Leafy greens are the most important—and the most underrepresented—ingredient in the American diet. Try drinking them as a quick and easy addition to the greens you’re already eating. Although the fiber content with juicing is less than with blending, this lemonade still provides lots of nutrients and a great alternative to water that’s still incredibly healthy.
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 large lemon, peeled
4 or 5 kale leaves
1 handful of spinach
2 stalks celery
1 cucumber, peeled
1 pear (or green apple)
1-inch slice of fresh ginger root
OPTIONAL ADDINS: 1 lime, peeled; 1 apple in place of pear; handful of parsley; fresh mint
PLACE THE LETTUCE, LEMON, kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, pear, and ginger in a juicer. Add the optional ingredients as desired. Then sip and savor your green goodness.