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 a delicious smooth green juice. You’ll love the recipe I’ve created for you today, it’s a smooth tasting green juice you can make at home.

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.

Smooth Green Juice

1 green apple
1 cucumber
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.

 

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