Green Lemonade

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.


Recipe by Elise Museles from Kale and Chocolate. First appeared in The Microbiome Solution (Penguin 2015).