Norwalk’s Juices of the Month for March are Kale and Wheatgrass. Here are some helpful tips for juicing and storing your kale juice.
Insert Grid #1 into the grid holder and slide it into the feed tube of your Norwalk Juicer. After turning on your Norwalk, insert the kale, stem first, into the feed tube, holding the pusher firmly and pushing down. Continue to feed kale into the feed tube. Always keep the feed tube at least half full before adding more.
When juicing greens, always use a liner of your choice with your flat cloths. Flat cloths come folded in thirds and should always be used and stored this way. Scoop 1 cup of pulp into the center third of a flat cloth, then fold the cloth into thirds, keeping the pulp in the center third. Place the folded cloth onto the center of the juice tray.
Repeat these steps for the second cloth. Always juice with 2 cloths and check that the juice tray is centered on the press plate.
Turn on your Norwalk, and turn the press lever to press your juice. Do not let the tray sit fully pressed for longer than 10 seconds, before turning the press lever off and letting the juice tray down. Turn off the Norwalk.
Discard the liner with the pulp from the flat cloths and repeat the juicing process until you've used all of the pulp you have made.
Juice needs to be stored quickly to stay fresh and reduce oxidation. Pour into ice cube trays to store in your freezer. Frozen cubes of kale juice can then be added in small quantities to your other juices.