Good Morning!!! How’s the weather there? It is cloudy and warm here in London.
I was very tempted to call this juice “The Hulk” because it is so incredibly green! It’s the Chlorella powder in the recipe that gives this drink its very dark, intense colour.
Update: I decided to go for it after someone suggested that “chlorella” sounded a bit like “Cholera” ;-), so my “Chlorella juice” is now officially “The Hulk.”
Chlorella powder, made by grinding the algae of the same name, is a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. Once dried, the cell wall is broken to facilitate assimilation of its rich array of nutrients.
It is an attractive food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre, and 10% minerals and vitamins.
Chlorella powder mixes easily with fruit juices and smoothies. On its own, it has a mild taste of seaweed (when I smell it, it makes me think of a pond, which makes sense, since they are cultivated in ponds).
The “pond” flavour disappears when mixed in a juice, so don’t worry. You definitely won’t taste it in this juice.
1 Orange (since taking the photos I’ve made it with green apples too, and it works as well, or even better).
A big bunch of kale.
1 quarter of a big cucumber
1 teaspoon Chlorella powder (or Spirulina, if that’s what you have at hand).
100 ml water
1.- Dissolve the Chlorella powder in 100 ml water in the juicer jug.
2.- Juice the kale, orange and cucumber so that the juice falls on top of the Chlorella water.
3. Pour into a glass with some ice and Enjoy!!!
Tastes sweet and green. I cannot claim that this drink, like some others, camouflages in any way the flavour of the vegetables, because it doesn’t. You can’t taste any of them distinctly, but the overall flavour is “green”. So if you are new to green juices, you might want to start with something less vegetable, like this Mango-Spinach juice, where you can’t taste the spinach at all.