This drink—made with cucumber, fennel, celery, and green pepper—is very refreshing.
'green juice' on Serious Eats
Just because the juices are all green doesn't mean they all taste the same: Daily Greens juices incorporate a number of unusual ingredients, and some are kale-based, while others are made with spinach.
Let's get this out of the way: these aren't healthy, they're cocktails. They are, however, a great way to showcase the sweet, earthy taste of kale that has helped skyrocket it into vegetable stardom lately.
Welcome to a Very Special Episode of Drinking the Bottom Shelf. Today I will be working off a gambling debt to Serious Eats Overlord Ed Levine, and we will all be learning valuable lessons about kale juice, mortality fears, and betting against a man with the words Serious and Overlord in his job title.
Shortly after we finished our BluePrint juice cleanse adventure, a friend mentioned that she really preferred the flavor of the juices from Organic Avenue. We were immediately curious—we enjoyed the BluePrint juices, but wondered if a cleanse could be a tastier experience. Our conclusion? The Organic Avenue juices are a bit more creative than what BluePrint offers—which sometimes worked well, and sometimes, well, bombed.
At Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace the Green Lemonade ($4.95 small/$6.45 large) is a refresher that couples elements from three popular summer drinks: lemonade, green juices, and ice cold ginger tea. A tart, fresh lemonade is the base, and it's blended with raw spinach leaves, apples and apple juice, and finally a spicy dose of grated ginger.