There are the people who are broken (like he was before shooting Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead) who’s bodies are starting to fail them and who need to drastically turn their life around. Then there are the people who need tweaking. They are living a happy, healthy life and making a few small tweaks to their diet could get them even happier and healthier. Joe says that juicing is great for both broken people and people who need tweaking. He suggests doing a full Reboot Juice Cleanse for 10 or more days for the broken people and incorporating juicing into your life for the people who need tweaking.

Joe said that he hates the word “juice” because most people think that juice is what you get in the cartons at the grocery story which is filled with sugar. He said really, what comes out of a juicer is micro nutrient water… water that has been filtered through plants. He reminded us that when you juice the majority of your micro nutrient water should be coming from vegetables. Joe likes to start his day with a juice that has fruit in it and work up to juice that is 100% veggies in the afternoon. 

I have been “whole juicing” for awhile with a blender and was curious to get Joe’s take on the difference between “juicing” with a blender and “juicing” with a juicer.

Joe explained that both are great, but both are very different and not really related to each other. He said it’s like asking “Which is better? Eating or drinking?”

When you “whole juice” with a blender you are eating every single bite of the food that you are put into the blender, just in liquid form. What you blend will be absorbed by your body in the same way as if you ate the food in it’s whole form… you just don’t have to chew it!  

When you juice with a juicer you are extracting the water from the fruit or vegetable. The juice is rapidly absorbed by your body and is processed the same way as drinking water is. 99.999% of juice from a juicer is water but it’s concentrated with nutrients from the plant. 

So a blender outsources chewing and a juicer outsources digestion. 

Joe suggests that those who fall into the tweaking category of people, should start the day with micro nutrient water from your juicer, have a smoothie from your blender for lunch and then eat a regular meal for dinner. 

Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Breville was kind enough to send me home with their Juice Fountain Plus and The Hubs and I have been juicing with it since the event. The two of us watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead together and it made him rethink the way he is eating. He decided to start drinking juice for breakfast and only have fruit and vegetables for lunch. He has lost almost 10 pounds since starting his new regime!

Today I thought I would share with you one of our favorite recipes that we make in the juicer. It has great flavor from the apple, lemon and ginger and a healthy punch from the kale. This is a great green juice to start off with when getting started juicing because the “green” flavor is hidden by the apple, ginger and lemon. For more great juicing recipes visit the Reboot With Joe website and for a huge dose of “live a healthier life” inspiration, watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Enjoy! 
Kale apple ginger juice recipe inspired by Joe Cross from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and the Reboot Juicing Diet

Kale, Apple, Ginger Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 apple 
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Directions:

  • Prepare your fruit and veggies by washing all produce, quartering apple, removing the skin from the lemon and peeling your ginger.
  • Put apple, lemon, kale and ginger through the juicer. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

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Ingredients
  1. 1 handful of kale
  2. 1 apple
  3. 1 lemon
  4. 1 thumb of ginger
Instructions
  1. Prepare your fruit and veggies by washing all produce, quartering apple, removing the skin from the lemon and peeling your ginger.
  2. Put apple, lemon, kale and ginger through the juicer.
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Thank you to Breville Canada for inviting me to breakfast with Joe Cross and for the Breville Juice Fountain Plus. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 



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