Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apple Kale Juice + Chocolate Waffle Combo

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Champion Juicer.

Juicing with a Champion Juiceris a wonderful way to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables into your daily routine. This delicious combo recipe takes juicing up a notch by using the pulp that may otherwise be discarded from the juicing process. The pulp is fiber and has many health benefits.

Enjoy these waffles at your next brunch, bridal shower or for a romantic dinner for two. The waffles are not overly sweet; they pair well with sliced strawberries and a drizzle maple syrup. Or, some delicious fruit compote. If they're not sweet enough for your taste buds, feel free to add a touch more honey to the batter!

Apple + Kale Juice
  • 4 medium apples, cored and sliced into eights
  • 1 small bunch of kale, rinsed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
Chocolate Whole Wheat Waffles
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pulp from juicing apples + kale, approx 1/2 cup
  1. Make juice using your champion juicer. Set up juicer according to the manual. Alternate juicing apple wedges and leaves of kale, including the stems. If the juice pitcher is foamy, scoop foam off with a spoon. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, stir and set in the fridge to chill.
  2. Preheat waffle iron.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  4. In a microwave-safe 4-cup measuring cup, melt butter. Add eggs and honey and whisk to combine. Add vanilla, apple and kale pulp and whisk to thoroughly mix. 
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Ladle batter into hot waffle iron. Cook waffles until browned and cooked through the center, approximately 5 minutes per waffle. Follow the guidelines of your waffle maker for cooking times.
Recipe yields two servings of juice and 4 Belgian waffles.

For more information about Champion Juicers, click here. The Champion Juicer is made in the USA in Lodi, California.

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