Juicy July: Sweet ‘n Mild Green Juice
I tend to get in a rut with green juices. As much as I like my favorite green juice, I’ve been trying to use a greater variety of greens in my drinks. Since my diagnosis, I’ve also curbed my raw kale intake and begun to favor romaine lettuce in green juice instead. Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, plus folate and the trace mineral chromium, romaine lettuce is also free of goitrogens and oxalic acid, making it an ideal leafy green to eat or drink on a daily basis.
This green juice tastes sweeter and milder than many (to me, at least!), and makes a small batch, perfect for 1 or 2 people.
(Big thanks to Sean of GreenJuice.com for creating the above graphic!)
Sweet ‘n Mild Green Juice
6 large romaine leaves, or 1 heart of romaine
2 big handfuls spinach
1 handful curly parsley
1 stalk celery
1 medium cucumber
1 small apple
1 small lemon, peeled
Run all ingredients through a juicer (chopping them up first if necessary).
Yield: about 2½ cups, though I water it down so it makes 1 quart (4 cups).
The brilliant emerald hue of this elixir makes me feel healthier just by looking at it. 😉
What’s your favorite leafy green to juice?