Can’t stand the taste of kale or can’t find it at the market? I have a secret ingredient that I use to make juices with a deep green color and a smooth taste. You’ll love the recipe I’ve created for you today.
My secret ingredient is Red leaf lettuce. This is a loose leaf variety of lettuce, similar to green leaf lettuce. Nutritionally they are similar. Red leaf lettuce is abundant in vitamins A and K and also contains calcium, folate, and iron. I personally love using red leaf lettuce in my salads, juices, and smoothies because the color is so beautiful.
If you’ve tried the Mean Green Juice but find it too bitter, try this recipe!
Smooth Green Juice
1 green apple
5 large leaves of red leaf lettuce
1/2 lemon, peeled
1/2″ ginger (optional)
Wash all ingredients and cut to sizes that will fit into your juicer. Juice. Makes approximately 10 ounces.
Note: Ginger gives juices a bit of a kick, but it helps to boost the immune system. Read more about ginger here.