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The A-Smack: Sweet Potato Carrot Kale Juice
I know what you are thinking. What? You can juice a sweet potato? The answer is yes… yes you can. Packed with Vitamin A, we call this recipe ‘The A-Smack’.
Sweet potato, carrots, and kale gang up to bring 1562% DV of Vitamin A, 238% of Vitamin C, 34% DV of Calcium 34%, and 21% DV of Iron to this delicious juice. The sweet potato brings a warmth and richness that will fill up in a pinch and serve as a nice post workout treat with clean carbs and almost 10 grams of protein.**
- 1 medium Raw organic sweet potato (200 g), washed and peeled, no eyes.
- 2 large Carrots (100 g)
- 4 stalks Celery (200 g)
- 1 Pink Lady Apple (133 g)
- 4-6 leaves Organic Kale (100 g)
- 1/2″ Organic Ginger root (optional)
- Clean and prep all produce.
Off The Grid Health Recommends:
- Using organic or Clean 15 produce wherever possible.
- Juicing only peeled, organic sweet potatoes on occasion (1-2x / week).
- Wrapping each leave of kale around a celery stalk if you have a centrifugal juicer.
- Researching food drug interactions of beta-carotene form of Vitamin A.
- **Holding the kale (for taste) and adding a scoop of your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder for the strength athletes concerned about hitting their macros. (Hint: If you don’t know or care about macros, don’t do this.)
Off The Grid Health Food Facts:
Beta-carotene is the dominant phyto-nutrient in this drink. Beta-carotene is a provitamin that is converted to Vitamin A by the body. According U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5000 I.U. of Vitamin A is 100% of the daily value (DV) recommended for a 2000 calorie diet. Although this juice contains 1542% of the DV amount of Vitamin A, the National Institutes of Health has found that unlike beta-carotene from synthetic supplements and animal sources that are preformed Vitamin A, plant-based provitamin sources are not associated with Vitamin A toxicity. So get your A-Smack today.